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Austria: A Baroque Chateau Complex of Schloss Hof
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Just a few kilometers from Bratislava lies the charming castle grounds of Schloss Hof. This largest and most beautiful baroque complex in the country, decorated with a magnificent terraced garden with fountains, fountains, trees and thousands of colorful flowers, is just waiting for your visit.
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.
Close to Bratislava suburbs, an extensive area of Schloss Hof Castle is to be situated. Its history is connected with Emperor's Habsburg Family. Vast park, neighbouring farm, including animals' breeding, but also rich cultural programme, since spring till the autumn, made such place an attractive target for small excursion.
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.
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.
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.