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Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre

Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Building Exterior
Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Exhibition
Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Artist
Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Event
Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Entrance
Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre's Lecture
Location Slovakia / Štúrovo
Established 2004
Tel +41 56 222 65 32
Email info@bridgeguard.org
Website Bridge Guard Residential Art / Science Centre Website
Address Pri colnici 2, SK-94301 Štúrovo
In the year 2001 the Mária Valéria bridge between Štúrovo (Slovakia) and Esztergom (Hungary) was reopened. During its history, this bridge was destroyed and unusable for a longer time than it was actually connecting the two towns. The bridge’s stubs kept the memory of the second World War alive for 57 years.

This was the second destruction of the bridge built in 1895. Already between 1919 and 1926 it was out of service.

The rebuilt bridge deserves to be saved from further destruction by people. To this aim, mental protection is more important than physical protection. As long as the mental connection between people is intact, the bridge is not endangered.

Štúrovo is located in the southernmost corner of Slovakia; the Danube must descend another 110 m until it reaches the sea.

On the opposite bank of the Danube lies Esztergom (Gran), where the first Hungarian king was crowned; the basilica, visible from everywhere, is a famous landmark.

Štúrovo is a very popular health resort, thanks to its thermal springs.The town has about 11’000 inhabitants; Hungarian is the mother tongue of the majority. But nearly all inhabitants speak Slovak as well as Hungarian (and mostly simultaneously).

Facilities

Number of Residents One or a group (of maximal two persons)
Studio Type Flat / Studio with three rooms, kitchen corner and bathroom. In total 100 m2.

Transportation

Nearest Airport Budapest Ferihegy Airport (80 km)/Bratislava Airport (150 km)/Vienna Airport (210 km)
Nearest Station Štúrovo is located on the main railway line Bratislava-Budapest. Traveling time from Bratislava is 2 hours, and from Budapest is 1 hour.
Driving Instructions From Bratislava via Komárno 150 km on a good road, bypassing most municipalities.From Budapest the via road no.10 (60 km via Piliscsaba) or the scenic route via road no.11 (80 km via Visegrád) along Danube to Esztergom.