In the heart of the Rye island where the agriculture plays a main role, we can find a nature preserve called "Klatov branch" which is spreading on 306 hectares. It is a valuable region with plenty of proved commonwealth of water vegetation and a complex of riparian woodland, which creates a valuable place for our flora and fauna. In 1993 this region was proclaimed for a nature preserve and it was approved by the announcement of the Slovak ministry of environment.
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■ ■ ■   Hydro-electric plant Gabcikovo

A few kilometres from Šamorín we can find the biggest hydro-electric plant in Slovakia. The rank Gabčíkovo secures the usage of the hydroenergetics fall-out and it secures also the international sailing by passing the difference between the flume head-race and the deferent through the tail bay. In the summer season sightseeing trips are organised in this area.

The hydro-electric plant consists of four double-blocks in which 8 hydro-aggregates are installed. The tail bay enables the surmount of the water surface differences between the flume head-race and the deferent in the space of 16 – 23.3 metres. The filling and the clearance of the tail bay takes approximately 15 minutes. The sailing is actuated from the tower which is placed on the middle pillar of the tail bay.

■ ■ ■   Rye island museum, Dunajska Streda

The Rye island museum was founded on 1. july 1964 in the yellow castle. It took over the tradition of the museum in Samorin which was founded in the year 1927 by Antal Khin. The museum is still full of expositions which have ethnographic or archeological character. Next to the castle in the year 1986 an exhibition hall was opened where we can find exhibitions 5-6 times per year. The building of the yellow castle was built by Miklos Konde in the 18th century.

Today the exhibition consists of 11 themes. We can find archeological, paleontological, historic and homeland study themes in the museum.

Address: Múzejná 2, Dunajská Streda,,

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  Hungarian Coeval Gallery Dunajská Streda

The hungarian Coeval Gallery introduces the fine art of the present hungarian artists in person of our motherland and other European regions by using inspiration from countries like Austria, Croatia, Germany, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.

The source – sculptures, paintings, graphic arts – colour images from coeval hungarian artists.

■ ■ ■   Museum Šamorín / Homeland-study town-house Šamorín

The homeland-study town-house in Šamorín was established in 1976 from the initiative of the native inhabitants under the leadership of the homeland-study commission CSEMADOK. The exhibited fair goods and further collections are mainly gifts. From 1982 it is the field museum of the Rye island museum in Dunajská Streda. In the first hall we can find writing from the middle ages about Šamorín.

In a separate room are some paintings exhibited from an academic painter Istvan Tallos Prochaszka a native from Šamorín. The next part of the exposition are ethnical fair goods/gears, home equipment and others. The most impressive is the upholstered room in which we can find seines and kits. In the last rooms are fair goods exhibited from folk artists which are in touch with gold washing. In the shanty visitors can explore agricultural gear and some other kits which are used in agricultural households.

Address: Bratislavská 15, 931 01, Šamorín


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