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October 13, 2020

Street Scenes of Bratislava in the 1970s Through Fascinating Photos

Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia. It is one of the smaller capitals of Europe but still the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

Bratislava in the 1970s

Bratislava is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia. It has several universities, and many museums, theatres, galleries and other cultural and educational institutions. Many of Slovakia's large businesses and financial institutions have headquarters there.

In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP (PPP) per capita (after Hamburg and Luxembourg City). GDP at purchasing power parity is about three times higher than in other Slovak regions.

Take a look at these fascinating photos from Flickr’s members to see what Bratislava looked like in the 1970s.

An industrial haze hangs over the Danube, viewed from Bratislava Castle, 1970
Bratislava street scenes, 1970
Reconstruction in connection with the construction of a bridge over the Danube, 1971
Slovak National Uprising Square, 1971
Bratislava street scenes, 1972
Down town Bratislava, 1975
Nový Most bridge with UFO restaurant, 1975
Soviet style housing with very small units and tiny elevators, Bratislava, 1975
Two Tatra in traffic city center, 1975
Automobiles on the rails near Bratislava, 1979
Border between Austria and Czechoslovakia near Bratislava, 1979
Bratislava Castle, 1979
Bratislava main railway station, 1979
Bratislava's main department store, 1979
Czech border guard was inspecting the underside of the train, 1979
Danube Bridge, 1979
Looking toward the Danube bridge, 1979
Rooftops in Bratislava, 1979


  1. Any particular REASON the photo of automobiles on the train was printed "Flipped negative?"
    Very clearly the country drove on the right then and still does.
    Yet all those cars appear to have right-side controls instead of Left-side as would be the case in a right-driving country.




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