Where In The World Is The Times

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This week the Times travels with (l. to r.) Barbara Chambers of Stockbridge and her friend, Melba Simpson, of Carrollton as they took a cruise on the Danube River. Although the weather was very cold, they enjoyed the many sites and the Christmas markets in several of the cities. They visited the Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and Heroes’ Square in Budapest, Hungary. They are shown in Bratislava, Slovakia at St. Michael’s Tower. They also attended an organ concert in St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Vienna they saw Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the baroque Schonbrunn Palace. They attended another organ concert in Durnstein, Austria and toured the 900 year old abbey at Melk, perched on sheer cliffs high about the Danube. They journeyed two hours through the scenic Austrian countryside to Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and location of The Sound of Music. On the last day before departing, they had a walking tour of the elegant town of Passau, Germany, City of Three Rivers, featuring the town’s magnificent 17th century St. Stephen’s Cathedral containing Europe’s largest pipe organ.