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“Romantic Danube River Cruise” 3 of 5 stars
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Danube Canal (Donau Kanal)
Vienna, Austria (Leopoldstadt)
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Ranked #180 of 479 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: This offshoot of the Danube River flows through the city just north of the downtown area and, with paved pathways lining its banks, makes for a pleasant stroll.
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“Romantic Danube River Cruise”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We took the Viking Njord down the Danube, unfortunately it wasn't romantic as we were two women who just wanted to explore. Nerenburg was our first stop and very historically impressive if depressing because of the Nazi background. Regensburg was a lovely old town, as was Passau with the 3 converging rivers, which later was badly flooded. It rained almost everyday but the crew were delightful and made up for the weather alot! Melk Abbey was wonderful and I enjoyed Vienna for the architecture and the music performed by the residence orchestra. But the best was last when we arrived in Budapest Hungary. The market was HUGE and you could find any fresh food there on the first floor and all interesting items for home or individuals on second floor. I can recommend this if you are wanting to relax and maybe over 55 years old. If you tend to want to go off on your own and keep busy this is not a good trip for you. The constant rain didn;t help any but the spirits on board did help.

Visited May 2013
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“Believe It or Not, There's also a River”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I couldn't find a more appropriate place to post this comment, especially since a TripAdvisor search for Danube in Vienna brings up the Canal. The Canal and its little bridges are pleasant enough, but I have a nagging thought that people with only small tourist attraction centered maps may not know that there is a lot more to the River Danube in Vienna than the little Canal. We always enjoy walking the bridges that cross the rivers running through cities that we visit. We knew the River Danube (Danau) ran through Vienna, but we came close to concluding that the "hospitality industry" might be quite happy to let the touring public believe the DanauKanal is, indeed, the River Danube. (Perhaps we had a language translation issue.) In any event, the River Danube is east of the Canal. It even has islands in its midst, one of which is the location of the United Nations headquarters. Our experience of the island on the weekend in the middle of February was somewhat surreal; i.e., we saw no more than a dozen people all day, although the area is full of residential high-rise buildings, and we did get lost (long story). The bridge itself carries heavy vehicular traffic, but there is a walkway and bicycle path underneath the bridge on its north side. (We do not know if there is also a walkway on the south side.) Although not particularly attractive the way bridges can be, the walkway is still interesting. It even has a metro-stop in the center. And it does cross the River Danube! We could see extensive public areas on the river banks below us and the area seem quite inviting for summer time rest and play. It is some distance from the principal tourist attractions, but walking and public transportation are available. We're bridge walking die-hards, and we are glad we persevered and had enough time in Vienna to seek out this adventure. Granted, it is probably not for every one; just know that in Vienna, there is a small canal and there is also a large river!

Visited February 2013
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“OK if you like graffiti...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Left bank deserted, badly neglected and full of graffiti - not to be recommended. Opposite bank OK with places to eat, drink or just relax, nice on a sunny afternoon.

Visited April 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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“A fun place to hang out, relax, have a cold beer & a snack”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

There is this fun little beach on the Danube Canal, just walking out of a subway station. It was a pleasant find on a warm day and we stayed so much longer we almost missed our dinner reservations. We had a cold beer and a fish-snack right off the barbeque. It's one of those moments in time that you can forget about everything, turn your face towards the sun and just 'be'. We absolutely loved it!

Visited May 2012
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“Gate 1 river cruise from Nuremburg to Vienna.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We were on the ship "sound of music". Terrific food. Great tour guides on the ship. Professional guides for the cities of Nuremburg, Regensburg, Passau, and Vienna. Also many trips to the christkindle markets. The buses used were excellent. It was very good value for the money. Will do it again.

Visited December 2012
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