The significant right tributary of the Danube is the Drava, which is the third largest river in Hungary. The Drava is one of its kind, and perhaps one of the most exciting rivers in Hungary. This fast-flowing, whimsical river is so clean, two-thirds of the country’s fish species live in it. This is why the river and its backwaters are considered a fishing paradise.
The Drava originates in the Tyrolean Alps, near the Italian-Austrian border, with a catchment area of about 40,000 square kilometres and a total length of 749 kilometres. A significant part of the Danube-Drava National Park stretches along the riverbed.
In Barcs, there is now a pleasant walk along the Drava, the almost 1,300-metre-long Drava Promenade, which is a popular place for people looking for relaxation and active recreation. At the Barcs section, the other side of the river is Croatia.