Museums Self-Guided Tour in Bratislava, Bratislava

The majority of Bratislava museums are located in the Old Town part of the city. It's amazingly quaint and charming. The museums are numerous and so varied that we can easily call Bratislava the City of Museums. Be ready to bring home unforgettable memories from a great tour of Bratislava museums!
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Museums Self-Guided Tour in Bratislava Map

Guide Name: Museums Self-Guided Tour in Bratislava
Guide Location: Slovakia » Bratislava (See other walking tours in Bratislava)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: hollyg
Bratislava City Museum

1) Bratislava City Museum (must see)

If there's a place to learn about Bratislava's history, it is undoubtedly the Bratislava City Museum. It first opened in 1868 and today prides itself as the oldest constantly running museum in Slovakia.
The collection includes archaeological finds, coins, ancient drugs that were once produced here, as well as many other artifacts telling about the history of society, industry and culture of Bratislava. The Museum is open year round, six days a week except Mondays. Feel free to pop in...   view more
St. Michael's Tower

2) St. Michael's Tower (must see)

St. Michael’s Tower is one of the last pieces of medieval architecture in Bratislava and a gateway to the Old Town that was once surrounded by a massive fortified wall. That fortress had four gates in each direction. St. Michael’s Tower was part of the northern entrance and was built around the year 1300. In 1758, it was remodeled with the added baroque features and the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon placed at the top where it still remains. Today, the Tower holds an exhibition of old...   view more
Museum of Jewish Culture

3) Museum of Jewish Culture (must see)

The Museum of Jewish Culture in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia pays homage to the once thriving Jewish Community which existed in the 1960s. Housed in the historic Zsigray mansion on Judengasse, which means Jewish Street, the museum hosts a multiplicity of permanent and traveling exhibits throughout each year. The building is a handsome example of Baroque architecture whose pedigree can be traced back to the 18th century. The facility is sustained by the Slovak Jewish Heritage Center in...   view more
Museum of History

4) Museum of History (must see)

The Museum of History in Bratislava is located in momentous Bratislava Castle on Castle Hill. The structure is a brilliant example of Gothic and Renaissance architecture with interior features taken from the Baroque period of time. For those who are captivated with incredible construction and design, this is unquestionably a place to include in travel plans to this intriguing metropolis. The purpose of the Museum of History is to preserve and sustain historical documentation and articles from...   view more
Archaeological Museum

5) Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum is a part of the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia. The facility was established in 1991 to collect and preserve the archaeological finds from the area which date back to the Middle Ages. The collection is housed in the beautiful Kamper Mansion which was built in 1601 by František Kamper. The building consists of four wings and is two stories tall. With Renaissance features, it once had a surrounding moat and drawbridge to protect its inhabitants. Those...   view more
Museum of Carpathian German Culture

6) Museum of Carpathian German Culture

The Museum of Carpathian German Culture is solely focused on the preservation of the culture and history of the Carpathian German people of Slovakia. The facility houses collections which can be traced back over 900 years and includes textiles, clothing, crafts, art and sacred items. Visitors will enjoy the extensive collection of stoneware and enamel pieces from Poprad-Matejovce along with the paintings of artists like Hans Weiss, Ladislav Fuchs and many other Carpathian German artists. Located...   view more
Music Museum

7) Music Museum

Located in the breathtaking Bratislava Castle is the Slovak National Museum’s Music Museum. The building is an enormous structure with four towers, one on each corner. The facility is an amalgamation of Gothic and Renaissance architecture with hints of Baroque style. The exhibition hall pays tribute to the history of Slovakian music from the earliest days of its existence to contemporary times. Visitors will discover an immense array of instruments, musical scores, recordings, letters,...   view more
Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia

8) Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia

Located in the historic Brämer Manor House in Bratislava, Slovakia, the Museum of Hungarian Culture is charged with preserving the cultural history of the Slovakia people. Keep in mind that Slovakia is a somewhat new country which only was established in 1992 when Czechoslovakia fragmented into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The establishment focuses on the history and preservation of the culture of the Hungarian ethnic group, which has lived in this region for hundreds of years. The location...   view more

Walking Tours in Bratislava, Slovakia

Create Your Own Walk in Bratislava

Create Your Own Walk in Bratislava

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bratislava is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Town of Bratislava Self-Guided Tour

Old Town of Bratislava Self-Guided Tour

The city of Bratislava can amaze you with its history. The special charm of the Old Town of Bratislava will leave you absolutely dazzled by the beauty of it all. It's possible to find anything to your taste here. Wonderful architecture, fine examples of art, lots of information on science and the history of Bratislava Old Town -- all will give you a real Slovakian experience.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Self-Guided Tour of Religious Buildings in Bratislava

Self-Guided Tour of Religious Buildings in Bratislava

Religious Buildings of Bratislava are not just architectural monuments and historic treasures, but also beautiful places that convey a religious atmosphere and spiritual mood. Seize the opportunity to become a part of harmony by visiting Bratislava religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Bratislava Palaces Walking Tour

Bratislava Palaces Walking Tour

The historic center of the largest city in Slovakia is rich in majestic palaces and great mansions. The majority of Bratislava palaces are designed in a Baroque style, and they have a great history related to famous figures like Napoleon and composer Johann Hummel. Don't miss the chance to experience the luxurious life lived not so long ago by emperors and nobility.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Bratislava

Kids Entertainment Walking Tour in Bratislava

There are lots of interesting things to do in Bratislava for adults, teenagers and kids alike. The city offers every visitor a great variety of entertainment options -- from informative and educational on architecture and national history, to the simply funny and charming street sculptures. This guide presents the most unusual landmarks and facts about Bratislava that you and your kids may be pleased to discover.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Bratislava Architecture Self-Guided Walking Tour

Bratislava Architecture Self-Guided Walking Tour

Owing to the fact that the Danube Road connected Western Europe with the Orient, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, has always been influenced by European art and culture. Visitors to the city can admire its Gothic and Baroque architecture, along with the splendid 20th century buildings. Don't miss the chance to explore Bratislava's great architectural variety!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Slovakian capital Bratislava straddles the river Danube right at the Austrian and Hungarian border. The closeness of these two countries has had its toll on the city's long and often tumultuous history in which the Austrians, Croats, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs and Slovaks have played their role. It wasn't until 1919 that the city, prior to that known as Pressburg, got its contemporary name. This walk covers some of the most prominent sights of the historic part of Bratislava.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km