The Strudengau

Swirls (Strudel) determined the course of the Danube between Grein and Ybbs and gave the dreaded river section its name “Strudengau”. Steep slopes to the shore and sandbanks and rocks made the navigation of the Danube difficult. Blastings in the 19th century and the construction of the hydroelectric power plant Persenbeug tamed the Danube. But the Strudengau is still stuck with something dark – especially when it rains like during our passage.

 

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