Capitol of the new Republic of Slovakia, Bratislava is a city full of promise and humour as the natives learn democracy after 900 years of occupation by one foreign power or another. We enjoyed a leisurely 9:30AM start to our visit, with a bus tour up to the old castle. Finally under renovation, it’s not open to the public yet but commands an excellent view of the city.
Gate to Old Town
French cannonball still embedded in side of house, courtesy of Napoleon