As we all know, the time has arrived and we are finally hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship in Slovakia again! The Championship takes place starting 10th May to 26th May 2019 in Bratislava and Kosice.
For Bratislava visitors, we want to make their stay as flawless as possible, so let’s sum up the most important tips, information and some promo codes for you!
The main point of interests in the following days will be the Ice hockey stadium and the fan zone:
TO WATCH ICE HOCKEY GAMES LIVE
Ondrej Nepela Winter Stadium
Odbojárov 9, 83104 Bratislava
TO VISIT A FANZONE AND WATCH GAMES ON LARGE SCREENS
Square in front of the Istropolis building, Trnavské Mýto
Zone created for all fans and hockey supporters with free entry and no tickets needed. You can enter the zone without having a ticket for a match itself and watch the championship on large screens and accompanying program.
There will be transportation limitations during the World Championship, let us advice you what type of transportation to use and not to use. Remember, never hail a taxi from the street. The best tips from us how to move around without hassle and for a fair price:
Back in the streets of Slovakia, UBER is a convenient, inexpensive and safe taxi service. As it is our popular choice, we would like to share the PROMO CODE with you to commute at even better price! Download the app, create an account, use the enclosed promo code and get connected with the drivers nearby to get you to your desired destination. As easy as it gets.
USE PROMO CODE 5sstg8weue and GET €3 OFF YOUR FIRST RIDE!
2. BOLT (before also known as TAXIFY)
Another ridesharing app, ranked as no.2 in Europe, right under UBER. Download the app, sign up and move around fast and affordably. Request, ride, pay&rate!
USE PROMO CODE ARWZZ and GET A FREE RIDE (up to €5!)
Local taxi app and another way how to easily get around in Bratislava. HOPIN branded taxis are easy to recognise. The app gives you the option to book a standard car, limo or track on public transport in real time.
4. PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Public transportation will be strenghtened during the championship and visitors with a valid ticket to the World Championship can travel free of charge on the day of the match they have purchased the ticket for.
For more information on schedule, journey planners or useful information visit here: https://imhd.sk/ba/public-transport
• Zimný štadión – buses 39, 53, 61, 63, 74, 78 and trolleybuses 204, 205, 207
• Odbojárov – trams 2, 4
• Bajkalská – buses 75, 98 and regional bus connections Slovak
• Trnavské mýto – trams 2, 4, 8, 9, buses 39, 51, 53, 61, 63, 64, 68, 74, 78 and trolleybuses 201, 204, 209
TIPS WHAT TO DO IN BETWEEN THE ICE HOCKEY GAMES
PARNDORF OUTLET FOR SHOPOHOLICS
Designer-Outlet-Straße 1, 7111 Parndorf, Rakúsko
Find your favorite designer brands at up to 70% off all year round. Beautiful outlet setting is inspired by traditional Austrian architecture and, with cafes and restaurants, children’s play area, free parking and more than 140 boutiques, they have something for everyone. From iconic fashion brands like Prada, Armani, Bally and Gucci to sporting labels, like Nike and Adidas, and high-street favourites, like Guess, Diesel and Desigual. Would you like to enjoy a luxury shopping in Parndorf with a private chauffeur? Let us know if you are interested and we will arrange the trip for you!
For more info, contact our reception: +421 233 41 86 74, email@example.com
EUROVEA SHOPPING MALL FOR MORE SHOPOHOLICS
Pribinova 8, Bratislava
If you are looking for a place where you can find all the brands you love and at the same time enjoy quality dining options or stroll around at the beautiful promenade along the Danube river, we recommend Eurovea Shopping Mall. The very central location along the river banks gives this shopping mall undisputed summer vibes.
AUTHENTIC TOURS FOR EXPLORERS
If you want to experience something unique and authentic, do not hesitate a single second and book insightful tours prepared by enthusiastic team of Authentic Slovakia. Their tours are out of this world and so diverse. The most popular tour is Post-communist tour, which takes you through off-the-beaten path of communist past and recent transformation in a legendary 70’s Czechoslovak Škoda car. Other tours include Iron Curtain Bike tour, Working class food tour, Devin hike and drink tour, Authentic wine tour, Village pub crawl or Carpathian Castle Ruins tour.
You’ll find more information here: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.authenticslovakia.com
OLD MARKET CITY HALL FOR ENJOYING THE CITY VIBES
Námestie SNP 484/25, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto
Old Market Hall accommodates two big recurring events. Every Saturday starting at 9 am until 3 pm, a food market takes place here, offering food produced by the regional farmers and producers. The second big event is called Street Food Park and takes place monthly in front of the Old Market Hall. Many food trucks get together and create an amazing atmosphere with all varieties of burgers, fries, fried potatoes and many other. If you are fed up with the restaurant meal, you have a chance to taste different, delicious home-made products and you will also soak up some energy and local vibes. What’s more, Street Food Park follows the „zero waste“ philosophy.
For more information check here: https://staratrznica.sk/en/home
UFO OBSERVATION DECK FOR BIRD’S PERSPECTIVE
Most SNP 1, 851 01 Petržalka
Observation deck is an inseparable part of Bratislava, you will find it on every postcard and you won’t miss it while moving through the city.It is located on the pillars of the Bratislava New bridge, also called tand known as the UFO bridge. You can get up there by an elevator ride taking up to 45 seconds. The entry fee for the UFO sightseeing observation deck is 7,40 EUR for a single entry or 9,90 EUR if you want to experience both day and night views. You do not pay if you visit and eat in the restaurant.
Get more information here: http://www.u-f-o.sk/en/index.html
TIPS WHAT TO DO AFTER THE HOCKEY GAMES
Do you feel like experiencing some Bratislava nightlife? From very noble clubs to hipster paces for open minded young spirits, there is something for everybody. Let us share a few popular choices with you. And the best news? All of them located in the same central radius, you may be able to visit them all within few more steps you take!
LE CLUB (Hviezdoslavovo namestie 25, Bratislava)
A posh night cocktail bar in prime Bratislava location. A place to enjoy a minimalist dinner, have a delicious drink and dance to the music of live DJs. Cigar loves will like this place, too – Le Club has a Cigar menu with classic and exclusive selection of cigars from Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico and Dominican republic. Choose Le Club for a stylish night out – it is a synonym of luxury, elegancy and beauty.
THE CLUB (Rybne namestie 1, Bratislava)
The biggest dance club iand nightclub n the city centre which opens its doors only at the weekend in later hours. You will meet a wide range of people here, locals, tourists, teenagers and older folks. The music styles include house, hip hop, disco, funky, RnB.
KC DUNAJ (Nedbalova 3, Bratislava)
Authentic and alternative venue for open minded young people who just want to have fun and not spend a fortune while doing so. Apart from concerts and comedy shows, this place hosts regular thematic parties and discos, as retro, latin or swing, so better check their program before to dress accordingly.
OLD FASHIONED BAR (Laurinska 14, Bratislava)
Roaring 20s, speakeasy, classic cocktails in a lush setting your vibe? Welcome to a secret bar with art deco design. Watching the creation of a variety of drinks by well-dressed bartenders is part of experience here.
NU SPIRIT BAR (Medena 16, Bratislava)
There are many bar-clubs in Bratislava. But there is one which has been a part of Bratislava’s underground night scene for more than a decade and still is a guarantee of a great chill night. If you’re craving an intimate atmosphere, Nu Spirit Bar is the place to go. This venue is open daily, but check the program, occasionally Slovak quizzes take place here which may be not satisfying to join. Weekends are party time for sure.
BARROCK (Sedlarska 1, Bratislava)
Stylish pub for those born with rock in their bones. Quality rock music, live concerts, great selection of whiskey and good food make the place popular among both locals and tourists.
CASA DEL HAVANA (Michalska 26, Bratislava)
Superb lively latino bar with amazing vibes. Dance floor may not be the biggest, but the atmosphere and smiley personell make up for the space.