14 - 16 September 2007
Bratislava old town can be walked in about 30 minutes (including stopping to look at the curious Gestapo-style public art).
Honestly, the best thing about Bratislava is that the train trip to Vienna is really cheap. Oh ok, and the hot chocolate is good (and really cheap). Otherwise, it just doesn't compare to other beautiful European capitals. As for Vienna? Sigh - my third visit and it's still one of my favourite cities in the world.
Chocolate chocolate chocolate! My pick of the twin cities:
Non-chocolate food items can be found at Naschmarkt, where the locals shop for their gourmet food and pack out the yummy food stalls.
Also try the traditional Viennese breakfast at Cafe Leopold in MuseumsQuartier, which is a modern take on the classic Viennese coffeehouse. If you sit in the elevated glassed-in terrace you can enjoy your bread, cheese, cured meats and coffee with a view of the MuseumsQuartier courtyard.
Vienna has lovely palaces, gardens and squares (especially around the Ringstrasse), but I think it's a perfect indoors city - there are so many beautiful museums and art galleries to explore.
Schokocafe Maximilian Delikateso: Hlavne nam 3, Bratislava
Hotel Sacher: Philharmonikerstraße 4, A-1010 Vienna
Confiserie Altmann & Kühne: Graben 30, A-1010 Vienna
T: +43 1 533 0927
Lipizzaner am Stephensplatz: Stephansplatz 6, 1010 Wien
T: +43 1 512 5455
Demel K.U. K Hofzukerbacker: Kohlmarkt 14, A-1010 Wien
Haus der Musik: Seilerstätte 30, A-1010
Wiener Staatsoper: Opernring 2, 1010 Wien