Veste Oberhaus – Fortress of the Passau’s Prince-Bishops

Oberhaus fortress

THE VESTE OBERHAUS LOOKOUT IN PASSAU, A POPULAR STOP ON A DANUBE RIVER CRUISE: Paris & The Heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 5: Knowing that we are always on the lookout for photo opportunities, Jana, our ship’s purser suggested that we walk up to Veste Oberhaus for panoramic views of Passau […]

Passau Sightseeing on a Danube River Cruise

Passau Attractions

Passau, the City of Three Rivers, Is a Popular Stop on Danube River Cruises: RIVER CRUISE GUIDE – PASSAU Bank (Danube) Right/Left Area 69.58 km2 Altitude 290m/951ft Population 50,000 PARIS & THE HEART OF EUROPE – UNIWORLD RIVER CRUISE – DAY 5: Passau was a destination that we were very much looking forward to visiting […]

Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, a Top Wachau Wine Town

Wine-tasting in the Raffelsberger Hof cellar

At our Wine-tasting in Weissenkirchen, We Learned a Lot about Wachau Wines : The Wachau Valley is one of Austria’s most famous and exciting wine regions and on the Danube River stretch of our Vienna to Paris river cruise we stopped at Weissenkirchen, one of the nine top viticultural towns in the Wachau. We were […]

Sightseeing in Vienna … worth it even in the Rain!


A Walking Tour of Vienna to Discover Vienna Off-the-Beaten Track: Paris and The heart of Europe – Uniworld River Cruise – Day 2: For our sightseeing in Vienna, we had a choice of a visit to the Imperial Treasury to see the Habsburg crown jewels or a walking tour of Vienna titled “Vienna at Second […]

How Good is Your River Cruise Company?

Uniworld River Princess

How Well Your River Cruise Operator Handles a Crisis is a Mark of the Company’s Reputation: Our Uniworld Paris & the Heart of Europe Cruise was supposed to be on the River Princess starting in Vienna on June 23rd. The early June flooding of the Danube  and other European rivers caused havoc to all European […]

Visiting Dürnstein on a Danube River Cruise

Durnstein Stiftskirche

Dürnstein is one of the Highlight Stops on a Danube River Cruise: One of the highlight stops on any Danube River Cruise is the charming village of Dürnstein.  As our river boat approaches the village, our tour director announces on the intercom, with some urgency, that it is time to get onto the  sundeck … […]