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Join us for an evening with John Pomfret about his visits to the Danube.

Originally booked for the 2019/2020 programme, our venture abroad this year takes us to the Danube, the second longest river in Europe after the Volga and flowing for 1,785 miles from Germany to the Ukraine and the Black Sea.

Based on a number of visits, some by boat, John will take us down the Danube for 700 miles from the Wachau, upstream of Vienna, through Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. The tour ends with a passage through the spectacular Irongate Gorges and locks into Romania and Bulgaria. The Danube is a waterway steeped in history and music too, though it is not blue as one famous composer would have us believe. It offers castles and fortresses, four capital cities, magnificent scenery and river craft ranging from the humble canoe up to 14,000 ton barge tows. In 1991 it was designated a UNESCO Heritage Site. Quite some waterway, which John will describe with his illustrated presentation.

Branch
IWA Chiltern Branch
Event Dates

Wednesday 24th November 2021

Location

Rickmansworth

Heritage

The Danube

Join us for an evening with John Pomfret about his visits to the Danube.

Originally booked for the 2019/2020 programme, our venture abroad this year takes us to the Danube, the second longest river in Europe after the Volga and flowing for 1,785 miles from Germany to the Ukraine and the Black Sea.

Based on a number of visits, some by boat, John will take us down the Danube for 700 miles from the Wachau, upstream of Vienna, through Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. The tour ends with a passage through the spectacular Irongate Gorges and locks into Romania and Bulgaria. The Danube is a waterway steeped in history and music too, though it is not blue as one famous composer would have us believe. It offers castles and fortresses, four capital cities, magnificent scenery and river craft ranging from the humble canoe up to 14,000 ton barge tows. In 1991 it was designated a UNESCO Heritage Site. Quite some waterway, which John will describe with his illustrated presentation.

Details

Time

8:00pm

Address

Batchworth Lock Canal centre
Canal Bridge
99 Church Street
Rickmansworth
WD3 1JD
Access via steps from bridge.

Chiltern Branch venue details (pdf)

Parking

4 closest places are (free parking after 6.30pm):

  • Moor Lane layby (street parking)
  • Church Street (street parking)
  • Talbot Road (council car park) WD3 1EY
  • Ebury Road (council car park) WD3 1BH

Please note: Do not park in Aquadrome for evening events as gates close at 8pm.

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Location

Rickmansworth

Rickmansworth WD3 1JD, UK

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