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Jun 2, 2019 - Day 11 = Passau & Aschach via Salzburg

We got to Passau just before breakfast and got on a bus to go to Salzburg, Vienna soon after. The bus ride was 2.5 hours long but it was comfortable and I loved the scenery - farmland and farm towns. The farmers all live together and go off to do the farming of the fields together. I am not sure how they divide up the crops, but I like how they live and work together to take care of so much land and crops. We found out that Salzburg isn't as big on the Sound of Music as us tourists are. That's because movies distorted what is here and much...

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May 3, 2019 - We’re Rollin’ In the Rain, Just Rollin’ in the Rain...

Today is Passau day, our last day in Germany. Passau sits at the confluence of 3 rivers: the Danube, the Inn, and the Ilz; and two countries: Germany and Austria. Passau is more than 2000 years old, founded by the Celts, and strategically important ever since. We started with a walking tour of the Altstadt (Old Town) area including several sections which had been inundated by tremendous floods over the years. One of my favorite years, 1954, had been the occasion of the highest high watermark since the 1500s, some 23 feet above the current...

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Cruising to 170

Sep 23, 2018 - Passau, Germany

We explored the Italianate-style streets of Passau, where three major European rivers have converged to shape a distinctive city. We met our local guide and began our walking tour through delightful old-world streets, taking in a pastel rainbow of building facades as you stroll. We saw the impressive Bishops’ Residenz from where powerful prince-bishops ruled secular and religious life for hundreds of years. Continuing past the 14th-century Rathaus, or Town Hall, built on the site of a former fish market on the Danube. We concluded our walk...

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Sep 17, 2018 - Passau

This morning we did a walking tour of Passau. Our tour guide, Gabby was very knowledgeable and pleasant. After our walking tour, we ended at the cathedral Dom St. Stephen, with an organ concert. It is the largest organ in the world. I’ve included some pictures of the cathedral, absolutely beautiful. At 3 pm we cast off down the Danube River. South of Passau, the river meanders through the valley, with mountains on both sides of the river. There are numerous locks alone the river. We passed through are first lock this afternoon. Before the...

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Sep 16, 2018 - To the S.S. MARIA THERESA

This morning we got on the bus for the trip to Passau, where we board the S.S MARIA THERESA for our river cruise down the Danube. It is about a 2 hour ride, with a two hour stop to tour BMW. BMW, which now includes mini Cooper and Rolls Royce, was like a huge sales showroom. I think Peter would have been more excited than I was, being a Ford man. After the tour we got back on the autobahn, and travelled east and then south to Passau. They are combining corn, although being Sunday, we didn’t see anyone combining. We did see a potato digger...

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Aug 16, 2018 - Vilhofen and Passau

Today we headed north from the campground to find the Danube River once again. We visited the town of Vilshofen and enjoyed a walk along the Danube before exploring the town. There were two hotel boats moored and we learnt from one of the crew members that due to the very dry summer the river at this point was too low resulting in them not being able to go any further. Vilshofen had a very impressive tower which was built in 1643/47 and was one of two gates to Vilshofen. From there we drove to Passau and found this to be a lovely place to...

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Apr 30, 2018 - Passau, Germany and Bike Ride over to Austria on Inn River

It is Monday, April 30th...admittedly I am already losing track of days...and think I forgot to post yesterday. Sunday the 29th was Robbie Hunters’ birthday so we had to celebrate it all day. We spent the morning touring the Dachau Concentration camp outside of Munich. Quite serreal and hard to imagine what it was like in those camps. After the tour we headed to Passau to get on our boat. We are traveling with Uniworld and they have one of the best ships on the river cruise tours..Maria Theresa is so beautiful. So far the food has been...

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Apr 29, 2018 - Passau, Germany

We are in Passau, Germany, the departure city for our river cruise! What a neat town! We arrived around 2:30 and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon with some great food and good wine. Tomorrow, after a bike tour of 12 miles we will set sail down the Danube! This ship is absolutely fantastic...our room is amazing...the food is excellent...and our friends...old and new...are awesome! Going to be a great trip.

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Apr 29, 2018 - Travel Day But Still Much To See in München

oday Uniworld transports us to Passau to get on the Riverboat Maria Theresa to begin our tour to Passau. If we had a few more days, we will learn all the wonderful food our Roomer’s Hotel’s buffet breakfast offers. Today we had omelettes, Eggs Benedict, waffles and always cappuccino!! We boarded busses and Yoda (whose real name is Franz Schega), took us back to München Old Town giving us many more important facts about München. 1. 1.5 million people in Munich 2. Companies located there: Siemens BMW Microsoft 3. Munich was recognized as...

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Dec 7, 2016 - Our day in Passau

Hi all, it's almost the end of Wednesday, December 7th, it's been a fairly quiet day - we woke up in Passau, Germany after cruising through the night after leaving Krems. The cabins are small, and from my bed I can just reach over and tweak the curtain aside to see what's happening outside...river going by, or concrete wall of a lock!! By now I can almost tell by the light - or lack thereof - if I'm on the open river or inside a lock!!! Passau is known as the "City of Three Rivers" as it lies at the confluence of the Inn, the Danube, and...

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Up the Danube

Aug 21, 2016 - The Boat People

Passau, Germany, Sunday, 21 August 2016 The Boat People We said goodbye to Prague and all its charm as we boarded our luxury coach headed to Passau, Germany. In-between dozing on and off, we watched the beautiful countryside pass us by with rolling hills of green, pristine Bavarian villages and the occasional farm animal lazing on the hillside. As lunch time approached, I imagined us stopping at some cute brew haus where servers in traditional Bavarian costume hoisted beers and yodeled on request. But like all good fantasies, this one too...

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Jul 27, 2016 - Leaving Germany

We got to sleep later while the boat sailed into Passau, which is on the border with Austria. I went up early to video our docking and talked to the Captain. After breakfast, we split into smaller groups to go to the Cathedral and listen to an organ recital. The church was decorated in baroque style and was very beautiful. The church organ is considered the largest cathedral organ in the world with over 17,000 pipes. It actually is five organs tied in to one command console. The power but also delicacy of the available sounds was shown in...

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