April 23, 2012 |
AmaWaterways' cruise and land tour highlights Jewish heritage in five countries along the Danube River. Synagogues in Budapest and Prague, Oscar Schindler's home in Germany, the setting for “The Sound of Music” in Austria and the site of the Nuremberg war-crimes trials are some of the highlights of the 13-night trip. It begins with two days touring Budapest before embarking on the small-ship river cruise for seven days. Participants will meet Rabbi Chatam Sofer and tour Bratislava in Slovakia, visit the Jewish Museum and Sigmund Freud's House in Vienna, and stop in Regensburg at Schindler's house and Nuremberg in Germany before ending with three nights in Prague.
August 6, 2006 |
AT the end of its 1,771-mile journey across Europe, the mighty Danube River seems to give up trying to reach the Black Sea. It turns north, away from the coast, crosses the lonely steppe country, then frays into myriad channels, marshes, swamps and lakes edged by waterlogged willow trees. Colonies of birds fly in from Asia, Africa and Siberia. In the stalled, murky water, giant carp and catfish lurk, sought by fishermen who live in villages that can be reached only by boat.
April 25, 2006 |
Thousands of Romanians fled their homes and thousands more faced the same fate when the swollen Danube breached waterlogged dikes and threatened to break through more defenses. Fed by rain and melting snow, waterways have swamped vast tracts of land in Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary this month, driving thousands from their homes.
April 22, 2006 |
Romania breached a major dike to divert floodwater threatening villages in the Danube delta, and Hungary evacuated thousands of people as swollen rivers continued to spread havoc across Eastern Europe. Almost 8,000 people have fled their homes in the Balkans. Farther north, authorities in Hungary evacuated 4,500 more from three towns near the confluence of the Tisza and Koros rivers.
April 14, 2006 |
The Danube reached record levels in Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria, flooding fertile farmland as authorities in southeastern Europe considered ordering evacuations. More than 3,000 police, military and civilian workers monitored dams in Romania, with dozens of communities ready to evacuate after weeks of spring runoff combined with heavy rain. Rivers were expected to rise higher, and hundreds of people fled the western Romanian village of Gataia, flooded by the Barzava River, officials said.
July 27, 2003
I am a Hungarian who has lived here since 1951. Thank you for Robert Strauss' excellent article on Hungary ["Budapest, in Living Color," July 13]. The picture of the Chain Bridge, Parliament and the Danube River is the best I have ever seen. Buda has many wonderful big, hilly parks, one of which was across from where we lived and was my very favorite playground. I recommend to all travelers that they try some of the many scrumptious fancy pastry shops, which were one of my fondest childhood memories.