Cultural delights

The Austrian Danube region is considered a melting pot of different cultures and is rich in cultural assets that want to be experienced. From antiquity to the Middle Ages and Baroque to the modern age, each era has shaped the Danube in its own way and only hints at how much the river has meant for so long.

Route of Emperors and Kings

Along the Danube, the Route of Emperors and Kings from Regensburg via Passau, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest connects cultural cities, historical treasures and landscapes of world renown. This is where the history of Central Europe was written and has remained very much alive to this day.


Exciting stories in the blog

For culture lovers, the blog of the Route of Emperors and Kings offers exciting stories and details about the past along the Danube region.


Those who set out on a cultural journey along the Danube will encounter traces of the past in many places. The ancient Romans, for example, are just as much alive in the Roman city of Carnuntum as in fascinating museums. The world of the Middle Ages is present on the Danube with old castles, mysterious ruins and graceful churches. The splendour and glory of the Habsburg emperors are encountered at every turn - and not only at Schönbrunn Palace. And contemporary cultural life spans from the Ars Electronica Center in Linz to the Landesgalerie Niederösterreich in the city of Krems.

Culinary delights in the Danube Region

Culinary discovery tours

The Austrian Danube region is a paradise for gourmets, because the Danube is a source of pleasure. Tasty Danube fish, dumplings and roast meat, liquid happiness in the form of beer, cider and wine or fruity pastries - on a foray through the Danube region there is something for every taste. The special, the original Austrian coziness, conviviality and hospitality gives a pleasure trip a special spice. Inspired by nature and the regional raw materials, sometimes traditional, sometimes innovative creations are served up.

Excellent restaurants, from the award winning locations to the "Heuriger" and the Viennese coffee house, play just as important a role as the typical regional specialties, such as Upper Austrian dumplings and beer, Wachau apricot dumplings and wine, Marchfeld asparagus or Viennese schnitzel and Kaiserschmarren, the emblems of Viennese cuisine. And because top-quality wines thrive in many places along the Danube, fine wines are often served with the delicacies.