Sofia

Sofia

Sofia is not only the capital but also the largest city of Bulgaria. Alongside modern landmarks, remnants from the past can still be seen in this city. The city houses a myriad number of museums amongst which the National Historical Museum is most popular amongst the tourists who visit the country. The nightlife scene here is truly amazing with numerous bars, restaurants and mehanis (Bulgarian traditional taverns). Sofia is just located in the foothills of the Vitosha mountain, which further adds to the city's spectacular beauty. The city is also host to one of the largest synagogues in the world besides some famous mosques and churches. The Central Military Club is another popular cultural tourist attraction here. Simply fly with Austrian Airlines to Sofia and witness the charm of the city with your own eyes which can hardly be described in words.

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Worth knowing

Bulgaria
    • Currency: Bulgarian lev(BGN)
    • Language: Bulgarian
    • Capital: Sofia
    • Austrian flight destination: Sofia, Varna

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myAustrian Services

myAustrian Services

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Eat in Sofia

Eat in Sofia
Olive's
While sitting here you keep wondering how to describe the interior design: Just sparing or already Spartan? While still wondering you realize that, despite rather plain chairs and tables, it's far too cosy for the latter. Moreover, anybody steady enough will find some quirky and nice details that a Spartan wouldn't have thought of, for example to plaster a wall with crazy signs. Or to paint the formerly dark wood panelling olive-green, turning it into a retro eye-catcher.  The trendy in Sofia like the place and flock to it. They like the combination of good cuisine and reasonable prices, including Italian pizza, American onion rings and Bulgarian herdsmen salad. By the way, waiting for the waiter isn't a nuisance here: The menu is designed like a newspaper and tells you all sorts of interesting stories about the drinks and dishes.
Café Opera
Brasserie

Sights in Sofia

Sights in Sofia
Slaveykov Square
The eponyms of the square have been sitting on a bench for years without batting an eyelid. Petko and Pencho Slaveykov are made of bronze. Before it came to this, father and son made a name for themselves as the most gifted writers in the country.   The square, which the two of them observe benevolently, has been known since the 16th century. At the time there was a coffeehouse, a mosque and an outpost of the Ottoman police force. Whether or not the square was as popular then as it is today, we don't know. We do know, however, that it experienced a lot of upheaval before reaching its current form in the 1930s.  The Slaveykov Square exerts a magical attraction on the locals, especially the book lovers among them. The public library is located here, as well as many bookshops. The open-air book market was a popular target for bargain hunters for many years. According to the latest rumours, however, it is to be moved elsewhere.
Vasil Levski
Sofia Synagogue

Shopping in Sofia

Shopping in Sofia
Vitosha Boulevard
The Vitosha Boulevard is Sofia's ritziest avenue, and comes in 32nd worldwide when it comes to the most expensive shopping streets. It's still worth a stroll - after all, you don't need to buy everything you see. That would be quite expensive, indeed, because the brand portfolio of the posh street is no different from the Parisian Champs-Élysées or the Via Montenapoleone in Milan. Versace, Bulgari, D&G, Escada, Max Mara, Van Laak, Ermenegildo Zegna, Moreschi, Marella, Armani, Ferré, Boss, Baldinini and, of course, also the slightly more modest colleagues such as Sisley, Bennetton, Hilfiger, Lacoste, Pepe und Levi's.   Once you've had enough of this glamour world, check out the side streets. You will find many nice boutiques with an ample choice.
CCS
Muhomorka

Stay in Sofia

Stay in Sofia
Sofia Inn
If you look for a private alternative to staying at a hotel, check out the Sofia Inn Residence. Beautiful apartments in prime neighbourhoods are on offer. There are no annoying fellow hotel guests, and you can go to have breakfast in your pyjama. The apartments can be rented for short stays, yet they are also a good deal for long vacations and business travellers.   The apartments are fully furnished, in a way that you can receive visitors with no problems. There's a choice between 1 to 3 room apartments, which are professionally cleaned twice a week. In case you still end up missing the hotel feeling including travelling acquaintances, then you can simply linger a little bit in the hallway. All the Sofia Inn Apartments are in the same building! A night in a studio (with sleeping accommodations for two people) starts at 30,- euros.
Kempinski
Radisson Blu

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