Recreational Activities in Bratislava
You will have plenty of options to fill your spare time. Bratislava as a study destination offers you many opportunities to live an active lifestyle that will never be boring. Below you can find a few summaries of typical recreational activities.
Shopping Center & Cinema
Directly beside the Danube river there is one of many shopping centers, Eurovea. Here you can enjoy the beautiful outdoor ambience with many cafés and nice places to enjoy nature. In addition to familiar brands such as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Zara, Humanic and many more, you can also find smaller local stores that serve your needs.
In the shopping center, one can also find a large cinema with the most recent blockbusters in their original soundtrack (English) with Slovak subtitles.
Take a walk and enjoy the sun
Enjoy a walk along the Danube river in the sun and find many others jogging or enjoying the sun in a quiet spot by the boardwalk. Take a break at one of the many beautiful cafés directly next to the Danube, and enjoy your coffee in the sun with an amazing view. Many students choose to take their books with them and study in the grass by the boardwalk.
We suggest that you to go for a walk to the castle, which offers you an amazing view of the whole city of Bratislava.
Restaurants & Bars
Bratislava is equipped with many pubs, restaurants, and night clubs especially designed for students. Typical Slovak bars, like Stare Mesto, are located in the center of Bratislava. If you decide to go for a walk downtown, you will find lots of nice restaurants and bars which will satisfy your needs.
We highly recommend that you visit Skybar, a cocktail bar in the historic center of Bratislava. On the 12th floor, you will not only be able to enjoy a glass of wine or one of their exclusive cocktails and have dinner, but you will also have a breathtaking view of the whole city. You will also find another bar on the ground floor, which is known for having live music every other weekend.
Many students like to spend their free evenings in the popular Irish Pub in the center of the city. If you enjoy live music, you will be very pleased with the various bands in the bars of Bratislava, and you most certainly won’t be bored.
Fitness & Wellness
In the center of Bratislava`s historic city, there are two fitness centers. Both are equipped with the latest and greatest fitness equipment. One more fitness center can be found in the shopping mall, Central. This fitness center also includes a swimming pool, a sauna, and a wellness area.