Viking Longship Ve
Castles Along the Danube
The alpine beauty of Bavaria and Austria takes your Danube river cruise to new heights, with nights each in Munich and Salzburg. This cruisetour visits the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle and Salzburg’s Old Town. Then you’ll sail the Danube past villages, vineyards and the Wachau Valley to the cultural capitals of Vienna and Budapest.
In creation mythology, the Norse god Ve is crucial. Together with his brothers Odin and Vili, he slays the primeval being Ymir, thus ending the rule of giants. The triad of brothers creates heaven and earth from the body of Ymir. The earth newly formed, Ve and his brothers come upon two trees while walking along a beach. From their wood, they create the first humans, Ask and Embla. Each brother gives the couple different qualities. From Ve, the couple receives their physical appearance and the ability to speak, hear and see.