From Vienna HB we headed east, to Slovakia’s capital Bratislava, just about an hour away. Bratislava’s main station is probably the ugliest station I have ever seen, ever. TIME TO REFURBISH. ”Everyone looks so shabby here” quote Martina, after having spent 5 min outside of the station. GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION SLOVAKIA. That didn’t last long though, as we walked down to the old city centre our thoughts on Bratislava quickly changed. It was really rather lovely! On our way downtown we passed by many classic archtechture buildings, the parliament and the presidents residence.
Bratislava, like many ither cities, hosts a castle situated on a hill, we walked up there to get a better overview of the city. From there we could spot most of the important landmarks, like the UFO-bridge that crosses the river. It’s called the UFO-bridge because it looks like a UFO. I was intrigued by this bridge. Built in 2001 I believe! After castle hill we walked across it to the other side of the Danube. Was planning to take an elevator up to the mothership, but it was quite pricey so we decided not to. We headed back over to the north side, where everything's at, sort of. More about that in PART 2.