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 The Danube is one of Europe's great rivers-and since the Main-Danube Canal opened in 1992, ships have been able to navigate all the way from Amsterdam.

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2  The Danube is one of Europe's great rivers-and since the Main-Danube Canal opened in 1992, ships have been able to navigate all the way from Amsterdam to the Black Sea.

3  A city in the German Federal State of Baden-Württemberg which is situated at the point where the rivers Blau and Iller join the Danube. There is a solar-powered ferry that crosses the Danube 7 days a week in the summer

4  The city is situated between Nuremberg and Passau; two to three days' cruising distance from Vienna and Budapest.  Local river cruises also are popular with visitors.  The “Regensburg” and other cruise ships of the local Ship Company offer many cruising opportunities, such as:  sightseeing cruises  Walhalla excursions (private companies)  Breakfast, brunch, dinner, dance, and Christmas-season cruises. These special cruises take place on specific dates.

5  It can be comfortably explored from the water:  from April to October  the DDSG Blue Danube-> offers sightseeing tours on the Danube Canal and Danube River on five boats.  A tip for cool days:  the Danube Canal tour can also be enjoyed in the winter months of November and December on board the comfortably warm MS Schlögen.

6  Numerous boat services including transport to and from both the cities Budapest and Vienna can be found in Bratislava, as well as sight seeing ferries and leisure boat rides.  Summer time leisure cruises to Gabcíkovo and Devin are also popular.  An Austrian company with their catamaran the Twin City Liner provides an additional connection from Bratislava to Vienna.

7 BUDAPEST The first public steamships started to operate on the Danube in 1820 between Vígadó square and Óbuda. In the 1880's ships transported 4 million passengers per year. This number decreased to a third in 1920, and there were only 53,000 passengers in the 1990's.

8 Public transport boats started from 1st of July new lines, run by Budapest Transport Company (BKV)  two on weekdays, called D11 and D12  one at the weekend, named D13.  On weekdays ships depart every 20 minutes. Fares:  On weekdays: free with a daily, weekly or monthly ticket  At weekends: all passengers need to buy a ticket before departure. A ticket costs 400 HUF (ca. 1, 4 €).  Passengers under 6 and over 65 years old travel for free.


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