The Blue Danube is not only a waltz

“An der schönen blauen Donau” or The Blue Danube is one of the best known rivers in the world because of the immortal waltz of Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866.

“By the Beautiful Blue Danube” (is the translation of the original title in German) it has been one of the most consistently popular pieces of music in the classical repertoire.

Its unique rhythm seems to lead those who listen to the gentle swaying of the waters of the Danube, a placid and attractive destination for those who visit Europe.

The crossing by that river passing through Germany, Austria, and Hungary and another seve countries is a peculiar  scenic journey, with stops in fabolous locales.

Recreational cruises offers 7 days of excursions. A visitor will uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities.

Legends of the Danube

Many rivers in the world has its own miths and the Danube is no exception.

One of those legends tells that many, many years ago  a glass palace at the bottom of the river a  maiden lived together with her father the Prince of the Danube with the secret desire to meet people.

On warm evenings the beautiful maiden went out of the depths and sings for the people. Her voice was so wonderful and clear that everyone was enchanted.

But the most interesting legend of the Danube River is its own history.

The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire, and today flows through 10 countries, more than any other river in the world.

Many of its legends are linked to the abundant variety of fish it contains

Blue Long Danube

Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast for 2,850 km (1,770 mi), passing through or touching the border of Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea.

The Danube river basin is home to fish species such as pike, zander, huchen, wels catfish, burbot and tench.

It is also home to a large diversity of carp and sturgeon, as well as salmon and trout. A few species of euryhaline fish, such as European seabass, mullet, and eel, inhabit the Danube delta and the lower portion of the river.

The Danube is a wonder of nature in the heart of Europe.

The immortal Danube river is excellent for visitors who seek their own wellbeing  navigating in an immortal river, listening perhaps to the notes of a waltz as immortal as the river itself.

Wellness Destiny Photos: Anestiev (1) Keaganbadenhorst (2)

Frank Martin

Periodista internacional y Editor

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