MaryGrace Schumacher

Joined November 2018
  • Day16

    Nuremberg by day

    August 23 in Germany ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Full day at our last stop along the Danube River. So much to see, to learn, to eat & drink. Ended our tour with pretzels and beer (or wine) before we head back to the ship and our farewell dinner.
    It has been a wonderful trip, great learning experience and new friends and coworkers.

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  • Day16

    Farewell Nuremberg

    August 23 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Final dinner, drinks and photos. Everything was wonderful. Memories captured in photos to share with family, friends and to intrigue others to travel on a Viking River Cruise. Great way to see so much with unpacking only once. Thank you Barry Johnston and Viking for this amazing experience!

  • Day15

    Regensburg Germany

    August 22 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Sorry to say, but it's been another beautiful day along the Danube River. Today's adventures started with a walking tour through the city and visit the beautiful St. Peter's church. Lunch then our tour and tasting of Bavarian beers, pretzels and sausages! On our Microbreweries tour we stopped at 2 locations for beer and food pairing; excellent!! Found ourselves with an hour before we were to meet our transfer, so after a little more shopping and walking, we ended up at a beer garden near an ice cream shop. Great way to cool down. Weather has been so good, cool in the morning and sunny, not too warm in the afternoon. As we explored Regensburg, the ship moved up river towards our final port in Nuremberg.Read more

  • Day15

    The views while cruising.

    August 22 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    After getting back on the Danube we cruised into Nuremberg the next morning. But what we saw along the way; amazing sunset, castles, sheep, skinnie dippers ( sorry no pictures!) On board we were greeted with a German band who played for us during dinner. A few more locks and a sunny morning we arrived in Nuremberg.Read more

  • Day14

    Bike tour along the River Inn

    August 21 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    After a wonderful morning walking tour through Passau, great lunch on the terrace we are off again on our next bike adventures: Germany to Austria ( & back). Beautiful ride along the River Inn, through the forest and over the bridge to Austria. A few challenging times but e-bikes gives you that extra boost to make it easier. Funny feeling to be biking and see your ship cruising without you! Dropped the bikes off and bussed to our next port. 2 days, back to back bike excursions were challenging but an excellent way to see so much.
    Dinner was perfect then evening drinks and off to bed, want to be well rested for Thursday: morning tour and afternoon microbreweries!!!🍺🍻🍺🍻🍺 Cheers!
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  • Day13

    Morning in Krems, Austria

    August 20 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Just around breakfast time we docked in Krems. Many took the morning excursion to Gottweig Abbey. I joined the bike excursion along the river and into Durmstein. Riding alongside vineyards, we stopped to take in the view of the Abbey. After some time to shop and taste the Apricot liqueur, we head back to our ship. Lunch on the Aquavit Terrace and cruising day through the Wachua Valley. Beautiful day for sailing, relaxing, and Apple Strudel demonstration. Finished product was excellent.Read more

  • Day13

    Backing up to last night

    August 20 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    By the time I got to bed I was so tired and my photos were on my phone and this app is on my tablet... anyway here's a fun recap of Tuesday night's fun. We had a lovely cocktail hour with Viking past guests who shared their past adventures and what's next! Great dinner on the Aquavit Terrace then drinks and entertainment! Slept great, good thing, Wednesday was packed full.Read more

  • Day13

    After Apple Strudel

    August 20 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Who says there is no entertainment on River Cruises.... Viking has a piano player who invites guests to join him... or did the guest just want to sing with him?!?! After a wonderful dinner Kris began playing and Daarone joined in vocal. Great fun.

  • Day12


    August 19 in Austria ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    The great thing about a river cruise is that it is your floating hotel and all your meals are available for you, but if you are in a city with so much to offer, spend the time exploring and eat with locals. We had a great lunch at Figlmuller, excellent wienerschnitzel and even better friends to share it with.
    So the morning city tour took us around Vienna and to St. Stephen's a beautiful Catholic church that has great history and beautiful spires you can take an elevator to the top, ok, for a cost.
    We wandered around and ended up at Figlmuller for lunch. Subway back to the ship for 15 minutes and back on the subway to the open market tour with our executive chef. Looking at all the fabulous local produce he purchases for our excellent meals. Toured around with Barry, Aly and Kristina then headed back to the ship via the subway again. Ready for a shower and nap... ok a drink too!!! Rested up on the sun desk till I needed a refill and am now in the lounge pre dinner music and cocktails. Others are back from their afternoon adventure of ' paddling through the wetlands' . Looking forward to hearing their stories.
    More later.
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