Wealthy families built these towers to emphasize their status and wealth during the Middle Ages, and many still remain today.
Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brucke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany.
This morning, choose a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR and marvel at this thousand-year-old city's medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialized NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS tour. Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities.
Established during the Holy Roman Empire and the only German city not bombed during WWII, Regensburg has at least 1,300 listed buildings of historic interest.
A LOCAL GUIDE shows you its best-known treasures, such as the Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS; St.
Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague.
(B) Although 90% of Nuremberg's Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire.
Stand in front of Old Town's medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world.
Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the 'City of Music.' Your European river cruise holiday ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.
Take in the highlights on the included GUIDED WALK.
Alternatively, choose from several full-day optional excursions while your ship continues to sail into Austria. (B/L/D) This morning, enjoy an included GUIDED VISIT of Melk's magnificent 11th-century BENEDICTINE ABBEY, one of Europe's largest monasteries.
Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide.