The journey from the airport to the city center takes approximately 20 minutes on the E58. Add a GPS device to your booking to make navigating the city streets easier. Headlights need to be switched on at all times and children under the age of 12 are not allowed to travel in the front seats of vehicles. Parking is widely available in the city and is often free on the weekends. A good recommendation is to park near Sad Janka Krala and walk into the city across the Old Bridge.
From the 10th century until the end of the First World War, Slovakia was part of the Kingdom of Hungary. After the war, the Treaty of Trianon created Czechoslovakia, a country that existed until the Velvet Revolution of 1989. The Slovak Republic came into being in 1993, although it maintains a close relationship with the Czech Republic. Since 1993, Bratislava has been the capital. With your car rental in Bratislava you can start at the Slavín monument on the hill behind Bratislava Castle. This is a good place to get your bearings and identify landmarks below you. Where the River Danube meets the River Morava are the ruins of Devín Castle, which is set in pleasant grounds dotted with statues. An example of brutalist architecture is the Slovak Radio Building, constructed as an upside-down pyramid.