Devínska Kobyla Mt. (Malé Karpaty Mts.)

Location: Bratislavský kraj, Bratislava

GPS: N48°11'31'' E16°59'51''

The National Nature Reserve Devínska Kobyla is unique and very interesting locality for its flora. It stretches in the southern most part of the mountains Malé Karpaty on an area of 101 ha. It is situated between villages Devínska Nová Ves, Dúbravka and Devín on the territory of the Capital Bratislava.

In this comparatively small territory 234 species of mushrooms, 110 species of lichens, 100 species of moss and 1,100 species of plants were identified. The southern and south-western slopes of the hill Devínska Kobyla in the western edge of Bratislava provide ideal living conditions for the thermophilous forest-steppe flora and fauna. The woods on the south-western slopes are remnants of the original oak forest.  

A four kilometre long instructive path leads through this National Nature Reserve. The most interesting locality in the area is Sandberg. The yellow face of the old sandpit is one of the most important palaeonthologic localities in Slovakia. Remnants of rocks of the Tertiary Sea with horizontally deposited layers can be contemplated here. Their age is estimated at 14 to 16 million years. Fossils of the sea fauna can be still found there.

Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA