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Donauquelle

Beim Schloss, Donaueschingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Interesting to se one of the sources of the great Danube coming up to the surfarce

Throw a coin in the basin, and se what it will bring you. The source is framed by a nice balustrade... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ithaca96
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Colmar, France
Awesome!

Its nice to see where the Danube starts and how it spreads throughout Europe. Definitely suggest... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Traveler_DD11
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“big river” (3 reviews)
“danube river” (3 reviews)
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Beim Schloss, Donaueschingen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Throw a coin in the basin, and se what it will bring you. The source is framed by a nice balustrade and statues, it lies between the Schloss Fürstenberg with the lovely "royal" park and the great baroque cathedral

Thank ithaca96
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its nice to see where the Danube starts and how it spreads throughout Europe. Definitely suggest going to see. It is not maintained, however. The water was not clean there was a lot of debris when we were there. Hope it was just the time...More

Thank Traveler_DD11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic place, the spring of Donau, the bigest river from Europe. Unfortunately for this amazing place are no street indicators, finding it quite difficult after a huge building.

Thank Daniel968
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Newly renovated spot, where the apparent source of the Danube is. Lovely area and good access - even with elevator.

Thank robymlh
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The Donauquelle was a disappointing experience. First of all, it's not the real one. It's just a commercial place. When we went there, the park and the castle were closed, so we could not see anything besides the spring.

Thank marcuanca
Reviewed 16 August 2017

If it wasn't for the spring I suspect the town would be just another sleepy backwater (although it does have the large Furstenberg brewery which has history dating from 1283). Interestingly there were two municipalities vying for the right to call their spring the source...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

If you happen to be in Donauschingen it's worth a visit and the town itself is very nice. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to visit this sight.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 5 August 2017

If you are someone who's interested in geography or happen to in the area looking to spend time then head out to this place where Donau is supposed to be born. The actual spot in bang in the middle of the town between the church...More

Thank hisscaredbrain
Reviewed 7 July 2017

lovely experience to visit a place of the Danube river spring. Next to it is a castle with beautiful gardens - opened only some times.

Thank Barbora V
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I was fascinated to learn that the source of the Danube was here. The architecture around the source is good with informative detail in the stone work

Thank ianmantel
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