Castle Danube © Bratislava Tourismus

Imprint and Dataprotection


Media owner and publisher

ARGE Straße der Kaiser und Könige
c/o Tourismusverband Linz
Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 2
4020 Linz
Phone: +43 732 7070 2938

Managing director: Georg Steiner


Legal form

The Route of Emperors and Kings is hosted by the working group of the same name. This group includes 10 cities, tourism associations, river cruise lines and airports in Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia.

Objective of the company

Arranging tourism services, presenting and providing services for tourism information entities. The working group shall carry out and initiate measures which are suitable for serving or promoting tourism and the leisure industry in its region. It shall also support and promote measures initiated by third parties which are intended to cultivate and promote tourism as well as the leisure industry.

Overall purpose

The website specified above provides information for those travelling along the Danube cultural route from Regensburg to Budapest.

Responsible for content

ARGE Straße der Kaiser und Könige
c/o Tourismusverband Linz
Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 2
4020 Linz

Responsible for graphics, design and technical aspects

Team sisu GmbH Agency, Am Winterhafen 1, 4020 Linz


Despite exercising the greatest care in selecting and presenting the information contained in this website, we assume no liability whatsoever for any errors contained herein. We assume no liability for the content of any links to pages outside, and the respective service providers are responsible for the information they contain.

Gender note

In the interest of better readability of the texts, either the masculine or feminine form of personal words has been chosen. This in no way implies any discrimination against the other gender. Women and men may feel equally addressed by the contents of our website.

Image credits indicated in the image names. If not stated otherwise: ARGE Route of Emperors and Kings

This website publishes content from representatives of ARGE Route of Emperors and Kings who are not ARGE members. All opinions expressed and texts published by them are under their responsibility.

Data Protection

The protection of your personal data is of particular concern to us. We therefore process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal provisions (according to DSGVO, DSG, TKG 2003). We always process your personal data only as long and to the extent necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations or legal (storage) obligations or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Any storage beyond this will only take place with your consent.

We have a legally assigned public duty to create, implement and further develop a tourism concept suitable for Linz and the Danube region. To this end, we are responsible for various tasks, including tourism marketing, the development of tourism products and services, and the provision of services for our guests and members. To fulfill these tasks, it is necessary to process personal data.

In this data protection information, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our services for you.

The responsible party in the sense of the DSGVO is the
ARGE The Danube – Route of Emperors and Kings
c/o Linz Tourist Board
Adalbert-Stifter-Platz 2
4020 Linz

Newsletter subscription

If you subscribe to our newsletter, your personal data (name, e-mail address) will be used and stored for the purpose of sending the newsletter. For the purpose of secure and efficient sending of the newsletter, we are partly supported by external service providers (newsletter tool). If we use external service providers to process your personal data, their processing is based on a contract processing agreement concluded with us. Any further transfer of data to third parties does not take place. You can unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. Please send your cancellation to the following e-mail address: [] or click CANCEL in the newsletter. We will then immediately delete your data in connection with the newsletter dispatch. The data storage is based on the legal basis of your consent.

Contact and inquiries

Data that you send us to answer your inquiry, we store for the purpose of queries or statistics 2 years. In addition, you have the option to give us your consent to store until revoked and receive from us on a case-by-case basis information about news on the part of ARGE The Danube – Route of Emperors and Kings.


We use cookies on our website to make our internet presence more user-friendly and functional. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
The legal basis for the use of technically necessary cookies is based on our legitimate interest in the technically flawless operation and smooth functionality of our website. Our website cannot function properly without these cookies. The use of statistical and marketing cookies requires your consent. You can revoke your consent to the use of cookies at any time for the future. The consent is voluntary. If it is not given, no disadvantages will arise. You can find more information about the cookies we actually use (in particular, their purpose and storage period) in this privacy policy and in the information about the cookies we use in our cookie banner.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

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We use the “Real Cookie Banner” consent tool to manage the cookies and similar technologies used (tracking pixels, etc.) and to give consent in this regard. Details on how “Real Cookie Banner” works can be found at
The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c GDPR  and Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the management of the cookies and similar technologies used and the relevant consents.
The provision of personal data is neither contractually required nor necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the personal data. If you do not provide the personal data, you cannot manage your consents.

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Evaluation of accesses with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Attention, within the scope of this service, data transmission to the USA takes place or cannot be excluded.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. We have also extended Google Analytics on this website with the code “anonymizeIP”. This guarantees the masking of your IP address so that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

During your visit to the website, the following data is collected, among other things:
– The pages you access, your “click path”.
– achievement of “website goals” (e.g. newsletter registrations, downloads)
– Your user behavior (for example, clicks, dwell time, bounce rates)
– Your approximate location (region)
– Your IP address (in shortened form)
– Technical information about your browser and the end devices you use (e.g., language setting, screen resolution)
– your internet service provider
– the referrer URL (via which website / via which advertising medium you came to our website)

The data about the use of our website will be deleted immediately after the end of the retention period set by us in each case. Google Analytics gives us the following options for the retention period: 14 months, 26 months, 38 months, 50 months, do not delete automatically. You can ask us at any time for the retention period currently set by us.

The processing of your data using Google Analytics is based on your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by changing the cookie settings.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plugin.
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, in the Google Analytics Help.

Information about stored data

You are generally entitled to the rights of access to your processed data, as well as its correction, deletion, restriction, transferability, revocation and objection. To exercise these rights, you can also contact our data protection officer:

rosa elefant OG
Schlachthausgasse 52/8
1030 Vienna
+43 676 922 76 00

For the protection of your data, proof of your identity will be requested in case of doubt.

In addition, the data protection authority can be reached at the following contact details:
Austrian Data Protection Authority
Telephone: +43 1 52 152-0

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