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The Morava River Floodplain

The Morava River rafting

This area offers an excellent experience, in particular to cycle tourists, paddle trips and nature lovers and birdwatchers. It contains about 200 hectares of internationally recognized wetlands in a relatively untouched condition, looked after by the Daphne international non-governmental organization. In any case, you will be amazed by diversity of flora and fauna, rarely seen elsewhere in Central Europe.

There are well-known species such as Snowdrop, Lily-of-the-valley as well as the rare water plants. The regularly inundated and cut wet meadows have the highest diversity of plants, with over 50 plant species per 10 meter square. Such a large area of well preserved wet meadows can be found nowhereelse in Europe. In 1993 this area was designated as a Ramsar Site - a wetland of international importance.

Merops Apiaster

The 62 species of fish were recorded in the Morava River. Most amphibian species found in Slovakia live here, including the rare Tree Frog. All snakes here are non-poisonous. Un 1992, the Morava floodplain was designated by BirdLife International as an internationally important bird sanctuary. Mammal rarrities include beacers and many species od bats.

It can be best accessed from the Devinska Nova Ves urban district, by several trails leading to Morava River, which forms the borderline between Slovakia and Austria. There is a former border checking point in the Zahorska Ves village to the Austrian town of Angern.

More information:

The Morava River paddle trips

The village Devinska Nova Ves and Devinska Kobyla Mt.

Online Bratislava Guide

Birdwatching Tours - Devinska Kobyla

Published: 2005-05-06
Updated: 2005-05-06

Categories: Nature, Environment