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Prague to Paris Viking River Cruise {Part 1}

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

This summer Kevin and I took our first Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris. We stopped in 12 cities along the way. We were out and about exploring almost all day, every day. Everywhere we went looked like a postcard! I loved that we got to see so much, travel all over, and never had to change rooms!

Today I’m sharing the first three days of the cruise. We started with a tour of Prague, then went to Bamberg, Wurzburg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber. Be sure to scroll all the way down to Rothenberg ob der Tauber… It was my favorite!! It is straight out of a fairytale.

Here is a link to the exact cruise we took.


Prague

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

We LOVED Prague!! Be sure to check out my recaps from Prague below:

Favorite Things to See & Do in Prague
Where to EAT in Prague!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

As part of the cruise they fly you into Prague 2 days early, and put you up at the Hilton Prague. This gave us plenty of time to explore Prague! They offered a guided tour of all the Prague highlights in the morning, and in the afternoon we had free time to explore. We rented a paddle boat and cruised along the river by the castle. Such a beautiful afternoon!


Bamberg

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

The next morning we woke up, and we were in Bamberg, Germany!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Bamberg is a colorful town in northern Bavaria, Germany.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Stroll down the cobblestone streets of old town and you’ll see well-preserved buildings dating all the way back to the 11th century.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

The brightly muraled Town Hall building sits on an island in the middle of the river.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

You can reach it by crossing two arched bridges.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Front view of Town Hall from the bridge.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

The Queen’s statue on the Town Hall Bridge. It is rumored that Bamberg was the King and Queen’s favorite residence in their entire kingdom.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Bamberg is built on seven hills, each hill crowned with a church or a castle.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Be sure to walk along the river and take a look at all the fun river houses.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Then make your way up to the sprawling Rose Garden at the New Residenz.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Such a cute town.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Loved all the little shops!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

And this fun street! Such a great place to spend a lazy morning exploring.


Wurzburg

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

The next day we woke up to this view! We didn’t stay in Wurzburg long, because we had booked an optional tour to Rothenburg ob der Tauber…


Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Oh my gosh you guys…

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

This place was lifted straight from the pages of a fairytale.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

So picturesque!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

So charming!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

So colorful!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

We made our way to town square…

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

Then climbed the tower to get a better view of the town…

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

It’s a long way up, but such an amazing view!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

There’s even an old fortification wall around town you can walk on.

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

I fell in love!

Visiting Prague, Bamberg, and Rothenberg ob der Tauber on the Cities of Light Viking River Cruise from Prague to Paris!

We only had about a half a day here, but I would definitely love to spend more time here.

Check out the links below for the rest of the cruise!! :)

Prague
Where to Eat in Prague
Viking River Cruise (Prague to Paris) Part 1
Viking River Cruise (Prague to Paris) Part 2
Viking River Cruise (Prague to Paris) Part 3
Paris

Until next time! xoxo

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6 Responses
  1. Debbie Lamboo

    Was SO excited to see this post! Coming up in April we are taking a Viking River cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg….with a 4 day add on in Prague. Was just starting to research what to do in Prague! Loved reading your take on things, can’t wait to experience it all! I shared your post with the other 2 couples we’re travelling with! Thanks again!

  2. Michelle

    Love the pics! Looks like an amazing trip. The only thing is there was an ad that popped up on every picture which made it hard to see them in full view.

  3. Holly Mayfield

    I have followed your blog for years as a fellow blogger and Auburn grad….absolutely love your photos of travel, pets, and food.  The pop-up advertising on every single picture you post has gotten out of control and annoying! I know this is a business for you but is there anything you can do about it? Still a fan!

  4. Betty Townsend

    In 1991 I visited Germany…my son-in-law was stationed at Leighton Barracks and went to see my daughter and meet my grandson. We spent part of a day wandering around Wurzburg and a day in Rothenberg…loved Rothenberg. Seeing the market square brought back many memories. Thank you for sharing!!

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