If you like river cruises, the Danube is one of the best choices you can make. The river is the second longest in Europe. It covers about 1,770 miles stretching from Germany to Ukraine. There are lots of sites to enjoy from Iconic cities to a number of UNESCO Heritage sites.
There are several river cruise itineraries that go through the Danube. The most common ones are between Passau in Germany and Budapest in Hungary. You can enjoy the scenic view along the river as you pass by tiny villages on the feet of lush green hills.
The Danube has many historical sites and landmarks along its banks. Some of the interesting ones include:
- The Hungarian Parliament Building: In Budapest, you will get to see the imposing Hungarian parliament built in Gothic Revival and Renaissance architectural styles. The building seems to emit a golden glow at night. Making it one of the breathtaking scenes on the banks of the Danube.
- Veste Oberhaus: located in Passau, Germany the Veste Oberhaus is a fortress built in 1219. It is located at the starting point of the trip. The facility has a museum and an open-air theater.
- Cesky Krumlov: A city located in the Czech Republic. It is known for its UNESCO listed castle from the 13th century and a garden and a theater from the 17th
Wine and Concerts
You can enjoy a wide range of foods from different parts of Europe. There are local markets along the river where you can sample traditional cuisine from Hungary and Austria. You will also be passing through Austria’s finest wine producing regions. There are lots of opportunities to sample some of the best white wines.
Vienna is the home of many classical music greats such as Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert. Travelers will get to see where these classical music symphonies were composed and listen to live performances.
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