Bratislava - Slovakia
This capital city lies in the extreme south-western part of the country, along the Danube where the river has cut a gorge in the Little Carpathian Mountains near the meeting point of the frontiers of Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. The city is dominated by the enormous four towered 13th century Bratislava castle which offers views of three countries. It stands on a plateau 300 feet (100 m) above the Danube. The castle was the residence of the Austrian royal family until it was destroyed by fire in 1811 and has since been largely restored. The Gothic castle of St.Martin is the site of the coronation of many kings and queens. Archaeological evidence suggests prehistoric habitation of the site, which was later fortified and settled by the Celts and Romans and finally in the 8th century was inhabited by the Slavs. There are more than 30 cruises calling at this port. Click the month or cruise line logo you are interested in to see details of the cruises.