Tag Archives: Danube River

Passau Fortress

Passau, the last major city in Germany on the Danube and known as the City of Three Rivers, is located at the confluence of the Inn, Danube and Ilz Rivers. During medieval times, Passau was a trade center for “white … Continue reading

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Shoes on the Danube

Sixty pair of shoes, made of cast iron, sit on the bank of the Danube River just below the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest.   The shoes are old fashioned, all different styles, from all walks of life, worn by men, … Continue reading

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Castles in the Sky

The hillsides along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley of Austria are so steep that the only place to build is on top of the mountain.  Most of the castles sit several hundred feet above the river.  Very few of … Continue reading

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Gottweig Abbey

                      Gottweig Abbey is located near Krems, Austria, on the Danube River in the heart of the Wachau Valley.   Krems is the oldest city in Austria. The high altar … Continue reading

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Wachau Valley

The Wachau Valley Gorge, in northeastern Austria, is one of the most scenic stretches of the Danube River.  Beautiful and filled with so much history, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent castle-residence was one of the first … Continue reading

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Vienna Graffiti

  The Danube River flows through the center of Old Vienna and graffiti is prevalent along its banks.  A beautiful city, even in the rain, but why are so many of the old buildings, walkways and retaining walls along the river … Continue reading

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Regensburg Stone Bridge

In the southeastern corner of Germany, where the Naab and Regen rivers flow into the Danube River, lies a well-preserved medieval town of Regensburg.  The Stone Bridge, completed in 1146, was the first bridge across the Danube, which opened major … Continue reading

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