Slovakia | Bratislava


11. - 24.12.1762
W.A. Mozart and his family travelled to Bratislava at "the request of the Hungarian nobility" on the 11 December 1762 passing by Petronell and Hainburg. We do not know a lot about the stay in this City. Leopold Mozart bought a carriage due to the poor condition of the roads. In this carriage the Mozarts travelled during their great Western Europe trip one year later too. On Saturday 24 December 1762 the Mozarts left Bratislava at 8.30 in the morning and arrived in Vienna at 8:30 in the evening.


Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country's largest city, with a population of some 430,000. Bratislava lies on the River Danube, at Slovakia's borders with Austria and Hungary, and relatively close to the border with the Czech Republic. It is only 60 km (45-65 minutes by train) from Vienna. The city is the most densely populated in Central Europe. The Carpathian mountain range begins within the territory of the city with the Malé Karpaty (or Little Carpathians) mountains (part of the Carpathians).

Bratislava is the seat of the Slovak presidency, parliament and government. The city is home to universities, a relatively large number of museums, and to theatres and other cultural institutions (for example, the famous Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra).

Historically, the town has been influenced by several nations (among others, Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia).

Contact & Information
City of Bratislava
Primacialne namestie 1
81499 Bratislava
Bratislava Tourist Service
Ventúrska 9,
Zichy´s palace
tel: +421 905 926 383

Mozarts Journeys

  • 1st Journey to Vienna
    1762 - 1763 Map

Following Mozart

  • Bratislava Castle
  • Old City of Bratislava
  • Old Protestant Church (Old Town)
  • Birthhouse of Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Klobucnicka 2