The piece on the "storied Danube" by Carma Wadley (Sept. 21) is indeed "storied." The howling factual errors are what the Brits would call "a real dog's breakfast."

The photo identified as "Schonbrunn Castle" is really of "Schonbuhel Castle. (Schonbrunn Palace is in Vienna.)

The "stretch from Budapest to Nuremberg" doesn't exist. The Danube River does not go past Nuremberg.

The "69 locks, in all, between Amsterdam and the Black Sea" don't exist. The Danube River never gets to Amsterdam. That's the Rhine.

Bratislava was never the capital of Hungary. And the real capital for centuries, Budapest, was certainly not occupied by the Turks until 1918.

Jim Moss