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I recently had the good fortune to be in the Heart of Germany with Viking River Cruises during the Christmas Markets. Our cruise started in Nuremberg, moved onto Bamberg, spent the day in Rothenburg ob der Tauber & Würzburg and sailed into Wertheim, before finishing up in Frankfurt after a motor coach ride to Heidelberg, Germany. I enjoyed visiting each unique Christmas market and would like to share a few scenes of the holidays with you.

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Nuremberg Christmas Market. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

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Christmas stars from Bamberg, Germany. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

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Nancy D. Brown in Bamberg, Germany

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Christmas is year round in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

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Wertheim Christmas Lights. Photo © 2015 Nancy D. Brown

I love the half-timbered houses in Wertheim, Germany. With 20,000 inhabitants, the place boasts a castle and plenty of glass blowers.

If You Go:
Viking River Cruises Heart of Germany cruise. This seven day cruise offers an intimate glimpse into Germany’s soul. Explore the “Romantic Road” on board a Viking Longship and visit the many Christmas Markets of Germany.

I was a guest of Viking River Cruises while exploring the heart of Germany. This article first appeared on Nancy D. Brown of What a Trip, Travels from Northern California.

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