Danube River

The jewel of Europe, The Danube River, is the second-longest river in Europe; second only to the Volga River in Russia. It runs through, or borders with, ten countries before draining into the Danube Delta in Eastern Romania. Centuries of trade flow through the waters of the Danube making it rich in culture and history. Notable cities along its shore include Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava.

River Facts

Length1,777 miles (2,860 km)
Primary SourceThe Black Forest, Germany
MouthDanube Delta, Romania
CountriesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine
Notable CitiesPassau (Germany), Linz (Austria), Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), and Belgrade (Serbia)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Austria: Historic Center of the City of Salzburg
  • Austria: Palace and Gardens of Schonbrunn (Vienna)
  • Austria: Wachau Cultural Landscape
  • Austria: Historic Center of Vienna
  • Germany: Old Town of Regensburg
  • Hungary: Budapest and the Danube Banks
  • Hungary: Early Christian Necropolis of Pecs
  • Romania: Danube Delta
  • Romania: Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
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