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River Drava makes in the north the border to Hungary.


Drava | Drau: Characteristics & Overview

Rating of waterway

Degree of difficulty: Demanding
Requirements: Boating license essential
Character of waterway: Waterway in reclusion
Profile of waterway: Commercial traffic and tourism
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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River Drava / Drau

It has its spring in South Tyrol and crosses, having crossed the border to Italy eastern Tyrol and Carinthia (Kärnten) in Austria. From Sweti Martin na Muri if forms for some kilometers the border to Slovenia and then to Hungary. After the town of Donji Milhojac, it leaves the border finally and stays for 73 km reserved to Croatia only. After the northeast Croatian town of Ossijek it flows into River Drava and then into River Danube.

Limited navigation is possible on about 160 km until the Hungarian town of Bacs, it even has a pontoon there. Above this town, one is leaving civilization behind. Apart of two to three camping places one can’t find any houses or villages, not to speak of towns.