Danube Day 2018 in Austria

The Danube is once again taking over Vienna's Stadtpark on Wednesday 20th June for a day of interactive games, fascinating facts, creatures, crafts and competitions. Robert Steiner, TV and radio presenter, and this year's Danube Day Ambassador, will attend the event along with over 1000 school children.

Children aged 8-12 years will become river detectives for the day in our exciting Danube Puzzle Race. Who'll be first to complete the 17 activities - solving puzzles and collecting stamps and goodies - to be champion? Come along to hear about all aspects of Danube life, with information on the 14 countries, Danube careers, and the creatures that depend on our rivers. 

Test out being an Environmental Officer with Vienna's Open Lab; meet the creatures from the Donau-Auen National Park; or get aboard a Water Police boat. The Scouts are ready for lots of fun at their water play station. Upper Austria officials will help you build a floodwater protection wall and the Youth Red Cross will demonstrate nautical knots and flags and explain what to do in an emergency. If all this is thirsty work, fill up your water bottle at the MA 31 stand; try mixing water cocktails at the Danube Challenge stall or take a breather at via donau's reading corner.

Date: Wednesday 20th June; 08:00 - 17:00.

Further information

For the latest news, see Austria's Danube Day website, Facebook or contact the national coordinator:

Susanne Brandstetter of the Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (Unit for Strategic Communication and Information) at Susanne.Brandstetter@bmnt.gv.at

For news of Austria's Danube Art Master contest, contact Angelika Rainer of Jugend-Umwelt_Platform JUMP on +43 1 31304 2011; mobile: +43 650 7333 494; angelika.rainer@jugendumwelt.at

To see how Vienna celebrated in 2017, check out Austria's Danube Day video. To read about how all the countries celebrated in 2017, see Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of Austrian Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.