Where does the Danube start in Germany?

Danube River/Sources
Classified as an international waterway, it originates in the town of Donaueschingen, in the Black Forest of Germany, at the confluence of the rivers Brigach and Breg.

Does the Danube river flow through Germany?

The longest river in the European Union, the Danube River is the second-longest river in Europe after Russia’s Volga. It begins in the Black Forest region of Germany and runs through 10 countries (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine) on its way to the Black Sea.

What city is built on the Danube?

Bratislava lies on the beautiful blue Danube, arguably the most important river in central Europe.

Where does the Danube river flow in Bavaria?

It flows through a total of eight countries. In Bavaria you follow this extraordinary river from Neu-Ulm to the “City of Three Rivers”, Passau, where it crosses the border into Austria. The culture route of the German Danube with its popular Danube Cycle Route offers you unique holiday experiences.

Is the Danube river navigable by ocean ships?

The Danube is navigable by ocean ships from the Black Sea to Brăila in Romania (the maritime river sector), and further on by river ships to Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany; smaller craft can navigate further upstream to Ulm, Württemberg, Germany.

Where to see the natural beauty of the German Danube?

Between Weltenburg and Kelheim you will come across the unique spectacle of the Donaudurchbruch, a breathtaking natural gorge. This is where the German Danube carves its way through the 100-metre-high cliffs of the Franconian Jura. Along the banks of the river you can experience the beauty of this cultural landscape at first hand.

How long is the route of the Danube in Germany?

In Germany the long-distance cycle route covers some 610 kilometres, and more than two-thirds of this passes through Bavaria. The German Danube is thrilling, changeable, magical and relaxing at the same time. Regardless of whether you want a sporty or a relaxed tempo – on the Danube Cycle Route you set the pace yourself.