The Solstice on the Danube (Slnovrat na Dunaji), a June chain of events connected with the Danube River, returns for the third time. They will take place along the whole stretch of the Danube in Slovakia, i.e. from Bratislava up to Štúrovo, and along its arms and tributaries, including the Small Danube. The events range from various competitions, family programmes and concerts to cruises on the river and open houses at the docks for canoeists and kayakers.
"There is no better way to start the summer than with your legs in the Danube," said Juraj Čorba of the Danube Fund (Dunajský fond), the organiser of Solstice on the Danube.
The programme starts on June 1 with a celebration of International Children’s Day at the docks in Komárno and the Karloveské arm in Bratislava. The celebrations will continue the next day with a cycling event on the Tyršovo embankment and a programme at the docks on the Karloveské arm, both in Bratislava, and cruises on the Danube at Patince.
Other events include the 58th run around Slovnaft, the open house at the dock TJ Dunaj Štúrovo, a festival of water sprites in Bratislava, the opportunity to try paddleboards, watching the sunset and stars from the observation platform on the top of the SNP Bridge in Bratislava, the Summer Art Festival in Čunovo, the horse day at Veľký Lél island, swimming under all five bridges in Bratislava and more.
For more information about the programme go to www.slnovratnadunaji.sk, but the website is only in Slovak.
1. Jun 2018 at 6:36 | Compiled by Spectator staff