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:
Please Note: EuroCanals is a publisher of waterway guides; we do not book cruises, we tell you where to go and how to do it.
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There are many not-to-be-missed sights to be seen from the river, beautiful and/or interesting places that are seen quickly, without disembarking. They are identified by their kilometer location, as in "KM2209.9L town of Obernzell, Germany". The photo above shows the beautiful Kirche St. Maria Himmelfahrt (Church of St. Mary's Ascension.) Photos of sites are featured in the EuroCanals Guides.
KM2209.9L town of Obernzell, Germany
KM2019.8L Hinterhaus ruin
Along the Danube route there are hundreds of castles and ruins on the ridges, like this one above the Wachau Valley town of Spitz, Austria.The book "Cruising the Danube" (currently in production) describes many of them:
The Hinterhaus ruin dates from 1243; it has a tale: The spirit of the deceased Adelheid, wife of Henry the Iron, every year appears at the ruin on the date of death of her husband. Heinrich married a new wife shortly after her death, although at that time it was proper to respect a year of mourning. Shortly after, he also died. Many saw it as a punishment for his shameful behavior.
KM2076.2L Village of Werfenstein
Bill & Laurel Cooper wrote in Back Door to Byzantium (1997):
Any idiot casting his eyes up the Werfenstein cliff for Black Monks when they should have been steering through rapids deserves disaster and death. The Strudengau gorge may be a fraction of the terror it once was, but it is still a beast when the river wills, and we experienced a little beastiness that day.