DANUBEparksCONNECTED Bridging the Danube Protected Areas towards a Danube Habitat Corridor

Cycling the Danube in Austria


Good Bye Germany - Hello Austria



I come from a country where we at first could travel the world without a visa, like almost no one else. And then there was a time when we couldn’t travel anywhere without (hard to get) visa. So I learned to appreciate every crossing of a border, even if it was as symbolic as this one. It is beautiful - and important - to cross borders easily as if they do not exist. It is a natural right that we acquire by birth and that we carry through our whole life - regardless of whether others respect it or not. It is part of our dignity, the measure of our humanity.

And where it could feel stronger than along a mighty river that just flows and flows, minds its own business and does not care about human passion for invisible lines? I want to flow like that. But instead of diverging in a sea, after passing this board I will feel a bit more compact, a bit more human :)

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