Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with tiny, narrow winding streets, surrounded by the biggest concrete block house complex (called "panelak", with blocks of flats; in Central Europe called Petržalka that stretches on endlessly. So far, this looks no different from Prague. But Bratislava is an exception. It's so close to Vienna, it could practically be a suburb. Move further east and there are plenty of rural places. Farms, vineyards, agricultural land and tiny villages are situated just about 50 kilometers to the east of Bratislava, just like in the case of Vienna or Prague. Today, Bratislava and its surroundings form the second most prosperous region in Central and Eastern Europe.
Places to visit: St. Martin's cathedral, St Clare's Church (Kostol sv. Kláry) On Klariská Str. Church of the Annunciation (Kostol Zvestovania / Františkáni / Františkánsky kostol). Also known as the Franciscan Church. One of Bratislava's oldest churches. Church of the Holy Savior (Kostol Najsvätejšieho Spasitel'a) Central European history repeats itself for the umpteenth time in the Church of the Holy Savior.
Airlines to fly into Bratislava: Austrian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Lufthansa, United Airlines.