Collected by Carrie Finley-Bajak, AFAR Local Expert
The Mighty Danube has been a source of livelihood and action for thousands of years. Highlights include scenic landscapes, cosmopolitan cities, castles and wineries.
Alte Donau, Wien, Austria
This is a summertime oasis for the whole family, with a choice of sailboats, electric boats, and surfboards located on the Alt Danube. Take a trip around the Old Danube or simply go swimming at one of the many swimming areas with lifeguards,...
Krems an der Donau, Austria
The Wachau Valley, the stretch of the Danube between Melk and Krems, is one of the most picturesque sections of the river, a highlight of many cruises in Europe. The southern half of the valley is lined with densely wooded slopes while, as the...
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria
The glittering Baroque interiors of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace date from the reign of Empress Maria Theresa, and a similarly opulent décor can now be found onboard Uniworld’s new masterpiece, the majestic S.S. Maria Theresa, befittingly named...
Budapest, Károly krt. 5, 1075 Hungary
It's a fun experience to sign up for a boat tour at night in Budapest. Not only you got to enjoy the great buildings in golden light, but also you will enjoy a hungarian style buffet on boat. Even better if you tag along a symphony concert right...
Budapest, Pesti alsó rkp., Hungary
The 60 pairs of iron shoes lined up along the promenade on the Danube River's east bank are a part of the Shoes on the Promenade Holocaust Monument. Conceived by film director Can Togay and created in period style by sculptor Gyula Pauer, the iron...
Old Town, Slovakia
Milan Rastislav Štefánik was a Slovak politician, diplomat, and astronomer. He was a famous WWI military leader known to both Slovaks and Czechs who fought politically to for the cause of Czechoslovak sovereignty from Hungary. His statue can be...
3601 Dürnstein, Austria
This Baroque castle on the Danube River is absolutely stunning. While it could very well stand as a sight in itself, the Domäne Wachau is also on the list of many wine connoisseurs for its great tasting sessions. You can enjoy the most exquisite...
Thundorferstraße 3, 93047 Regensburg, Germany
In the medieval city of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Bavaria, the Wurstkuchl tavern has been operating for over 500 years. The tavern is situated beside the town's Old Stone Bridge and directly on the banks of the Danube. During the...
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