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Alumni Travel Reading 2018-2019: The Danube

The Danube: History and Culture

The Danube in Fiction and Music

Historical Travel

The Danube, its History, Scenery, and Topography. Splendidly illustrated from sketches taken on the spot by Abresch, and drawn by W.H. Bartlett ; engraved by J. Cousen, J.C. Bentley, R. Brandard and other eminent artists ; edited by William Beattie. Book available from

Drawing of river with bridge and large building

The History of the Region


Selected and Annotated By:
Brigitte Burris
Collection & Content Analyst
German Studies
Medieval Studies
Rebecca Stuhr
Coordinator for Humanities Collections
Classical Studies

Emily Benenhaley
Administrative Assistant

For more information concerning this Penn excursion, please visit the Penn Alumni Travel website.

The Danube in Pictures

Bridge over river at dusk

The Danube in Budapest, Hungary. Courtesy of

Aerial view of river running through townThe Danube in Germany. Courtesy of

Along the Danube

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