NEW for 2018! Moments of history shape the sights you’ll see in the cities featured on this 14-day Danube River Cruise, Berlin and Kraków included. Three nights in Berlin chronicle past political divides with a look back at Iron Curtain curfews, Jewish hardships and wartime woes while cultural narratives in the museums on Museum Island showcase an evolution of art through the ages. Onboard your Tauck riverboat for a 7-night cruise, you’ll visit picturesque Bavarian towns like Bayreuth, where composer Richard Wagner lived in 1872; Nuremberg, acclaimed as a leading arts and cultural center in the 15th and 16th centuries, Kehlheim, where the Danube meets the Main-Danube Canal and BMWs race into view; and cobble-stoned Straubing, dating back to 6,000 BC. Crossing into Austria, stop at Linz for a walking tour or boat ride in the nearby Lake District, explore Krems and the Wachau Valley by bicycle and attend an evening in Vienna at a private palace. Poignant pauses in Kraków, Auschwitz and Kazimier pay homage to lives lost during a three-night stay at the Sheraton Grand Krakow, overlooking beautiful Wawel Castle.