Swing above the lake next to cottage Patúch

Swing above the lake next to cottage Patúch

Hi! In this article, we will take a look at another interesting place near Žilina, which is a swing above a lake located next to cottage Patúch. You may have seen some photos from this place on social media because it is very popular these days.

Location of the swing

As I already mentioned, the swing is located near cottage Patúch. This cottage is situated near a village called Lietavská Svinná – Babkov. For better understanding, it is about 15 km from Žilina.

You can easily drive here or take a bus. Buses leave from the bus station in Žilina. If you choose to travel by car, you can get directly to the swing. There is also a small parking lot where you can leave your car. But if you choose to take the bus, you will have to walk for a little while until you reach the swing.

Surroundings of the swing

There is a possibility to accommodate in Cottage Patúch in case you’re considering spending a few days here. Personally, I haven’t been to the cottage yet, because this place is not far from my home. But if you live further away and you want to visit this place, you should consider booking a room here.

The surrounding nature, consisting of lakes and mountains, is truly spectacular. The swing is located directly above one of the lakes. It is prohibited to swim there because of the fish.

Before you go on the swing, I recommend walking around for a little bit. It won’t take you more than 15 minutes. Around the lakes are benches, where you can sit and enjoy your surroundings.

The swing

The swing will definitely satisfy every adrenaline lover. Even if you aren’t a big fan of adrenaline, I think you will enjoy it as well. It is hung on long chains on two trees. Behind the swing is a small hill with stairs, where you can climb and swing from there.

If you don’t like extreme heights and speed, you can swing slowly, just as if you were on a normal swing. But if you are not afraid, I definitely recommend climbing all the way to the top of the hill. If you swing from this point, you will swing directly above the lake and you can enjoy everything around you. But be careful to not crash into a wooden construction under the swing with your legs when going at a high speed.

An ideal place for photos

If you like to share your life on social media, this place will be heaven on earth for you. The swing has incredible surroundings, which will look amazing in photos. You can take photos or videos from various angles. The only thing you need for this is someone, who is willing to be the photographer. That’s why I recommend going there in a group.

This place is also really popular, mainly amongst young people. You should definitely prepare to wait for a little while before it’s your turn to go on the swing. While waiting to go on the swing, you can sit on the benches – it is definitely better than standing in a queue.


I absolutely recommend everyone to visit this place, either with your boyfriend/girlfriend, your family or friends. You can experience a bit of an adrenaline adventure, create beautiful memories, appreciate the surrounding nature, and even take some pictures. The only disadvantage is that this place can be crowded during the weekends or free days, so if you can, you should visit this place on less frequented days or hours. But even if you go here during the weekend, the swing is definitely worth a few minutes of waiting.

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