Sad Janka Kráľa in Bratislava

There is a unique green space in the center of Bratislava – Janko Kral orchard

Right in the middle of the city jungle, there is a unique piece of tranquility and nature – Janko Kral orchard. It´s last remain of an ancient floodplain forest right in the center of the city. Next to the Danube river.

This orchard by the Danube river in the center of Bratislava was founded at the beginning of the 18th century. It is the oldest public city park in the central Europe.
Orchard is located in the city district of Petržalka and lays on an area of ​​42 hectares. It is a popular place of recreation for families even today.

Water treasure of Bratislava

Bratislava lays on a location of a great significance. Slovakian capital is laying on an ancient floodplain forest. The remains of this forest are still everywhere around. This type of environment creates a significant habitat for a special kind of fauna and flora.

Floodplain was in creation for thousands of years. It´s a forest with high levels of underground waters. Floodplain locations are created in high flood cycle areas.
The floodplain was created by the Danube river which originally floated in many meanders. Some of the meanders have a dead end. Life boasts in these steady waters.
Floodplain forests create beautiful sceneries around the city of Bratilslava. People like to visit these sights.

A visit in an ecological institution

A students trip in a sewerage plant

Part of Erasmus project Future cities, is a visit to an ecological institution within the city that takes part on the project. Our students, accompanied with a teacher made a trip to a Sewerage plant in Bratislava – Petržalka. Trip took place in the month of September, 2020.

The Petržalka Sewerage is a mechanical-biological cleaning device with a sludge treatment unit. Cleaned water goes in the Danube river. The overall capacity of this plant is over 487 ekvivalent citizens and the capacity of the sludge treatment is  240 m3 of sludge in a day.

This plant is cleaning used waters from the right side of Bratislava city, inluding 3 other satelites belonging to the city and 5 other Austrian towns close by.

Students in the sewerage

Students got the oportunity to see the process of water-cleaning. They got a change to see what happens with the water that comes also from their households. After the whole process, clean water is returned to nature, in rivers, lakes, seas and oceans.