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Photos along Three of Central Europe’s Major Rivers

Chessroom in the Marksburg Castle at Braubach, Germany, and the beginning of the famed Rhine Valley, home to scores of ancient castles
Chessroom in the Marksburg Castle at Braubach, Germany, and the beginning of the famed Rhine Valley, home to scores of ancient castles

Three major rivers serve central European cities from Amsterdam on the North Sea to Budapest.  They are the Rhine, the Main and the Danube, and the images here are from selected places along the routes these three rivers course through Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

Cologne Cathedral Stained Glass
Cologne’s main cathedral has some of the most exquisite stained glass in Europe

 

windmill, Knderdjik, Netherlands UNESCO
Wooden shoes are lined up outside an ancient windmill at the UNESCO World Heritage site, Kinderdjik, Netherlands

 

Morning along the Danube often turns the river and villages into pastel tableaus
Morning along the Danube often turns the river and villages into pastel tableaus

 

Church goers at Stephan's Church in Vienna, Austria, one of the loveliest cities along the Danube
Church goers at Stephan’s Church in Vienna, Austria, one of the loveliest cities along the Danube

 

Geometric shapes  on a building just off the main square in Bratislava, Slovakia, a capital along the Danube
Geometric shapes on a building just off the main square in Bratislava, Slovakia, a capital along the Danube

 

Two lovers embrace on the steps behind the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, a major city on the Danube River
Two lovers embrace on the steps behind the Albertina Museum in Vienna, Austria, a major city on the Danube River

 

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