The Eurostar Book Hotel, Munich, Germany

The Eurostar Book Hotel, Munich is in a very interesting building. It appears to be part of an older building that has been completely remodeled into a new, modern, sleek design.  You could tell immediately that the theme of the hotel is a literary one, because of the large book hanging on the wall behind…

Passau, Bavaria, Germany

Passau is a small town in Bavaria very close to the Austrian border.  It’s at the confluence of three rivers, the Danube, Inn, and Ilz.  It’s known as the “City of Three Rivers”.  As you can see below, the streets are all cobblestone and the buildings are from the Baroque period.  We toured the city…

Now Boarding – The AmaSonata

We boarded our riverboat, the AmaSonata, in Vilshofen, Germany.  This riverboat is Amawaterway’s newest boat having been inaugurated in May of 2014.  This boat is state of the art in every respect.  The cabins are larger that I expected, most with a French balcony (sit in the cabin with an open sliding glass door) and…

Off We Go – Munich Day 1

So it’s about 2 PM Monday afternoon and we just got to the hotel in Munich.  We checked in and decided we needed to explore for food.  We learned that there was a pedestrian walkway,  Marienplatz,  about 10 minutes away with restaurants and stores. When we got there, we weren’t disappointed.  There were hundreds (I’m…