10 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE DANUBE RIVER

10 FACTS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE DANUBE RIVER

From cultural capitals to river cruises, the Danube is a hotspot of activity in Central and Southern Europe. Running from Germany to the Black Sea, it covers over 2,800 kilometres as it travels through some of Europe’s finest scenery. Read on to discover 10 unique facts, figures, and interesting features about one of the most …

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Danube River Cruises

Danube River Cruises

The mighty Danube River, named by the Greek historian Herodotus “The King of the European Rivers,” forms much of Romania’s southern border, with Bulgaria. (map) The Danube enters the territory of Romania at the famous Iron Gates (Portile de Fier) and it ends its 670 mile journey through the country in the Black Sea. Before …

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Danube Tourist Guide

Danube Tourist Guide

The Danube River surges through most of Central Europe and is the only major European river to flow from west to east. The river originates in Germany’s Black Forest region and flows through eight countries; Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, before finally reaching the Black Sea. The best way to experience …

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Interesting facts about the Danube for International Danube Day

Interesting facts about the Danube for International Danube Day

The countries of the Danube river basin have been celebrating Danube Day on 29th June since 2004, the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Danube River Protection Convention. The international day aims to focus attention on one of Europe’s most beautiful natural features and to inspire cooperation for the protection of the valuable features …

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The unstoppable rise of river cruising

The unstoppable rise of river cruising

The popularity of river cruising across Europe is soaring, with more Britons than ever taking to the continent’s waterways, according to new figures. The River Cruise Review, published by the Cruise Lines Association (Clia), reported a 21 per cent increase in the number of UK bookings in 2017 compared to 2016. Some 210,400 British travellers …

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Danube strategy aims to increase river cargo traffic

Danube strategy aims to increase river cargo traffic

One of the major aims of the European strategy for the future of the Danube will be to increase cargo traffic on the river. The ‘Danube strategy,’ which aims to strengthen European involvement in regional development, will be one of the Hungarian EU presidency’s priorities during the first half of next year. The Danube strategy …

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