Timeline of Bratislava

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The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Bratislava, Slovakia.


Prior to 17th century

17th century

18th century

19th century

20th century

21st century

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Bratislava, currently the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city, has existed for about a thousand years. Because of the city's strategic geographical location, it was an important European hub due to its proximity to the advanced cultures of the Mediterranean and the Orient as well as its link to the rest of Europe, which were possible by the Danube River.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael's Gate</span> City gate from medieval fortifications in Bratislava, Slovakia

In Bratislava, Slovakia, Michael's Gate is the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. Built about the year 1300, its present shape is the result of baroque reconstructions in 1758, when the statue of St. Michael and the Dragon was placed on its top. The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava</span> Church in Bratislava, Slovakia

The St Martin's Cathedral is a church in Bratislava, Slovakia, and the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bratislava.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Old Town Hall (Bratislava)</span> Town hall in Bratislava, Slovakia

Old Town Hall is a complex of buildings from the 14th century in the Old Town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is the oldest city hall in the country and it is one of the oldest stone buildings still standing in Bratislava, with the tower being built approximately in 1370. The town hall was created in the 15th century by connecting three townhouses, and then went through several reconstructions in the course of the centuries.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Székesfehérvár</span> City with county rights in Central Transdanubia, Hungary

Székesfehérvár, known colloquially as Fehérvár, is a city in central Hungary, and the country's ninth-largest city. It is the regional capital of Central Transdanubia, and the centre of Fejér County and Székesfehérvár District. The area is an important rail and road junction between Lake Balaton and Lake Velence.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Pozsony County</span>

Pozsony county was an administrative county (comitatus) of the Kingdom of Hungary. Its territory is now mostly part of Slovakia, while a small area belongs to Hungary. In 1969, the three villages that remained in Hungary were combined to form Dunasziget.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Petržalka</span> Borough in Slovakia

Petržalka is the largest borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Situated on the right bank of the river Danube, the area shares a land border with Austria, and is home to around 100,000 people.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Carpathian Germans</span>

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bratislava Castle</span> Main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia

Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. Because of its size and location, it has been a dominant feature of the city for centuries.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Episcopal Summer Palace, Bratislava</span> Seat of the government of Slovakia

The Episcopal Summer Palace is the former residence of the archbishop of Pozsony.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Universitas Istropolitana</span>

The Universitas Istropolitana in Bratislava was arguably the third university to be found in the Kingdom of Hungary and the first university to be founded in the territory of present-day Slovakia. Despite its brief existence (1465–1491), it features prominently in Slovak historiography.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Starý most</span> Bridge in Slovakia

Starý most is a bridge over the river Danube in Bratislava, Slovakia. Before its reconstruction, the 460-meter-long (1,510 ft) bridge included a wooden pathway for pedestrians, a two-lane road, and a railway track, connecting the historic old city of Bratislava with the newer region Petržalka. The bridge was closed for cars in 2009 and for buses on 14 May 2010. On 2 December 2013 it was also closed for pedestrian and bicycle traffic as deconstruction of the old bridge began. At the time of its closure it was the oldest standing bridge in Bratislava.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bratislava main railway station</span> Train station in Bratislava

Bratislava main railway station is the main railway station of the city of Bratislava, Slovakia. It averages about 60,000 passengers per day.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primate's Palace, Bratislava</span> Palace in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Primate's Palace is a neoclassical palace in the Old Town of Bratislava the capital of Slovakia. It was built from 1778 to 1781 for Archbishop József Batthyány, after the design of architect Melchior Hefele. In 1805, the Palace's Hall of Mirrors saw the signing of the fourth Peace of Pressburg, ending the War of the Third Coalition. Today, it serves as the seat of Mayor of Bratislava.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Janko Kráľ Park</span>

Janko Kráľ Park (Slovak: Sad Janka Kráľa, literally Janko Kráľ Orchard/Garden; formerly called (German: Städtischer Aupark, is a park in Bratislava's Petržalka borough. It is located in the northern part of Petržalka, bordered by the Danube in the north, the Old Bridge access road in the east, a main road in the south and the Nový Most access road in the west. The park is one of the oldest municipal parks in Europe. The statue of Janko Kráľ is situated in the park.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Bratislava</span> Capital of Slovakia

Bratislava, historically known as Preßburg (Pressburg), is the capital and largest city of Slovakia. Officially, the population of the city is about 475,000; however, it is estimated to be more than 660,000—approximately 140% of the official figures. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia at the foot of the Little Carpathians, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital to border two sovereign states.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Parks and gardens in Bratislava</span>

The parks and gardens in Bratislava have formed a part of the landscape of the capital of Slovakia since the Middle Ages. Some of the historical gardens of Bratislava had such architectonic value that they were widely known outside of the city and well beyond the borders of the Kingdom of Hungary. Perhaps the best known garden in the city's history was the renaissance Pálffy Garden, with its famous landmark, a centuries-old linden tree encased in a wooden terrace frame, seven floors in height.

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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Podhradie, Bratislava</span>

Podhradie is a historical part of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, situated around the Bratislava Castle hill. Today, it consists of the areas of Zuckermandel, Vydrica and the area above Židovská Street. Until the 13th century, Podhradie consisted of various settlements situated around the castle, outside of the Bratislava city walls with all land on the castle hill belonging to the castle. Zuckermandel and Vydrica were incorporated in 1848 as the 4. district of the city of Bratislava and from 1850 until its partial demolition in the half of 20th century it was called Mesto Márie Terézie.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of the Jews in Bratislava</span> Historical Jewish presence in what is now the capital of Slovakia

The first record of the Jewish community in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, dates from 1251. Until the end of World War I, Bratislava was a multicultural city with a Hungarian and German majority and a Slovak and Jewish minority. In 1806 when the city was part of the Kingdom of Hungary, Rabbi Moses Sofer established the Pressburg Yeshiva and the city emerged as the center of Central European Jewry and a leading power in the opposition to the Reform movement in Judaism in Europe. Pressburg Yeshiva produced hundreds of future leaders of Austro-Hungarian Jewry who made major influence on the general traditional orthodox and future Charedi Judaism.


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