UFO Observation Deck
UFO Observation Deck
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Iconic building, symbol of Bratislava. Our elevator will take you in 45 seconds from 0 to speechless amazement. At the height of 95 meters, with a line of sight to 100 km you will truly know the magic of the building, which finishes the inherent part of the city's silhouette on Danube. If you feel like seeing the city from a birds perspective, experiencing a perfect view, or capturing a beautiful sunset over Danube, you won't find a better place for it. Visit us daily from 10am to 11pm.
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  • Rabbit3295
    11 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views are good but not much to do when you are at the top
    It is ok, don’t like the staged pricing if you go in the morning it’s cheaper. You go up in a lift to e restaurant and bar and then further up some steps to the viewing tower. The views are good. The bar was ok but £8 for a bottle of Evian is ludicrous. My teenage son enjoyed the experience
    Dear Rabbit3295, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written July 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • CMC
    983 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    UFO Observation Deck, Bratislava in June
    Dont use google maps if walking here, it directed me to go the opposite direction to join the road where the cars cross! (No I didn't have travel by car option setting, it was walking directions!) Apple maps came to the rescue and it was an simple walk from the old town. Went during sunset on a clear day and the views were great , we stayed for an hour watching the changing colour of the sky. Watch out for the insects flying around.
    Dear cmchilds, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! It was a pleasure to have you, and we certainly look forward to welcoming your return for an even more enjoyable experience in the near future! Best regards.
    Written July 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Aunty126
    83 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Service dreadful - view great
    The service was terrible from start to finish, got charged the wrong price but the young girl didn't care. Got to the lift queue and the young girl there just suddenly left and we all waited for some time wondering if she was coming back - she didnt so we just loaded ourselves into the lift (which wasn't hard but we thought we had to be counted or something). View was great and almost made the service worth it, however we then went into the bar and were spoken to terrible and made to feel like we werent welcome so we left. recommend the view, but staff need some training.
    Dear Aunty126, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! I would like to assure you that we are closely monitoring all of our guest feedback with concerned department heads to ensure that we will not face the same issues again with our guests. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written October 19, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
  • CarolDM1900
    Montpelier, Vermont3,358 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fine Views of Danube River and Bratislava
    OK, the chance to look up and down the Danube River and across the Slovak National Uprising Bridge to old Bratislava from 85m/275 high is irresistible. Yes, there is a decent restaurant at the top if you want to be formal, or you can just choose something light served at one of small tables lined up along the windows. It's a big place. We had a lovely late-afternoon snack of wine and pastry, priced a bit on the high side, which is perfectly understandable, given the unique location and character. But so what? It's a million dollar view. Like other such stuctures once colorfully called "space needles," this one invites you there to gawk, so enjoy it. The food and libations are a pleasant addition. We enjoyed ours, taking our time so we could see and photograph all the views. The staff were very pleasant; no one rushed us, and in truth all the employees seemed to be as happy as were, up there taking in the sights on a splendid day of blue sky and long views. It's a short easy walk from old Bratislava over the bridge named above. If you want to add a bit of exercise ahead of dining, you can always choose another bridge crossing and hike on the opposite side of the river to get to the UFO which is, after all, built on the side of the National Rising Bridge that is closer to the far bank. We chose to cross on the Lanfranconi bridge, as that took us through an interesting part of the city, with good examples of art nouveau architecture that we wanted to see. It's quite a trek, and some of the pathway is a bit crumbly and at times hard to navigate, given the number of public recreational areas and boat/ship moorings along the way, but it gives an entirely different view, whets the appetite, and IMO is worth the time and effort -- assuming you're fit and curious enough to want to go on your own route rather than just following everyone else going there by the shortest, easiest way. Highly Recommended. Highly recommended.
    Dear CarolDM1900, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! At UFO, we strive to offer the best experiences for our guests and we are happy to learn that our efforts had reflected on your recent visit. We will ensure that your positive feedback is passed on to the team to continuously motivate them in upholding the highest standard of our products and services. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written November 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • LW_1594
    United Kingdom14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view but overpriced for what it is...
    The views are really nice - you can see the Danube, and Bratislava (including the Old Town and Castle) and it is worth seeing but it is overpriced for what it is. I am also not really a fan of different charges at different times (for example, charging more in the afternoons/evenings) The restaurant has a nice ambiance and of course, the view, but seemed overpriced and the staff weren't very welcoming. Although a good experience, it all seems a bit like a tourist trap. It is worth going if you want to see the whole town or the views but just beware of the high prices.
    Dear LW_1594, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written November 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 10, 2023
  • ginger_jr
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom994 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must when in Bratislava
    A highlight of my trip, brilliant bar and restaurant with amazing views. Amazing views across the city, if you go day or night you won’t be disappointed Going outside. May not be for the faint hearted…
    Dear ginger_jr, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! Our aim is making your visit unforgettable and we are thrilled knowing we have achieved it. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written January 7, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Quest51321073627
    Vorarlberg, Austria4 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent taste in the dark
    My first ever made experiance was, before I‘ve been seated to get an introduction about the rules of the restaurant, how ever it was important. Guess if beeing seated, someone will be upset about the prices… The meal was excellent but as I have been there after 5pm the sun was setting and the only light was a weak blue one above the table. I was literally grabbing in the dark. It was a pitty because it was very small portion for a lot money and then no enough light to see it.
    Dear Quest51321073627, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written January 7, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 23, 2023
  • steventhebeard
    Linslade, United Kingdom55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good way to see Bratislava
    Well worth visiting the ufo tower. Good views over the old city and the river Danube. The lift up is just a short ride and then up a few steps to the viewing platform. I had a beer in the cafe/ restaurant which was nice to warm up inside and relax overlooking the city.
    Dear steventhebeard, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written January 30, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Kamal P
    Byron Bay, Australia8,068 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A lookout to get a good view of Bratislava city
    Constructed as a part of the bridge across River Danube the UFO tower serves a wonderful purpose of giving visitors to Bratislava a grand view of the city from one spot. The foot bridge was attached to the side of the bridge making it easy to access the tower via the bank of the river Danube. A high-speed elevator took us to the deck less than a minute. The view from the observation deck was fantastic. There was a restaurant too.
    Dear 307kamalp, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written January 30, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 24, 2024
  • Jamie
    33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthy trip up
    We had a beautifully sunny day for our trip and it was lovely. A fantastic view of the city. We had to walk across the bridge itself as well which was a nice walk over the river. Also, the restaurant was quite pricey and requires 1 main each ro dine so we had some “snacks” in the burger which was fantastic. Good value trip up for views and snacks
    Dear gambrell95, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! We are pleased you had this beautiful experience on your visit. We all working hard to make every guest feel special when coming to UFO, and those reviews are good reward for our work! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
    Written March 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 5, 2024
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Badger B
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Very reasonably priced with excellent views and some strong beer! They will promise you a mystery gift if you join their mailing list but it's only a postcard.

I enjoyed my visit with my only critique being the following:

We were seated at a small cocktail table and brought a drink while we looked at the food menu.

My party of 4 each ordered main courses but for some reason were not allowed to sit in the restaurant with no explanation given. There was nowhere near enough room for all our plates and drinks.

We ended up having to move over a nearby table ourselves with no help forthcoming.

To give credit where it's due I would say the manager and the barman who served us dealt wonderfully with a problematic member of our party over a minor issue.
Written August 6, 2020
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Dear Shell P, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! You were a true pleasure meeting and hosting and honestly looking forward to seeing you back in the near future. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written September 28, 2020
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deniz
London, UK1,232 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Took a trip up the UFO. Get a lift to the 4th floor which is where the restaurant is then take some stairs up 1 more level. There are some amazing views of Bratislava from up there.
Gave it only 4 outta 5 due to the price of going up is quite expensive if your not having a meal think we paid about €7 each which if you had a main meal you got in free. Drinks were overpriced aswell.
View from the toilet was good
Written January 8, 2020
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Dear deniz, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written January 16, 2020
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Jake C
Greater Manchester, UK436 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
The UFO observation deck is worth a visit because you get to see Bratislava from a different perspective. The views at the top of the tower are great but it was very windy and cloudy when we visited, so I’d recommend going on a sunny day instead.

There’s a bar and restaurant at the top of the tower, where you can sit and enjoy the views. It’s not the cheapest but it’s nice to sit down indoors and appreciate the views as it was freezing on the observation deck.

It cost us about €8 entry because we had student cards. Fun activity but quite short, once you’ve seen the views that’s kind of it so it only takes around an hour.
Written March 21, 2023
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Dear jdc01, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! UFO team and I are so grateful to know that you had a wonderful experience and recommended our tower to the community. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written April 4, 2023
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Lincolnshireowl
Lincoln, UK67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Visited this place last night. Cost around £6 per person to go up the lift and around £4 a beer £8 a cocktail or long drink. Expensive but something you must do for the views.

There is a restaurant with it as well but we didn’t use it.
Written January 19, 2020
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Dear Lincolnshireowl, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written January 27, 2020
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ChipsMeltonMowbray
Melton Mowbray, UK171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Observation Deck is 95 metres above the Danube. It provides great views of the City, The Danube, and in the distance Hungary and Austria.
The Coffee in the bar / restaurant was good. If you choose to eat in the restaurant you will have great views of the city.
It is within walking distance of the old town.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dear ChipsMeltonMowbray, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! Our recommendation is to try the restaurant, it is really unforgettable experience! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written February 17, 2020
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Grace H
County Mayo, Ireland309 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Came here on new years day around sunset and the ques were long. However we stuck it put in the freezing cold and when we finally got to the top 2 large groups were allowed to skip the entire wur adding anltehr 40 minutes to out wait. Nice view but nothing special or near worth the wait.
Written February 7, 2020
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Dear Grace_hynes, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written February 17, 2020
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CarolDM1900
Montpelier, VT3,358 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
OK, the chance to look up and down the Danube River and across the Slovak National Uprising Bridge to old Bratislava from 85m/275 high is irresistible. Yes, there is a decent restaurant at the top if you want to be formal, or you can just choose something light served at one of small tables lined up along the windows. It's a big place. We had a lovely late-afternoon snack of wine and pastry, priced a bit on the high side, which is perfectly understandable, given the unique location and character.

But so what? It's a million dollar view. Like other such stuctures once colorfully called "space needles," this one invites you there to gawk, so enjoy it. The food and libations are a pleasant addition. We enjoyed ours, taking our time so we could see and photograph all the views. The staff were very pleasant; no one rushed us, and in truth all the employees seemed to be as happy as were, up there taking in the sights on a splendid day of blue sky and long views.

It's a short easy walk from old Bratislava over the bridge named above. If you want to add a bit of exercise ahead of dining, you can always choose another bridge crossing and hike on the opposite side of the river to get to the UFO which is, after all, built on the side of the National Rising Bridge that is closer to the far bank.

We chose to cross on the Lanfranconi bridge, as that took us through an interesting part of the city, with good examples of art nouveau architecture that we wanted to see.

It's quite a trek, and some of the pathway is a bit crumbly and at times hard to navigate, given the number of public recreational areas and boat/ship moorings along the way, but it gives an entirely different view, whets the appetite, and IMO is worth the time and effort -- assuming you're fit and curious enough to want to go on your own route rather than just following everyone else going there by the shortest, easiest way.

Highly Recommended.

Highly recommended.
Written November 3, 2023
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Dear CarolDM1900, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove. and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! At UFO, we strive to offer the best experiences for our guests and we are happy to learn that our efforts had reflected on your recent visit. We will ensure that your positive feedback is passed on to the team to continuously motivate them in upholding the highest standard of our products and services. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written November 20, 2023
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Shell P
Poynton, UK115 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The entry fee was 7 euro 40 each which i felt was a bit expensive. great views though and some seating areas for a drink. Observation deck outside offered superb views. They did ask for an email address and if you purchased a drink/food they said 'free gift'..we got 2 postcards! Not sure what was expected really. Worth a visit for the views.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear Shell P, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written March 8, 2020
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Olivia
England, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A must do when in Bratislava. The views are incredible across the whole city and the river Danube, the castle and on a clear day you can see other countries such as Austria. It’s particularly beautiful at night. We had some drinks on our way down from the observation deck which were lovely. There’s a nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly too.
Written October 25, 2020
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Dear itsamorais, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! We truly appreciate your feedback and we are glad to read that you have so thoroughly enjoyed our warm and attentive service and drinks as well. We value hospitality and I will be sure to share your compliments with our team. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for sharing your time to write us an review and we are all looking forward to welcoming you soon! Best regards.
Written April 12, 2021
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JuloJulo
Bratislava, Slovakia199 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
observation desk is a big tourist attraction in Bratislava. UFO is a really different view of Bratislava. The restaurant only on reservation is nice, there is a perfect view on the Bratislava. The food is really expensive and doesn't meet the quality of the service and food. Also we wait for the main course for 1 hour. total time from order to finish was 1,5 hour. this is too much. Maybe others have different experience. Form me never again.
Written March 9, 2020
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Dear JuloJulo, many greetings from UFO watch.taste.groove and thank you for sharing your experiences with us and the entire TripAdvisor community! We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short and sincerely apologize for not meeting your expectations and we have noted all your concerns regarding the feedback you have shared about your experience. I would like to assure you that we are closely monitoring all of our guest feedback with concerned department heads to ensure that we will not face the same issues again with our guests. On behalf of UFO team thank you again for spending your time to make a review, we are all looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Best regards.
Written March 18, 2020
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