Danube River

The Danube flows through the heart of Central Europe, making it an intrinsic waterway and one that is heavily featured by most river cruise lines. Amongst the important ports along the Danube are three major European capitals: Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. However, a river cruise along the Danube isn't just packed with big cities and European capitals. You will get to truly experience the village life when your ship docks in smaller towns and you have lunch in a cozy restaurant. Some of the smaller towns along the river include Regensburg and Melk. Featured below are some of the best ways to spend your time when river cruising through Europe along the Danube River:

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Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary
  • Budapest, Hungary has beautiful bridges and buildings near the shores, especially along Andrássy Avenue. The Parliament Building, located on the Pest side of the Danube, is one of the most recognizable buildings, and the tallest in Budapest.
     
  • Bratislava, Slovakia is known for its baroque and gothic architecture. Popular sites include the Jesuit Church, Michael’s Tower and the Bratislava Castle, whose site has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.
     
St. Peter’s Cathedral in Regensburg, Germany
  • Tour Regensburg, Germany, one of Europe’s most preserved medieval cities. Stroll through the picturesque streets as you pass by gorgeous 12th – 14th century architecture, including St. Peter’s Cathedral.
     
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the ornate Benedictine abbey in Melk, which features elaborate baroque architecture. Step outside the abbey to enjoy views of Austria’s Wachau Valley while exploring the courtyard and gardens.
     
Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria
  • Vienna, Austria is a city rich in culture, and it’s where Mozart and Beethoven both worked creating masterpieces. Tour the city and admire the beautiful architecture of the Vienna State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, St. Stephan’s Cathedral and more.
     
  • In Passau, Germany you can visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral where you’ll be treated to an exclusive concert from the church’s 17,000-pipe organ, Europe’s largest.
     

 

Danube river cruises give you the opportunity to see inspiring architectural and historical sites in river ports like Vienna, Nuremberg and more. Contact our river cruise experts for help planning the perfect Danube river cruise.

 

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