Melvin Böcher
Exploring and Falling in Love with the Danube River in Serbia Melvin Böcher, 13/08/2015

The Danube is the second biggest and longest river in Europe and it took me over 35 years to finally see it for the first time and…

to fall in love with it!

I was born and raised in Germany and I’ve seen quite a bit from Germany already, but not the Donau. Donau is what others call Danube and I still don’t understand why you give places a complete different name than the original. Why do the Italians call Munich “Monaco”. Monaco is a state at the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by France and it is not a big city in Southern Germany. So why not call it Munchen or at least similar “Munich”. My name is Melvin and that stays, no matter where I go. So why not do the same with places?

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