The Wonderful Danube River Tour

by Jason Myers

Setting up a Danube River trip for your next holiday is almost a certainty. It is a great destination and will allow you to see a great many sites in Eastern Europe. Stretching from Germany all the way to the Black Sea, there is more than sufficient here to keep you in astonishment.

A typical Danube trip will start near Munich, Germany with boarding in Passau near the Austrian border. In Austria popular stops are in Melk to travel the Benedictine monastery that is over 900 years old. Next is Vienna, capital city of Austria. Here you may go to Hofburg Palace or the Opera House. Make sure to check out the stunning scenery as you pass through Wachau Valley. Just over the Austrian border the Danube runs directly through Bratislava, capitol of Slovakia. Here you will find that trips to Old Town and Bratislava Castle are in order. Also don’t fail to spot the ruins of Devin Castle. You can visit here while in Bratislava and you will go through the ruins as you cruise by on the Danube River.

Budapest, Hungary is the next capitol city on the regular listing of stops. In this amazing city you can view the Hungarian Crown Jewels at the Parliament or go to Castle Hill to observe Buda Castle. The first castle was finished in 1265 but the oldest part standing today dates back to the 14th century. Buda Castle also sits on the banks of the Danube. Perhaps the most magical and picturesque part of your Danube tour will be while cruising through the Iron Gate. It is an 83 mile area on the bank or Serbia and Romania. The Iron Gate is a string of gorges, a channel and the Iron Gate Dam.

Often Bucharest, Romania is the last stop prior to the Danube empties out into the Black Sea. Here you can visit The National Museum of Art of Romania the cities most popular museum. afterward you may opt to see Palace of the Parliament or Arcul de Triumf, both 20th century attractions.

These are just a few of the many attractions that a Danube River tour can take you. I believe you are eager to begin planning this river cruise on your next tour to Eastern Europe.

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