A trip along the Danube is a must for those who are interested in European history. No region is more steeped in history or spans more epochs than the regions on the Danube, which are at the very heart of the European states. Historical evidence in the form of castles, fortresses, excavation sites and museums make this a vibrant and impressive trip through time. A variety of World Heritage sites in the regions commemorate the historic significance and special beauty of the landscapes and culture found here.
Learn more about the events in the various epochs on the ‘Route of Emperors and Kings’.
A large number of UNESCO World Heritage sites are located along the Danube and in close proximity to it.
Regensburg: Old Town of Regensburg and the district of Stadtamhof
Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and historic city centre
Budapest: Banks of the Danube, Andrássy Avenue, Buda Castle Quarter
Pannonhalma: Monastery of the Benedictine Order
Pécs: Early Christian necropolis
Salzburg: Historic city centre, prehistoric pile dwellings (in the Salzkammergut region: Lake Atter and Lake Mond), Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut cultural landscape
Český Krumlov: historic centre