THE DANUBE REGION
The Danube is more than Europe's second longest river, extending 2,778 km from its source in Germany to its delta at the Black Sea. It is more than a line on a map and a political boundary for 10 countries experiencing vastly different political, economic and historical contexts. It is even more than a cultural and romantic symbol of Central Europe's rich past and hopes for future integration.
It is an immense basin that drains water from countries, much like a huge bowl. With over 80 million people, the Danube is the most international river basin in the world.
Countless other European rivers drain from the basin into the Danube River - from the Inn River in Germany; to the Morava River in the Czech Republic, Austria and Slovakia; to the Tisza River in Hungary and Romania; to the Sava River through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Serbia & Montenegro; to the Prut River in Romania and Moldova; and the list goes on and on.