Bratislava Forest Park


Spreading north of the city and marked by the Kamzík TV mast (439m), complete with vista-endowed restaurant, Bratislava Forest Park is vast, hilly and laced with walking and biking trails. There's a cable car but some prefer to huff up the hill themselves.

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Nearby Bratislava attractions

1. Transport Museum

2.09 MILES

This transport museum is housed in a 19th-century steam-train station. There is not much explanation in English – or in general – but it's good for kids …

2. Slavín War Memorial


Honouring 6845 Soviet soldiers who died when Bratislava was freed in April 1945, this lofty monument yields great views over the city. The soldier on top…

3. Slovak Radio Building

2.31 MILES

Shaped like an upside-down pyramid, this memorable building is either an eyesore or a marvel of brutalist design, depending on who you ask. The 80m-tall…

4. Námestie Slobody

2.39 MILES

Bratislava's underused 'Freedom Square' was one of the country's first to be renamed after the Velvet Revolution. Sadly, the centrepiece of this Soviet…

6. Museum of Pharmacy


In an original burgher house, a tiny museum gives a glimpse of the unguents and ghoulish cures that would have been offered by the pharmacy that stood…

7. Michael's Gate & Weapons Museum

2.81 MILES

Of Bratislava's original 13th-century walls, Michael's is the last gate standing. Capped with an onion dome, the gate's tower was rebuilt in baroque style…

8. Museum of Jewish Culture

2.87 MILES

This enriching museum unveils the stories of Bratislava's once-thriving Jewish community through photographs and objects from daily life, with a focus on…