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Austria, Marchegg - A Border Town
heading (paragraph): Towns
Some 30 minutes from Bratislava on the Austrian bank of the Morava River is the town of Marchegg with a population of almost 3,000. In addition to the baroque castle, which was built by the Czech king Přemysl Otakar II., you can see the breathtaking medieval walls with the well-preserved Vienna Gate (Wiener Tor), the Marchauen nature reserve (Naturreservat Marchauen), where conservationists are trying to preserve the original wetlands and meadows or the relatively new attraction in the form of the Vysomarch cycle bridge.
Text and video: Pavol Jemala
Music: Pixabay.com; The Cradle of your soul - 15700
While in the past there were up to 12 towns (bridges and fords) on the Austrian-Slovak border, where it was possible to cross the Morava River, during the period of the so-called not a single road bridge survived the Iron Curtain. The only exception was the railway bridge between Devínská Nová Ves and the town of Marchegg, but it also operated only in a limited mode.
On the Austrian bank of the Morava River, approximately 30 minutes from Bratislava, is the small town of Marchegg. With its almost 3,000 inhabitants, it is one of the medium-sized municipalities in Austria. The baroque castle, the nature reserve or the newly opened cycle bridge Vysomarch attract attention.
In the last article of our bike trip we move from the largest baroque castle compound in Austria, Schloss Hof, across new Bikebridge of Liberty, to the city districts of Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava.
Cyclists capital of Slovakia, and not just those, are happy from the recently opened bridge between urban parts of Děvínská Nová Ves and Austrian municipalities Schlosshof. The bridge is built on the site where in the times of Maria Theresa used to stand his predecessor. Our portal Infoglobe was also at the opening ceremony.