The Danube starts in Germany and it ends, 2860 km away in the Black Sea. It is the second longest in Europe, after the Volga in Russia, but it is by far the most important because it waters ten countries, more than any other river in the world.
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The Donau/Duna/Dunav/Danube (it has several names) shaped and strongly influenced civilization of the European continent and inspired stories and novels and films. And arts. In its course from Germany to Romania across Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Croatia and Slovakia (random order) the Danube plays a key role in the economy, both literally and metaphorically, of Hungary because it literally both divides and unites Buda and Pest, which of course Budapest, the capital city.
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Eighty percent of Hungary's ground water is thermal, between 35 and 90 degrees, and that's why Hungarian SPAs and thermal baths are world famous, and because water is such an important part of everyday's life in Hungary, most SPAs actually give you the opportunity to drink different types of water. Because this is water and not wine, you don't try them because they're vintage or anything like that, they rank based on the benefits they might have for you.
Sometimes we take water for granted. We tend to sort of assume it's there and don't think about it twice. Water is vital because we drink it, we need it, we move based on where we know we can find it. It has always been that way.
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