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Martin Wieslinger

"How am I going to manage in Bratislava? That was my first thought. Through InterNations I attended a few nice events and eventually I began to like it here."

Marleen Jansen

"Bratislava wasn't an easy move for us. Then I joined InterNations and found a job for myself, a car for my partner and a nanny for the kids."

Meet Our Community of Expats in Bratislava!

Ahoj and welcome to the Bratislava Community. We're here to help you to get the most out of your experiences in this well-connected European capital. Our platform offers a variety of resources for travelers in the process of moving to Slovakia as well as for those who are recently arrived and looking to adapt to their new surroundings. Please feel free to also share your experiences by joining InterNations, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with fellow Bratislava residents and get the answers to important questions such as which districts to live in, where the best bars and restaurants are, and how to understand Slovakian etiquette. Our member base comprises long-time residents and recent arrivals alike, all of whom will be happy to lend some advice. At InterNations, our goal is to connect you to Bratislava's international community and make valuable connections for business and socializing. A lively and multi-faceted capital city with a rich history, you'll find much to enjoy about life in Bratislava, from the quirky and cosmopolitan old town to the vibrant arts and theatre scene.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Jeddah or Riyadh.

Join Our Exciting Events in Bratislava

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bratislava expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Bratislava Expat Guides

  • Moving to Bratislava

    Bratislava is attracting many expats thanks to its central position, lively cultural scene and nightlife, but with still tight-knit and livable atmosphere. Find out more about moving to Bratislava, about the city, its climate and the required visas in our guide!
  • Living in Bratislava

    Bratislava is geographically and culturally the heart of Europe: its favorable location makes it not only an encounter of cultures, but also a commercial and trade hub. Moreover, as a capital, it offers all the advantages of a cosmopolitan, but still livable, city. Find out more in our guide!
  • Working in Bratislava

    Bratislava offers many working opportunities: the city is the economic hub of Slovakia, with many leading sectors, as well as international companies having their bases here. Find out more about the local economy and job market in our guide!

Exchange Tips about living in Bratislava

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bratislava expat forums.

What to Expect From Expat Life in Bratislava

Bratislava may be among Europe's smaller capital cities, but what it lacks in scale it more than makes up for in history and personality. The winding streets of the city's old town are packed with traces of Slovakia's storied past, sharing space with lively modern bars, cafes, and restaurants. The city is also uniquely well-connected, with excellent transport links to Vienna, Budapest, and Prague. Many expats are drawn to Bratislava by business opportunities in key industries such as IT, engineering, and telecommunications, while others use the city as an affordable base for commuting into Vienna. The city also has a rich cultural life, with several active theaters, museums, and galleries, as well as a thriving local music scene. Open-minded and inquisitive expats will find a warm welcome and a wide variety of experiences in this unsung gem of central Europe.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Dubai or Brussels, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Become a Part of Our Network of Expatriates in Bratislava

InterNations is a community-driven and provides a safe and secure environment for business and social networking between expatriates. All of our members agree to abide by our principles of respect, politeness and responsible behavior at all times. If you have any questions about life in Bratislava, we encourage you to ask them — from practical considerations such as the best districts for renting property and how to get a job in the city, to finding out about local sports teams and activity groups, or simply like-minded fellow expats to share a coffee with. Through InterNations Groups and at regular larger-scale events in Bratislava, you can enjoy a bite to eat or a glass of wine while mixing with fellow travelers from all walks of life.

Martin Wieslinger

"How am I going to manage in Bratislava? That was my first thought. Through InterNations I attended a few nice events and eventually I began to like it here."

Marleen Jansen

"Bratislava wasn't an easy move for us. Then I joined InterNations and found a job for myself, a car for my partner and a nanny for the kids."

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