Cruise an hour down the river from Vienna and you’ll soon discover a different world. Bratislava is where East meets West as its timeless Old Town blends seamlessly with socialist-style buildings. It may not be love at first sight but this charming city will capture your heart. Ease into your day in Hlavné nám (Main Square) as you experience Bratislava’s cafe culture at a local coffee shop. While you’re here, make sure to check out the 14th century Old Town Hall and Municipal Museum. With its pedestrian-friendly streets, you can easily spend an enjoyable morning wandering the Old Town. A twenty-minute walk south lies Bratislava Castle, a must-see for anyone visiting this city. Resembling something from a fairytale, Bratislava Castle watches over the city from its hilltop location. The climb to the top is well worth the views of the River Danube. After such an active day, relax in a steam-filled sauna or jacuzzi at one of Bratislava’s fabulous spas.