Trips in the area surrounding

Iža Kelemantia

It was the Romans, who built the first fortress on the left bank of Danube River in Iža. It is the largest and most famous of the monuments from Roman times in Slovakia. The building of this fortress was extremely demanding, because the Romans had to transport almost all building material by ship from the other bank of the Danube. The area of the fortress today elevates only slightly from the surrounding ground as a low square shaped elevation and in 1990 was registered as a national cultural monument. The area of Kelemantia is freely accessible for the public over the whole year.

 

 

The European Yard

is the name of a unique construction work of architects of the Atelier Europe in Komarno. The buildings at the new square of 6 500 m2 area, have been built in a stylized form and represent historical architecture, characteristic for the particular parts of Europe. In the middle of the square there is a functioning copy of the original well, which in 1878 stood in the main square, in front of the Komarno town hall. European Yard is freely accessible for the public over the whole year.

 

The Komarno fortress

is one of the largest and most significant monuments of its kind in Slovakia. In its time it was the largest and strongest defensive building of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Its dimensions and preserves condition rank it among the unique buildings of such king in Europe. In the bastion No IV there is a publicly available Roman lapidary. Due to safety issues the public can visit the fortress only in guided tours. More information on www.pevnost.komarno.eu

 

 

Danube Region Museum

The fans of history, archaeology or nature will certainly enjoy visiting the Danube Region Museum in Komarno. The museum hosts several exhibitions. Apart from the permanent exhibition in the main building you can also visit the detached exhibitions in Komárno (Picture gallery, Roman lapidary, Zichy Palace) or in the near neighbourhood (Farmers house in Martovce). Currently the museum has 6 permanent exhibitions and has more than 130 thousand exhibits in its collections. More information available on site www.muzeumkn.sk

 

 

The floating boat mill in Kolárovo

is the last existing specimen of the floating mill and the only boat mill in Slovakia. It is connected with the bank by 86 m long bridge, which is considered the longest wooden bridge in Europe. The mill houses the Boat Miller’s Museum. The mill is situated on a dead channel of the Danube. It was built on two parallel boats and anchored to the riverbanks, The boats are bigger than those on the original floating mills.
The opening hours of the museum during the summer season (1.5.-15.10.) are from 9:00 to 22:00 and during the winter season (16.10.-30.4.) from 12:00 to 22:00. The duration of guided tours is 30 minutes. Entrance fee 2€ for adults, and 1€ for children, students, pensioners.

 

 

Sightseeing cruises

Marina Patince is a starting point for organizing scheduled sightseeing cruises on Danube with the cruise ship Wellness 1. On the boat you can have refreshing alcoholic and soft drinks. The boat has a capacity of 75 persons. Another interesting optional program is the sightseeing in the surrounding towns and wine tasting sessions. In case of interest we can arranged for you cruises ad trips according to your requests.

Price:

  • adults 8 €
  • children under 12 years 4 €
  • children under 6 years. free of charge

 

 

The Hurbanovo observatory

This who are interested in the cosmos or start should surely not miss visiting the oldest Slovak Central observatory situated in a historical park in the centre of Hurbanovo. The main object of the observatory is made up of a two story building with a big and a small glass dome. The observatory is accessible for the public not for night observation of the sky, but also during day-time. More information available on site www.suh.sk.

 

 

Visiting Esztergom

The location of Patince near the border with Hungary offers many opportunities for trips and leisure time activities also in Hungary. You can get to Esztergom situated on the opposite bank of the Danube by walking. The present Maria Valeria bridge connecting Slovakia and Hungary is a replacement for the original bridge built in the 15. century Currently it also serves as one of pedestrian routes.