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THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE

WALK ALONG THE DANUBE BANK

Danube, the river that divides Bratislava’s Old Town from Petržalka part, offers several beautiful options. You can decide for taking a walk, enjoying the view on the castle or our famous UFO bridge, taking cool pictures or for stopping by at one of the many hot spots to have a nice meal or enjoy a drink.

Danube bank: view on the UFO bridge and Castle

This is a picture taken at the New Bridge (Novy most), a few meters away from our biggest square – Hviezdoslav’s Square. It is a great spot to begin your walk along the Danube’s bank after sightseeing in the city center and feeling like soaking in some fresh air :)

Danube bank: UFO bridge and tower

By walking around the bank you can see there are many boats floating on the river. They serve either as hotels, restaurants/bars or a combination of the two. Great to sit on a boat terrace in the summer!

Danube bank

Along the whole bank there are many symbolic statues which represent important figures from the Slovak history.

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Bratislava Castle   Walking along the Danube bank

Situated in between the trees and park-like areas with benches around, the sight is really something.

RIVER PARK

After like 10 minute walk you will get to a so-called “River Park”. It is a complex of buildings with offices, many restaurants, leisure components, residencies as well as a 5-star Grand Hotel River Park hotel (former Kempinski). Similar to the Eurovea complex on the other end of the bank.

Danube bank: River Park complex

You will meet joggers, cycling people as well as those who are into roller-skating. They have a marked path to use so you don’t need to worry about your safety :)

Danube bank: River Park complex   Danube bank: River Park complex

The area is full of modern art designs which are not only along the bank but also within the restaurants’ terraces.

Danube bank: River Park complex   Danube bank: River Park complex

If you have a few spare minutes, do sit down at one of the restaurants and enjoy the view, sun and a delicious treat :)

And after that… enjoy the walk back! :)

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