Tuesday, April 18

Danube Island

Quoting this site:
The Danube Island is a recreational area with countless bars, restaurants and nightclubs, a wealth of sports opportunities from rollerblading to canoeing and a beach nicknamed the "Copa Cagrana".

Few, however, know that it's also a highly sophisticated flood protection system(O'RLY?) stretching for 21 km: a second bed for the mighty river Danube was dug out in the area of the city of Vienna, throwing up a strip of land in between which is now the Danube Island. Tested for real it saved Vienna in 2002 from being as drastically flooded as many other Austrian cities.

I went there with some friends for rollerblading last week, and it really looks better than in the picture. As stated above, it is freakin' long,





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