The Danube region with its special landscape is situated in the south of Slovakia. The southwestern and southern limits of the region follow the Slovak-Hungarian borders running along the stream of the river Danube. The lowland Podunajská nížina covers the major part of this region. As far as the ethnic structure is concerned, the Hungarian ethnicity predominates at present in this part of the country.
Photo: Hydroelectric Dam in Gabčíkovo © Jiří Bureš
Tourism is the industry, which substantially develops in the Danube region. It concentrates above all in environs of towns with occurrence of hot springs where the both outdoor and indoor swimming pools open the whole year round, such as Dunajská Streda, Veľký Meder, Štúrovo, Komárno and Patince. Another attraction is sailing on the Danube on holiday boats and water tourism.
Photo: Courtyard of Europe in Komárno © Marek Beseda
The dike of the Danube has a marked cycling route running from Bratislava to Komárno. It is the part of the international Danube bike route starting at Passau in Germany, which leads as far as Budapest in Hungary.
Water mills on the river Malý Dunaj (Small Danube) along with intact nooks of alluvial forest are also interesting for fishers and those visitors who seek tranquillity and relaxation.
Photo: Wooden Bridge in Kolárovo - the longest bridge of its kind in Europe © Marián Vargic