Christmas Markets on the Danube 2021 Connections

Past guest Carl Stumpe traveled with his wife and adult children on a Christmas Markets cruise with AmaWaterways. We interviewed Carl and his daughter Anne about their family travel experience below.Read more
Austrians love their pumpkins – and have turned pumpkinseed oil into a delicacy.Read more
There’s no better place to discover rich culture than within Vienna’s enthralling museums.Read more
Wiener Schnitzel: Not Just an American Hot Dog Stand.Read more
Though many variations of Goulash exist, ours is a traditional, authentic recipe from the very heart of Hungary.Read more
“Lying along the banks of Alte Donau Lake, tree-lined pathways offer visitors an idyllic location to experience the area’s natural beauty. “Read more
The hills are alive with the sound of music in the stunningly historic town of Salzburg, Austria.Read more
There are probably few Bavarian cities as gorgeous as Passau.Read more
Santa can’t have all the traveling fun during the holiday season. And part of the joy of traveling to the European Christmas Markets is learning about unique traditions along the way.Read more
Franz Kafka, known for his 20th century writings on anxiety, alienation and impersonal bureaucracy, is also celebrated as one of the most important writers of modern times.Read more
Prague -- the Czech Republic’s dazzling capital city, home to over a million people and with over 1,100 years of fascinating history to explore – is one of the most exciting European cities to visit.Read more
No need to adjust your beer goggles: when you visit Pilzen, you’re sure to be seeing (and drinking) beer just about everywhere.Read more
Chocolate lovers everywhere, rejoice! And set your sights on Vienna, that glittering city of kaffehaus culture and scrumptious cakes.Read more
Gilded, glittering glamor whose opulent beauty only rivals Versailles – and Schönbrunn Palace was originally just supposed to be a summer residence.Read more
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss II – with native sons like these, it’s no wonder that classical music continues to reverberate through the streets of Austria – particularly Vienna.Read more
Seemingly straight from the pages of an old German fairytale….Read more
“If I had never come here, I would have regretted it.” So said Empress Maria Theresa, in describing Melk Abbey.Read more
Welcome to the grand cosmopolitan city of Budapest – long a center of great beauty, elegance and sophistication.Read more
Nestled along the majestic banks of the mighty Danube, Dürnstein is one of the most visited regions in the iconic Wachau Valley.Read more