Discovering Nuremberg, Germany Part 1

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View of the Pegnitz River and traditional half-timbered buildings from Max Brücke

Located in Southeast Germany, Nuremberg, is the second largest city in Bavaria which very rich in history, culture, local food specialties and has risen from the ashes to become a modern, thriving and dynamic metropolis it is today.

It has seen its fair share of events throughout the centuries. In 1356, Nürnberg was chosen as the seat of the Holy Roman Empire by Emperor Charles IV. The Kaiserburg, or Free imperial City was selected because of its strategic location, right in the heart of Europe neighboring Austria, and France.

The Imperial Castle is the most recognized building and IS the symbol of the city. It was the official residence of the heads of state, the emperors.

Today it is visited by both locals and visitors who transport themselves back in time and admire the impressive views and skyline from its many lookout points.

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Photo credit: ArtMechanic

It is very hard to believe that such a beautiful historical city was burned to the ground during World War II and moreover, it was the National Socialist Party’s meeting point in the country. Such a sad and dark period in human history but fortunately that is in the past and there is only the future to look forward to!

Visiting Nuremberg came as a much unexpected yet very pleasant surprise! To be completely honest with you, I had been to Bavaria before, to Munich and Augsburg during Oktoberfest which is by far the best party place on earth but never heard or learned about Nuremberg.

Therefore I decided to visit Tourismus Nuremberg’s website where one will find a wealth of information right at your fingertips!

I saved and downloaded a map of the city in PDF form, so that I could study it before traveling there but as you probably know, you can plan all you want, down to the details and use technology to find your way in a foreign and new city but in the end, the best way is to just let go and trust the GPS that never fails and rarely needs an update, that is your heart :) So that is precisely what I did upon arriving in Nürnberg!

As I previously mentioned, transferring from the airport to the city center is a breeze and the trip takes less than 30 minutes.

Once reaching the Main Railway station or Hauptbanhof, getting around is super easy thanks to the efficient transportation system and the street signs are in German and English which definitely helps.

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After checking in to Hotel Drei Raben, Marian and I each found our respective Myth Rooms and we decided to freshen up after crossing the ocean! Mind you I was very much suffering from jet lag since I had not closed an eye thanks to my super flight on Swiss Air (that story to come).

Therefore I got to my super cool room, rested a bit and got ready to go out and explore the city. Since we were starving and the weather was just splendid, we decided to go out and grab early lunch and then continue our tour of AltStadt (Old Town) afterwards!

Follow me as I take you through Nuremberg through these images

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Königstraße (King’s street)which is one of the city’s main pedestrian streets.

Handwerkerhof / Crafts yard

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Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, handwerkerhof, crafts yard, travel, photography, TS76

Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, handwerkerhof, crafts yard, travel, photography, TS76

Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, handwerkerhof, crafts yard, travel, photography, TS76

Me and My Duerer, teddy bears, souvenirs, Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, handwerkerhof, crafts yard, travel, photography, TS76

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Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, handwerkerhof, crafts yard, travel, photography, TS76

Lorenzkirche (St Lawrence Church)

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Hauptmarkt (Central Market)

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Frauenkirche (Our Lady Church)

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Museum Henkerhaus/Weinstadel (Hangmen’s House / Former Wine Depot)

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This is only the beginning. Stay tuned for part 2!

Bis später

Karla :)

Top 5 things to do in Barbados

What comes to mind when you hear Barbados?

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Photo credit: PDP

Do images of sun,  warm turquoise water, gentle waves crashing on the shores, pristine and secluded white or golden sand beaches, water sports or simply sitting and relaxing with a

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Photo credit: PDP

colorful, delicious frozen cocktail appear in the eye of your mind? Barbados is a tropical paradise that has that to offer and so much more!

This small Caribbean island, which is only 431 square kilometers, boasts many spectacular beaches on both sides of the island, coral reefs, also rugged terrain on the west coast and is blessed with beauty all around. Moreover, friendly locals are quite hospitable, welcome you with a warm smile and do their best to make you feel at home!

So what is there to see and do in Barbados you may ask?

Here are 5 things to see and do.

1- Walking around Bridgetown

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Photo credit: CaribDigita

The best way to start your trip is to explore the nation’s capital, Bridgetown, is on foot. Taste local specialties at one of the many restaurants, sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee at a café, learn more about its history and culture at National Heroes’ Square with Parliament building in the background.

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Photo credit: Wreind

Cool off thanks to the ocean breeze and go for a leisurely walk on and around the waterfront and admire the city and the horizon.

2- Go on a Rum tour

Are you a fan of Rum? If you are then a visit to Mount Gay Distillery is a must in any itinerary.

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Photo credit: Captmondo

Learn more about the process and taste the final product. Why not buy a bottle and bring back with you? :)

3- Relax on the West Coast

If you are looking to get some much deserved Rest & Relaxation, the west coast has some incredible white sand beaches. Who says no to a day at the beach?  It will recharge your batteries and leave you wanting more! Ah not to mention the spectacular sunsets. Any doctor would gladly approve.

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Photo credit: PDP

While you’re in the area, stop by the oldest church on the island, St. James, which was built in 1660 and still stands until this day. It is a trip back in time.

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Photo credit: Haloglow

4- Explore the East Coast

This rugged terrain, shaped by elements from Mother Nature, is where Harrison’s Cave is found.

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Photo credit: Neil Evans

Stand in awe before stalactites, stalagmites and other formations inside this limestone cave.

Admire waterfalls and pools inside these underground caves and take the tram to travel from one point to the next while stopping at the indicated spots. The underground world is fascinating and well worth visiting.

Discover Bathsheba which is known as a fishing town and take a stroll on Bathsheba Beach where large boulders are found offshore. It’s quite unique to the area.

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Photo credit: PDP

5- Tantalize your taste buds with its delicious cuisine

Are you a foodie? Then Bajan Cuisine will tempt your palate and your senses!

National dishes such as Cou-cou and flying fish are served from the most humble roadside shack to the finest restaurants.

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Photo credit: wikia.com

Fresh caught seafood and fried fish are a favorite among the locals and visitors alike.

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Photo credit: Miyagisoma

This Top 5 of things to see and do on the island is only a preview of what Barbados has to offer!

 

How to get there?

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Map credit: worldatlas.com

Barbados is very easy to reach either by plane or boat. All flights arrive at Barbados Grantley Adams Airport, which is located approximately 30-45 minutes from the capital, Bridgetown.

The best way to get to the city is to rent a car that will allow you to travel around the island at any moment without having to depend on anyone or any other vehicle.

Keep in mind that the driving is on the left, as it is based on the UK driving system. In addition, you will have to share the road with the pedestrians since there are no sidewalks and pay attention to motorbikes!

The only requirement is to obtain a local license upon presentation of a valid international driver’s license. The rental car company will help you with this procedure.

Public transportation is also available from 6 a.m. to midnight. It is the most affordable since any trip around the island costs only a few Barbadian dollars. As in any foreign country, precautions must be taken but if you are adventurous, just go out there!

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Peacock Flower – the pride of Barbados. Photo credit: Sarangib

What is the weather like?

Barbados is blessed with gorgeous weather all-year round, however in the summer months expect some rain showers. Liquid sunshine doesn’t hurt anyone and is welcome after a hot day right? :)

 

Now that you know a bit more about Barbados, will you add it to YOUR never-ending bucket list?

Or perhaps you have you been there already?

 

 

Let us know.

Until next time!

Safe and happy travels.

Hotel Review: Drei Raben in Nuremberg, Germany

Hotel Drei Raben (or Three Ravens) is one of a kind, historic, small and charming boutique/design hotel, with 22 rooms and suites spread over 5 floors, is strategically located in one of Nuremberg’s best areas, AltStadt (Old Town).

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Getting there is super easy. Right outside the airport is the Flughafen subway station and the U2 red line (direction Röthenbach to the south) brings both locals and visitors to Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof or Main Railway Station.

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It takes less than a half hour and trains run frequently throughout the day. From there it’s only a short walk to the hotel which is on the right side.

They say never judge a book by its cover right? Well I say never judge a hotel by its exterior!

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Right after crossing the main doors, you are surprised at its beautiful and colorful interior.

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Hotel, Hotel Drei Raben, Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, travel, photography, TS76

Hotel, Hotel Drei Raben, Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, travel, photography, TS76

At the reception you will find one of the warm and friendly faces, Sabrina, who will take your information and hand you the keys to your room.

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She goes the extra mile and helps you with your luggage and fit in the elevator!

The room

I was assigned Myth Room No 12.

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Hotel, Hotel Drei Raben, Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, travel, photography, TS76

The nice welcome note on the chalkboard and welcome bag from Nuremberg Tourism office was a nice personal touch and made me feel very welcome!

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Legend says that one day, the watchman of Sinwell Tower found a young girl in a blue dress in front of his room. The three ravens fluttered around her, thus the watchman protected and looked after her from that day on. He searched for her parents but he did not find them. Her name was Agnes and since she always wore blue clothes, she was better known as Blue Agnes.

One day a fire broke out in the city and the bells rang on all the towers except the Sinwell Tower where the watchman was posted. He lost his life in his sleep and Agnes disappeared. Some people have seen her silhouette glide through the towers of Nuremberg at night and makes sure no one perishes like her caretaker did.

It may be a pretty sad story but I sure did not feel any sadness. On the contrary, the sound-proof bright, airy, and cozy room has just the right equipment to rest after a long day of walking and in my case, crossing the Atlantic Ocean for nearly 8 hours!

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In the rooms you find:

  • LCD TV with DVD
  • CD Sound system with USB and iPod connection
  • Safe
  • Minibar
  • Telephone
  • Air-conditioning system
  • Free WLAN/Wi-Fi connection
  • Desk
  • Lamp
  • Multiple outlets

The bathroom

A frosted glass door leads you to the bathroom

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A magnifying glass, hairdryer and fresh and crisp towels are at your disposal.

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Hotel, Hotel Drei Raben, Nuremberg, Germany, Nürnberg, Deutschland, travel, photography, TS76

Toiletries

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Molton Brown products are offered and they smell so good, you can’t help but love them! It did not know the brand prior to my visit to the hotel but I will be ordering full-size bottles soon :)

Cotton-combed bathrobe and slippers are found inside the wardrobe and are pretty comfortable. Everything you need to make yourself at home!

The extras

24 hour front-desk and room service

Valet parking is available for an additional fee

Junior Suites

are equipped with a bathtub in the middle of the room in addition to all the extras mentioned above.

 

Thirsty?

Head to the hotel’s Bar RabenWein, which specializes in “slow wines”, for cocktails and wine samplings after 9 p.m.  What a great way to relax and unwind after a productive day on the town!

Frühstück/Breakfast

This is my second favorite thing in the hotel, besides the super comfy bed for a great night sleep.

A buffet breakfast is served daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. It sure is fuel for the entire day and then some.

Don’t believe me? Look at this. Please do not lick the screen :)

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My breakfast picks?

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Fresh fruit salad, raspberry yogurt, rye bread, cold meats, mozzarella and tomato and of course, a good cup of coffee to start my day.

You couldn’t ask for anything better than this!

Here is my summary:

Pros

Hotel Drei Raben is in a prime location, only steps away from the main railway station, which facilitates transportation around the region and the rest of the country.

It is also located close to many of Nuremberg’s main attractions, pedestrian streets, shopping outlets, historical sites, museums and so much more.

It is a unique establishment which offers design, commodity, great value and excellent service.

Cons

I would actually call it suggestions.

It would be great if there was an international adapter in the room. I had to recharge my electronic devices which were depleted and the one I had purchased did not work but fortunately I was able to charge my mobile thanks to the USB port on the CD sound system. However it took a long time for them to fully recharge.

The safe is located right above the minibar and I left my important documents and cards in my wallet.

Upon return and after opening it, I noticed that they were really hot and was afraid that my cards were demagnetized.

I suggest them moving it a little higher or perhaps on another shelf above.  A little move or small change can make a big difference.

However I must specify that programming it or creating a special code thanks to the instructions on the laminated guide were very easy to follow.

Overall there are many more advantages of staying at this property and therefore I recommend it for the best locations, value, comfort and ah that breakfast, which was amazing!

Here is their information:

Hotel Drei Raben

Königstrasse 63

Nuremberg, Germany 90302

Telephone: 0049 0911 274380

Email: info@hoteldreiraben.de

I invite you to follow them on their site and social media accounts:

Website: www.hoteldreiraben.de/english

Twitter: @HotelDreiRaben

Facebook: Hotel Drei Raben

Trip Advisor: Hotel Drei Raben

 

Many thanks to Tourismus Nürnberg and Hotel Drei Raben for coordinating my visit to the city. I received a complimentary stay and was not influenced in any way or manner. I am and will always be very honest when writing a review. You know that I have no problem sharing my two cents but when I say it’s good, it truly is :)

More on Nürnberg or Nuremberg coming soon, so stay tuned for the next installments!

Until next time.

Many happy travels.

Deine,

Karla

Traveling on the Danube with Viking Cruises through 30 instagrams

Hello everyone!

Forgive my absence but as I told you last time, I was away in Germany, Austria and Hungary for 8 wonderful, adventure filled days which were absolutely amazing and simply unforgettable thanks to my hosts Viking River Cruises and the exceptional company of a friend and fellow travel blogger Marian, a.k.a Travel Shop Girl!

I must be completely honest with you, I was pretty sad to return home (i did NOT want to come back) and just wish I had stayed longer but duty called and here I am again!

Words are simply not enough to even begin to explain or describe everything that we experienced during the week.

Now I am recovering from our marathon walks in the different cities and also jet lag but looking back at all the special moments brings a smile to my face.

Everyday we posted different and original captures on Instagram with #hellovikingriver. If you followed it, you were able to see a glimpse of our different destinations, our meals, coffee, landscape and the professional staff onboard Viking Atla which made the trip even more fun and they took great care of us!

If you didn’t, let me share the following instagrams with you once again and I will start sharing my experience through a series of blog posts and lots of high quality photos which I hope you will enjoy :)

Departing from YUL airport

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Nuremberg, Germany

Our special tour guide, a mini Albrecht Dürer took us to some of the most important sightseeing spots in the city :)

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When in Germany…you drink :)

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Hotel Drei Raben in Nuremberg, Germany

Hearty frühstück or breakfast as fuel for the day!

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Super cool and comfy room No 12

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When in Bavaria, grilled Bratwurstchen with sauerkraut are a must!

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Touring Nuremberg with #MeandMyDuerer :)

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Erlangen, Germany

Where Viking Cruises Longship, Viking Atla is docked

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Regensburg, Germany

Tasting local draft beer at Regensburger WeisserBräuhaus

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And a nice dinner afterwards

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Passau, Germany

Colorful buildings and intricate details

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Cruising on the Danube at sunset

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Wachau Valley, Austria

The Wachau Valley is renowned for its wine production and also very pretty small villages along the way

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Vienna, Austria

The view upon arrival in Austria’s capital

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The Parliament is stunning, how can you not like it?

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How cool is this bar/open air swimming pool on the Danube Canal? Happy hour has a new meaning :)

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Wandering the streets and squares while admiring the architecture and stopping over for a cold drink on a hot day is a real pleasure.

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Budapest, Hungary

View of St-Stephen Square from the steps of the Basilica

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The Opera House is an architectural masterpiece

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Would you believe this is an entrance to a building? It blows you away and begs to be captured.

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Ever heard of the New York Café? It is called one the most beautiful café in the world and I now can confirm this as a fact.

It is sublime, the interior is jaw-dropping and the food is delicious too! A feast for the senses indeed!

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If coffee was not enough, there is a great place you can go to if you are very thirsty for some ice-cold drinks and cocktails at the Hard Rock Café in Budapest.  That piña colada won me over :)

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The icing on the cake, the best part of river cruising is seeing the cities illuminated at night and the view of the Hungarian Parliament was just mind-blowing.

I could not believe my eyes as it is absolutely gorgeous! Majestic if you ask me. That is a moment that will be engraved in my memory :)

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Imagine waking up to this view and enjoy it even more from the dining room of the longship. That is Chain Bridge and Buda on the other side. There’s lots to see and do!

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Airbnb rental apartment 

We decided to extend our stay in the Hungarian capital, thus Marian found this great apartment near Andrássy Avenue and is very close to many attractions. Love at first sight? Yes, yes indeed.

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Lots of storage spaces, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and this great living room. It couldn’t get any better ;)

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Budapest Eye

To see the city from high above, a ride on the giant merry-go-round is highly suggested. It allows you to appreciate Budapest from different angles and definitely worth it.

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Mini Bar Budapest

We were on the lookout for some great food after a marathon walk and found Mini Bar Budapest! What a pleasant surprise.

They have an extensive list of drinks, which we loved but best of all? We found that they had veggie burgers and they were so good that we ordered a second time!

To quest our thirst on that hot day, we ordered frozen margaritas and it was delicious, the perfect complement!

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As you know I am a big coffee fan and Budapest has a great coffee scene. We loved ordering flat whites, cappuccinos and espressos.

A much-needed caffeine kick that went straight into the bloodstream. Doesn’t it look great too? :)

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Which photo (s) did you like best?

Let me know. 

This is just a preview of what’s coming ahead.

I’ll take you on a photographic tour of one of the best surprises of the trip, which is the German city of Nuremberg. You do not want to miss my series, so please come back and check it out!

Until next time,

Tashi Delek, all the best

Karla :)

Destinations of the month: Germany, Austria and Hungary with Viking River Cruises

Guten Tag!

Cheers from Germany everyone. I am very happy to finally share the destination I am currently in :)

I finally am getting to experience what a river cruise is all about and what better way than traveling with one of the best and most prestigious cruising companies

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starting from the small yet charming german city of Nuremberg in Bavaria!

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Danube Canal Photo credit: Keichwa

The tour is called the Romantic Danube which lasts 8 days and includes guided tours to the following cities situated along the way:

Germany:

Regensburg

Regensburg, Germany, Deutschland

City view Photo credit: Magnus Make

Passau

Passau, Passau altstadt, Deutschland, Germany

Altstadt/ Old Town  Photo credit: Aconcagua

Then crossing over to Austria and with stops at:

Melk

Benedictine Abbey, Melk, Germany, Deutschland

Melk Abbey Photo credit: Arcomonte26

Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria

Schönbrunn Palace        Photo credit: LMih

Finally the last country we will visit is Hungary and our cruise ends in

Budapest

Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary

Parliament Building, Budapest  Photo credit: Hunszabi

How awesome does that sound?

In the next post I will show you Nuremberg through photos and I am sure you will like learning more about this Bavarian city which totally surprised me and wait until you see the photos!

Until then I invite you to follow my amazing hosts Viking River Cruises

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VikingRiverCruises

Twitter: https://twitter.com/vikingriver

Instagram: https://instagram.com/viking_cruises

Website: http://www.vikingrivercruises.com

You can also follow my adventures by looking for #VikingCruises, our long ship #VikingAtla and our own #helloVikingRiver hashtags on my Social Media accounts.

Until then,

Bis später!

Deine,

K :)