Travel in Bratislava, Good Idea

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Traveling is a frightfully good thing! What do you think about combining business and pleasant pastime? Sure, you will say “yes”!

The 6th International Conference of the First Russian Alliance ACEX will give you such an opportunity

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Five previous ACEX conferences over the years were held in the largest cities of Russia - Sochi, Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Baltic countries, attracting several hundred foreign participants interested in joint projects and interaction. This year, after a two-year break in offline events, the ACEX conference will be held in the export capital of Europe - in Bratislava (Slovakia).

ACEX INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ARE:

  • 217 companies-participants of the past conferences 2014-2015-2016-2017-2018-2019;

  • more than 500 active partner companies from around the world;

  • companies from Russia, USA, UAE, Japan, China, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan, Bangladesh and many other countries interested in developing joint business with Russia;

  • the ability to combine business negotiations with informal "no tie" between the top officials of the companies.

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The ACEX conference on October 8, 2021 will be held within the framework of the WOF EXPO (one of the main events in the field of B2B logistics this year). Unlike the previous ones, this conference will give the participants an opportunity to attend not only the ACEX conference, but also get to the largest exporters' exhibition - WOF EXPO 2021.

WOF EXPO is the first exhibition in Central and Eastern Europe bringing together shippers, retailers, wholesalers, importers and exporters from vital industries such as mobility, healthcare, aerospace, agriculture, construction, energy and others, with the most modern supply chain solution providers.

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As always, the purpose of the conference is to provide a platform for face-to-face negotiations with partners from the most powerful and experienced freight forwarding companies with an impeccable business and financial reputation.WOF EXPO (one of the main B2B logistics events this year) will give you such an opportunity.

In terms of WOF EXPO the 6th International conference of the First Russian ACEX Alliance will take place in Bratislava (Slovakia) in October 2021. The guests of this event will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful European capitals, which is especially valuable after such a protracted "stuck inside".

To use your business trip to the full, we made a list of 10 Top-Rated Attractions in Bratislava.

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Even by European standards, Bratislava is a small capital city with population of under half a million people. But don't judge by the numbers - today, Bratislava is a foodie's paradise, a city of fairy-tale palaces and stunning architecture. That is why it’s a great location for ACEX conference.

Note: Some visitor attractions may be temporarily closed due to recent global health and safety issues.

1. 85 meters above the river Danube

Bratislava Castle

Hrad, 811 06 Bratislava

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The first place to see in the capital of Slovakia is a massive four-tower building in the middle of town. You could not only have a beautiful show of Bratislava from the towers, but on a clear day, it is possible to see all the way into Austria and parts of Hungary.

2. The last standing gate in Bratislava

Michael's Gate

Michalská ulica 22, 811 03 Staré Mesto Bratislava

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As it is one of the main entrances to the city Old Town, you will surely pass it! Even if you don’t plan to :) Visitors can also make their way up to the top of the tower to access a balcony that opens up over the Old City and offers one of the best views in town.

3. Touch the beauty

Slovak National Theatre

Pribinova 17, 819 01 Staré Mesto Bratislava

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This beautiful historical building was built by two Viennese architects. It is the second oldest professional theater of Slovakia. The theater is located in one of the most elegant and charming places in the capital of Slovakia, Hviezdoslav’s Square. The square has become a favorite spot for walking, meeting friends or just sitting and looking around. As it is in the heart of the city center, you can ‘t and for sure don’t want to miss it :)

4. Catch 3 countries from one spot

Kamzík TV Tower

Cesta na Kamzík 2796/14, 831 01 Nové Mesto Bratislava

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The tower's best feature is the observation deck, which offers stunning views of Austria, the Czech Republic, and Hungary in the distance. A rotating restaurant, a café, and a second smaller eatery are also can be found in the tower.

5. Come to visit the president

Grassalkovich Palace

Hodžovo námestie 2978/1, 811 06 Bratislava

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The Palace is the official residence of Slovakia's president since 1996.

The gardens of the palace are open to the public, and visitors can walk around from dawn to dusk to discover the beauty around; a statue of the Empress Maria Theresa (who originally ordered the construction of the palace); a number of statues by old and modern Slovak sculptors; and the famous Fountain of Youth, a beautiful design of three naked statues playing in the water.

6. Visit the mirrored Middle Ages

Primate's Palace & Hall of Mirrors

Primaciálne námestie 2, 811 01 Bratislava

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The 18th-century Neoclassical Primate's Palace in the heart of Old Town plays a big role in history. This is where the fourth Peace of Pressburg was signed in 1805 between Napoleon and the Holy Roman Emperor to end the War of the Third Coalition. Today, the palace is the seat of Bratislava's mayor, though parts of it remain open to the public for tours

Possibly the most famous room in the palace is the Hall of Mirrors, a stunning, lavish conference room decorated in reds and golds. Special classical concerts and events are sometimes held here.

7. See one of the majestic rivers in Europe

Danube River

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Europe's second-longest river crosses right through Bratislava and served as inspiration for the famous waltz by Johann Strauss, who composed part of it right in this city in 1852.

Modern hotels, amazing restaurants, and shopping malls stand along the river, which also offers a great towing path, a lot of bridges, and many shady spaces to stop along the way.

In summer, reach either Vienna or Budapest, both less than two hours away. You will find the port near the Old Town area, surrounded by lush, colorful gardens and old, but beautiful architecture. For the most adventurous folks, there are also downstream canoe trips available.

8. Feel the spirit of the Old Town

Hviezdoslav Square

(Between the New Bridge and the Slovak National Theatre)

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The Hviezdoslavovo námestie town square has been around for over 1,000 years in one form or another. In its modern format, the square is a pedestrian green zone with benches, fountains, and an outdoor podium where live musicians give concerts and special cultural events take place.

9. A place where classics and modernity merged together

Slovak National Gallery

Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra, 811 02 Bratislava

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The gallery focuses on both classical and modern painting and sculpture, which are connected with Slovakia.

On the ground floor the permanent collection is located, while other floors focus on temporary exhibits and visiting artists. For art lovers it’s definitely worth visiting.

10. The most romantic ruin in Slovakia

Devin Castle

Muránská 1050/10, 841 10 Devín

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This point of interest is located in the suburbs of Bratislava near the border with Austria, at the point where the Danube and Morava rivers meet. Visitors can stroll around the maze of staircases, courtyards, and walls that make up the ruins.

And, as a bonus, one more object of interest.

Eternal residents of the Old Town

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Bratislava is full of fantastical, quirky statues everywhere around the city.

Perhaps the most famous of the statues (and definitely the most photographed) is Cumil, a sewer worker coming out of a manhole, just sitting there and watching the world go by. The Napoleon's Army soldier statue, the statue of Hans Christian Anderson and many others.

Bratislava, with its compact old town, charming city streets, and outdoor café culture, is a wonderful place to visit. If you are looking for a very cool European city but want a quieter experience, Bratislava is well worth the visit! Isn't it a good initial point to start travelling after such a long break?

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