SR: Bratislava - Escape To The Countryside
Spring is in full blow, everything around starts to be green, and also people living in the capital are increasingly leaving their homes, rather run away from the office, or instead of very long wandering in the shopping centres, which often visited and so unnecessarily, seek refuge in awakening nature.
The last days have brought a record really hot weather, so it is no wonder that most people over the weekend at least trying to escape from the brick streets of Bratislava somewhere in nature. Today we present along at least a couple of places that offer both active relaxation in nature, but also the opportunity to sit with friends over a glass of beer in the middle of the forest, but still, not far from the city centre, in walking distance from stops of public transport.
Železná Studienka - a paradise for families with children
Just to jump from the final stop of trolleybus No. 212 (Military Hospital stop) in Bratislava surrounding park area is filled with great sports and playgrounds, the summer amphitheater renewed interest in which is really a large cafeteria with a terrace. If you prefer, or prefer grilling barbecue with family and friends, so here you are in the right place. Outbreaks, the public is really numerous. Leisure complex in Partizánska field is also the starting point of several marked hiking trails and nature trails. If you go for a walk in the direction of the Rotunda, on the left side you will pass several ponds. On the Pond Meadow guerrilla are ready for the public boats that their romance will surely entice. In addition, you walk past the eighth interestingly renovated water mill on the river Vydrici, known as Klepac, which today is bar. In the past, such mills became much more, thank God, that they managed to save at least this one. If you have enough free time, you should definitely end the trip at the Rotunda. In addition to buffets, here you can admire the goats in a wooden fence.
Chairlift – as the time stopped there
However, we recommend to go further toward renewed chairlift, which you can feel the history. If you want to walk on foot, to the valley station of the chairlift conveniently pay bus number 43. But I think that a nice walk and easily manage your kids, so it is better to let them really let loose in the park and in the evening you can enjoy a nice romance with your partner, because children certainly from exhaustion immediately fall into bed.
By chairlift you can go to the top of Kamzík. In addition to the television tower, which houses a cafe and restaurant, and from which emerges a really breathtaking view of the surroundings, there is also some cafeterias. I must say I like pancakes better in the oldest style of the top car park I've ever eaten. Relaxing location in Bratislava Koliba the majestic TV tower Chamois directly on the training field, offers other surprises. You can find such as bobsleigh, which is really great fun not only for children but for adults who would like to exclude, or adrenaline rope park. A pleasant walk through the forest down the hill, so quite effortlessly, with about half an hour to get to the final stop (stop shed) trolleybus number 203, which will take you to the city centre. This interesting escape into the countryside that surrounds the capital city, of course, you can pass in the opposite order. They can be lazier in Iron fountain or Koliba conveniently pay your own car. But he will miss the possibility to get a good frosted beer or cooler during warm spring evenings to a good home mulled wine.
Text: O. Maňáková
Photo: O Mažgút and O. Maňáková
At the end of winter we set off to see the Natural Reservation of Rostun, in the Small Carpathian Mountain. We entered through the town of Plavecke Podhradi. All what we have seen is on the lines below.
The Male Karpaty mountains is a very beautiful mountain range situated in the west of Sloavkia. There are many interesting paleontological and geological localities in the south of the range. The significance of this area led to foundation of a new Slovak geopark - the Sandberg-Pajstun geopark (SAPAG).
Summer is the period of walks and relax. Pools, parks, or mountains are welcomed shelters from the heat. We went to Bratislava's green oases this time. Locals and tourists alike find there refuge among trees and flowers.
When a Slovak hear the word chamois s/he first thinks of an animal which lives in the mountains. The other thing is a TV tower above the Slovakian capital. We are going to visit this sight today.
We crossed the new Old Bridge (the last week's article) and reached Danube's right riverbank, the borrough of Petrzalka. After this beautiful bridge, two beautiful landmarks caught our attention. The first one was the water tower. The other a noise coming from around the riverbank.
Since beginning of July 2011, a gate of Bratislava Old Town Hall was open for public again. Within past couple of years, the building undergone complete reconstruction. The Town Hall and its spaces is available for visitors daily, except Mondays.
In the Czech Republic people have their astronomical clock, in Vienna world-famous Cathedral St. Stephen and on the Slovak Republic have their pride, unique blue church, one of the notable attractions of Bratislava.
Even in the capital of Slovakia, near one of the busiest junction – Patronka, spreads a vast green area, which became home for many, often exotic or endangered, animals - Zoo Bratislava.
Last week we went to explore the Slovak regions. The first of them was Bratislavský, which, despite its relatively small area, offers a number of interesting tips for trips. Today we will continue his visit and we will go to one unusual street and to nature.
Do you like retro? If so, we will take you today to Trnava and the High Tatras before 1989. At the same time, we will wander through Bratislava, both through the eyes of children and through the eyes of Matej Bel.
One Saturday in March, we set out to exploring our capital, Bratislava. We had learned that it has a new landmark. It is devoted not only to tourists from abroad, but mostly to locals. The attraction is the so-called Street of Light.
Bratislava - the capital of Slovakia. Its most famous landmarks - Bratislava castle, Slavin, St. Martin's church, the SNP bridge and its UFO, and many other cultural and historical sights are very well-know to Slovaks even though they often even have not seen them.
Not long ago we visited silent part of Bratislava near the historic center. It is not visited very much by tourists. Inhabitants of Bratislava, however, love this location. Today we continue along the Hlboka Road. We will visit the Church of Our Lady of the Snows situated right above the Lurdska Cave.
Are you sick of learning about historic and cultural landmarks? Or just wandering about without a goal in Bratislava’s nooks hiding places of unique atmosphere? Do you have enough of smog and you would go somewhere in nature instead? We have a perfect tip for you! Join us in tour of Horsky Park located almost in geographic center of Bratislava!
It isn’t necessary to introduce to enthusiastic tourists and bicycle tourists interesting book edition Around Slovakia by Dajama Publishing. Today we peek into another publication on bicycling from the edition. It came out under the name The Most Beautiful Bike Trails, Bratislava and Around. If you like to have it in your library, read on! One of you can win it!
Pleasant spring temperatures lure people to spend some time in nature. Very often inhabitants of Bratislava, and not just them, visit the ruins of Pajstun Castle in the Small Carpathians. Today, we will visit it together.
During the Night in the Museum event our staff visited Slovakian Museum of Technology – the Traffic Museum in Bratislava. It is located in the compounds of the rails of the first steam train station in Bratislava built in the 19th century.
Recently, unique Dinosaurium exhibition welcomed its first visitors, and our team was there. The exhibition is one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world.
Many people see the Slovakian capital only when passing by in train, bus, or car while travelling from the Czech Republic to Hungary or vice versa. But it is really worth it to spend a while in the city of half-million on the Danube. Bratislava has changed. It is no longer boring, grey city. It has been gradually removing the damage done by the communist regime and life crawls back to the city.
The castle looming above Bratislava has four towers and it is hard to miss. Well, it would be a pity not to visit it. If only it was for the view over the city it would be worth it. It really does the city proud after its renovation in 2010. Inside, there are interesting historical exhibitions. Before getting inside, let’s walk up the hill and learn more about castle’s interesting history.
On a sunny day, we took a short walk in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. We chose to visit one of its landmarks, the memorial on Slavin.
Among the most famous dominants of the Slovak capital includes the New Bridge with a panoramic restaurant on the top of the bridge pillar. A little bit shorter tradition has a viewing platform above the restaurant, to which we will visit this time.
Between Devín, Nova Ves of Devín a Dubravka is a unique national nature reserve Devín Kobyla (mare). What distinguishes this from other reservations, and why it is renowned as the best tourist know it? All this we will talk on these lines.
Known and by tourists frequently visited protected paleontological locality of Sandberg at Děvínská Nová Ves a lot Bratislavans definitely know. The sand quarry is a popular destination for tourists as well as residents of the capital city. The reward for visiting the site is a beautiful view to Záhorská lowland, river Morava and Austria with Hainburges hills.
Location Sandberg at Děvínská Nová Ves is one of the places in the neighbourhood of Bratislava, often visited and searched by tourists and inhabitants of this region. Here you can admire the beauty of animate and inanimate nature.
People spend their free time usually on hills skiing, drinking hot beverages at Christmas fairs or just sitting at home watching TV. This time we would like to invite you to the museum. Not long ago there has been opened an exposition. We think, you can look forward to seeing it. We can guarantee that.
If you are one of those who love mountain biking, it is almost unnecessary to introduce you to a low about 100 kilometers long mountain ridge of the Male Karpaty. Mostly people of Bratislava and western Slovakia relax there, but also seek adrenaline to clear their heads and make them forget worries of everyday life.
Since the time immemorial people were attracted to high places so they can have a view over surrounding landscape. Observation towers emerged quickly in central Europe, mostly in the second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. There are countless towers in Slovakia and it can be claimed some more will be constructed every year.
The unique SNP bridge and its noticeable structure on top resembling a flying saucer is one of the most popular and most photographed landmarks in Bratislava. Today it naturally belongs to the city, however, this wasn’t always true.
Petrzalka is the largest and densest district in Bratislava, also it is the largest housing development in central Europe. Many called it a “concrete jungle” in the past, however, today there is not only vast greenery but also several interesting natural sights located just among houses or nearby.
In Bratislava and surroundings are several extraordinary tourist localities. In the northwestern part of Bratislava there are the Devinske Karpaty region; a popular destination among tourists. It is also great for some sporting activities.
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