Danube River, July 2015 - U of I EXPLORERS Photolog

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Described by Napoleon as "king of Europe's rivers," the Danube is steeped in legend and epic lore. Discover the scenic banks that have witnessed centuries of human history and rise and fall of civilizations. Natural wonders abound in the vineyard-clad Wachau Valley, the narrow, twisting Danube Bend, and the formidable Iron Gate Gorge. We began by delving into the rich culture of Prague, embarked on an 8-night cruise, and were offered a feast of ancient capitals, picturesque villages, Roman ruins, palaces, and medieval castles.