Region of Bratislava - Slovakia

Bratislava Region is, with its extend of 2052 km², the smalles region of Slovak Republic, but, thanks to its position, it has an international importance. Important railways and travel routes are crossing here, including international airport and port on Danube-river. Owing to its small extend and presence of capital of the country, its density of population is the biggest.


Basic information about region

Localities

Subjects
Articles

Photogallery

Videogallery
Discussion


Photogallery

SVK: Old Town Hall and the view from the tower
heading (paragraph): Sights
No. of pictures: 23 pictures

Old Town Hall of Bratislava is located in historical heart of the city. Its town offers beautiful panoramatic  view of the centre of capital city. There is also very interesting Museum of city history.

Text/photo: O. Kubáčková


SVK: Stupava - Biofarm Príroda
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 30 pictures

If you prefer to leave quick everyday run of working duties, so, let´s go with us to slow a little and have a stop at Biofarm in Stupava. We spent there, with our friends, one Saturday afternoon. Now, we know that this was not our last visit there. Very beutiful nature, free running small animals and last but not least, wooden chalet, where you will be served in people´s costumes, all this form the right relax atmosphere.

Text/photo: O. Kubáčková

 

 


Zorbing: A Safe Adrenalin Experience For Everybody
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 23 pictures

Zorbing belongs to most safe and very accessible adrenalin attractive sporting activities.To tell the truth, nearly anybody would try it. The rolling headlong down the hillside, inside gigantic inflated ball, is really worth to be done. Let´s have a look at it how this action is passing!

Photo: Olga Kubáčková


ZOO Bratislava - exposition full of life
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 36 pictures

The ZOO in Bratislava was opened in 1960 and today there live 147 animal species (600 animals in total). Among top expositions are certainly beast of prey pavillon and pavillon of primates. Also very interesting is terrarium, or exotarium. I was most exited about the run for rhinos. Attention of visitors is also catched by a unique exposition named The Dinopark showingf Mesozoic reptiles. It also consists of a kids paleonthologic playground, or interesting 3D cinema.

Text and photo: O. Maňáková


SR: Bratislava - The Ruins Of Devín Castle
heading (paragraph): Sights
No. of pictures: 24 pictures

Devín castle is well preserved ruins. Located on a rock at the confluence of the Morava with the Danube. The first mention dates back to 864th Due to its strategic location became the site of the oldest documented settlement agglomeration. During the long centuries that have replaced many monarchs, among others, Prince Rostislav, or known genera and Báthory Pálffy. Děvín was a place of eternal battle of the Austria-Hungarian, but also faced the invasions of Turkish and Napoleonic troops. Since the days of the Slovak national movement when walking on Štúrovci its walls, became a symbol of Slovakia and friendship among nations. Today is a popular tourist attraction that offers not only a beautiful view of the cheese landscape and knowledge of history at the renovated courtyard.


Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Daniel Babický


SR, Bratislava: Bratislava Castle
heading (paragraph): Sights
No. of pictures: 14 pictures

A colossal building we can see today had many forms in the past - originaly it was a Celtic oppidum, then a fortified settlement, followed by towers and palaces, and finally a representative residence of the royal court. However, it has been a strategic position of this national cultural heritage (since 1961), an essential part of Bratislava rising above Dunaj, that remained invariable through ages. No wonder that the the castle is a symbol used on a back side of Slovak eurocoins.

It has been already several decades since the gradual reconstruction of the castle begun. Its purpose is to keep this proud national heritage for future generations and to make it accessible for tourists.

Text: Monika Babická

Photo: Daniel Babický


SK: Bratislava – Floods 2013
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 34 pictures

The Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia as well were hit with floods last week. Floods were stronger than 10, 100 and somewhere even 1000 years records. In Slovakia the situation was especially critical in the area of Devin in Bratislava, Old Town and also along theRiver Danube, around Gabcikovo, Komarno and Sturov. Thanks to great information service the rescue services and water managers managed to install necessary anti-flood barriers and prepare their regions for floods. This resulted in lower damage than in the devastating 2002 floods. However, regardless this cleaning and drying flooded areas will take several weeks at least. The Infoglobe website gives you a photogallery of the Danube in Bratislava in the time of critical water level and its decline.

Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Roman Tvarožka, Oskár Mažgút


SK:Danube - A Sail Down the Largest European River
heading (paragraph): Rivers
No. of pictures: 25 pictures

A group of friends of me and my husband tried to go down the Danube. Despite I have great respect of water I was really worried at first. I have to admit that a sail on the Danube is among my most precious experiences. We took a ship below Devin Castle rock , at the place where the Danube meets the River Morava. Next we sailed through Bratislavaand sailed under every bridge in Bratislava. On from Cunov we continued on the Danube's branches. There we dared even to swim as the current wasn't that strong. We spent two nights in tent, cooked our food on fire and we were talking, signing by a bonfire until the early morning. It was just an unforgettable weekend.

Did you ever think of sailing some river? What would you say if you sailed down the Dunajec, the river which carved out a beautiful canyon on the 18th kilometer? Just join our photo-contest that you may find HERE.

Text and photo:O. Maňáková


Bike Trip: From Bratislava to Austria
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 38 pictures

Bratislava and its surroundings offer great possibilities for bike tourism thus we (the Infoglobe editor staff) decided to try one of many bike trails along Danube. We departed from Slovakia's largest housing development, Petrzalka, to beautiful landscape of Lower Austria. In the first photo gallery, we are going to show you our road across border zone through the town of Wolfsthal to the medieval town of Hainburg. The view of golden fields, blue sky and colorful meadows was... captivating.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút

Bike Trip: From Bratislava to Lower Austria II
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 38 pictures

In the previous photogallerywe hopped on our bikes and admired beauties of nature and interesting places in the towns of Wolfsthal and Hainburg. Today we will show you the second half of the bike trail, there is the Danube Auen National Park and within bike trails of various types. Also we will visit a part of royal history at Schloss Hof, and we will not forget to walk across Bikebridge of Liberty, to see places like Castle Devin until we reach Petrzalka via the Old Town's promenade.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút

Překlad: Stanislava Waniová


SK: Bratislava - Fauna and Flora near Petrzalka
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 40 pictures

Croatian branch is a channel going through Bratislava's district of Petrzalka. It was built within a former branch of Danube. It goes from north to south until it turnes to the southeastern corner of Petrzalka. There live many plants and animals in the Croatian Branch. This unusual place in nature is located in the center of Petrzalka. Mostly birds live there and also fish, reptiles and amphibians. The most often you encounter there insects, mostly dragonfles, darners, grasshoppers, and butterflies. In the summer, the water surface of Croatian Branch is covered with white blossoms of water lilies . Partially for rich fauna and flora and sevreal endangered species the southeeastern part of the Croatian Branch was declared a 4th level protected area.

Text and photo: Radoslav Biskupič


SK, Bratislava - Green Stary Haj
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 22 pictures

Stary Haj in Petrzalka is a green oasis in the middle of the largest housing estate in Slovakia. It is a forest where birds sing in the trees, squirells play in its benches, bugs work in grass. All of this is surrounded by beautiful flora such as Allium Ursinum or dandelion. A forest full of life. But threre is also a small path and nooks that will provide you with a relief of hectic life. This is just one way how you can describe Stary Haj.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava: Unusal Walk in Terrain
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 30 pictures

On the second weekend of October all fans of Infoglobe and Slovakian Paleontological Club decided to learn something about unique geological localities in the area of National Nature Reservation of Devinska Kobyla. The summit of voluntary enthusiasts took part by the paleontological locality of Sandberg. There were conducted short lectures about new, yet still not opened, Sandberg-Pajstun geopark and also about the locality of Sandberg. After an interesting presentation, people received bags for trash around. Then they moved to other locality of no lesser importance, Waituv Quarry. There the second interesting lecture took part. From there, people moved to Bratislava’s borough of Devin. The trash was collected and put on the yeard of local municipality that helped the organizers with the event. The participants helped to cclean nature and learned a lot of new interesting facts as well as enjoyed beauty of this colorful autumn. We present you the event in our photo gallery.

We give thanks also to CIMA company for providing the participants with free cleaning products.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava - Hluboka Road and Horsky Park
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 31 pictures

Hluboka Road contains many interesting place woth visiting, even though you usually dont find it in travel books. You can visit not only the Lurdska cave which is very close to Calvary in Bratislava. At the first glimpse you can see tables with thanksgiving to the Virgin Mary. The place rather resembles the oldest sanctuary in Slovakia - Marianka. Also it resembles very interesting church of the Virgin Mary of Snow. Unfortunately, its original 50-meter tower was demolished in the totalitarian past. The Hluboka Road, today protected zone, was built in a rocky hollow way in 1870. It served as an entrance road to Horsky Park. The park was created after adjustments to the existing forest. Even today it resembels a small forest rather than a park in the city.

Text: O. Maňáková
Photo: O. Mažgút a O. Maňáková


SK Bratislava - City below Snow Cover
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 30 pictures

Last couple of years it hasnt been common for snow to cover our city. This time, we went on a beautiful winter walk. We began in Petrzalka. There colorful panel houses contrasted white duvet of snow. Gradually, we moved to the city center to visit Bratislavský hrad. There we enjoyed beautiful vista of the city. The same we enjoyed at Slavin. Enthusiastic about unexpected beautiful walk we enjoyed a cup of tea back home.

Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút

Překlad: Stanislava Waniová


SK: Small Carpathian Mountains - Nature in Winter
heading (paragraph): Hills
No. of pictures: 23 pictures

The third highest mountain in the Small Carpathians is Vapenna mountain (752 m). It is set in the Pezinske Carpathian mountains near the town of Solosnica. It is a hardly-to-miss object which dominates its surroundings. Mostly limestone massiv is of rather of oblonged shape. The ridge is mostly uncovered and made of rugged rocks or cliffs. These run on its right side. On the area of 3 333 100 m2, there is the National Nature Reservation of Rostun. It is of the highest level of protection.

You can get on the top of Vapenna via couple of tourist trails. Either from the town of Solosnice, or by trails going from the Small Carpathian mountains. On the top, there is a smallo observation tower. You can see in all directions from there. The vistas are amazing and unforgetable. It is also the main reason why the mountain is so popular and frequented by the tourists.

Text and photo: Radoslav Biskupič


SK, Small Carpathians – Beauties of Devinska Kobyl
heading (paragraph): Hills
No. of pictures: 17 pictures

The hill of Devinska Kobyla is one of the highest peaks (514 m) of the Devinske Karpaty, southern part of the Small Carpathian Mountains , at the edge of Bratislava. It is part of the Small Carpathians CHKO. Between Bratislava’s districts of Devinska Nova Ves and Devin, on the area of 1 011 157 m2 the Devinska Kobyla NPR of 4th level of protection is located.

Devinska Kobyla is frequented and popular locality mostly visited by people of Bratislava and from around. It is really easy tourism. Regardless the season it lures visitors here. The best are the vistas from western slopes of Devinska Kobyla. The town and Devin castle are easilyvisible. They are on the confluence of Danube and the Morava. In the distance, the Hainburg hills dominate the vista. On its foot near the Danube’s bank, there is the town of Hainburg an der Donau. If the visibility is good, you can see the silhouettes of the Eastern Alps in the distance, mostly Schneeberg (2 076 m).

Text and photo: Radoslav Biskupič


SK, Bratislava - Spring Wake in Rusovce
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 30 pictures

In case you love to watch nature in spring take a look at our gallery showing you Rusovce. There is 766-meter long nature trail showing the beauties of the Danube islands, Rusovsky canal, and the life of the locals. Going down paths you can see first spring’s flowers, abandoned lake, or the first English-style park with huge platan trees. Of course, notice Rusovsky chateau which has been in decay.

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava: Historical Railway Vehicles Gathering
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 26 pictures

One beautiful sunny weekend we set off to see Rendez, an annual Slovakian gathering of historical trains. This event takes place at the Bratislava train station and an adjacent compound Bratislava east. It is a parade of beautiful railroad giants - steam or electric engines and carriages. Once these transported myriads of people. Thanks to enthusiasts these vehicles come back to life again. We saw military and firefighting pieces and railroad scale models. The entire event has interesting cultural program. Among the most interesting things is a ride in a steam engine, and a grand parade of engines on a railway turntable. There also vehicles from other countries were put on display. Our photogallery provides a small sample of what you can saw at this great event.
 
Text and foto: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava – Days of Maters
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 32 pictures

The first weekend in September is the time of the largest festival in the city – Dny mistrů ÚĽUV. It took us back in time several decades to the past to see traditional crafts performed by over 100 folk art masters. There were stylish stalls and craftsmen as well as musical performances or a photo exhibition. Our photogallery brings you closer to this great event.
 
Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava – Little Big Botanical Garden
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 36 pictures

Bratislava offers many beautiful green oases. There they can have fun, relax or jast walk around. Komensky University Botanical garden is such a place. There are over 5000 plant species from all around the world. In addition to that, there is a rosarium with 130 species of roses, various artistic rock, Japanese gardens, greenhouses and water bodies. Well, there is something for every visitor. In our photogallery, we present you a small taste what you can see in this kingdom of plants.
 
Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava – Green Island
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 32 pictures

Maybe you will be suprised but Bratislava has many beautiful places in nature. Join us for a tour to the ramparts, Presidential Garden, Janek Kral Orchard, Franciscan garden, summer reading place, or Vodarenska garden which is bit off. All these places are charming. Don't you believe us? Well, take a look at our photo gallery
 
Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


Bratislava: Knights at Devin
heading (paragraph): Other
No. of pictures: 17 pictures

Does it often happens to you that it is weekend but you don't know that to do? Yet you don't wnat to stay at home doing nothing and would rather do something interesting with your children. If so, we recommend you to viist the famous event the Knights at Devin.

Every year the Tovarysstvo starych bojovych umeni a remesel (Society of Old Martial Arts and Crafts) organizes several events at Castle Devin.  These allow you to see how medieval knight fights, or various crafts actually looked. Apart the main program you will be entertained at other events. This year the main topics will be the Gothic era, and the ancient  Rome.
 
Text and photos: Simona Svanová


SK: Small Carpathians – Walking in Devinska Kobyla in Spring
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 20 pictures

Devinska Kobyla national nature reserve is sitauted on the southwestern slopes of Devinska Kobyla (514 m). It belongs to the Male Karpaty mountain range. In spring, forests and forest-steppes of Devinska Kobyla became one large botanical garden. There you may enjoy colorfulness and diversity of local flora. Forests are covered by green carpets of ramsoms. Spring atmosphere is enhanced by common snowdrps and blue-purple nobleleafs. Somewhere we can spot Corydalis cava or violets. Open southwestern slope of Devinska Kobyla is even more beautiful for violet and white iris. Their yellow blossoms glare on sun-lit steppe and forest-steppe areas. Spring is beautiful in Devinska Kobyla. It is magical and diverse for waking nature of the Devinske KarpatY.

Text and photos: Radoslav Biskupic


SK: Summer Inside Botanical Garden
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 52 pictures

The hot summer days will be made special by visiting the Botanical Garden UK Bratislava of the Comenius University in Bratislava, which is not only a beautiful plant kingdom for visitors, but also a scientific and pedagogical workplace of the Comenius University. The shade of trees, tropical refreshment in greenhouses or a small picnic at the lakes will surely be a pleasant summer. In addition, looking at over 3 000 plant species, breathtaking rock gardens, ravines or rosaria will remind you of the diversity of nature around us.

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Petržalka: Biking on Starohajsky Island
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 33 pictures

Today we will take you to the largest housing estate in Slovakia - Petržalka in Bratislava. But if you think that blocks of flats are waiting for you, you are wrong. We will visit the Starý háj nature reserve, which is located in the eastern part of the housing estate, near Dolnozemská Trail, i.e. Danube cycle paths (Eurovelo 6). A Danube forest full of huge trees, flora, beautiful shrubs and grassy plains awaits you. Embark on the beauties of perfect and unfettered nature.

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Svatý Jur – Colorful Autumn of Wine
heading (paragraph): Cities
No. of pictures: 35 pictures

The town of Svatý Jur offers not only a walk through beautiful monuments, but also a unique wine atmosphere, architectural details, ubiquitous vines and ancient terraced vineyards. Especially during the autumn, this corner of Slovakia turns into a colorful gem, which you will definitely visit.

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava: Velký and Malý Draždiak and the Surroundings
heading (paragraph): Nature
No. of pictures: 44 pictures

We invite you on a trip to the Petržalka lakes, which you will find on the edge of a relatively dense housing estate. In addition to relaxation in the form of swimming, fishing or easy hiking, they also offer beautiful natural scenery. So come with us to Velký and Malý Draždiak with a stop at the nameless lakes, the Dead Arm of Kutlík or at the Díků meadow and discover the last remnants of floodplain forests in Central Europe.

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava – Ondrejský Cemetery in Autumn
heading (paragraph): Sights
No. of pictures: 34 pictures

Accept the invitation for an autumn walk through the historic Ondrejský Cemetery, which was founded in 1784 and is located in the Old Town district of Bratislava, more precisely, on August 29 Street. This national cultural monument is an oasis of peace, beautiful architecture in the form of artistically rendered tombstones, or a charming tangle of sidewalks in the shade of massive trees. Many exceptional personalities have found their last rest here, and the Greek Catholic Church of the Exaltation of the Noble and Life-Giving Cross from 1861 is literally a jewel of this place of reverence.

 

 

Text a foto: Oskár Mažgút


SK, Bratislava: Medická Garden  – An Oasis of PEace in the Heart of the City
heading (paragraph): Places Of Interest
No. of pictures: 37 pictures

Embark on the last autumn walk. This time we will take you to a public park located in Bratislava'sOld Town. The Medická Garden is one of the most popular places in the capital, offering well-kept lawns, flower beds, massive trees, as well as a children's playground, small architecture or a majestic fountain, all surrounded by relatively dense buildings. Not for nothing is it considered an oasis of peace in the bustling heart of the city.

 

Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút


Place

Czech republic

Partners:

We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017

 
Today:monday 4. 7. 2022
Holiday:
Today:
monday 4.7.
18 °C
Tomorrow:
tuesday 5.7.
19 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.

X

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.

X