Danube Day 2017 / 2018 in Slovakia

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2018. Details will be posted here in the spring.
Read on for a summary of activities in 2017.

Around 4,500 people celebrated their rivers in Gabčíkovo, Bratislava and Komárno. Whilst, across the country, 36 districts mobilised staff and volunteers in riverbank clean-up actions.

An exhilarating day at Gabčíkovo included dramatic river rescue demos, helicopter displays, riding, climbing, and for many their first boat trip through the dam. Being engulfed in foam and bouncing on inflatables was a big hit with children - as was a packed programme of theatre, music, animation, workshops, local food, fun photo shoot and youth painting competition. Enthralling the crowds was a special highlight - Four Elements - a unique folk dance collaboration between Dúbravcek ensemble and Frozen's Elsa and Olaf. Organised by Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik, the event also featured the Danube Art Master awards and tours of the hydropower plant. Read more on facebook.

Cruises in Bratislava and Komárno brought 1,400 residents closer to their river. In the capital, the midsummer day trips ran all the way to midnight providing stunning views of the city night-scape. Art activities and prizes were awarded on-board and visitors could learn about Danube wildlife.

Further Information

More information is available on the Vodohospodárska výstavba and Slovenský vodohospodársky podnik website and facebook page. To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Slovak Danube Day via the general Review page.

For the latest news, please contact the national coordinator:

Tomáš Hajdin of the Water Research Institute on +421 2 593 43 406; hajdin@vuvh.sk.

For news of Slovakia's Danube Art Master contest, contact Žofia Filagová of BROZ on +421 948 370 437; filagova@broz.sk.