Discover the best top things to do in Stupava, Slovakia including Schloss Hof, Biofarma Priroda, Shooting Range Lozorno, Freedom Cycling Bridge, WWF Stork Sanctuary, Pajstun Castle, Castle Marchegg, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava Old Town, Slavin.
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4.5 based on 185 reviews
With a size of over 50 hectares, Austria's largest rural Palace complex is only an hour's drive from Vienna. As the country seat of Prince Eugene of Savoy and later Maria Theresa and Joseph II. Schloss Hof has seen many splendid celebrations and illustrious guests. Today, visitors can not only see the imperial living quarters in the bel Etage, but also attend numerous Events and activities for the whole Family that continue the opulent traditions of the past.
After a pleasant 1 hour drive from Vienna we arrived at this beautiful palace.
The exterior must have been recently renovated as it is in fantastic condition. The surrounding Gardens are carefully looked after with lush green lawns, neatly trimmed hedges, sparkling clean Fountains and tidy pathways. You can certainly see the gardening team takes pride in their work!!
There was an exhibition in the palace celebrating Empress Maria Theresa's 300th Birthday. While a lot of work had gone into this we found the numbering for the audio tour didn't match certain rooms and there was no definite start so other guests also got confused about where to go.
This aside - Schloss Hof is wonderfully preserved and well worth a visit to wonder around the Gardens and enjoy some cake at its little restaurant in the courtyard.
4 based on 50 reviews
We´ve been visiting Biofarma quite often. It is busy on a weekend days or holidays.The parking possibilities are not so good as mentioned in other reviews. It is worth visiting especially for kids - livestock, little Playgrounds, lovely nature, old bakery, hand craft stand for kids. Restaurant with traditional Slovak cuisine. Meals are very good. During busy days you have to wait at least 30-60 minutes for main course. It is otherwise really great.
4.5 based on 10 reviews
I was terrified about shooting this afternoon but once I started, I really enjoyed it. We were looking for something a little different to do whilst in Bratislava and we certainly found it!
Communication with Vladimir was clear and replies came quickly. He arranged transfers from our hotel and back to a location of our choice ( a shopping centre for some retail therapy). It was reassuring during the drive there to have Vladimir explain the process to us and talk us through the safety procedures. All staff were friendly and probably a little bemused about the fact that I was putting myself through this when I was clearly terrified with no experience!
We chose package 3 - a pistol, sub machine gun and AK-47. Once I had taken my first shot, I loved it! Such an adrenalin rush and good to have a range of guns to shoot.
The range is large and there was only us there with a qualified, no-nonsense instructor (he was great). Vladimir remained with us to translate which was appreciated. Although we were nervous at first that we were not shooting in booths as you may see on the TV, it added to the experience and we felt safe at all times. We shot at both paper and metal targets and sometimes even hit them.
My friend shot the AK47 but I felt it was too heavy for me (I had visions of dropping it as soon as the first shot was fired). She loved the gun though and it certainly makes a hell of a noise. I chose to shoot the pistol again instead which I really enjoyed - they are very accommodating and willing to meet your needs.
Once the terror had subsided, this was an exhilarating experience which I will never forget and will hopefully repeat in the future. I would recommend this company and hope you enjoy yourself!
4.5 based on 11 reviews
It was a god idea to build this bridge over Morava river and shorten the cycling tours between Bratislava surroundings and Lower Austria. Bridge is situated in almost untouched scenery. From the Slovak side there are available facilities for refreshment or relax.
But beware of mosquitoes!!! During the summer, closer to sunset, they are really hungry.
4 based on 8 reviews
You can see everything in one park during half a day. Otters you can see mainly at the morning or evening, stork full days (there is a jim crow) and frogs during day. Storks are beautiful, while they fly to Africa. During summertime there is lots of mosquitos ;( Paths are clear and properly marked. Attention at spring part of paths are occasionaly flooded.
It is fine place, you can stay very close to interesting nature. If you are looking for civilization, you can try outsite park!
4.5 based on 16 reviews
My wife and I took the route from Stupava rather than Borinka. The Borinka route is shorter but a tougher climb, the Stupava route is rather more graduated but there are some steeper parts all the same.
There is a bus from Bratislava which runs all the way to the starting point but we got off earlier to grab a few bottles of water in the supermarket in town, and walked the extra bit. On the way back we were then able to get the bus from almost the base of the hill. Stupava is a bit bigger than Borinka, by the way.
There is a lovely walk through the woods, the gradient is initially light and then slowly builds. The route is very well marked.
The final approach to the castle is a bit more steep naturally and it looked a bit scary at times due to high winds when I was approaching it but I need not have worried, if you are careful and pick your steps then you should be ok. Its more loose gravel or soil that you need to look for.
Once up there it is a tremendous view over the Valleys and hills. You can literally see for miles around.
The building itself dates from approximately the 13th Century and it is amazing it is holding up this long as it has been a ruin for such a long time already. There are beautiful gargoyle ornamentations high up on one side of the castle but some have fallen.
On windy days you do have to be aware that there could be falling bricks. This only really comes into play when you are going through the old main entrance gate or if you are looking around inside the castle body itself. There are trees growing inside the main body of the old castle whose barks are pushing hard into the sides of the ruins with the wind. If you are walking elsewhere then its not much of a problem. But again, once you are aware and careful, you should be able to enjoy this sight.
I don't know how long it will remain but gratitude does go to whoever is in charge of this site, for letting full access.
It's a stunning experience to visit here and a place to see.
3.5 based on 10 reviews
Exhibition for all ages 1. Part - King Ottokar - King of bohemian, the founder of Marchegg, his mysterious death 2. Part - Family Palffy ab Erdod - noble dynasty from Hungary, owner of Marchegg for over 300 years 3. Part - "Erlebnis Auwald" - find out about our stork colony and who else is living in the WWF nature reserve! Open from 19nd of March till 26th of October 2016.
The castle area is large with a huge inner court. There is a small exhibit on the first floor featuring the history of Ottokar II and also the Palffy family. For us, it was a hodge podge of different things including a section on the environment and animals found in this region. Everything is written in German only.
4.5 based on 177 reviews
The building of the Nedbalka Gallery hides an impressive interior featuring an internal structure resembling the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Its four floors provide space for a permanent exhibition dedicated to the birth and development of modernism in Slovakia. The history of painting and sculpture in Slovakia in the 20th century is well documented by works by L. Mednyánszky, D. Skutezký, M. Galanda, M. Benka, M. Laluha and many others who fundamentally influenced the development of art in Slovakia. On the ground floor, the visitors will find the latest of the series of Exhibitions primarily dedicated to works by Slovak artists.
We found this gallery by chance when walking around Bratislava. As my wife is an artist, we couldn't resist and we were not disappointed. The gallery houses a great collection of original works from artists, some of whom we had never heard of. The entry...MoreDear navigatornick, thank you very much for your review. We are happy that thanks to our gallery you discovered something you had not known about before and you felt comfortable here. We hope to see you again in Nedbalka Gallery. Alexandra
4.5 based on 6 reviews
Historic neighborhood filled with charming narrow lanes, burgher's houses and nobles' palaces in addition to many of the city's important buildings such as the former Palace of the Hungarian Estates, the late-Gothic building of the Academia Istropolitana and the Leopold de Pauli Palace where Franz Liszt performed as a child.
The 'Old Town' is delightful, but gives the feeling that it is suffering from a lack of investment. The bronze statues in the main square are superb, and the 'worker' coming out of a manhole must not be missed, especially for a photograph. The buildings are simply delightful, but to get a real feeling for the history of this lovely town a guide really is required.
4.5 based on 884 reviews
Worth the visit, this memorial is absolutely striking. It does the perfect job of commemorating those lost within their fight. There are a few photos around that hit home too. Worth the walk up and a gorgeous view for those laid to rest.
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