Europe's most fascinating river can again be sailed by yachts from Kelheim in Germany all the way downstream to the delta. Boat rental firms and boat stations along the river can provide yachtsmen with charts, lists of locks, and details on docks and excursion options to make for a carefree yachting holiday on the Danube.
Those wishing to act as their own skipper will need a national or international inland sailing license recognized by the states through which they plan to travel. The type of license required also depends on the size of the craft to be sailed. Yachts can be chartered. For details about chartering, as well as about docks, locks, camping areas and the like consult our Danube Yachting Guide, which can be conveniently ordered online or downloaded. Although information about a vessel's course is signaled from one lock to the next, it is nonetheless necessary-especially when a stopover is made-to give notice of a boat's arrival at a lock by intercom or radio.