Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wurstküchl, a 500 year old restaurant serving grilled homemade sausages and sauerkraut, located at the foot of the Stone Bridge and right next to the Danube.
The last stop on our cruise was Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities and also designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We spent the day walking around the Altstadt (Old Town) looking at the beautiful architecture and browsing the many shops. I couldn't resist buying the cuckoo clock you see in the last photo. I hope you have enjoyed my travel photos as much as I have enjoyed posting them. Next week, it's back to photos of Tallahassee, so I need to get outside with my camera!
Friday, September 29, 2017
After lunch, my daughter and I took the less than one minute ride on the Festungsbahn funicular railway up to Hohensalzburg, the beautiful fortress the overlooks the city of Salzburg. The views were spectacular. Construction of the fortress began in 1077 and over the centuries, what began as a small castle grew into the huge fortress we see today.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
St. Peter Stiftskulinarium, the over 1200 year old restaurant where we ate lunch, dating back to the year 803.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
When our ship was docked in Passau, Germany, we decided to take a day trip to Salzburg, Austria because my daughter had never been there before. This was my second trip to this beautiful city. Our first stop was the Mirabell Palace and Gardens. If you have seen the movie "The Sound of Music", you might recognize the first first four photos as locations used in scenes from the film.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
The next stop on our cruise was Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey perched high above the Danube on a rocky cliff overlooking the town of Melk, Lower Austria. Founded in 1089, the Baroque abbey seen today was built between 1702 and 1736. The model of the abbey in the last photo gives you an idea of how big this place is.
Linking to Tom's Tuesday's Treasures.