Despite being only 90-km long, the stage of the Iron Curtain Trail following the Austrian and Slovakian border is well worth visiting thanks to its many attractions and its picturesque riverside routes. The route runs along the March and Danube Rivers and includes an impressive pedestrian and cycling bridge – the Freedom Bridge – built to connect these two countries. The trail makes a visit to the Slovakian capital of Bratislava and to the historic Devín Castle, a national monument dating from Roman times. These are also several sites connected to the Iron Curtain, such a memorial to the victims of Communist rule near to Devín Castle.