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European Cheese Quiz

The delayed flight from Frankfurt into Budapest was excruciating. Long lines and bad food. To pass the time, I turned...

Bordeaux on Viking River Cruises

Having traveled to 149 countries in my 82 years, I consider myself a perfectionist. I rate a trip on a...

Medieval Marksburg Castle

When you tour Marksburg Castle, your first thought will be…original. The castle has never been attacked and therefore, it is...

Charming Wertheim

The town with the least population (23,400) on our Viking River Cruise, but the town with the most charm, Wertheim....

Wurzburg Residenz

Wurzburg Residenz was the former residence of the Wurzburg prince-bishops. In the 18th century, the significance of the Holy Roman...

The Rome of Germany: Bamberg

Bamberg is often called the Rome of Germany because of its seven hills that rise above the Regnitz River Valley....

Trials and Tribulations of Nuremberg

There’s more to Nuremberg than Nazi Party rallies and Nuremberg Trials where 22 soldiers under Hitler’s command were placed on...

Walk-About in Regensburg, Germany

Not just a pretty face, Regensburg has electronic and manufacturing industries to support its 150,000 inhabitants. Toshiba, BMW and Siemens...

Highlights of Passau, Germany

Passau, at the border with Austria, is known as the City of Three Rivers, the confluence of the Inn, Danube...

Legends of the Wachau Valley

There’s nothing like a good story…and legends are the best kind of story. Legends abound along the picturesque Wachau Valley,...

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