University at Buffalo| ChristkindlmÄrkt along the Danube River
Celebrate the enduring magic of the Yuletide season on an enchanting 7-night river cruise to enjoy Europe’s most beloved Christmas markets. Discover magnificent settings where cobblestoned streets strung with colorful lights meet festive market stalls of handcrafted ornaments, fine wooden toys, and irresistible holiday treats. This unique itinerary brings the old-world charm of the holidays to life in a vivid celebration of history and culture. Be inspired by some of Europe’s most noteworthy landmarks—Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, the 900-year-old Abbey of Melk in the legendary Wachau Valley, and the glamorous imperial monuments of Hapsburg Vienna. Enhance your journey with the Munich and Vienna Optional Extension. Nine-day, 7-night river cruise along the Danube River to enjoy holiday markets in Germany and Austria, where Christmas folklore and traditions come to life. Celebrate the timeless magic of an Old-World Yuletide season and the ancient customs of Advent in Central Europe. Browse the intricately crafted ornaments hanging in wooden kiosks festooned with colorful lights, sip Glühwein; and savor irresistible holiday treats like roasted chestnuts and freshly baked gingerbread. Explore the authentic Old-World ambiance of Germany’s most famous Christkindlmärkt in historic Nuremberg. Delight in the holiday pageantry of Salzburg, Passau, and Regensburg. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia and romance of Vienna’s classic open-air Christmas markets.
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