The old town is Bratislava’s biggest tourist draw and very pleasant it is too
The castle looks down over the town, though, and can be seen from most corners of the town. They knew how to keep an eye on the locals back then…
Our first contact with the Danube itself (having seen only the Danube Canal in Vienna) – not very blue after all the rain but still pretty impressive
There are still vestiges of former regimes dotted around the place. This restaurant overlooking the Danube had a rather War of the Worlds feel, we thought.
And there are the inevitable carvings depicting ‘the workers’ plying their trades.
The more modern sculptures take a more humorous approach to portraying workers…
After the Steiff bears in Vienna, we wondered if there might be an ongoing bear theme on this trip so took this snap of a bear sculpture just in case.
There’s definitely a move east in the style of the food: it’s potato pancakes in the local pub
And potato dumplings on the other plate.
We loved the theme and decor of our hotel: the Film Hotel. Fabulous bar downstairs.
And we were in the Marlon Brando room
Though locally another American is a bit more of the local hero; Woodrow Wilson almost gave his name to the town of Bratislava, which might have become Wilsonov, if history had taken another turn back in 1919.