Exploring the Wachau Valley on the Viking Vilhjalm river ship; Debi Lander; All Things Cruise
Aboard The Viking Vilhjalm — Early in the morning, Debi Lander’s Viking Longship arrived in Krems, a small Austrian village on the banks of the Danube. Red roofs, a bulbous turret and a yellow clock tower rising above the town greeted her. Viking cruises offers an exclusive visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery that’s been in existence for more than 900 years. The monks live, work and worship from a hilltop overlooking postcard-pretty Wachau Valley.