Transdanube.Pearls - Transdanube.Pearls - Network for Sustainable Mobility along the Danube

The Danube region is one of the most promising tourism destinations in Europe. Most of the trips to and within the Danube region are carried out by car, causing negative impacts to the environment and the inhabitants. The project Transdanube.Pearls aims at addressing these challenges by developing socially fair, economically viable, environmentally friendly and health promoting mobility services for the visitors of the Danube region.

Project Goals:

The central element of the project is the establishment of a network of destinations (“Transdanube.Pearls”) committed to sustainable mobility for tourists and inhabitants along the Danube which will support cooperation between different stakeholders from the transport and the tourism sector. This network will increase the visibility of the participating destinations offering their visitors the unique possibility to travel the Danube with sustainable means of transport. The network of destinations aims at:

  • Offering visitors the possibility to reach the Pearls without private car by better combining existing mobility services
  • Allowing visitors to travel the Pearl with new and improved sustainable means of transport developed and tested in the project
  • Providing the visitors with a sustainable option to travel to the next Pearl (or home)
  • Providing user-friendly and easy accessible information on existing sustainable mobility services and tourism offers 
  • Empowering local and regional stakeholders to bring forward the concept of sustainable mobility in tourism beyond project lifetime

Further Project Outputs:

  • Development of integrated sustainable mobility services and improvement of possibilities to travel along the Danube with different means of transportation (e.g. train, bus, bike, ship), especially on the last mile
  • Trainings for local and regional stakeholders provide the opportunity to develop further sustainable mobility services
  • Provision of user-friendly and easy accessible information on existing travel and sustainable mobility services through the development of transnational web platforms and the establishment of regional mobility centers along the Danube as “one-stop-shops”
  • Provision of attractive travel packages for visitors travelling along the Danube

Feel free to check the homepage of our previous project “Transdanube”:


Transdanube.Pearls - Network for Sustainable Mobility along the Danube
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2937908,99
ERDF Contribution: 2189017,49
IPA Contribution: 308205,14
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Better connected and energy responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Support environmentally-friendly and safe transport systems and balanced accessibility of urban and rural areas


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Project Roll-Up Transdanube.Pearls 14-08-2017 16:38:35
Project Leaflet Transdanube.Pearls 14-08-2017 16:37:47
Project Poster Transdanube.Pearls 12-06-2017 10:00:30
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Environment Agency Austria Lead partner AUSTRIA
Danube Office Ulm/Neu-Ulm ERDF partner GERMANY
WGD Danube Upper Austria Tourism Ltd. ERDF partner AUSTRIA
Regionalmanagement Burgenland Ltd. ERDF partner AUSTRIA
Bratislava Self-Governing Region ERDF partner SLOVAKIA
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Project News

  • Transdanube.Pearls - Start of the Assessment Tour – Part 1
    - 18-07-2017

    The Assessment Tour has started successfully on 16 July 2017! The international team of experts, comprised of a mobility expert (Andreas Friedwagner), a tourism expert (Dejan Veselinov) and the video team (Dušan Šaponja and Dušan Čavić) arrived...

  • Transdanube.Pearls - Press Release Study Visit and 2nd Partner Meeting in Upper Austria, 3-7 July 2017
    - 13-07-2017

    Transdanube.Pearls explores the UPper Austrian Danube region 15 organisations from 9 European countries along the Danube encourage the development of a Network of Destinations (“Pearls”) to offer their visitors and inhabitants the possibility...

  • Transdanube.Pearls - Study Visit and Second Partner Meeting in Upper Austria in July 2017
    - 23-06-2017

    The second partner meeting of the project Transdanube.Pearls will take place in Upper Austria from 5-7 July 2017. Partners of the project will have the opportunity to discuss the project progress, upcoming activities and further steps to be taken...

  • Transdanube.Pearls - The Danube Competence Center presents the EU-project Transdanube.Pearls at the transnational expert workshop of the project CityWalk in Belgrade
    - 09-06-2017

    On 7 June 2017, on behalf of the project Transdanube.Pearls, the Danube Competence Center (DCC) attended the technical workshop of the EU-project “CityWalk – Towards energy responsible places: Establishing walkable cities in the Danube region.”...

  • Transdanube.Pearls - The Regional Development Agency Eastern Serbia (RARIS) fosters the improvement of parking lots and rest areas along the Danube cycling route Eurovelo6
    - 06-06-2017

    In Zajecar on the 23rd of May, the municiapility of Majdanpek, the Public Company “Roads of Serbia” and the project partner of Transdanube.Pearls, RARIS agreed on a mutual cooperation on better regulation and maintenance of parking lots – rest...

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