Bratislava City Museum

Bratislava, Slovakia

The Bratislava City Museum was established in 1868. Its headquarters are located in the Old Town, near the Main Square at the Old Town Hall. The museum documents the history of Bratislava from the earliest periods until the 20th century. The Bratislava City Museum is the oldest museum in continuous operation in Slovakia.

References:

Comments

Your name

Website (optional)



Details


Category: Museums in Slovakia

Rating

4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

Dmytro Yesypenko (2 years ago)
Nice place, modern expositions, good for family visits
Becky Dwyer (2 years ago)
Totally worth it! Two rooms for children. Great look at history of the building, and you get the view from the tower (yes, there are stairs!).
Hillary Murphy (2 years ago)
Very small but 5 stars. I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone who is in town and has a few hours to pass. It is easy to find and access and for people of all ages and abilities. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable and you know you are in good hands from start to finish. This is one thing that is not to be missed.
Alexandre Sena Outeiro (2 years ago)
Good museum. However it’s not understandable how a museum showing the history of a country‘s capital, which receives a lot of international tourists, don’t have anyone speaking English...
D.A. (2 years ago)
Interesting museum with some interesting (and others not so much) historic masterpieces.
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Externsteine Stones

The Externsteine (Extern stones) is a distinctive sandstone rock formation located in the Teutoburg Forest, near the town of Horn-Bad Meinberg. The formation is a tor consisting of several tall, narrow columns of rock which rise abruptly from the surrounding wooded hills. Archaeological excavations have yielded some Upper Paleolithic stone tools dating to about 10,700 BC from 9,600 BC.

In a popular tradition going back to an idea proposed to Hermann Hamelmann in 1564, the Externsteine are identified as a sacred site of the pagan Saxons, and the location of the Irminsul (sacral pillar-like object in German paganism) idol reportedly destroyed by Charlemagne; there is however no archaeological evidence that would confirm the site's use during the relevant period.

The stones were used as the site of a hermitage in the Middle Ages, and by at least the high medieval period were the site of a Christian chapel. The Externsteine relief is a medieval depiction of the Descent from the Cross. It remains controversial whether the site was already used for Christian worship in the 8th to early 10th centuries.

The Externsteine gained prominence when Völkisch and nationalistic scholars took an interest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This interest peaked under the Nazi regime, when the Externsteine became a focus of nazi propaganda. Today, they remain a popular tourist destination and also continue to attract Neo-Pagans and Neo-Nazis.