Krems An Der Donau, Austria

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Today we had our first and only stop of the season in the Austrian town of Krems.  A slightly larger town, but still with a charming historical old  section, Krems’ town charter was granted in 1305.  But there have been archaeological discoveries here dating back 32,000 years.  It lies at the edge of the Wachau Valley region,  which is well known for its wines and apricots.


I only had about two hours to walk around town, but it was a nice little introduction to this lovely location.  The main street of the old town almost reminded me a little of Salzburg’s old town, down to the swirly wrought iron signs hanging from the edges of the beautiful buildings.


There were lots of shops, cafes, restaurants, and churches along the way.  Plenty of folks were enjoying hot Glühwein (hot spiced wine) in open air cafes all along the main pedestrian thoroughfare.


Here are some photos from my afternoon stroll.  Enjoy!


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Jennifer was initially drawn to Europe for two reasons: music and love.  She lived in Vienna for four years, and now calls Croatia home for much of each year, as she married a native Croatian. Since 2015, Jennifer has worked as a tour director and cruise director on European river cruises for a major American travel company, and has become an expert in all of the cities along her routes on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers. She also has traveled to Disney World almost every year since 1985, and knows Disney World inside and out. As a travel agent, Disney World is her primary specialty, and she has helped many Disney newbies and veterans have amazing trips with her insider information.

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