Tauck's Austria and Germany Christmas Markets river cruise along the Danube from Vienna to Nürnberg aboard ms Joy or ms Savor offers a new approach to discovering the magic of this 700-year holiday tradition! Enjoy Tauck's signature sightseeing and exclusive events... gain insights from the personal experiences of your local guides as they recall the Christmas Markets of their childhoods... and celebrate the holidays with special yuletide events on the ship and off! Aboard your riverboat, decorated in holiday style, you can sample glühwein and other seasonal goodies. Attend a holiday baking demonstration... a festive European Christmas dinner with all the fixings… and live onboard musical performances. Watch delectable gingerbread being made at Café Simon in Passau... explore the Baroque architecture of 900-year-old Melk Abbey... enjoy Old Town Nürnberg in all its holiday finery… have lunch at Stiftskeller St. Peter in Salzburg and at Palais Pallavicini in Vienna, and take a tour of the Thurn und Taxis family's Palace of St. Emmeram in Regensburg, with a visit to its private Christmas Market – one of the most beloved Germany Christmas Markets – and more!