Trivia Crack Answer: Danube river
About the river of the Black Forest and the Black Sea
The Danube River rises in the Black Forest and flows into the Black Sea. The Danube is the longest river in Europe. It begins in the Black Forest of Germany, in a town called Donaueschingen. The river flows for over 1,000 miles before it empties into the Black Sea in Ukraine. The Danube flows through many major cities, including Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade and Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Much of the Danube can be traveled on ships or boats. Especially near the Black Sea, many ocean liners traverse the river. As you approach the Black Forest, smaller boats are required to navigate the river. In ancient times, the Rhine and the Danube were fed by the same waters from the Alps at the southwestern edge of the Black Forest. After the last ice age, these two rivers separated completely. The Ottoman Empire’s edge was the Danube for most of its existence, although they attempted to gain control from the Austro-Hungarians repeatedly. Today, 14 countries have united to create the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River. ICPDR protects the whole basin of the Danube, trying to establish sustainable use of the water. The Danube is used as a water source for around 20 million people.