A refreshing and ever present part of the city center is the Danube, whose promenades along both its banks attract residents and visitors alike.
Take a stroll along the waterfront, discover the sculptures of personalities and works of art, walk to the other side of the river along Bratislava’s four bridges, lie down on the lawn in front of Eurovea and taste local specialties at restaurants overlooking the river. Visit the Botanical Garden at Lafranconi Bridge and then continue to Karloveské Rameno, a natural water sports paradise where watercraft can be rented.
Relax in the green belt between Old Bridge and Bridge SNP on the right bank of the Danube or in the summer go to Magio Beach for some fun time. At the end of the day, let the waves lull you to sleep at one of the botels docked on the Danube.
Must see: observation tower and café on the Bridge SNP, Museum of Natural History at Vajanské Nábrežie, Waterworks Museum with a garden near Karloveské rameno
Experience a cruise under Bratislava’s bridges on a boat sailing either upriver to Devin Castle or downriver to Čunovo near the Hungarian border. You can take a boat to Austria, too, or go paddling on the Danube yourself, float on the many oxbow channels cut off from the main Danube River and spend time in untouched nature.