Danube Day 2018 in Germany

Whether you want to get active in Bavaria or learn about rivers in Baden-Württemberg, there's a Danube Day event for you!

Join us in Bavaria for two days of active festivities at the Ingolstadt-Neuburg celebration. Start the action at the Neuburg Rama Dama mass litter-pick along the city’s river banks. Next day, take the plunge for a healthy river and healthy body in the Ingolstadt river swim. Alternatively, take a tour of the floodplain forest at Schloss Grünau, where children, older residents and people with disabilities are particularly welcomed.
Neuburg litter clearance: Friday 29th June; 13:00-17:00
Ingolstadt swim: Saturday 30th June; 10:30
Floodplain forest tour: Saturday 30th June

If you’re aged 6-18 years, don’t miss the chance to enter this year’s Art for the Danube – Danube Art Master competition. "How would you help the Danube?" is the question put to young people in the Bavarian round of this international art competition. If you have creative flair and some great ideas to promote healthy rivers, this is for you. Enter by presenting your environmental message in a 1-minute video or photograph of a riverside artwork. Exciting prizes include an animation workshop with TrickFilmStudio and art workshop with land artist, Christina Diana Wenderoth. Check out Bavaria's competition website and facebook for details.
Entry period: 12th March – 8th July 2018.

Visit events in Baden-Württemberg to learn more about rivers: how they form and change over time, how to prevent flooding and even how they feel between your toes! Danube Day will once again feature at the International Danube Festival in Ulm, a major showcase for music, dance, art, craft, cuisine and environment from the Danube countries. Among the river exhibits will be a giant sand box demonstrating how flowing water forms a river channel and also a bare-foot water path so you can experience the different types of materials that make-up the riverbed. Experts will also take you on a tour of the new flood protection scheme.  See the Donaufest website and Donau Büro website, twitter feed and facebook page for more details. 
Date: Sunday 8th – Thursday 12th July 2018

Further information

For the latest news, please contact Germany's country coordinators:

Federal Level:
Heide Jekel of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety on +49 228 99 305 2521; Heide.Jekel@bmu.bund.de or view the ministry calendar of events.

Bavaria:
Thore Gauda of the Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz on +49 (0)89 9214 – 4369; Thore.Gauda@stmuv.bayern.de.

Baden-Württemberg:
Ute Hellstern of the Regierungspräsidium Tübingen on +49 7371 187 – 338; Ute.Hellstern@rpt.bwl.de. See also the websites of the Regierungspräsidien Baden-Württemberg and Regierungspräsidium Tübingen.

Ulm/Neu-Ulm:
See the Donaubüro website, facebook and twitter feed.

To see how all the countries celebrated in 2017, go to Review 2017. You can also revisit 14 years of German Danube Day celebrations via the general Review page.