Danube water levels

Below we list links to water level information along the Danube. As the Danube's water level is regulated by a system of barrages along its way, floodings are rather rare. However, strong rain can lead to high-water and even to regional, devastating floodings (as in 2013). These floodings happen every ten to fifty years now and can happen at any time throughout the season. Luckily, local authorities know the value of cycle tourism and rebuild the cycle pathes shortly after. At least, detours are signposted.

Occasionally relevant for cyclists: High-water after very strong storm can lead to the situation that crossing ferries discontinue their service due to branches in the water. Ferrymen know that the wood may damage the boats. Keep that in mind when planning next day's route.

Droughts, as seen in 2018, only effect river cruises as well as liner ships, not cyclists. River cruises might be forced to bus their passengers around the river sections with low water.

Water levels in Germany (Donaueschingen to Passau)

Water levels in Austria (Passau to Vienna)

Water levels in Slovakia and Hungary (Vienna to Budapest, and beyond)

[Data thankfully provided by the Hungarian Water Directorates, the Hungarian Hydrological Forecasting Service and the Slovenský hydrometeorologický ústav.]

Water levels in Serbia

[Data thankfully provided by the Republic Hydrometeorological service of Serbia and the Hungarian Hydrological Forecasting Service.]

Water levels in Romania

In additiona to following list of places along the Danube, this regularly updated graphic may assist you: Danube water level in Romania