With a length of 2,857 kilometers, the Danube is the second longest river in Europe after the Volga. The name applies from the union of the two source rivers Breg and Brigach, which originate in the central Black Forest in the southwest of Baden-Württemberg. As a result, the large basin landscapes of the northern Alpine foothills and the Vienna Basin (upper reaches), the Pannonian lowlands (middle reaches) and the Romanian lowlands (lower reaches) are crossed. In an extensive delta, the Danube in Romania flows into the Black Sea. The ten neighboring countries designated as Danube countries will be on their way Germany. Austria. Slovakia (Image), Hungary. Serbia and Romania crosses, as well as one-sided as a border river Croatia. Bulgaria. Moldova and the Ukraine touched.
Like all bodies of water, the Danube has a positive effect on viticulture or creates the conditions for this by often forming terraced Valley slopes. On their banks or in the catchment area, as well as on several tributaries, there is a noteworthy viticulture in a total of five countries. In Germany there is only a small area of vines near Bach on the Danube between Regensburg and Straubing; the wine is marketed under the name Regensburger Landwein. In Austria these are the wine-growing areas crossed by the river Carnuntum. Wachau and Wagram ( Klosterneuburg area), as well as the three wine-growing regions named after tributaries of the Danube Kamptal. Kremstal and Traisental,
In Hungary Wine is practiced almost everywhere along the Danube between Visegrád (Plintenburg) north of Budapest and the southern border. In the Slovakia Most of the vineyards are located on the three Danube tributaries Hron (Gran), Nitra (Neutra) and Váh (Waag) around the capital Bratislava. In Romania the Danube forms the border in the region Dobrogea in the extreme southeast on the Black Sea. The Rotterdam-Constan Cona shipping route is the shortest navigable connection between the North Sea and the Black Sea via the Rhine. Main, Main-Danube Canal, the Danube and the Danube-Black Sea Canal. See other rivers below waters,