Welcome to Danube Day 2022

Welcome!

We're happy to announce that the various restrictions on public gatherings throughout the Danube River Basin as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic have mostly been lifted and are looking forward to 2022's Danube Day celebrations on and around 29th June 2022!

Stay tuned to #DanubeDay and #DiscoverDanube on Social Media or watch this space for further updates.

Austria

A nice programme over three days is awaiting our visitors:

  • Danube Day 2022 festivities will start on 13th June with a boat tour at the heart of the National Park Donau Auen. Up to 5 boats will be operated and supervised by park rangers, offering tours for 50 teenage pupils.

Location:
SchlossORTH Nationalpark-Zentrum
Schlossplatz 1, 2304 Orth/Donau

Date and time:
Mo. June 13th, 2022 / 09:00-13:00

  • For visitors joining on 14th and 15th June, stations will be operated in the National Park House, the  'SchlossORTH National Park Center', which will be designed and supervised by National Park rangers and partner organizations.

Location:
SchlossORTH Nationalpark-Zentrum
Schlossplatz 1, 2304 Orth/Donau

Date and time:
Tuesday, June 14th, and Wednesday, June 15th 2022  between 09 AM and 1 PM. 

Find out more here:

  • https://www.danubeday.at/
  • https://www.facebook.com/danubeday/
  • https://playdanube.app.ovosplay.com/#/login

Bulgaria

Three events have been planned by our colleagues in Bulgaria: 

  • In the town of Nikopol: Danube Day celebrations will include interactive educational models, concerts, competitions, exhibitions, actions to clean the banks of the Danube and its tributaries, and a Danube Day info campaign
  • In the village of Baykal, part of the municipality of Dolna Mitropolia: Danube Day celebrations will include interactive educational models, concerts, competitions, exhibitions, cleaning actions on the banks of the Danube, and a Danube Day info campaign
  • In the town of Belene: Danube Day celebrations will include a festival with interactive educational models, representation of Danube countries and traditional Bulgarian customs, and a Danube Day info campaign

 In Bulgaria, all Danube Day celebrations will be held every day between the 25th and the 30th of June.  

Czech republic

 
Our Czech colleagues of the Czech Ministry of the Environment are planning a joint event hosted by the T. G. Masaryk Water Research Institute (TGM WRI). The Institute's Open House Day will be held on 21st June and is open to schools and families. 
 
Find out more here:
  • www.vuv.cz  

Germany - Baden Württemberg

Danube Day visitors in Baden Württemberg are invited to the inauguration of a special revitalization project and will get to discover the nice redesigned area of the confluence of the Brigach and Breg Rivers at the source of the Danube River under the motto: "The confluence of Brigach and Breg: A New Beginning for the Danube". 

Following a two-year construction period, the redesigned area of the confluence of Brigach and Breg at the source of Danube River will be inaugurated and presented to the public in the occasion of Danube Day on the June 29th, starting at 10 AM.

The preliminary programme includes: 

  • 10 AM: Inauguration of the newly revitalized confluence of the Brigach and Breg, the source of Danube River. Opening by Thekla Walker, Minister of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector of Baden-Württemberg.
  • 11 AM: Guided tour along the revitalized river banks and presentation of the “Donauursprung-App” to the invited guests
  • 12 PM: “Meet and Greet” at Lunchtime
  • 2 PM –3 PM: Guided tours for the public

Location: Donaueschingen/Confluence of the Brigach and Breg Rivers

Find out more here: 

  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RegierungspraesidiumFreiburg/
  • Twitter: https://twitter.com/RPFreiburg

Germany - Ulm

Our colleagues of the Donaubüro in Ulm have planned again their flagship event, the famous 'Fahnenlauf' in honour of Danube Day. During the 'Flag presentation for the International Danube Festival 2022', colourful flags that are the symbol of the International Danube Festival Ulm/Neu-Ulm will be presented. The concept of the flags was designed by artists from Ulm/Neu-Ulm. Almost 650 flags were designed and hand-painted individually. For the opening ceremony of the International Danube Festival, people will walk carrying the flags and place them along the banks of the Danube.

Don't miss out if you're in the region, the meeting point is 4 PM on the 30th of June at the riverfronts of Ulm and Neu-Ulm

Find out more here: 
 
  • www.donaubuero.de
  • www.donaufest.de
  • www.facebook.com/Donauportal
  • www.twitter.com/donaubuero

Hungary

Three events have been planned by our colleagues in Hungary: 

  • On 18th June, you can look forward to an all day event of Danube Day celebrations in Budapest, open for families and all visitors at the Children's Island or Hajógyári Sziget.
  • On 23rd June, the city of Baja, in the Lower Danube Valley Water Directorate, join our Hungarian colleagues for a book presentation about the history of the Lower Danube Valley of Water Directorate
  • On 1st July, in the city of Berettyóújfalu, join celebrations under the motto “Celebrating Danube Day among water directorates with the Romanian partners”. On this occasion, the so-called family of water management comes together to celebrate the international Danube Day. The event is organised by the General Directorate of Water Management, Trans Tisza Water Directorate, in cooperation with the Romanian Water Directorate called Administratia Nationala "Apele Romane", (National Bureau of Romanian Waters). The program includes a cooking competition, various sporting events (and competitions, come prepared!) and concerts.

    Find out more here:
     
  • http://www.hidrologia.hu/mht/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=13&Itemid=38
  • http://www.aduvizig.hu/
  • https://dunanap.hu/

Moldova

Our colleagues in Moldova have prepared a nice two-day event on 25th and 26th June in the Lower Prut Region. Activities include: 

  • A children folk festival
  • A presentation of local traditions 
  • Tasting of local dishes
  • A visit for pupils to a nature-protected site (at the confluence of the Danube and Prut Rivera) with an open lesson on climate and biodiversity.

Serbia

Our colleagues of the PWMC Vode Vojvodine are organizing their tradition recreational regatta on the occasion of Danube Day, on 29th June. This event it is one of the largest multi-day recreational navigation events in Serbia. through this event, PWMC Vode Vojvodine aims at promoting the navigation potential of the Vojvodina Region, as well as nautical tourism and life near the water.

The Vode Vojvodine regatta will sail along the DTD canals and Danube River on a circular route, starting the last week of June

Another event to celebrate Danube Day in Serbia will be held at the Ram Fortress, in the city of Veliko Gradište, a town and municipality located in the Braničevo District in Eastern Serbia. The event will offer visitors a thematic programme focussed on the importance and preservation of the Danube River, and includes a boat ride on the Danube. 

Throughout Serbia, events have been planned to celebrate the Day on 29th June such as:  

  • educational lectures for children in primary and secondary schools
  • thematic workshops in kindergartens
  • painting workshops for children
  • sports games and other water-related activities

Find out more here:

  • www.vodevojvodine.rs
  • https://instagram.com/jvp_vodevojvodine?utm_medium=copy_link
  • Vode Vojvodine | Facebook
  • http://www.srbijavode.rs/web/
  • Youtube channel (6) ЈВП Србијаводе - YouTube
  • Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jvp_srbijavode/

Slovakia

Our Slovak colleagues are organizing several events to celebrate Danube Day. 
  • On 23 June, you can join a Municipalities and protection of Žitný Ostrov, a River Island  in southwestern Slovakia, extending from Bratislava to Komárno. A groundwater workshop is awating visitors, and many more activites co-organised by the Slovak Ministry of the Environment and the local municipalities.   
  • On 28th June, between 9 AM and 1 PM, meet the team of the Slovak Research Institute (WRI) just below the Devin Castle, where you'll also find other booths hosting various Slovak environmental institutions that will offer children opportunities to play games, get little presents and learn something new about nature conservation, water protection and Danube flora and fauna. 
  • Still on 28th June, for those who have visited the stands, you can still boad a Danube ship by the new Devin Castle, listen to interesting presentations for a young and less young audience, and a lot about the Danube River. And don't worry, there is space for everyone! The ship can accommodate 120 passengers, also in case of bad weather. This event is also scheduled between 9 AM and 1 PM.
  • Another possible activity, is the Tour of the Laboratories of the Water Research Institute, planned for 28th June between 9 AM and 1 PM.  Primary school pupils and their teachers are warmly invited to visit the Water Research Institute. Come and watch environmental films, discover our hydraulic laboratories where you can discover different models of rivers, and much more. 

Slovenia 

Our colleagues in Slovenia have planned two major events for Danube Day.

Firstly, on 1st June, the joint event Danube Day – Sava Day under the theme: When the waters from the Kolpa will reach the Danube – Continuing with an action marking high water levels. The event will take place by the Kolpa River

This June, the joint celebration of Danube Day and Sava Day will be organized in a cooperation between Slovenia and Croatia on the borders of the Kolpa River. The main purpose of the action is to encourage critical judgment of one's own and others' actions while raising the individual's sense of responsibility in the event of floods.

This event will provide an opportunity to:

  • Inform about high water levels
  • raise awareness of and educate the public about floods as a natural phenomenon
  • inform about steps to adapt to such a natural phenomenon

Besides official institutions, local stakeholders are also invited. Locals, schools, local government, real estate owners of buildings carrying high water marks will all be included in the event.

On 17th June, another Danube Day event has been planned to take place at the Ljubljansko barje Nature Park, located in the area of Ljubljansko barje (Ljubljana Marsh), in Central Slovenia, in the southernmost part of the Ljubljana. 

Dinaric Slovenia is an area with interesting and extraordinary karstic characteristics, which are mainly made by water.  The Nature parks were established to prevent geological and hydrological characteristics and also the biodiversity of the area. During the event, the karstic phenomena of bifurcation zones, measures to prevent hydrological and biodiversity characteristics and possibilities to anchorage similar regions to do their “job” will be presented. Here again, all local stakeholders will be invited to attend.

Find out more here:

  • https://www.gov.si/drzavni-organi/ministrstva/ministrstvo-za-okolje-in-prostor/
  • https://www.gov.si/drzavni-organi/organi-v-sestavi/agencija-za-okolje/
  • https://www.facebook.com/ARSOvode/ 
  • https://twitter.com/ARSO_VODE
  • https://www.savacommission.org
  • https://www.ljubljanskobarje.si/
  • https://www.notranjski-park.si/en
  • https://www.naravniparkislovenije.si/en
  • In local TV and newspapers

Why not #DiscoverDanube and see what happened during Danube Day 2021?

 

Danube Adventure Game

Why not get 'active for the Danube' at home, and try out the Danube Adventure Game now?
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Gallery

  • Danube Day 2018 in Ukraine: children celebrating the Tisza rivers in Kvasovo © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2018 in Ukraine: medieval festivities at the site of Kvasovo Castle on the Tisza © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2018 in Moldova: celebrating age-old Danube traditions at the southern tip of the country © Dumitru Drumea
  • Danube Day 2018 in Romania: the children's event led by the Arges Vedea Water Basin Administration was one of 60 actions in the country © WBA Arges-Vedea
  • Danube Day 2018 in Romania: Ioan Denes, Minister for Waters and Forests at the children's event in Orșova city © WBA Banat
  • Danube Day 2018 in Rousse, Bulgaria: 200 musicians come together for a Danube Day concert at the State Opera House.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Persina, Bulgaria: celebrating 7 years of the WWF-ICPDR-Coca-Cola Living Danube Partnership © WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme
  • Danube Day 2018 in Montenegro organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Zabljak Tourist Organisation.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Serbia: getting ready to send their 'water-mail' messages of Danube solidarity to downstream countries.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: a trip to the Bosna river fosters enthusiasm for river conservation © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2018 in Croatia: community action in Ilok led by Hrvatske vode, local groups and Coca-Cola HBC.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Slovenia: tackling barriers to sustainable water management at the Bled Water Festival © BWF / Jaka Valjavec
  • Joint Hungarian-Serbian Danube Day 2018 in Érsekcsanád, near Baja: ICPDR Executive Secretary Ivan Zavadksy © General Directorate of Water Management
  • Joint Hungarian-Serbian Danube Day 2018 in Érsekcsanád: preparing the fish soup © General Directorate of Water Management
  • Danube Day 2018 in Érsekcsanád, Hungary: the culmination of a two-day festival organised by the General Directorate of Water Management of Hungary and the South-Transdanubian Water Management Directorate © General Directorate of Water Management
  • Danube Day 2018 in Bratislava: explaining the why and how of water conservation to children at the Ministry of Environment © Ministry of the Environment
  • Danube Day 2018 in Gabčíkovo, Slovakia: river cruises, rescue demonstrations and family entertainment topped the bill © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2018 in Vienna: one thousand children enjoyed a day of eco challenges, fascinating facts, creatures, crafts and competitions © BMNT / Paul Gruber
  • Danube Day 2018 in Austria: marking 24 years of basin-wide cooperation at the Vienna International Centre.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Prague: engaging the next generation at the Czech Water Research Institute Open Day.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Bavaria, Germany: Dr Marcel Huber, Bavarian State Minister, signs a declaration creating a ‘people-free’ Danube island in Neuburg.
  • Danube Day 2018 in Ulm / Neu Ulm, Germany: learning about rivers with 'hands-on' and 'feet-in' exhibits at the Danube Festival! © Ute Hellstern / RPT
  • Danube Day 2018 in Ulm / Neu Ulm, Germany: the International Danube Festival opened with a parade of 650 flags representing Danube diversity © Donaubüro
  • Danube Day 2017 in Germany: young Bavarian winners of the Danube Art Master contest in Schloss Grünau.
  • Danube Day 2017 in the Czech Republic: learning about rivers in Mosty u Jablunkova's 'Children's Challenge' © Veronika Matuszná
  • Danube Day 2017 in Austria: Cheering for rivers in Vienna's Stadtpark festival © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovakia: celebrating traditions in Gabčíkovo © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2017 in Hungary: Helping to restock the Danube with sterlets at Children's Island in Budapest © Hungarian Ministry of Interior
  • Danube Day 2017 in Slovenia: Pupils from Rodica school winning top prize for their wastewater project at the Bled Water Festival © BWF Archive
  • Danube Day 2017 in Croatia: Ministry and city officials get active in the Vukovar river clean-up © Grad Vukovar⁄ Miroslav Šlafhauzer
  • International winner of the Danube Art Master contest for 2017: 'Bridge' by students from Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Danube Day 2017 in Serbia: Helping to conserve sturgeon in Prahovo © WWF Serbia
  • Danube Day 2017 in Moldova: Celebrating Danube traditions in Djurdjulesti © Dumitru Drumea
  • Danube Day 2017 in Romania: Inspiring the next generation to get active for the Danube rivers © WBA Arges
  • Danube Day 2017 in Bulgaria: Enough soup for everyone at the Danube Fish Cook-Off.
  • Ukrainian-Romanian Danube Day 2017 in Tyachiv: Sharing Romanian traditions at the cross-border festival © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Joint Ukrainian-Hungarian Danube Day in 2016: the Zakarpattya National Chorus © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Joint Hungarian-Ukrainian Danube Day in 2016: taste-testing the ultimate local fish soup!
  • Danube Day 2016 in Moldova: festivities in Cahul.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Romania: enjoying a lesson on water science in Craiova © WBA Jiu
  • Danube Day 2016 in Bulgaria: water testing workshop for teenagers in Baykal.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Serbia: getting active for the rivers by clearing bankside litter in Donji Milanovac © Donji Milanovac Tourist Organisation
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovenia: cyclists from the four Sava countries completed an epic 900 km trip to spread awareness of Danube and Sava rivers.
  • Danube Day 2016 in Hungary: Budapest children restocking the Danube with sterlets!
  • Danube Day 2016 in Slovakia: inspiring children with hands-on science at the Environment Ministry in Bratislava © Tomas Hajdin / VUVH
  • Danube Day 2016 in Austria: Working together to construct a mobile flood defence barrier at Vienna's Danube Day © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2016 in the Czech Republic: proud Moravian artists in Mosty u Jablunkova © Mostík Family Centre
  • Danube Day 2016 in Germany: Danube flag parade at the opening of the International Danube Festival in Ulm © Donaubüro Ulm/Neu-Ulm
  • Danube Day 2015 in Germany: opening ceremony in Bavaria attended by the Bavarian Environment Minister Ulrike Scharf © Bavarian Ministry of the Environment & Consumer Protection
  • Danube Day 2015 in Austria: Federal Ministers, Jörg Leichtfried (left) and Andrä Rupprechter (right), and Vienna Environment Councillor, Ulli Sima, with Viennese pupils © Danube Day Austria
  • Danube Day 2015 in Slovakia: central celebration © Vodohospodárska výstavba, š.p.
  • Danube Day 2015 in Croatia: Dražen Kurečić, 2015 ICPDR President
  • Hungary's 2015 Danube Art Master
  • Danube Day 2015 in Serbia: festivities in Odzaci
  • 2015 winner of the international Danube Art Master: Black Swan from Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Danube Day 2015 in Romania: Collecting rubbish on the Crisul Repede © Bogdan Ghita / ABA Crisuri
  • Bulgaria's Danube Art Master 2015
  • 'Disappointed Fisherman', an entry in Moldova's 2015 Danube Art Master competition
  • Danube Day 2015 in Ukraine: dressed for a Grand Danube Masquerade
  • Danube Day 2014 in Ukraine: Kvasovo children map-out their country united by rivers © Ostap Tsapulych
  • Danube Day 2014 in Moldova: Deputy Minister Lazar Chirica awards young artists.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Bulgaria: superb spectacle at Persina Natural Park.
  • Danube Day 2014 in Romania: festivities led by Eşelnita Commune Hall & Cazanele Dunării NGO © ABA Jiu
  • Danube Art Master 2014 in Bosnia-Herzegovina: prize winner, Ena Havic, and her family © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovenia: exploring water & energy in the Ministry/Coca-Cola HBC Slovenia ‘You’re My River’ contest © Moja Reka Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2014 in Hungary: Péter Kovács (State Secretary for Water) & Imre Hoffmann (Deputy State Secretary for Public Employment) at the Danube seminar in the Ministry of the Interior © Csattos Pál
  • Danube Day 2014 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Danube Day 2014 in Austria: from right: Ivan Zavadsky (ICPDR); Doris Bures (Minister for Transport); Reinhard Mang (General Secretary of the Lebensministerium); Ulli Sima (Vienna Environment Councillor) & Karin Zipperer (Hafen Wien) © Danube Day Austria/Matthias Hombauer
  • Danube Day in Serbia
  • Danube Day 2013 in Ulm, Germany © Anna Brugger / Danube Office
  • Winning entry in the 2013 Czech Danube Art Master competition
  • Danube Day 2013 in Vienna © Danube Day Austria / Matthias Hombauer
  • Facing the Danube Challenge in Austria! © Foto Andi Bruckner www.andibruckner.com
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Budapest © www.kormany.hu / Árvai Károly
  • Danube Day 2013 in Slovakia © Vodohospodárska výstavba
  • Slovenia's 2013 Moja reka competition
  • 2013 Danube Art Master entrants from Slovenia
  • Danube Day 2013 in Croatia © Zeleni Osijek
  • Danube Day 2014 in the Czech Republic: staff from the Water Protection Dept. say goodbye to the ‘Danube Day Fish United Flag’ as it continues its 14-year journey through the Basin.
  • Danube Day in Hungary
  • Winning entry in the 2013 international Danube Art Master competition - from Croatia
  • Danube Day 2013 in Belgrade
  • Danube Day 2013 in Bosnia-Herzegovina © Ekotim
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Crisuri
  • Danube Day 2013 in Romania © ABA Arges-Vedea
  • Danube Day 2013 in Baykal, Bulgaria © DRBD
  • Danube Day in Moldova
  • Danube Day in Ukraine
  • Clearing the Borzhava on Danube Day 2013 in Ukraine © Andriy Bublik / Coca-Cola Beverages
  • Danube Day in Ukraine
  • 2019 ICPDR President Kovacs at Danube Day in Hungary
  • Sava Youth Parliament at Danube Day 2019 in Slovenia
  • Joint Sava & Danube Day celebrations in Slovenia, 2021
  • Joint Sava & Danube Day celebrations in Slovenia, 2021
  • At the Aquarium Club picture exhibition in Beius County, Romania, 2021
  • Little ecologists in Beius County, Romania, 2021
  • Cleaning activity at the Black Sea, Romania, 2021
  • Danube Day 2021 Workshop, Romania
  • At the Aquarium Club picture exhibition in Beius County, Romania 2021
  • At the Aquarium Club picture exhibition in Beius County, Romania, 2021
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • Danube Day 2021 at the Duna Múzeum in Esztergom, Hungary
  • A Slovak Excursion at Donau Auen, 9 July 2021
  • A Slovak Excursion at Donau Auen, 9 July 2021
  • Danube Day 2021 conference in Lower Prut, Moldova [Photo credit: Dumitru Drumea]
  • Danube Day 2021 conference in Lower Prut, Moldova [Photo credit: Dumitru Drumea]
  • Danube Day 2021 conference in Lower Prut, Moldova [Photo credit: Dumitru Drumea]
  • Danube Day 2021 cleanup event in Kvasovo village (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 cleanup event in Kvasovo village (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 cleanup event in Kvasovo village (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 cleanup event in Kvasovo village (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 cleanup event in Kvasovo village (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 art event for Kvasovo village as well as Korolevo orphan houses (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 art event for Kvasovo village as well as Korolevo orphan houses (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 art event for Kvasovo village as well as Korolevo orphan houses (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 art event for Kvasovo village as well as Korolevo orphan houses (26th June 2021)
  • Danube Day 2021 art event for Kvasovo village as well as Korolevo orphan houses (26th June 2021)
  • Joint Danube Day 2021 celebrations by Germany & Austria at Jochenstein
  • Joint Danube Day 2021 celebrations by Germany & Austria at Jochenstein
  • Joint Danube Day 2021 celebrations by Germany & Austria at Jochenstein