Bratislava offers plenty of places to swim and cool down in

People can opt for official bathing venues as well as natural lakes. They can even bathe in the Danube.

Ekoiuventa (Mičurin), the only summer swimming pool in Bratislava's Old Town. Ekoiuventa (Mičurin), the only summer swimming pool in Bratislava's Old Town. (Source: Sme)

On hot days inhabitants and visitors of Bratislava can cool down in open-air swimming pools, lakes and even in the Danube.

Based on the Covid automat alert system, a visit to summer swimming pools in Bratislava is permitted without capacity restrictions as of July 12.

Most open-air swimming pools in Bratislava are administered by the Sports and Recreational Facilities Administration (STaRZ). This year STaRZ offers online tickets for swimming pools it administers, i.e. Rosnička in Dúbravka, Delfín and Zlaté Piesky in Ružinov, Tehelné Pole in Nové Mesto and swimming pools in Lamač, Krasňany and Rača.

STARZ promises a separate entry for holders of online tickets.

“Our goal is to reduce the waiting time in the line for visitors with an online ticket,” STARZ writes on its website.

Other open-air swimming pools include Matadorka in Petržalka and Ekoiuventa, better known as Mičurin, the only one in Old Town.

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