Linz – Danube River Cruise

City Square and Trinity Column, Linz, Austria

RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Danube) Right/Left KM 2135 Altitude 260m/853ft Population 184,000   Capital city of Oberösterreich Bundesland (federal state), north-central Austria, Linz lies along the Danube River 100 miles (160 km) west of Vienna. It originated as the Roman fortress of Lentia and became an important medieval trading centre. By the 13th century it […]

Melk – Danube River Cruise

Melk Abbey

RIVER CRUISE GUIDE Bank (Danube) Right KM 2036 Altitude 213m/699ft Population 5,200 Situated on an isolated rock commanding the Danube, Melk has been a well-known place since the Roman times. It became Austria’s first capital under Luitpold II, the Landgrave of Austria in 976AD who established his stronghold on an already existing fortification, some 60m/200ft. […]