Danube Day 2017 in Austria

The Danube is taking over Vienna’s Stadtpark on Thursday 22nd of June with interactive games, fascinating facts, creatures, crafts and competitions.

Children aged 8-12 years can become river detectives for the day in our exciting Danube Puzzle Race. Who'll be first to complete the 17 activities: solving puzzles, collecting stamps and Danube goodies to become the champion? Come along to hear about all aspects of Danube life, with information on the 14 countries, Danube careers, and the creatures that depend on our rivers.

There's something for everyone! Try out being an Environmental Officer with Vienna's Open Lab; meet European March Turtles from the Donau-Auen National Park; or get aboard a Water Police boat. The Scouts are ready for lots of fun at their water play station. Upper Austria officials will help you build a floodwater protection wall and the Youth Red Cross will demonstrate nautical knots and flags and explain what to do in an emergency. If all this is thirsty work, fill up your water bottle at the MA 31 stand; try mixing water cocktails at the Danube Challenge stall or take a breather at via donau's reading corner.

Date: Thursday 22nd June; 08:00 - 17:00.

Further information

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.

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.