Go To EuroCanals Guide for the Donau river, Germany.

Donau river, Germany

On the Donau there is current, with a different look and feel from the previous waterways. On the Donau one must watch the water level carefully; it can change by one meter overnight. You can be in a comfortable slip or anchorage in the evening and aground or trapped in a harbor in the morning. You will need to know the levels to determine which harbors suit your vessel’s draft. On the German Donau, there are plenty of pegels (water level index) to inform you of the water level.

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The table shows the KM Post markers starting at Kelheim, Germany; KM to is the reverse, the distance from Kelheim. The country name cell includes the 2-letter identifier, local name for the Danube and the length of the river in that country.

Thousands of photos taken on two trips down the Danube (first trip starting at Calais, France and the second trip from Vlissingen, Netherlands, both all the way to the Black Sea) have been used to create the EuroCanals PhotoNav Guides for the Danube. They include the photos shown on this website.

In full-page format they display the details of landmarks along the route, in a km-by-km sequence. The photos are identified by kilometer post; they include ports, bridges, locks as well as sites worth noting. Examples are described on this page:

View a sample guide as a slideshow: