7 Elisabeth’s Bridge

An opening bridge with a view of the harbor and shipyard takes you to the start of Elisabeth’s bridge. The shipyard was established at the end of the 19th century and it was most utilized during the socialist period when sea-river ships were produced. In Komárno, the first so-called floating bridge was built in 1586 and was used by 79 ships. In 1892, the fixed Elisabeth’s Bridge, named after Sissy the Empress, replaced the floating bridge. This bridge is still functional. The Danube connects Komárno with Germany, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Moldavia, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Romania. In the past, a lot of gold was washed and ship mills anchored there. Today it is still an important transport route. On average, 15 ships float through Komárno every day. The information on their origin or destination can be found at: www.komarno.com/7a.