Main river, Germany
A trip “Down the Danube” first begins at Mainz, where the westward-flowing Main river joins the Rhine valley. At first the route passes through the industrial and business area at Frankfurt, but the remainder of the cruise is in the very beautiful and historic state of Bavaria. The Main river is gorgeous, passing between wooded hills and past ancient castles. It runs through many towns and cities, providing a good view of the architecture of several centuries.
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: