Bratislava Forest Park, in the hills above the city, is a great place for both children and adults to relax in unspoilt countryside.
Bratislava Forest Park, in the hills above the city, is a great place for both children and adults to relax in unspoilt countryside. Near the entrance to the park is the TV tower on Kamzík Hill (439 m above sea level) which is visible from much of the city. There is a revolving restaurant inside the tower. A short walk from it is a forest clearing with great views where visitors can toboggan down the hill in the winter snow, or via a specially constructed dry bobsleigh run during the rest of the year. There is also a ropewalk through the trees, and several cabins selling drinks and snacks are nearby.A short way further up the same hill is a cable car (look for the signs to ‘lanovka’) linking the hill top with the Železná studnička valley. At the bottom of the valley (about 4 kilometres’ walk; or a few minutes by bus) is one of Bratislava’s best children’s playgrounds. A small railway station and a bus stop serve the area (go under the red bridge), both with connections back to the city.