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Encyclopedia > Danube Canal
The Donaukanal and its gently sloping banks (Details)

The Donaukanal ("Danube Canal") is a former arm of the river Danube rather than a canal. 17.3 km long, it is a waterway situated entirely within the city of Vienna, Austria: it bifurcates from the main river in Döbling and joins it again in Simmering, thus creating an island consisting of two of the 23 districts of Vienna, Brigittenau and Leopoldstadt. The Danube (ancient Danuvius, Iranian *dānu, meaning river or stream, ancient Greek Istros) is the longest river in the European Union and Europes second longest river. ... The Canal du Midi, Toulouse, France Canals are man-made channels for water. ... Vienna (German: , see also other names) is the capital of Austria, and also one of the nine States of Austria. ... Döbling is the 19th district in the city of Vienna, Austria. ... Simmering refer to food that are cooked in hot water but require gentler treatment than boiling to prevent toughening and prevent food from breaking up. ... Brigittenau is the 20th district of Vienna. ... Haidgasse in Leopoldstadt The Volksprater amusement park in the Wiener Prater The Hauptallee in the Prater Leopoldstadt (Leopold-Town) is Viennas second district. ...


As opposed to the Danube itself, the Donaukanal borders Vienna's city centre, Innere Stadt, where the Wien River flows into it. The Innere Stadt is the the first Viennese Municipality District. ... Vienna Length 34 km Elevation of the source 520 m Average discharge 200-450. ...


As in German the name Kanal, which has been used since about 1700, evokes associations of an open sewer, attempts at renaming the Donaukanal have been made (one suggestion was Kleine DonauLittle Danube) but have not met with success. Events January 1 - Russia accepts Julian calendar. ... A sewer is an artificial conduit or system of conduits used to remove sewage (human liquid waste) and to provide drainage. ...


The banks of the Donaukanal were immortalized by Heinz Conrads in his song "A schräge Wiesn" ("A Sloping Lawn"; later covered by Willi Resetarits and Rainhard Fendrich), where the hero, Franz, chooses not to go on holiday. Instead, he spends his spare time napping on the grassy slopes next to the Donaukanal. In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Wilhelm Resetarits (born December 21, 1948 in Stinatz, Austria), better known as Willi Resetarits and Dr. Kurt Ostbahn, is an Austrian singer, cabaret artist and human rights activist. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The paths on both sides of the Donaukanal are regularly used by joggers, cyclists and skaters. Recently, there have been successful attempts during the summer months at turning the place into a more attractive recreational area (summer stages, flea markets, cafés, etc.). Boat rides circling Leopoldstadt and Brigittenau start at Schwedenplatz. Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... A cyclist is a person who engages in cycling whether as a sport or rides a bicycle for recreation or transportation. ... “Roller Skater” redirects here. ... For the 1914 Charlie Chaplin film, see Recreation (film). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


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Coordinates: 48°12′47″N, 16°22′31″E The aeiou Encyclopedia (www. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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