Top Cities on the Danube
Curious to know more about the top cities and countries located along the Danube River? From Budapest to Belgrade and beyond, read on for must-know information about the Danube’s can’t-miss destinations.
Known for being the best-preserved medieval city in Germany, this charming town looks like a storybook come to life.
Highlights: Medieval atmosphere
Architectural grandeur and ornate palaces are only a few of the many things to love about Austria’s iconic capital.
Highlights: Schloss Schönbrunn (Sissi Castle)
Fascinating history, impressive architecture, and achingly beautiful vistas await in Hungary’s alluring capital city.
Highlights: Parliament, thermal baths
Get off the tourist trail and see a side of Hungary that many visitors miss in Gyor, a Baroque city located halfway between Budapest and Vienna.
Highlights: The old town
Slovakia’s charming capital is home to several can’t-miss sights, including its picturesque old town and centuries-old castle.
Highlights: Bratislava Castle
It may not have the grandeur of other Eastern European capitals, but Belgrade is chock full of captivating history and cultural sites.
Highlights: Belgrade Fortress
This under-the-radar city will surprise you with its old-world charm, historic facades, and spirited locals.
Highlights: Petrovaradin Fortress
Dive into Vokuvar’s tumultuous history at two of the city’s top attractions: Vučedol Culture Museum and Eltz Manor.
Highlights: Eltz Manor
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What You Need to Know About the Danube
What German cities can you see?
The following German cities sit along the Danube: Ulm, Regensburg, Passau, and Nuremberg. If you’ve always wanted to visit Europe’s top Christmas markets, a Danube river cruise is the perfect way to visit several markets on one trip.
Which capital cities can you see?
You can explore some of Europe's most iconic and underrated capital cities along the Danube, including Vienna (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Belgrade (Serbia).
Where does it start and end?
Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,730 kilometres before draining into the Black Sea.
What countries does it flow through?
The Danube flows through ten countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, and Ukraine. If you’ve been dreaming of travelling through Central and Eastern Europe, a Danube river cruise is the perfect way to explore this captivating region.
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