rivers

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The Wachau: a cultural landscape in Austria

Extending 36 kilometres along the Danube, the Wachau is a landscape of stunning scenery.

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Taming the rivers: log driving in Sweden and Finland

In the 19th century, the forest industry in northern Europe started to grow steadily. Log driving – a cheap and fast way to transport logs – was critical in meeting the growing demand throughout Europe for sawn wood and square-cut timber.

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