Small Carpathians Region

The Small Carpathians wine region is the most extensive of the six wine regions in Slovakia. Vines have been grown on the south-facing slopes of the Small Carpathian Mountains for two millennia. Green Veltliner, Silvaner, Riesling, White Ruland and Müller-Thurgau predominate among the white varieties and Frankovka Blue, Svätovavrinecké and Cabernet Sauvignon among the reds. The unique bouquet of Small Carpathian wines is renowned far and wide and the region prospers on its delicate high quality wines. Producers from the most important vine-growing region in Slovakia combine in the Small Carpathians Wine Route association. Thanks to this, the Bratislava region is closely linked to wine – the Small Carpathians grape harvest which takes place in September is an event known all over Slovakia, as also the day of open wine cellars dedicated to St. Martin in November and to St. Urban, patron-saint of vine-growers, in May.


The Small Carpathians Wine Route winds through the former royal towns of Bratislava, Svätý Jur, Pezinok, and Modra and villages with houses typical of vinegrowers. The wine route offers wine tasting in wine cellars, bars and shops across the region and sampling of local gastronomic specialities. Who could resist the traditional goose meat and pancakes filled with goose pâté.


  • Svätý Jur and its surroundings make an ideal place for a trip, with its terraced vineyards on the slopes of the Small Carpathians. Šúr, a national nature reserve, a site unique in Central Europe, can be found nearby.

  • The Small Carpathians grape harvest alternates annually between Pezinok and Modra, or in Bratislava – Rača. It is a festival noted for burčiak – fermenting grape must. (

  • An interesting architectural feature in the small wine town of Častá, Fugger’s house from 1540 has a vaulted cellar with amazingly extensive premises.

  • The Small Carpathians Museum in Pezinok provides an opportunity to learn about the history of vine-growing and wine production in the area below the Small Carpathian Mountains. Wine from Modra is distinguished for its unique taste and bouquet; so also are the ceramics from here noted for their original ornamentation and colour. Slovak folk majolica is associated with several generations of masters which reached their peak in works by Ignác Bizmayer. The gallery is part of the Ľudovít Štúr Museum in Modra.


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Open air cinemas in Bratislava

DRIVE-IN THEATER SHOPPING PALACEWhere: Parking in front of the Shopping Palace Zlate PieskyWhen: Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 9.30 pmAddress: Cesta na Senec 2/A, 821 04 BratislavaTune your radio to the frequency of 91 F :)Free entry (movies are dubbed in Slovak/Czech language)Program & websiteMAGIO BEACHWhere: Magio BeachWhen: daily from Saturday till Wednesday from 9 pm (15.7. – 18.8.2017)Address: Tyrsovo nabrezieFree entry (movies in original language with subtitles)ProgramWebsite KUCHAJDA LAKEThere are always 3 movies offered & people vote online for what will be screened.Where: Kuchajda lake (near Polus City Center)When: July (9.30 pm) & August (9 pm), each Wednesday and SaturdayAddress: Kuchajda, Vajnorská streetFree entryProgram & websiteVAJNORYWhere: in the park near the Dom Kultury buildingWhen: 14.7., 28.7., 11.8., 18.8.Address: Park „Pod lipami“ 2Free entryProgramRUŽINOVWhere: Amphitheater near the Lake of ŠtrkovecWhen: each Tuesday from 9 pm in July & AugustAddress: Amfiteáter pri Štrkoveckom jazereFree entryProgramRAČAWhere: in the German Cultural HouseWhen: every first and third Monday of the monthAddress: Knižkova dolinaFree entryProgramISTRA CENTRUMWhere: at the courtyard of the local libraryWhen: every Friday (except 28.7.) from 21:30 (till 18.8.)Address: Istrijska street 6Free entryWebsiteWhy watch a film inside when Bratislava has all of these open-air movie watching options? Well maybe it’s worth to know some places you can hide at in case it rains – at this spot with special summer screenings you can watch a good movie indoor:CAFE BERLINKAWhere: Cafe BerlinkaWhen: each Wednesday from 9 pm (5.7. – 6.9.)Address: Namestie L. Stura 43 € entry (movies played in the original language with Czech subtitles)Website