Prírodná Galéria Šrot Park (Scrap Park Nature Gallery) – Bratislava, Slovakia - Atlas Obscura

Prírodná Galéria Šrot Park (Scrap Park Nature Gallery)

Admire dozens of life-size animals made from old scrap metal, nuts, screws, and valves. 


Scrap Park is a unique outdoor gallery located in city woods near Devínska Nová Ves, a borough of Bratislava. In this open-air gallery designed by artist Branislav Pokorný, you can admire figures of life-size animals or fairy-tale creatures. All of them are made from old scrap metal, nuts, screws, valves, and more.

Pokorný started creating these scrap sculptures for his own pleasure. Many of them are animals native to Slovakia, but some are more exotic even fantastical. The park opened in November 2019, and Pokorný is constantly expanding the gallery. You can see an eagle landing in a nest made of waste wood, a coachman riding his horse, a wolf chasing a hare, or a badger with an inconspicuously dug hole. 

Know Before You Go

The gallery is open Monday - Friday from 2:30-6:30 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but there is a box at the entrance for donations.

If you plan to reach this place by car, you can park by the fishpond "Rybník" (the street "Mlynská"). If you have some time, besides this unique experience you can see a line of disused military bunkers, Devin castle, or visit Tarzania Rope Park located nearby.

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