Tagged With "Danube"

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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

Former Member ·
Thanks for the great pics! I've only ever seen Bratislava from the river while on a Budapest to Vienna ferry...but now you've put it on the menu for our next time in Vienna. Worth noting: since Ryanair flights to "Vienna" actually land at Bratislava, it's a good opportunity for budget flyers to pay a visit before or after their time in Vienna.
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Re: Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, Ready2Go! I didn't know about Ryanair landing there. Bratislava has the benefit of being much cheaper than Vienna, so if you want to spend time in the region, your budget will go much further here than in Austria. Also, it's much less heavily touristed, and in some of the side streets you'll feel like you've got the place to yourself.
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Re: Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

George G. ·
Visited Regensburg twice as it was a very convenient stop on our drives from my US Army base in Augsburg to Pilsen and Prague in the Czech Republic. There is so much to see in Regensburg that two half-day visits didn't seem to touch the number of historical landmarks here. I've included a photo of my wife Diane standing in front of the Prinzess Cafe which the historic sign says it is the first cafe house in Germany established in 1686. The other photo is of the Regensburg Cathedral that was...
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

TravelingCanuck ·
Such an awesome post. For me one of the my favorite parts of travel is imagining the people who lived in the past and think of them in their daily lives. How much do we have in common with them and how much are our lives different then theirs were. Thanks for a great look at the history of Budapest.
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you TravelingCanuck! I feel the same way you do about wondering what it was like so any centuries ago. Our surroundings have changed, but I am sure they were concerned about the same things we are: love, finances, jobs, politics, religion, family and friends.
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Travel Rob ·
Great post and your photos are wonderful! Budapest is a great city and you've really captured the magic!
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Re: June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you Travel Rob. I appreciate your kind words!
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Bratislava: An overlooked travel destination

DrFumblefinger ·
(Bratislava's Slovak National Theater) Bratislava, capitol of land-locked Slovakia, was not what I expected.  It’s an old city whose history goes back to well before the time of Christ, including envelopment into the Hungarian and...
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High water, weather disrupt European river cruises

PHeymont ·
High water levels from heavy rainfall and spring snowmelt in the Alps has caused delays and changes in river cruises, including those on the Seine, Rhine and Danube. While serious, it's not as bad as the spring of 2013 when many port towns were...
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Disney's dip into river cruising expands

PHeymont ·
It must feel like going back to the roots for the Disney organization, since Mickey Mouse's first starring role was as Steamboat Willie, a riverboat captain. Just a few weeks ago, Disney announced its first venture into river cruising (Gumbo news ,...
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Disney's new idea: river cruising for families

PHeymont ·
The Disney empire, which seems to be almost as much a travel and resort company as it is a studio and park operator, has another new plan: change river cruising from an older-adult activity to a family plan. Adventures by Disney, which provides...
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June 21, 2016: Medieval Budapest in the 21st Century

Marilyn Jones ·
Budapest's long history shows in its Castle District and the Matthias Church, where the medieval era can still be sensed.
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Wiener Bonbons: Highlights of Vienna (Where Gumbo was #114)

PHeymont ·
This week’s puzzle started with a very puzzling picture—so puzzling it needed a second shot to clarify that it was in a tunnel. Even so, Jonathan L was sharp enough to jump to a correct conclusion, which he hinted to the crowd in a comment...
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Good news for European river cruises: the water's back!

PHeymont ·
CroisiEurope's Leonardo da Vinci on the Neckar at Heidelberg   After a spring marked by cruises canceled or modified by too much water in major rivers, and a summer marked by cancellations due to too little water in some rivers, it looks like...
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Donauinselfest tonight! Europe's biggest

PHeymont ·
Crowds at Donauinselfest 2014 listening to Kung Fu Kitty     Photo: Manfred Fraser / Wikimedia   Vienna's Donauinselfest is Europe's biggest free outdoor music festival, kicking off tonight for a weekend of music that is expected to...
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Regensburg, Germany, offers Medieval Holiday Magic

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyln Jones shares a holiday visit to the medieval city of Regensburg, Germany, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to a great holiday market
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June 13, 2018: DC Tower 1 - Vienna, Austria

Samantha ·
Samantha shares pictures of the DC Tower 1 from her trip to Vienna, Austria. She found it very interesting and unique.
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Nov. 14, 2018: Yard Art - Vienna, Austria

Samantha ·
Samantha gives us a castle tour in Vienna—but no, it's not that kind of castle!
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Danube Views in Vienna: Unique and Amazing

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband had a great time walking along the Danube in Vienna. That was until a storm rolled in, lol. Here are some pictures she was able to take before the rain started.
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The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

Samantha ·
While in Vienna, Samantha and her husband spent a few hours checking out Austria's playground, the Prater. The giant Ferris Wheel is the draw to the park, but there is so much to see and do.
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Re: The Prater, Vienna: Austria's Playground for Everyone

PHeymont ·
The inscription on the memorial translates as The Master dedicated one of his most beautiful songs to the Vienna Prater, In the Prater, the Flowers Bloom Again.
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