SPECTACULAR SLOVAKIA

The Dutch design that brought commercial and residential living with a view of the Danube

River Park stands over the Danube and offers luxurious apartments and office spaces.

River Park River Park (Source: SME Archive)

This article was published in Bratislava City Guide. With this detailed, pocket-sized guide, it is impossible to get lost in the Slovak capital.

On the banks of the Danube between what was formerly the Park of Culture and Leisure and the SNP Bridge, River Park is now principally a residential, commercial and hotel complex comprising flats with a river view and offices peering over the busy street.

Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide! Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide!

Part of it also houses the five-star Grand Hotel River Park, with 231 rooms, including the presidential apartment, which opened in 2010. The original architect was Erick van Egeraat, from the Netherlands, whose plans followed the demands of the city to harmonise the shape of the complex with the silhouette of Bratislava behind it.

Egeraat designed his structures to avoid conflict with the height of the buildings, even if the finished product may have strayed from the original plans. The construction drew some critical responses from civil activists, who protested against the loss of urban greenery.

Before it became a multifunctional complex, the site was part of the promenade along the Danube River with a stone balustrade.

Opening hours:

Restaurants, bars, shops and other services in the complex are generally open Mondays through Sundays.
For more information see the website of River Park.

Related articleBratislava travel guide: Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide! Read more 

Top stories

News digest: Green passes to be launched on Saturday, minister asks people not to sign up right away

Three other Delta variant cases confirmed in Slovakia. Travelling within the EU should be easier thanks to Green Passes. People in tourism optimistic about the upcoming season.


24m
Marian Kocner and his lawyer at the Supreme Court

The wrong way to put things right

Overturning not-guilty verdicts, especially in cases as emotive as the Kuciak murder trial, is a very bad idea.


4 h
In 2020, the National Cybersecurity Centre was involved in investigating 450 ransom attacks.

North Koreans and Russians. How did hackers target Slovakia?

The security authority reported hundreds of attacks over the past year.


23. jún
Illustrative stock photo

First Delta variant case confirmed in Slovakia

The labs confirmed the strain in a positive sample from a person who returned from Russia.


23. jún