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From Map & Compass to Navi, Apps & GPS - Danube Cartography over the Course of Time

The so-called “Pasetti Map” as a reproduction is enthroned among books, stucco and marble, thus emphasising in picturesque surroundings its importance of once: on a length of 44 metres, the reproduction of the navigation map from the Danube monarchy shows us what the Danube once was – when it was not yet regulated.

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Mariandl, wine and apricots - A gourmet tour in the Wachau region

Staying at the vintner’s, sitting in the guest garden near the Danube, taking a tour with the winegrower through his vineyards or simply stopping at the Heuriger, drinking a glass of Wachau DAC and eting a few sandwiches with spreads: The Wachau is simply a picturesque and enjoyable feel-good region – especially in the warm months.

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Empress Elisabeth and the Danube - From Bavaria via Vienna to Budapest

When the Bavarian princess Elisabeth from the Wittelsbach family boarded the Danube ship “Stadt Regensburg” in Straubing on 21 August 1854, it was not to start a pleasure cruise. No, the 16-year-old was on a bridal trip, or rather, she was on her way to the “wedding of the century” in Vienna.

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Cycling by the water

2850 kilometres of pure natural landscape along the Danube, 2850 times to breathe deeply and experience vastness: That is the Danube Cycle Path, an active nature and cultural experience. The Danube Cycle Path is also called the “mother of river cycle paths” and is one of the most popular cycle paths in Europe.

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Wine & culinary delights along the Danube

The grapes love the gentle influence of the Danube. That is why the Danube regions from Regensburg to Budapest are also rich in wine-growing areas. Even the Romans knew how to appreciate wine. Vinum laetificat cor hominis! – Wine gladdens a humans heart!

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The mythical world of the Danube between Melk and Vienna.

Forty years ago in a Viennese elementary school: every child knew what legends were back then. A legend is a short story from the usually very, very distant past, telling a wonderful, frightening, completely gruesome or even magical regional event – and there is always a tiny true core in it somewhere. Which one, you have to find out for yourself.

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News from the Ancient Romans at the Danube Limes

Along the Road of Emperors and Kings there were legionary camps, forts, watchtowers, settlements and even a few big cities in Roman times. What was life like for the Romans in our latitudes between Regensburg and Budapest? So much different than today?

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Castle anniversary - 800 years of Veste Oberhaus

On the occasion of our castle tour, we would like to introduce you to the third largest castle complex in Europe, the Veste Oberhaus, which is celebrating its 800th anniversary this year. For 800 years now, the Veste Oberhaus has been enthroned high above the city of Passau and offers a magnificent view of the Danube.

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The Danube - Music along the blue Danube

With his famous composition „On the beautiful, blue Danube“ Johann Strauss has left a piece of music with the highest popularity, giving the Danube an important focus as a lifeline of Central Europe. Every year on New Year’s Eve, the famous “Danube Waltz” has been ringing for over 150 years, making us dance into a happy new year.

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History along the Danube - The Romans conquer the Danube

The world empire of the Roman emperors is still present on the entire route of the holiday road. For more than 450 years, the Danube (Danubius) formed the northern border of the Roman Empire as the “Nasser” Limes.

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Coronation City Bratislava

Bratislava, which the Slovaks once called Prešporok, the German Pressburg and the Hungarians Pozsony, became the coronation town after the Turkish occupation of Hungary, when the Turks also occupied the coronation town Székesfehérvár.

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Delicacies on the river

The Danube is a culinary paradise. Over the course of history, trading along the Danube has had a lasting effect on the cuisine and has made it highly valued. Delightful guests of the Danube can expect an enchanting wealth of attractive and varied delicacies.

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Top 10 summer experiences on the Danube

Whether cycling or hiking experiences, culinary delights or boat trips – everything waiting for you, if you travel this summer the Danube region of Regensburg to Budapest. Here are our 10 favorite summer experiences.

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Urban vantage points along the Danube

A common phenomenon the world over is for visitors to a foreign city to seek out vantage points. This is often driven by a desire to get an overview of that foreign city and orient themselves.

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Enjoy endless amounts of music along the Danube

Many important composers’ studios can be found along the Danube. The most famous composition about the river itself is “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss. The piece has inspired the names of numerous hotels and restaurants along the river and is now world famous.

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An Austrian institution conquers the world

The coffee house has triumphantly spread around the world and is now more attractive than ever – a place to take a breather and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

 

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On the trail of emperors and kings in Vienna

Walk in the footsteps of the Habsburg monarchy of yesteryear, visit the magnificent baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, gaze upon the centre of the once vast Austrian Empire in Hofburg palace, and stroll along the magnificent Ring Road.

 

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