Pezinok

Pezinok is a city in Bratislava region.

Understand

Rathouse Square, city centre

Pezinok (Hungarian: Bazin; German: Bösing) is a city in western Slovakia, about 20km north-west from Bratislava, and a centre of the Small Carpathian Wine Route. It started out as a mining settlement, as gold and antimony were found in the area, but quickly developed into a wine-making town. To this day, Pezinok produces quality wine and the slopes of Small Carpathians it is located under are covered with vineyards. Pezinok is an also central part of the Small Carpathian Wine Route, a wine producing region stretching between Bratislava and Trnava. Wine-making is also celebrated during several festivals and events an integral part of local life. The city has kept, and recently renovated, many of the preserved historical buildings, including the original burger's houses, which form a picturesque historic centre of the town, along with a park surrounding the castle dating to 13th century.

Vineyards at the outskirts of Pezinok.

More information can be found at the city's website, available in English and German.

Get in

Pezinok is well-connected by the road network to Bratislava, Trnava and Senec, so getting in by car is usually the most convenient. There is also public transport in form of buses that connects it with these three cities, and villages along the route. Buses from Bratislava leave every 15 minutes in the rush hour and every 1 hour in the evenings. Trains operate between Bratislava and Trnava as well, and most stop in Pezinok along the way. However, when going by the train from Bratislava/Trnava, make sure your train stops in Pezinok, as a few express trains don't. Also note that the last train/bus from bratislava leaves shortly before 11PM and doesn't resume until about 5AM.

Get around

As the city centre is small, walking is probably the most efficient way of getting around Pezinok, though a car will come in handy if you are visiting the more remote residential parts. There is plenty of parking available in and around the city centre.

See

The city haqs a well-preserved historic centre, with several buildings worth seeing:

Do

Buy

There is a number of shops in the city centre, but the best shopping is in the two bigger malls - 'Plus' located straight in the city centre, and 'Molo', which is on the outskirts, on the road to Bratislava.

Eat

Restaurants

Budget and snacks

Drink

Sleep

Connect

The city telephone extension is (0)33.

The information centre can be found at Holubyho 42 and can be contacted by phone at 6+421 33 640 69 89. It is open Mon-Fri from 9:00 to 18:00 and 9:00-12:00 on Sat during the high season (1.6-31.8) and 9:00-17:00 Mon-Fri and 9:00-12:00 Sat during the rest of the year.

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