Melk: A 'Welcome to Austria' Feast and a Visit to the Melk Abbey

After leaving Passau, we sailed into Austria and made our way to the Wachau Valley, an area renowned for apricots and grapes. The apricots are made into fine desserts and excellent schnapps, and the grapes—particularly Reisling and Grüner Veltliners—are turned into the wines the Valley is famous for.

Regensburg: Land of the Middle Ages and Almost Missing the Boat

After a morning sipping beer at the Weltenburg Abbey, I spent the afternoon in Regensburg, a beautiful city with postcard-worthy scenes around every corner.