Romantic shores, wild nature, baroque art: one can barely escape from the fascination of the Danube. The groundbreaking two-part documentary by Rita and Michael Schlamberger shows unknown sides of a river that shapes an entire continent. Along the course of the Danube, nature rules over the lives of people. As the Danube passes different landscapes and climate zones, it changes its nature: contrasts between wilderness and high culture emerge in a unique mix. While part one gives an overview of the course of the Danube, part two shows the extreme faces between floods and frost.