Weisenkirchen on Danube River Cruise

Danube River Cruise

The Danube River

The Danube River originates in Germany and flows southeast 1,770 miles through ten countries and into the Black Sea.  With the help of a lock system, 1,500 of those miles are navigable, thus it is an attractive river cruise destination.

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Christmas market in Vienna

A Day in Vienna

The History of Vienna

Vienna, originally a Celtic settlement, was subject to attacks and Barbarian invasion that reduced the town to ruins by the early 5th Century.  By the 10th century, the German Babenberg Dynasty acquired Vienna and in the 13th century Vienna fell under control of the Habsburg.

Today, Austria’s capital is home to 1.9 million people.  Despite Vienna’s large size, its city center, located inside the Ringstrasse, is easily walkable. 

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