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1. Posted by rstar (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

We plan to visit my husband's homeland in Bratislava in June. I wanted to know if there was enough to see and do for a week. If there is not, does anyone have a suggestion from experience to let me know if it would be wise to visit Prague or Vienna for the majority of the trip. I would like to know on average what it would cost US dollar compared to the Euro. I keep hearing how expensive, but I am not sure if they mean an average family meal is $20 or $100. I want to be prepared and even if I have to bring snacks in my suitcase. Thanks for any help.
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2. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 8y

Don't worry. Eastern Europe is cheap. You can eat for 4 euro (abt 6 US$?) per person easily. I am sure cheaper then your homecountry anyways. Have fun. And welcome on travellerspoint;).

3. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 8y

Hello and welcome to TP:)

One week in Bratislava is quite a long time.

I would recommend u to spend a couple of days in Bratislava and spend at least 3 days in Vienna, its really worth it. Also Vienna is so close to Bratislava(around 80kms) so transportation would not be a problem for u.

We will love Vienna if ur interest lies in museums n palaces. Variety of museums are to be found all over the city. While in Vienna u can buy the 72 hour integrated transport card which cost around 13.50 Euros

Arif

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

welcome to tp!

5. Posted by swansong (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

A week is a long time for Bratislava. I would definitely visit either Vienna or Prague for a few days-- both cities have much more to do and see. Vienna does have more fascinating museums, but is more expensive than Prague (and Prague has a certain charm). In any case, either city is worth at least a few days' visit.

As for the money, I wouldn't worry about it at all; food is quite inexpensive both in Bratislava and in Prague, moreso than the States or western Europe.

Have a great trip! It's a beautiful part of the world. :)

6. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

Id say dont go to Vienna, its nice but REALLY expensive. If you do maybe a day trip - 10 euro return ticket.
Spend ur time in Slovakia if your going to see ur husbands homeland. I loved Bratislava and thought a day or two more wud have been great! Travel to the nearby villages and castles. I went to see Elizabeth Bathory's castle in Cathice and id say its amazing, worth the trip. Its only 1.5 hours by train and a nice walk up the mountains to the castle.

Slovakia is really cheap - average meal (1 adult) about 3 euros.
pint of beer - 1 euro

Vienna meal is about 12 euros
Pint of beer - 3-4 euros

[ Edit: Edited on May 15, 2008, at 6:49 AM by coldwarspy ]

7. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 8y

OH another idea: You can also head east to Levoca and from there get to Spisky Nova a small village host to the largest castle iv ever seen - Spisky Hrad! My point is - a week in Slovakia sounds great!

Do Vienna another time. Its not value for money like Slovakia is.