A prestigious collection of modern art in a calming environment paired with a beautiful view of the Danube - located about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) south of the Slovak capital Bratislava, the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum really is a one-of-a-kind sight. Boasting exhibits from nationally and internationally renowned artists such as Joan Miró, Sam Francis and Vladimír Popovič, it is no wonder that even the Spanish royal couple and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands have visited the museum.
After visiting the exhibitions inside the museum, visitors can stroll around the sculpture park outside. Not only does it offer even more exhibits waiting to be discovered, but also the opportunity to breath some fresh air while enjoying the view of the river Danube. Even the museum's roof can be discovered, from which guests can look across the peninsula the museum is built on.
How to get there
Coming from Bratislava, go through the district called Petržalka. Here, either take the Panónska cesta or the Dolnozemská cesta. Both lead to the same roundabout. Take the exit towards Rusovce and drive through the district. Then, turn left towards the Čunovo dam. The Danubiana is located behind the dam on your left. There are two parking areas, one on the right side of the road and one on the left, which can be accessed by the gate. Parking is free for visitors of the museum.
On summer weekends, a ferry transports visitors to the museum and back to Bratislava. The ferry starts at the Fajnorovo nábrežie dock in Bratislava. The journey lasts approximately one hour and offers some special views of the Danube and even Bratislava Castle.
Take the bus number 90 which starts at the Slovak National Theater. The bus ride is about half an hour long. Get off at the final stop, "Danubiana". From there, it is just an three minute walk to the museum. You can take the bus back to Bratislava from the Danubiana stop.