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Danube River 

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The Danube (/ˈdæn.juːb/ DAN-yoob; known by various names in other languages) is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga. It is located in Central and Eastern Europe.

The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or bordering AustriaSlovakiaHungaryCroatiaSerbiaRomaniaBulgariaMoldova and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea. Its drainage basin extends into nine more countries.

The Danube river basin is home to fish species such as pikezanderhuchenWels catfishburbot and tench. It is also home to a large diversity of carp and sturgeon, as well as salmon and trout. A few species of euryhaline fish, such as European seabassmullet, and eel inhabit the Danube Delta and the lower portion of the river.

Since ancient times, the Danube has become a traditional trade route in Europe. Today, 2,415 km (1,501 mi) of its total length are navigable. The river is also an important source of hydro-power and drinking water.

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.

 

The Danube then flows southeast for about 2,730 km (1,700 mi), passing through four capital cities (ViennaBratislavaBudapest, and Belgrade) before emptying into the Black Sea via the Danube Delta in Romania and Ukraine

The Amazing sights along the Danube in Romania!!  The rock sculpture of Decebalus is a 42.9 m in height and 31.jpg !! This picture was taken July 2019 on our 14 day River Cruise