Thayatal National Park Guide 2023 - Things to see and hiking trails
January 13th, 2023
To discover a calm, quiet and fabulous region, you should consider visiting the small Thayatal National Park in Austria. You will find the country's smallest national park next to the Czech border, in the Thaya river valley. The park, just over 13 km2 in size, stretches for 26 kilometres along the border next to the river. The park is not as famous as the Hohe Tauern National Park, but that is what gives it its charm. In addition to the colourful flora, clean air is guaranteed here. The s
Grüner See Guide 2022 - Parking, hiking trail, season ...
January 11th, 2023
The Grüner See (Green Lake, or Green Sea) in Styria has been declared the most beautiful place in Austria. It got its fame due to its beautiful greenish colour. The exoticism of the "moving" lake is that by autumn, most of the lake dries up, and its proud size disappears. In its place, the field remains with a small lake in the middle with benches and trees already known from photos. The lake does not fully regain its shape until the next spring snowmelt, when it is once again adorned in its fu
Nockberge Biosphere Reserve, Austria - Cities and Attractions
January 9th, 2023
The Nockberge Reserve, an area of 184 square kilometres, was formed around the Nock Mountains, intended to preserve the area's wildlife for posterity. The Austrian mountain range is located in the Alps, and although it extends into Salzburg and Styria, its central part is located in Carinthia. The Nock Mountains and the neighbouring Lungau region were declared a protected area in 1987 and then a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 2012. Overview Nockberge Reserve Details Country Austri
Bodensee (Lake Constance) - Top 13 Cities and Attractions
January 6th, 2023
Bodensee (Lake Constance in English) is the largest lake in Germany. The huge green gem on the German-Austrian-Swiss border is 63 km long. It owes its fame to the fact that it is a real holiday paradise, joined by charming towns. It is mainly a summer destination where everyone goes swimming, sailing or surfing. The 536 km2 Lake Constance is the 3rd largest stagnant body of water in Europe after Lake Balaton and Lake Geneva. In addition to water sports, cycling is also very popular in the area.
Dolomites 2022 Detailed Guide - Top 11 Things to see ...
January 4th, 2023
The 3,343-meter-high Dolomites are a mountain of Alps in northern Italy. It is the origin of via Ferrata and a paradise of hiking and cycling. Its countryside covers an area of 15,942 km2. The group is 150 km long and 191 km wide. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful part of the mountain chain in Europe. It was named after the French geologist (chemist and mineral researcher) Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, who conducted limestone research in the region. He discovered that the rocks con
Karersee (Lago di Carezzo) - Hiking trail, parking ...
January 2nd, 2023
Although it is small, Karersee is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Dolomites. It's a popular hiking destination due to its amazing greenish colour. The local gem is also called Lago di Carezzo in Italian and is located at an altitude of 1,519 meters. A great place to take the children, if you are looking for an easy hike with a unique view. Its average depth is 17 meters, while the lake is 140 meters wide and 300 meters long. The trail along the shores is only 2.5 km long, and
Idrija Top 3 Attractions, Slovenia Guide 2022
December 30th, 2022
The city of Idrija, with 12,000 inhabitants, lies in a basin between hills at the confluence of karst and subalpine landscapes. The half-millennium history of mercury mining in the city has left an extremely rich and valuable technological and cultural heritage. In the summer of 2012, the city was also a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its mercury mines, which together with the Spanish Almadén were the world’s largest producers of mercury. And mining has had an impact not only on the city’s e
Black Forest Germany - Top 30 Attractions with Addresses
December 28th, 2022
The well-known Black Forest (Schwarzwald in German) is undoubtedly one of Germany's best-known regions. It is the source of Europe's favourite river, the Danube. The mountain range, located not far from Stuttgart, got its name from the dark colour of the many coniferous trees. The main economic sector of the 6,000 km2 area is tourism (it used to be mining). Baden Baden and Freiburg are the most significant cities in terms of tourism, so if you are looking for accommodation, you should look arou
Neuschwanstein Castle - Opening hours, parking, tours ...
December 26th, 2022
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Germany. It is not surprising that its imposing appearance, slender towers and blue roof impressed even Walt Disney, who modelled several famous Disney castles based on it. Opinions about the castle are divided. Some find it kitschy and overcrowded, while others return almost every year. It is certainly an architectural wonder in the middle of Europe. Neuschwanstein Castle was built at the end of the 19th century by Ludwig
Berchtesgaden National Park - Top 9 Attractions
December 23rd, 2022
Many say the most beautiful national park in Germany is Berchtesgaden, which was formed next to Austria. The area of unparalleled natural beauty is the country's only park in the Alps. Its northern or western brothers (like the Black Forest) are not in the alpine region. The park's area is about 208 km², and it lies entirely in the famous state of Bavaria. It was founded in 1978 and later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overview Berchtesgaden National Park Details Country
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