Viking Longship Jarl
Danube's Fabled Waters
This exciting journey offers the ideal way to enhance your Danube river cruise. Spend time in Dresden and Berlin, two artful cities gloriously rebuilt after World War II. Along the Danube’s fabled waters, you’ll admire glittering capitals from Budapest to Vienna and the stunning vistas of the Wachau Valley.
Jarl is a noble Norse warrior renowned for his strength and intelligence. He is the son of Heimdal who, in many stories, is the grandson of Odin, father of the gods. According to Norse legend, Heimdal disguised himself as a human named Rig, and leaves his post at the gateway to Asgard, where he is guarding the gods, to travel the earth where he fathered three children: Thrall (serf), Karl (freeman) and Jarl (earl). Jarl enhanced his noble status by marrying Erna, the beautiful daughter of the nobleman Hersis. As a noble earl with his own hall, Jarl, gathered a loyal following. Like all aristocrats in Viking society, Jarl served under the king, training warriors and overseeing vast estates.