How Vienna Built an Island and What it did With it Next

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The Viennese adore the River Danube. Over the centuries, they’ve depended on it for drinking water, food, and the movement of people and goods. It flows, after all, through four more capital cities before it empties into the Black Sea. On New Year’s Eve and at weddings, Austrians dance to Strauss’ joyous love song for the river, The Blue Danube waltz. Even today, the river is such a part of…