The great thing about the first flight out to Vienna Airport, the gateway to Bratislava is the traffic to the airport is light, the plane is on the ground, we are not waiting for it to land. My Bratislava experience started at midday, I landed at Vienna airport, Enjoy Slovakia DMC met me at the airport and by 12.30 local time I was having lunch in a beautiful restaurant overlooking the Danube river. The sun was shining, a gentle warm breeze, a perfect al fresco start to my visit.
Bratislava City Centre has miles of Danube river bank to sit by, to drink by and to dine by. There is a running track, bicycle lanes all along the banks of the Danube making it the perfect location to blend business and exercise. What better way to burn off a business lunch or a company dinner than exercising on the banks of the Danube.
I stayed at the Grand River Park Hotel, a beautiful hotel part of the Starwood organisation, my room overlooked the Danube. The historic city centre of Bratislava is traffic free, very walkable, lots of things to see and do, there is also a modern city centre with a huge shopping mall as good as anywhere in Europe. The Slovakian people are very proud of their wine heritage, the wines are excellent so good that they keep it for themselves and do not export their wine. As well as cycling there is the world famous Cunovo water sports centre, a centre of excellence that has produced many Olympic champions. You can enjoy a white-water rafting experience in total safety under the guidance of a rafting champion. Did you know Slovakia has a thriving car industry? Amongst other brands the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q2, Porsche Cayenne, Citroen Peugeot and Kia all produce various models in Bratislava. There are opportunities to enjoy a factory visit as well as a driving experience in Bratislava. There are numerous churches, fountains and landmarks to visit, two of the most famous is the UFO Observation Deck and Restaurant as well as the Chatam Sofer Memorial.
All in all Bratislava is an undiscovered European gem, a perfect location for a conference or an incentive.
Bratislava also has a secret weapon, the outstanding services of Enjoy Slovakia DMC.
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