Bratislava Castle went up in flames during the evening. Yet fortunately only as a video projection onto the building’s facade. To commemorate the 210th anniversary of the most tragic event in the castle’s thousand-years. On May 28, 1811 a massive fire – caused by resident soldiers’ carelessness. Led to the Winter Riding Hall, palace, and 70 houses in the castle grounds burning down. Nine people died, several went missing, and more than 100 families lost their homes. The monarchy subsequently lost interest in the gutted castle and removed all remaining items. And leaving the building to fall into disrepair and ruin.  Visitors can see a simulation of the fire and the castle’s decline prior to its first major reconstruction in 1968.

Original source in Slovak language: bratislavskenoviny

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