The greater Bratislava region offers something for nature enthusiasts and people who enjoy water sports, too.
Part of the Dunajské Luhy protected landscape area on the edge of the Danube lies within the borders of the capital city. The floodplains and forests along the river run from the Old Town, at the forest Pečniansky les on the right bank opposite Bratislava Castle, and continue past the Petržalka dam at Jarovské Rameno, Lake Rusovce and Lake Čunovo before reaching the Divoká Voda white water rafting sports complex at Čunovo.
Must see: Rusovce Park, near the mansion; Gerulata Rusovce – a Roman archaeological site; Danubiana, a modern art gallery situated on a peninsula jutting into the Danube at Čunovo; artificial rafting channel at Čunovo.
Dunajské Luhy habitat is the home of rare plant and animal species and also an internationally important bird area. Take advantage of organized water bird watching to observe protected egrets and herons.
See also the recreational areas by the lakes, that are located directly in the city, such as Zlaté Piesky, Kuchajda and Veľký Draždiak. Relax under the trees, invigorate yourself in the water, ride a jet boat, learn to water ski or try extreme wakeboarding.