I am always thrilled to visit a new country ie. one I have never been to before – so the opportunity to take a one hour trip to Bratislava from Vienna was not to be missed. We took the boat from downtown Vienna and the train back – both trips just over an hour. The boat brings you right into the centre of town and is an enjoyable ride on a sunny day – and then it is an easy walk to the town centre and a steep climb to the castle but worth it for the views (and the steps!). A day is fine to see the town and make sure you find the well hidden Blue Church – pics taken through the window – well worth getting lost for.