Making its way from the Black Forest in southwestern Germany and all the way into the Black Sea, the Danube River touches many of Europe's most fascinating cultures and traditions. Passing through nine different countries, this legendary waterway serves as an inspiring pathway for the modern-day traveller. While its banks are home to some of Europe's most magnificent landmarks and beautiful countryside that are sure to inspire your travels, you may find that it's the Danube's diverse and delectable cuisines that becomes a highlight of your European getaway.
One of the absolute joys of exploring Europe is experiencing the local delicacies and famed culinary creations that are intimately connected to the timeless cultures throughout. Delicious dishes using time-honoured techniques and regional flavours give as good an insight into local life as a museum – all whilst pleasing and surprising the palate.
From Budapest to Bavaria, we’ve found some truly wonderful delicacies on the banks of the Danube in some of our favourite destinations. To help inspire your future escape into the heart of Europe, here are five delicious recipes that you can enjoy before you cruise!