Bratislava, Slovakia

The third stop on our 2012 European Delivery Adventure was Bratislava, Slovakia.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia


Bratislava is a small city and pretty much everything can be seen in 1-2 days.

Bratislava, Slovakia

We stayed at Marrol’s Boutique Hotel located in the Old Town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

We dropped off our bags and started exploring.

The Church of St. Elizabeth is more commonly known as the Blue Church.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Anyone want to guess why?

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

St. Martin’s Cathedral is the largest and one of the oldest churches in Bratislava.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The cathedral dates all the way back to the beginning of the 14th century.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Construction continued for over a 100 years and the church was consecrated in 1452.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava Castle sits on a hill overlooking the city.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The exterior isn’t as opulent as some of the other castles we’ve seen on this trip.

Bratislava, Slovakia

I think it’s much prettier at night.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the president of Slovakia.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The palace was built in 1760 for Antal Grassalkovich, a Hungarian noble.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Its once private gardens are now a beautiful public park.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The Nový Most (New Bridge) and the UFO Observation Deck were my favorite sights.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

The bridge has four upper lanes for cars, and lanes for pedestrians beneath the roadway on both sides.

Bratislava, Slovakia

The UFO Observation Deck is a little over 300 feet above the Danube River and offers a bird’s eye view of the city.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

The highlight of Bratislava was , a charming restaurant tucked away in the Old Town.

Bratislava, Slovakia

We loved it so much, we ate there both days.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia

Their menu offers several local specialties to choose from.

A couple of our favorites were the Slices of Veal with Leek and Rosemary in a Potato Pancake:

Bratislava, Slovakia

And a classic Slovak dish, Bryndzové Halušky:

Bratislava, Slovakia

Gnocchi with Slovak Sheep Cheese and Bacon.

The Escargot was out of this world, too.

Bratislava, Slovakia

We walked along the Danube River on our last night and then headed towards Austria the next morning.

Bratislava, Slovakia

We dropped our car off at Auto Service Wien in Vienna and they took care of shipping our car to the States.

Bratislava, Slovakia

In a week, we drove through Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria for a total of 1420 km.

Bratislava, Slovakia

As our car started its journey home, we jumped on the train and headed to our next destination.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Prague!

Bratislava, Slovakia

One of my favorite cities in the world.

European Delivery, Prague!

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You can read about the BMW European Delivery process HERE and HERE.

Highlights

  • Slovenia
    • Otočec
      • Otočec Castle, a Relais & Châteaux hotel
  • Hungary
    • Budapest
      • St. George Residence
  • Slovakia
    • Brataslava
      • Marrol’s Boutique Hotel
  • Czechia
    • Prague
      • Alchymist Residence Nosticova
  • Austria
    • Vienna
      • Hotel Das Tyrol

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