Welcome at our Chess Compostition Festival Marianka 2012. It is now much simpler to meet the composers from West as well as from East. In the very heart of Europe, Slovakia is a member state of European Union, the currency here is Euro, the transport connections are easy also thanks to the low cost flights (and good prices if booked in advance).
For the festival we have chosen humble but nice accommodation as well as moderate prices. It will be held almost in the forests at Marianka near Bratislava from Wednesday 1.8.2012 (from the afternoon) till Sunday 5.8.2012 (closes with lunch). The main activities consist of composing tourneys, lectures, discussion forums and film projection in the late night.


accommodation (1 person 1 night*) .......... 16 €
breakfast .......... 3 €
lunch .......... 6 €
dinner .......... 4 €
tourist tax (per 1 day) .......... cca 0,5 €
*2-bed and 3-bed rooms are available


48°14'53”N 17°03'36”E
All activities of the Chess Composition Festival as well as living and food will take place at "Exercičný dom" (old former monastery) which is about 150 m from the small "main square" at Marianka (terminal bus stop in the village).

By car or bike.

Use the GPS as best way. Marianka is located some 5 km from Bratislava. From there take direction Brno, then you leave the highway at exit "Lamač", then turn left direction Stupava, then, in Záhorská Bystrica, turn right to Marianka. (There are some free parking places right in front of the building.)

By bus to Bratislava.

At the main bus station Bratislava, there are buses every hour to Marianka. It takes about 30 minutes. Bus station - Marianka (Slovak Lines bus)
Or take taxi which costs about 20 to 25 €.

By train to Bratislava.

1. Railway station - Bus station (trolleybus no. 210 or bus no. 21)
2. Bus station - Marianka (Slovak Lines bus)
Taxi from the railway station to Marianka costs about 15 to 20 €.

By plane to the Bratislava airport.

1. Airport - Bajkalska stop (bus 61)
2. Bajkalska stop - Marianka (Slovak Lines bus)
Or take taxi which costs from the airport to Marianka about 40 to 50 Euro.

By plane to the Vienna airport.

Take bus to Bratislava (they work very frequently, duration about one hour) and get off at the main bus station Bratislava. From the bus station there are busses every hour to Marianka.