Zugspitze, Germany: A Night In The Ice Hotel (Iglu-Dorf)

Sleeping in an ice hotel at 2600 m? Sceptical, yet curious looks. How will it be up there. Cold?  Uncomfortable?

After our stay we can give you  some insights and tips for sleeping in an igloo.

At the ice hotel (Iglu-Dorf) at Germany´s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Tips for a fun and comfortable stay.
At the ice hotel (Iglu-Dorf) at Germany´s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. Tips for a fun and comfortable stay.

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Salzburg: Impressions from the city along the Salzach

At the end of November we visited the city along the river Salzach. We searched and found the Best Christmas Markets in Salzburg and attended the Gnigler Krampuslauf, where wild creatures roam the streets.

Old meets Young, Antique meets New – our best pictures from Salzburg

 

Salzburg: Impressions From The City Along The Salzach
Streetart by JanaundJS – Antique shop meets new art

Walking along old alleys in Salzburg we spotted this work by JanaundJS, a couple living currently in Salzburg. An old, abandoned grocery store became a new life with this art project.

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Old Tradition in Salzburg: Perchten and Krampus

Bells ring, chains rattle and suddenly you look into the eye of a wild creature. That´s what might happen to you when you are spending your time in Salzburg, Austria during Christmas time. A couple of days before the 6th of December Krampusse accompany St. Nicholas. They are wild looking creatures traditionally with 1 pair … Read moreOld Tradition in Salzburg: Perchten and Krampus

Gourmet tips and unique places at the Waldviertel

The Waldviertel in the northern part of Austria offers active and creative activities, long hiking paths, like the 230 km long path along the Lainsitz, and awesome food and drinks.

Unique places in the Waldviertel

On our last day we stopped in Gmünd and took a walk to the Blockheide. Huge rock formations formed a long time ago were waiting for us.

Gourmet Tips And Unique Places At The Waldviertel
You can move this big rock a little (if you know the trick).

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Active and creative at the Waldviertel

The Waldviertel in the northern part of Austria is the area to be active and creative (at the same time if you want to).

Bike trails with more than 2000 km length altogether and many hiking paths, one of them the 230 km long path along the river Lainsitz, make it to one of the most active parts of Austria.

While hiking or biking along the Waldviertel you can stop and be creative the same time or watch how creative the locals are and were in former times.

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Hiking in the Waldviertel in Austria

The Waldviertel is a part of Austria close to the Czech boarder. It is known for deep, lush forests, great landscape and awesome food and beer.

Along the Waldviertel is a 230 km long hiking trail called the

Trail Along The Lainsitz.

The river Lainsitz starts in the Austrian town Karlstift, flowing along the Waldviertel to the Czech boarder in Chlum.

The 230 km long trail is divided into 4 daily stages.

Waldviertel, Austria - Hiking along the 20 km long Weitwanderweg

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Best places in Ireland

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The best places to see in Ireland (and Northern Ireland)

This is a list of our favorite places and pictures from traveling three times to Ireland (and Northern Ireland).

1. Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher in the western part of Ireland are over 210 m (700 feet) high.

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2. Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a 180 kilometers (∼110 miles) long round trip along the Irish coast and through the Killarney National Park in the County Kerry.
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 3. The Poulnabrone Dolmen and The Burren

A moonlike landscape and a mystical Dolmen. That´s The Burren and the Poulnabrone Dolmen in the County Clare.

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4. Clonmacnoise

The monastery of Clonmacnoise with its old graves is situated at the river Shannon.

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5. Wicklow Mountains

If you saw the movie P.S. I Love You you are familiar with the Wicklow mountains. Close to Ireland it´s a beautiful area to drive along.

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6. The Bantry House

The Bantry House is a beautiful estate with a great view in the County Cork.

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 7. Drombeg Stone Circle (The Druid´s Altar)

The Drombeg Stone Circle is located east of Glandore in the County Cork.

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Northern Ireland (UK)

8. Giant´s Causeway

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant´s Causeway is at the coast of Antrim in Northern Ireland. There are more than 40 000 basaltic sticks. Definitely a place to see.

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This is only a small collection of the many beautiful places in Ireland.

Which places in Ireland do you think are the best? Which places would you like to see?

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Cliff Jumping at the Cascades du Sautadet, France

Close to the pittoresque village La Roque-sur-Cèze in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France are the Les Cascades du Sautadet (Sautadet Cascades). They are waterfalls and crevasses formed by the river Cèze.

Cliff Jumping at the Cascades du Sautadet, France

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Ghent – When houses tell their stories

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Ghent is a real open-air museum. When taking a second glimpse you are rewarded with beauty and interesting facts.

At every corner old and new mix.

Numerous facades tell their own story. That´s why you should take a closer look while talking a walk through the old part of Ghent.

Orientation for the illiterate

Ghent - When houses tell their stories
No need to read. Signs show the houses´meanings.

At the Korenlei it was a lascivious place in the Middle Age and later. Right at the harbor two golden swans remember at the facade about this time.

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