This December 2014, I took a riverboat vacation along the Danube — traveling from Hungary to Nuremberg. Here are some brief highlights.
Budapest, Hungary (Dec 17-20)
My favorite city on this trip. They also had the best Christmas markets, where I enjoyed a lot of mulled wine.
Visegrad, Hungary (Dec 21)
Most of the day was spent in Budapest on castle hill, then road a bus to meet backup up with the boat in Visegrad.
Vienna, Austria (Dec 22)
One day is insufficient for Vienna. We filled it with a city bus tour, an afternoon at Schonbrunn Palace, and an evening in a Christmas Market.
Melk, Austria (Dec 23)
This is all about the Benedictine abbey in this small town.
Passau, Germany (Dec 24)
A delightful city surrounded by three rivers.
Regensburg, Germany (Dec 25)
Spent Christmas day walking the empty streets of this medieval city.
Nuremberg, Germany (Dec 26-28)
Finished with a few days in Nuremberg. Included some light snow.