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Berlin, Part 1

I’m not really sure what I expected from Berlin, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. It gave me the impression of a newer, cleaner, cheaper, quieter, less-crowded and more-friendly New York City. No crazy drivers constantly honking their horns, … Continue reading

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Dresden

As many people know, Dresden’s historic center was pretty much flattened during Allied bombing raids in 1945 during WWII (along with about 25,000 civilians). Many of the iconic buildings of Dresden have bee painstakingly rebuilt, and look as if they’ve … Continue reading

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Prague, Continued (The ABC Edition)

As I mentioned in another post, there’s a tourism joke about going to ABC… Another Bloody Church. They all do tend to run together after a while. But I thought the St. Vitus Cathedral was worthy of spotlighting. It was … Continue reading

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Prague

Prague was totally amazing. For anyone who likes architecture, it’s a city that should be at the top of your list to visit. I found it particularly interesting for all of the Art Nouveau buildings, in addition to the styles … Continue reading

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Nuremberg

Nuremberg. Famous and infamous. Not only the site of the huge annual Nazi party conventions, but of course also the Nuremberg Trials. We started the day with a driving tour of Nuremberg which took us to the Nazi party rally … Continue reading

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Regensburg

Regensburg claims to be Germany’s best-preserved medieval city. And certainly, it may well be. It’s totally charming, and was Larry’s favorite city of the trip. Definitely one of mine, as well. The large medieval city center has been pretty much … Continue reading

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Salzburg

Home of Mozart. And of course, the “Sound of Music”. Unfortunately, it rained the entire time we were in the city, which made for rather a cold and dreary day. But we did visit Mozart’s birth house and Mozart square, … Continue reading

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Melk

With musical accompaniment! And yarny stuff! After our stop in Durnstein, we went back to the ship for lunch as we continued up the Danube to Melk, Austria. The main attraction in Melk is the Melk Abbey. In fact, it’s … Continue reading

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Dürnstein

On our trip down the Danube, we had a morning stop in Dürnstein, Austria. Dürnstein is a charming little town, named after Castle Dürnstein on the hill (now in ruins). The castle was built in the late 11th century, and … Continue reading

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Vienna

The next stop on our tour was Vienna. We had a morning tour of the city, then had the afternoon on our own. We wandered around the Hofburg palace for a while, which was the Habsburg’s winter residence. We got … Continue reading

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