Beauty on the Danube, Little Big City
The city's history has been influenced by people of many nations and religions, including
Bratislava is the
In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the
The city received its contemporary name in 1919. Until then, it was mostly known in English by its German name, Pressburg, since after 1526 it was dominated mostly by the Habsburg Monarchy and the city had a relevant ethnic-German population. That is the term from which the pre-1919 Slovak (Prešporok) and Czech (Prešpurk) names are derived.
The city's Hungarian name, Pozsony, was given after the castle's first castellan, "Poson".[
The medieval settlement
During the revolution of 1918–1919, the name 'Wilsonov' or 'Wilsonstadt' (after President
Other alternative names of the city in the past include Greek: Ιστρόπολις Istropolis (meaning "