Danube Day 2017 in Austria

Planning is underway for Danube Day 2017. Details will be posted here in the spring. Read on for a summary of activities in 2016.

In 2016, the Danube came to the heart of the city and secured it's place in the hearts of a thousand Viennese children! The courtyard of the Museumsquartier was filled with interactive games, fascinating facts, climbing, crafts and competitions.

Zooming around the stalls, the children solved puzzles and collected stamps to become champions in the Danube Puzzle Race. En-route, experts brought the river to life: with hands-on interactions with plants and animals; interesting facts about the countries; and first-hand advice on river careers and conservation. Children worked together to build a mobile flood defence barrier, watched outdoor theatre shows and made their own music with water!

Danube ambassador, actress Lilian Klebow, opened the event with Federal Ministers, Andrä Rupprechter and Jörg Leichtfried, and Vienna Environment Councillor, Ulli Sima.

Further information

Watch Austria's 2016 Danube Day video to catch a flavour of events on the day. To see how all the countries celebrated last year, go to Review 2016. You can also revisit 13 years of Austrian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.

For the latest news, see Austria's Danube Day website, Facebook or contact the national coordinator:

Susanne Brandstetter of the Austrian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management on +43 1 71100 7123; Susanne.Brandstetter@bmlfuw.gv.at.