The Danube River runs through numerous cities in 10 European countries, mainly in Central and Eastern Europe. Its waters bathe the shores of beautiful cities like Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade, Vienna or Regensburg. Along with these cities, practically always appears Prague within the circuits, reason why it’s included in this journey through the cities of the Danube. Although the Danube crosses other beautiful cities, on this post we focus on those that offer the best views of this river, which Delta is considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The hydrofoil or how to cruise between Prague, Budapest, Vienna
The prices of the Danube River Cruise are somewhat more expensive than in the case of trains or buses but, of course, worth it. These cities are simply beautiful and feature magnificent landscapes, splendid places and offer the best conditions for those travellers who want to spend unforgettable holidays in Europe. So, what are you waiting for? Join us on this fabulous journey on a Danube River Cruise.
From Regensburg to Prague
The historical centre of Regensburg is a clear example of the Bavarian beauty. Its streets and German houses, some of them dating from the Middle Ages, deserve a visit. Enjoy a coffee in one of its terraces and spend at least two nights in the city and visit its most special attractions. On Regensburg, you will find a large number of historic structures including some ancient Roman and Gothic buildings. Certainly, Regensburg is the perfect starting point for a fabulous journey through the cities of the Danube, as from this city you can take a cruise to Prague.
From Prague to Vienna
This is “the route” by antonomasia and also is the one where you can learn the most. The treasures of Prague are led by the old clock as well as the historic quarter, St. Nicholas Church and Prague’s Castle. Also, the cathedral of San Vito and the alley of the gold are interesting places. Undoubtedly, Prague is a city that enchants, it’s impossible not falling in love with this city.
Prague is very close to Vienna, which means you can get there either by cruise or train. However, the Danube River Cruise is the best option. Vienna is one of the jewels of Central Europe thanks to its lively atmosphere.
From Vienna to Budapest
Now we are in Vienna, the imperial capital of Austria. This city offers a delightful blend of traditions and overwhelming modern architecture. A city famous for being the birthplace of Strauss, Beethoven and Mozart, a city that certainly enchants and makes everyone fall in love with its charm. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit The Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the site of Mozart’s wedding and funeral. Everything in this city is beautiful and we know it. Now is time to continue our Danube River Cruise and visit Budapest.
Considered the jewel of the Danube par excellence, Budapest is a fabulous destination that should be on your bucket list. Travellers who have visited Prague or Vienna, including Regensburg, will notice a huge difference between these cities and Budapest. The city offers many wonders such as the Palace of Buda, the Batast, the castle, similar to Bran Castle located somewhere in the dark and stark hills of Transylvania. Certainly, a city that has it all: good food, top attractions and affordable prices.
From Budapest to Bratislava
Also accessible from Vienna, Bratislava is a very economical city that has an interesting historical centre. The capital of Slovakia maybe is not one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but certainly, it’s capable to surprise visitors with its beautiful attractions such as its castle and its numerous parks.
From Budapest to Belgrade
Another alternative route is Belgrade. The capital of Serbia is more resplendent than ever. This city is beautiful and offers you two rivers for the price of one. Belgrade is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. With more than 7,000 years of history, this city is one of the largest in Europe and its streets breathe the typical atmosphere of a city in which culture and art are two very important pillars.