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Google Maps create ‘street view’ of the Danube

The Danube river and Budapest's Parliament bridge.
The Danube river and Budapest’s Parliament bridge. Image by xorge / CC BY-SA 2.0

Google Maps have partnered with Tauck, a US-based operator of river cruises, to provide a ‘street view’ panoramas of the Danube river. Google’s ‘Trekker’ camera was mounted to the deck of one of Tauck’s rivership to capture 360-degree images during a cruise on the Danube through Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. Some of the trip’s highlights are Budapest’s Parliament and the Chain Bridge, and the rock sculpture at the Iron Gates on the border between Serbia and Romania. There are also panoramic views taken inside the rivership. Read more: telegraph.co.uk