Rüdesheim and Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum

Rüdesheim am Rhine

SIEGFRIED'S MECHANICAL MUSIC MUSEUM IS QUITE UNIQUE: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 4 Lunch was early today as we were scheduled for a shore visit in Rüdesheim. At 12:45 p.m. the "Winzerexpress" mini tourist trains arrived to take us to Siegfried's Musical … [Read more...]

Visiting Miltenberg on the Main River

Miltenberg Marktplatz

MILTENBERG - A MAIN RIVER TOWN KNOWN FOR ITS BEAUTIFUL TIMBER-FRAMED HOUSES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 5 This morning we arrived at the historic town of Miltenberg which is known for its gabled, timber-framed houses. From our Main River mooring it was a … [Read more...]

Würzburg – “Pearl of the Romantic Road”

Würzburg Bishop's Residenz

THE RESIDENZ PALACE IS THE HIGHLIGHT ATTRACTION OF WURZBURG: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 6 With its Main River location and picturesque setting, Würzburg is a popular stop on any Rhine-Main river cruise. Würzburg is located on the banks of the Main River and the … [Read more...]

Visiting Bamberg – A City on Seven Hills

Bamberg Altes Rathaus

BAMBERG SITS AT THE STARTING POINT OF THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 7 Today's crusing was interesting as we entered the Main-Danube Canal which connects the Main and Danube rivers. The 171 km long canal runs from Bamberg (our next … [Read more...]

Nuremberg’s Golden Age and Darker History

Frauenkirche in Nuremberg Marktplatz

NUREMBERG WAS ONCE THE "CITY OF THE NAZI PARTY RALLIES": Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 8 Our Nuremberg city tour was another early morning start...grumble, grumble! Nuremberg enjoyed its Golden Age in the late Middle Ages and its rich historical heritage can be seen … [Read more...]