Category: Germany

Stopover in Frankfurt, Germany

The flight out of Budapest was at 6:30 am so I don’t recall much of the 2 hour flight, as I knocked off pretty much after take off.  I do recall the flight attendant offering us Nutella filled croissant and a beverage, I ate a few bites (didn’t […]

Passau: Marmaladen-Haus

Passau has a lot of neat little shops, and we stumbled on one while trying to find our way back to the Viking bus. Stephen immediately recognized the Marmalade shop and said its well known. It was featured on travel shows as things to check out in Passau, […]

There’s Lebkuchen in Passau!?

It’s well known that Nurenburg is famous for Lebkuchen. Supposedly Passau is also known for the “gingerbread” cookies, which surprised us. What was more surprising was finding a lebkuchen shop that hailed from Nuremburg in the city of Passau. Stephen recognized the company and said Alpine Village in […]

Viking Var day 4: Passau

Passau is a city in Lower Bavaria, Germany. It is also called the Three River City because there are three rivers in the city, and was an important trading city.  The Viking Var had to bus us from Regensburg to Passau, and we kicked off our visit with […]

A BUS trip to Passau, Germany?

Who knew that Europe was suffering a drought like California? Ok, perhaps not that bad but the river water levels are low, which is affecting the river cruises.  Viking River Cruise has experienced low water levels and as of today, our ship is waiting to hear what the […]

Night 3 dinner on Viking Var

The theme tonight was mushrooms, and lots of it! The amuse bouche was a fried mushroom with pineapple salsa. For my starter, I had the mushroom soup, which was a consommé.  For some reason I thought it would be cream soup. Entree choice was pork medallions with dessert the […]

Regensburg,Germany: The Stone Bridge

During our walking tour, our guide Sebastian didn’t detour our group here, but suggested we visit on our own. For one thing, parts of the bridge is covered in scaffolding and being renovated. He told us to walk to the middle for a great photo opportunity. So after the […]

Viking Var Day 3: Regensburg

The second stop of this cruise is Regensburg, a medieval city with Roman walls dating back to 179 A.D. Our basic tour was a 2- hour walking tour from the old city walls to the city center at the Cathedral. The optional tour was the Weltenburg Abbey and a […]

Viking Var day 2: Nurenburg, Germany

The first port on this Viking Danube River cruise is Nurenburg, or Nürnberg for the German spellers. Included with our cruise is the City tour, which is mainly a bus tour highlighting the once occupied Nazi buildings, and the justice buildings where the Nazi war criminals were tried. The […]

1st night dinner on Viking Var

If you’ve ever been on an ocean cruise, you know that service is important. The downside on a cruise is there’s about 4000+ passengers to take care of.  On Viking, they’ve taken it up a notch. As a passenger, I felt like a VIP. It’s a smaller ship, […]