Each year, Danube Day invites around 79 million people in the 14 Danube countries to partake in a beautiful joint celebration and outdoor events throughout several Danube countries! Established in 2004, Danube Day has been an opportunity to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the Danube River Protection Convention on 29 June 1994 in Sofia, Bulgaria and celebrates the Danube and its tributaries and their vital role in providing water, food, power, recreation, and livelihood.
Over 20 years, Danube Day has grown to become the world’s largest international river festival, populating riverbanks with events and activities from the Black Forest to the Black Sea to celebrate the Danube’s cultural diversity. In Austria the Danube Day took place on the 20th of June at schlossORTH Nationalpark-Centre of the Nationalpark Donau-Auen and was visited by over 300 pupils between the age of eight and ten. The kids learned about the Danube and its inhabitants in form of a riddle-rally. One highlight was the release of two sterlets and one beluga sturgeon into the pond of the Nationalpark-Centre.