Krems
12/20/2019 12:00 AM
12/20/2019 12:00 AM
The fairytale town of Krems, about 40 miles (70 kilometers) west of Vienna, is your first port of call in the astonishingly beautiful Wachau Valley. Both the millennium-old town and the valley itself have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites; today you'll have a chance to see why. One of the most beautiful abbeys in Austria is still an active Benedictine monastery, but a monastery the likes of which you've never seen—Napoleon himself once laid his head here in the lavish imperial quarters. With its 14th-century stained-glass windows, the abbey's jewel box of a church is the perfect setting for a soul-stirring concert of organ music. Back onboard, enjoy a scenic cruise through the UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley.; Featured Excursions: Göttweig Abbey with private organ recital.

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