The Donau river forms the core of Austria; half of the population live along its banks, mostly in the major industrial cities of Linz and Wien (Vienna.) Nearly all of Austrian watersheds feed the tributaries of the Donau; dams at each of the locks (including Nussdorf, on the Donaukanal through Wien) are located at hydroelectric power plants, producing about 20% of the country’s power needs. The S-loop in the Donau at Schlogen (a Zwangsmäander) is the largest such river meander in Europe.
The table shows the KM Post markers starting at Kelheim, Germany; KM to is the reverse, the distance from Kelheim. The country name cell includes the 2-letter identifier, local name for the Danube and the length of the river in that country.
KM2038.1L Schleuse Melk
In background: Melk Abbey