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Ships have to wait for the Danube floods – wien.ORF.at

Ships have to wait for the Danube floods – wien.ORF.at

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The heavy amounts of rain that fell over the past few days in Austria and Germany are still being felt in Vienna. Some cruise ships on the Danube currently dock in the city, and tourists have to switch to buses in some areas.

Due to flooding, Danube cruise ships are currently anchored in rows of three. Hendrik Jan Dadema, cruise director at Avalon Waterways River Cruises, explains that this has an impact on the cruise ship program: “We have what we call active cruise with bike tours and hiking. I'm a little worried that all this will end in flooding. I've canceled Indeed canoeing, it is very dangerous but we should be able to do hiking and cycling.

Closure of the Danube River strands tourists

The heavy amounts of rain that fell over the past few days in Austria and Germany are still being felt in Vienna.

Individual tourists now have to travel by bus on routes that were already scheduled to be taken by ships; As for the others, their stay in Vienna has been extended. At least there is not yet a noticeable increase in demand for bicycle tours. Tours are booked weeks and months in advance by cruise companies.

Improvement is already on the horizon

In any case, the ships should soon be departing again, says Christoph Caspar, spokesman for the Via Donau: “Currently it seems that shipping from Linz downstream to the Vienna area is not causing any problems and is working again – which of course also applies to tourists.” “. Shipping is an important aspect.”

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However, there are currently still shipping closures in parts of the river towards Germany and downstream in areas towards Slovakia. “We assume that all shipping operations on the Danube will be open again at the weekend,” Kaspar concluded.