Danube summer experiences

Top 10 summer experiences on the Danube

1. Cycling on the Danube bike path

On the tour from Passau to Vienna, cyclists can enjoy the stimulating change of nature and culture. Regional landscapes such as the Schlöger Donauschlinge and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau also lure the city’s experiences in Vienna, Linz and Passau. Also monasteries and pens, castles and ruins, picturesque villages and old marketplaces are located on the wayside.

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2. Hiking experience Donausteig

The long-distance trail Donausteig leads to 450 km from Passau via Linz to Grein. On the way, Wanderer delights with wonderful mythical figures, significant landscapes and unique cultural treasures. Branching off the main route of the Donausteige, numerous paths lead into the hinterland and enable an even more intense experience of the Danube region in Upper Austria. For hikers there are a total of 49 Donausteig rounds. It is obvious – the Donausteig is simply amazing!

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3. Hiking between Danube, wine and apricot

The world heritage trail Wachau is a 180 km long long-distance trail and leads on the most beautiful hiking trails through the Danube valley and the wine landscape Wachau. The trail connects historical heritage of the 13 municipalities of the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau and leads through one of the most enchanting river landscapes in Europe. The World Heritage Wachau embraces 20 castles, ruins and castles, the Wachau wine region, characterized by stone terraces and stelae vineyards, three monasteries and the Jauerling, the highest mountain on the Danube at all – 960 m.

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4. Delightful moments on the Danube

In the Upper Austrian-Bavarian valley of the Danube between Passau and the Strudengau you can experience the culinary diversity of the Danube. From masters of the chocolatiers and confectioners, from wine pioneers to vegetable growers, the old varieties, the chefs of gastronomy for cooking. The Danube region in Lower Austria is known for its ancient wine culture and state-of-the-art wineries. You can expect culinary delicacies such as the Wachau apricots, fresh Danube fish, asparagus from the Marchfeld, seasonal delicacies from the forest and fields.

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5. Nice views

Just that, look and enjoy. In this case, you should take a look at the perspective, or at a different angle of the viewing places. From the viewing platform by the Schlögener Schlinge, from the summit of the Jauerling, from Göttweig Abbey, from the Aggstein ruins or from the Buda Castle in Budapest. Beautiful views of picturesque landscapes where the eye looks like.

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6. Ship Ahoy on the Danube

It is especially nice to experience the Danube with the different regions from the ship. Varied landscapes, artfully stone-walled stone walls You will experience beautiful vineyards, beautiful landscapes and valuable art treasures, as well as castles and palaces in the Danube valley. Whether on a boat trip on the Danube or on a visit to the country: the Danube regions are waiting to be discovered.

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7. Rest in the Bratislava Forest Park

The urban Bratislava, which covers an area of ​​3,000 hectares, is a recreational area near the Little Carpathians, perfect for pleasant walks and the emergence of new energy. Here you will also find the well-known iron spring (Železná studnička), which boasts a partisan meadow with a variety of playgrounds, gazebos, opportunities for playing football and boating on the lake near the meadow.

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8. Splashing boat tour in Bratislava

A breathtaking and unique view of the whole of Bratislava at full speed – that awaits you on board a speedboat. You get the Danube bank and our castle from a new perspective. The majestic Devin Castle presents itself in all its glory in this exclusive experience.

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9. Enjoy the summer on the Danube bank in Budapest

The banks of the Danube became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site to highlight the appreciation for the beauty and richness of historic architecture, the brilliant design and all that combined to create a unique vision on a global scale. Budapest not only inhabits this heritage, but it continues to expand, inviting its visitors to enjoy and appreciate it. Every summer there are open-air bars where a drink becomes an unforgettable experience.

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10. Experience sunrises and sunsets in Budapest

Never has getting up early paid off. One of the most surprising places for sunrises is the philosopher garden on the Gellért Hill. Although this area is very popular with visitors, the garden itself is surprisingly quiet. It also serves as a regular starting point for hikes and nature trekking. Or visit the Margitsziget to experience the sunrise in Budapest. A small challenge, but worth the effort, is the drive to one of Budapest’s elevated squares before the sun comes up. The castle palace or one of the numerous viewpoints will show you how wonderful the city shines when the sun’s rays reach it.

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