Christmas Cruising the Danube, A Live-Blog

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE for a waltz down the Danube as we visit the Christmas markets of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

Our journey takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring immersion into the grand history of the area.

We will be sure to pay special attention to the unique culture and customs surrounding the… CONTINUE READING >>

We’re excited to bring you along LIVE for a waltz down the Danube as we visit the Christmas markets of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany.

Our journey takes us to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ensuring immersion into the grand history of the area.

We will be sure to pay special attention to the unique culture and customs surrounding the… CONTINUE READING >>

27 thoughts on “Christmas Cruising the Danube, A Live-Blog”

  1. Thank you for sharing your trip. We are booked for Dec 2nd of 2015 Danube Waltz/Christmas. I was wondering how the weather was for your trip temp wise?

    1. That’s right when we went and the weather was about what we expected. Cold but not terrible, hovering right around freezing, and generally grey but not much snow or rain. Bundle up and it’s fine. We also recommend some Glühwein to warm up. Have fun!

      1. Thank you again for the advice. I lived many years in Chicago before moving to Las Vegas so I am certain we will manage. I am just glad to get some first hand knowledge. We will think of you both while having our Glühwein. Great site and Thanks again for sharing your travels.

        1. Missed you by a year. A friend and I are going December 2, 2016! Danube Waltz.

          GypsyNesters – Love your blog! Thank you for sharing.
          Charles – how was the trip? Did you blog it? If so would you share the link? I’d love to read about it.

  2. How fun! I’m not really into cruising, but I’ve never tried a river cruise. I think I would really like one because the time because the distances is shorter and you sail right into the heart of the city. I would especially love to do a Christmas market river cruise!

  3. We returned from a similar cruise on December 21 on the Viking Idun, with similar ports of call, but starting in Nuremberg. Great time! Your post brought great memories – thanks so much. I took the Viking trip in China in August, only 5 days on the Yangtze and toured the other 13. Similar experience of excellence! You can’t go wrong on Viking!

  4. The Stieglkeller in Salzburg was started in 1492- yes the same year Columbus discovered America. There is a fantastic museum of brewing and an excellent restaurant, the actual Steigl brewery is a must see, and also the salt mines are not to be missed!

  5. I’m booked on a Danube River Cruise next August coming the other way Prague, Nuremburg to Buda Pest. Thanks for giving me a fortaste of the sites and sights to come

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