The Danube River: across Europe

Danube River - the largest river of Western Europe with the adjusted shipping.Barges and bulk carriers walk the river throughout the navigation and ships travel companies make trips on the Danube in the summer months, from May to September.The river is very picturesque, a gift for lovers of leisurely cruises and travelers who are trying at once to see the maximum number of countries.Danube for this purpose it is appropriate, on his way located ten European countries.

States, through which the river flows the Danube, starting with Germany, it is the source.German Black Forest mountains give rise to the great river.The birth of the Danube surrounded by mystery.After about thirty kilometers, the river suddenly disappears.All the water to the last drop, goes underground, rages there and rushes to 12 kilometers to break out as a powerful source, which gave the name Aahsky key.In 1876, it made a key check, it turned out that it is powered entirely with water from the source of the Danube.

But the most interesting thing is that Aahsky key gives all water river Radolftseller Aah, which carries it to the Boden lake, and from this lake originates Rhine River, which is one of the largest waterways in Germany.However, the available water is enough and to the Danube.After the turn of the German Regensburg river is gaining momentum, it is gradually becoming a full-flowing and has slowly flowing on.After Austria and the Vienna basin, the Danube river for a while flows along the border of Slovakia and Hungary.Rather it becomes a natural border between the two countries on a fairly continuous section.Then, in the vicinity of Budapest, it turns sharply to the south.

Now the way great European river lies to the south, along the path of the Danube divides the Hungarian capital - Budapest - in two cities, Buda and Pest.I must say that Buda and Pest with the Danube form one of the most beautiful places around the globe.The Hungarian capital is also the world capital of therapeutic baths.Many thermal springs in Budapest brought one of the first places in therapeutic recreation industry, and in this city helped the Blue Danube.

After the Danube crosses the southern border of Hungary, he once again becomes a natural border between the two countries, this time Serbia and Croatia.Soon, however, the Danube river turns sharply to the left, away from the border and meets a beautiful old town Belgrade.There Danube takes one of its main tributaries, the Sava River.Replenished power flows further towards Romania.And again, for the umpteenth time, the Danube River became the natural border between the two countries.The entire length of contact between the Romanian territory with Bulgaria border runs along the bed of the Danube.

And just a little bit before reaching the shores of the Black Sea, the Danube River turns north, to touch the most extreme southern point of Moldova and a little walk on Ukrainian soil.It is divided into several branches, forming the classic triangle of the river delta, passes the last few kilometers and calmly pours his tired from the long journey of water in the hospitable Black Sea.