Holiday destinations

The Austrian-Slovakian border regions have a great variety of recreational activities to offer: Regardless of whether you do sports, enjoy cultural activities, admire places of interest or indulge in wine tasting, you are guaranteed to discover new things.

However, further cooperation in the tourist sector promises a lot of potential. Demand is especially high for supra-regional destinations management in combination with eco-friendly transportation services to and from recreational attractions.

The project DESTINATOUR 2013 is a cooperation of the region Bratislava and the Lower Austrian Niederösterreich Werbung GmbH in the fields of destination management. Its website offers practical tips on leisure activities for the region’s visitors. Want to do sports, enjoy the local culture, taste local wines or do some sightseeing? This platform provides up-to-date information on all of the above in English, German, Slovak and Hungarian. Slovak visitors will find information on Lower Austrian attractions and recreational opportunities on maps such as the Genusskarte (recreational activity map) and the bike map. Both maps are available online free of charge.

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Not only Lower Austria, but also the Austrian Burgenland offers a family pass including various discounts on tourist attractions and food. Based on the success of this approach, this concept will now also be applied to the Slovakian regions of Trnava and Bratislava. In the Family Net project, representatives of all four regions cooperate to expand the offer and include Slovak businesses. If you want to know who is already participating and how to be a part of the family pass, please consult the project’s bilingual website.

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The fertile countryside of Záhorie and the Marchfeld has always been coveted land. Countless noble residences continue to testify to this. Did you know that the resemblance of the two castles Marchegg and Malacky is not limited to their external similarities? For many years both buildings were owned by the noble house of Pálffy. The project PALTOUR traces these historical connections, which visitors can experience in two local exhibitions.

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Other exciting leisure destinations in the region are the newly designed recreational facilities of urbANNAtur in Vienna and Bratislava, the bird ringing station Hohenau and the showroom in the former windmill near Lassee in Marchfeld region.

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