The Danube River can be found in Central and Eastern Europe and boasts the European Union's longest river as well as the continent's second longest River.
The Source Of The Danube
It is classified as an international waterway and originates in the town of Donaueschingen (situated in the Black Forest of Germany) at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg. The Danube then flows southeast passing through four Central European capitals of Vienna, Badapest, Belgrade and Bucarest before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine.
A fascinating fact about the Danube River is that it was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire! Unbelievably, the Danube passes through or touches the borders of ten countries which include Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Croatia, Ukraine, and Moldova. Furthermore, its drainage basin extends into nine more countries comprising of the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy, Switzerland, Albania, Macedonia and Poland - WOW!
Danube River, Serbia
The best way to travel down this majestic river is on a river cruise ship.
These ships are specially designed to navigate great rivers such as the Danube River. They provide an amazing opportunity to access some of the most wonderful destinations in Europe and the world. They enable you to gain insight into some of our most loved countries and experience their diverse cultures and beliefs.
Once more, you get to do all this while enjoying all the comfort and elegance of river cruising!