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Address: Beim Schloss, Donaueschingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

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Impressive origin of Europe 2nd longest river...

...starting at a small well, joining two other young rivers. After joining, the water is then called "Danube", starting a journey of over 2500 km, through ten countries, if I'm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

...starting at a small well, joining two other young rivers. After joining, the water is then called "Danube", starting a journey of over 2500 km, through ten countries, if I'm right.

Thank Flowwolf
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit and to take pictures. Looks very romantic and the pictures look good as well. There is a wall where the entire course of the Danube is displayed, thru all the country. If you are in the area, it's definitely worth stopping here.

Thank LauraDinis
Kildare, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the source of the great River Danube here today. It was a lovely experience, as we hadn't realised it actually began here. So amazing, from a little bubble to the great river it becomes. The area is really nice, well laid out and informative. Well done to those who built Donauquelle and who maintain it.

Thank Catherine L
Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

I live at the Rheine, and impressed that the source of another big European river are only 50 km. away from Europe's biggest waterfall created by the Rheine

Thank Michael_Kruse
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56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This small spring of the Donaubach (Danube Creek) is nicely done but hydrologically it is not the source of the Danube as the name implies.

Thank KMinOZ
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Quaint old town, and the Spring itself and its immediate surrounds are lovely. We also enjoyed bands and food and drink stalls set up in the area for the 3day celebration. Worth a visit too as you can stroll the lovely parkland and enter the church, which is actually the private chapel of the local prince. His family still occupy... More 

Thank switchedoff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Such a serene beginning to a river that has so much history and flows through so many countries! There is an elevator for those who cannot climb the steps down!

Thank LenaRoyappa
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Donaueschingen was a planned stop on our way to Lake Constance and we didn't regret that we choose this place. Not only the beautiful architecture and a very good condition, but also knowing that this is a place where such a big river as I know it from Vienna, Bratislava or Budapest is born impressed me. I wouldn't recommend to... More 

Thank EvaF2Eva
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Wow. Drove a half hour for this??? Big disappointment. Maybe we should have checked the descriptions before getting in a car to go see this place. But you don't really expect "The source of the Donau" to be a little pool in the middle of a town, less interesting than most town fountains. Please, please, just check out the pictures.... More 

Thank G A
Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I first visited Donaueschingen many many years ago when I was 19 years old and arrived to attend a summer course and study German at the Goethe Institut. The town is a lovely town (not village) in the Black Forest. I go back whenever I can-- even for a quick visit. It is home of the Fürstenberg family -- think... More 

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