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The Sandberg

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Bratislava
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Sandberg, Bratislava

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The world-known paleontological locality extending on 61 acres is created by sea sand residues. The Sandberg, now one part of the national reserve Devinska Kobyla, was 14 million years ago the bottom of a warm interior sea. Being in the locality Sandberg, you can take a look at its geological and geomorphological formations and its fossil sites. The paleontologists discovered in this precious site more than 250 extinct animal species – shellfish, sharks, whales, sea lions, antelopes, mastodons, and anthropoids. The Sandberg is from the scientific point of view one of the most significant localities in Slovakia. The view from the top of the Sandberg offers beautiful panorama on the landscape around Bratislava. If you look to the south, you can clearly see the castle Devin and Braunsberg and the Hainburg Mountain further on the background. Crossing the river Morava, you can get to the Marchfeld, dominated by the castle Schlosshof.

What to do:

The Sandberg is the best location for all visitors who would like to find out more about the geological history of today's southwestern Slovakia.

Hot to get there:

If you decide to use the public transport services, you can take the bus number 28. Getting out the bus, walk uphill, along the Primoravska ulica (Primoravska Street) and after 300 yards turn to the right at the street Slovinec. If traveling by a car, you can leave it on the parking area situated under the Devin castle and choose between two trails; one being blue-blazed, the second one red-blazed. The blue-blazed trail is less difficult. If you start your trip at the crossroads under the Devinska Kobyla, take yellow-blazed trail and after a short route you can enjoy a beautiful view on the Sandberg. The red-blazed trail leading from the parking area to Devinska Kobyla is more appropriate for those of you who like more steep roads. After getting to Devinska Kobyla, take the green-blazed trail to the crossroads Bocna cesta that leads directly to the Sandberg.


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Kingdom of Goose

 The Bratislava Self-Governing Region and Bratislava Region Tourism are glad to invite you to visit the picturesque municipality of Slovenský Grob which will become the Kingdom of Goose Specialities on 2nd September at 2pm for the second time already. Royal experience will be ensured by the coronation of the King with the attendance of Maria Theresa, accompanied by a royal banquet, period tavern and delicious dishes along with a rich musical as well as cultural programme. The event of Kingdom of Goose Dishes aims at showing that goose specialities are offered throughout the whole year and not only from September to January.The Kingdom of Goose Specialities on 2nd September 2017 in Slovenský GrobSchedule:13:00 DFS Čečinka Children Folk Ensemble14:00 Polemic15:00 Official opening, the coronation of the King of Goose Dishes15:30 Royal banquet and dining16:15 Malalata Balkan beats17:45 Vajnory Beautification Association18:45 Družina Slovak Folk Band20:00 Klnka Children´s Folk Ensemble & Kochanski Music Band21:15 Čarovné ostrohy Dance Ensemble performing the show titled “Rockom krokom”22:30 Igor Kmeťo Jr.Presented by: Richard Vrablec & Lenka Debnárová Accompanying Events:The event of Kingdom of Goose will also include Farm Fest which aims at explaining and highlighting of traditional craft, gastronomic and product particularities of Bratislava Region. Farm Fest will bring the opportunity to taste and buy traditional goods made by 20 local specialty sellers coming from Bratislava Region on a square.On the occasion of the XVIIth  Days of Open Doors in Goose Gastronomic Operations, the Guild of Goose Speciality makers will offer a tasting menu in the value of 10€. The tickets are available and may also be purchased on www.ticketportal.sk. The discount menu may not be ordered without the ticket and its price will be in line with an effective restaurant menu. The coronation of the King of Goose Dishes with the participation of Maria Theresa and ceremonial procession. The show of a royal way of dining.A period tavern offering local beer and having non-traditional waiting staff.