The Danube is a truly magnificent river, its banks filled with
rich history, heritage and culture. Historically used as a trade
route that played an important role in Europe's economic past, the
Danube is now one of the world's most iconic waterways. Beginning
its journey in the mountainous region of Germany's Black Forest,
the Danube flows through the heart of Europe for 1,777 miles,
through a number of European countries and four capital cities,
before finally reaching the Black Sea.
Each bend of the Danube boasts new surprises, with its shores
home to grand, historic capital cities such as Vienna and Budapest,
as well as idyllic towns and villages such as Melk and Krems.
Beginning in Germany, the Danube cuts through or touches the
borders of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria,
Romania, Moldova and Ukraine, before ending in the Black Sea.