Information & Facts
Bratislava enjoys a continental climate with four distinct
seasons, though it can often be very windy, causing a drop in
temperature. Summer weather is hot and dry, while winters are cold
and wet. Autumn and spring tend to be mild and pleasant, but are
much shorter seasons. Average temperatures in Bratislava range from
2°C to -6°C (30°F to 25°F) in the winter months and from 19°C to
21°C (66°F to 70°) in the summer months.
Slovak is the official language, which is closely related
to Czech. English and German are the most commonly spoken foreign
languages, although outside Bratislava, English is not widely
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), which is divided into
100 cents. The Euro replaced the koruna (SKK) as the official
currency on 1 January 2009. Travellers cheques are the safest way
to carry money and are accepted at all major banks and exchange
offices (dollars and pounds sterling give the best exchange rates).
Shops are increasingly accepting credit cards, but it is best to
check beforehand. ATMs are common.
Local time is GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).