Destination: Vienna, Austria

Somewhere halfway through the river cruise along the Danube last April, we landed in Vienna, the capital city of Austria and famous for being an artistic hub for musical geniuses like Mozart and Beethoven to thrive in. It's famous for its rich, cultural museums, along with imperial palaces, one of which, the Schöbrunn, we visited … Continue reading Destination: Vienna, Austria

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Destination: Melk and Dürnstein, Austria

While on the Danube river cruise last April with my parents, we hit up many spots along the way that were a bit off-the-beaten path of your usual "Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest" itinerary (although we did those, too. More on them later). Sailing away from Linz (where we'd actually opted for a day trip to Český Krumlov in the Czech … Continue reading Destination: Melk and Dürnstein, Austria

Destination: Salzburg, Austria

While still in Munich during last year's April vacances with my parents, we made a day trip over to Salzburg, a well-known city in Austria famous for two things: the birthplace of the musical wunderkind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the location of The Sound of Music (as I'm writing this, the opening scene of the lush Alps with Julie … Continue reading Destination: Salzburg, Austria