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The Wonderful Danube River Tour

The Wonderful Danube River Tour


The Wonderful Danube River Tour

by Jason Myers

Setting up a Danube River trip for your upcoming vacation is almost a certainty. It is an great destination and will enable you to see a great many sites in Eastern Europe. Stretching from Germany all the way to the Black Sea, there is more than enough here to hang on to you in amazement.

A normal Danube trip will begin near Munich, Germany with boarding in Passau near the Austrian boundary. In Austria popular stops are in Melk to tour the Benedictine monastery that is more than 900 years old. After that is Vienna, capital city of Austria. At this place you may visit Hofburg Palace or the Opera House. Make certain to see the impressive view as you go through Wachau Valley. Just after the Austrian boundary the Danube runs directly through Bratislava, capitol of Slovakia. Here you will discover that visits to Old Town and Bratislava Castle are in order. Also never miss 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 normal list of stopovers. In this amazing city you can check out the Hungarian Crown Jewels at the Parliament or visit Castle Hill to observe Buda Castle. The first castle was completed in 1265 but the oldest division that exists today goes back to the 14th century. Buda Castle also sits on the borders of the Danube. Probably the most majestic as well as picturesque part of your Danube tour will be while touring through the Iron Gate. This is an 83 mile area on the bank or Serbia and Romania. The Iron Gate is a series of gorges, a canal 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 go to The National Museum of Art of Romania the cities most popular museum. Later you can choose to see Palace of the Parliament or Arcul de Triumf, both 20th century attractions.

These are only some of the many attractions that a Danube River cruise can bring you. I know you are eager to start planning this river tour on your next trip to Eastern Europe.

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