Most tour books will tell you that the famous Blue Danube exists only in song, that the real river is a muddy, brown color, but don’t believe everything you read. For 4 days, we had traveled the muddy, brown Danube, but when I was returning to the ship late in the afternoon on a sunny day, walking along the quay with the sun at my back at a low angle, lo and behold, the river was a shining deep-blue color. With the slightest change in direction, mud returned, but with the sun properly lined up, the river was indeed blue. Perhaps it was just coincidence, but Johann Strauss Jr. lived just a few blocks up the street from where I saw the Blue Danube.
At Passau, the larger Inn merges with the mudd...Read More