Danube river country was, is and probably forever will be in the interests of environmentalists who advocate the most gentle human interference in a rich but fragile ecosystems in this area. It does not refer only to the specific elements of fauna, flora and inanimate elements of the Danube nature, but also refers to a unique and complex relationship between them.
The geographical position gives the Danube region an incredible natural asset that binds mostly to the flow of Danube, as well as its tributaries such as river Váh pouring off in Komárno, river Hron, joining the Danube just south of Štúrovo and finally river Ipeľ, separating the flow of our mightiest river to its Slovak and Hungarian part. The rugged river network of the region is complemented by the other smaller streams, as well as numerous oxbow lakes that created these streams with their activity. In terms of climate The Danube Region is the warmest and driest area of the Slovak Republic with an average annual temperature of about 15°C and only 600 millimeters of precipitation per year. That is why the waters of the Danube are so important to the surrounding countryside and agriculture.
An increasingly popular vacation activity for consume-ridden and stress-ridden people of the western world is nature watching. Walk out to the nature, take your binoculars and quietly watch what is happening around you. Watch the rabbit run around you, watch a bird land on nearby trees and start singing, as naturally works in nature. At first glance this way of relax may seem boring, but only thanks to this a man completely integrates with nature.
The region has great wealth and diversity of natural biotopes, particularly the remnants of floodplain forests with a specific fauna and flora of the river, lake or wetland communities. In addition, there are meadow communities of salt marshes and drifting sands. Within the region of Komárno we can find 35 law-protected natural reservations and system of bird protection areas (NATURA 2000) located along the main water streams or around oxbow rivers.
The wealth hidden in this region, however, is still rather unknown and still waiting to be discovered. Although the first swallows in the form of active cyclists and eco-enthusiasts already showed up, the true magic of nature watching still remains hidden. Potential of this area has been unnoticed even by local businessmen, who do not see a strong link between this form of tourism and economic growth of the region. Therefore, the focus on this form of tourism might seem like a good alternative to differentiate from others. If that happened, the Danube region would only benefit.
Along the entire The Danube Region stretches protected area Danube floodplains with a huge number of law-protected species of animals and plants. The village of Mužla, but also other villages, is a protected area of Dolné Pohronie. Attentive eco-tourists will not miss the presence of bee-eater and sand martin, as well as other South- and heat-loving animals. Near Štúrovo, at the confluence of the Danube and Ipeľ, there is a large area of Burda mountains.