Places

Ascona
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Ascona

Ascona is a small town in southern Switzerland. Located on the shore of Lake Maggiore it is Switzerland’s lowest lying town and home to roughly 5.500 people. The history of Ascona dates back to the beginning of Late Bronze Age as an in 1952 discovered necropolis shows. The mountain that […]

Landwasser viaduct
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Landwasser Viaduct

The Landwasser Viaduct is a 65 metres high and 136 metres long limestone railway viaduct. Owned by the Rhaetian Railway it spans the Landwasser river between the communities of Schmitten and Filisur, in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Built between 1901 and 1902 it is still in use today […]

Meglisalp
Europe, Places, Switzerland

Appenzell

Appenzell is a village in the Swiss canton Appenzell Innerhoden and is mainly known for its amazing mountain landscape. Home to around 7000 people, the heart of the city is car-free and therefore a great place to stroll around. Famous sights in the area around Appenzell are for example the […]

Schrecksee
Europe, Germany, Places

Schrecksee

Lake Schrecksee is a small mountain lake in the state of Bavaria, Germany. Located at an elevation of at an elevation of 1813 metres above sea level within the Allgäu Alps National Park. The Allgäu Alps are part of the Northern Limestone Alps and their highest peak is the Großer […]

Hochtannbergpass
Austria, Europe, Places

Hochtannbergpass

The Hochtann Mountain Pass, also known as Hochtannbergpass, is a mountain pass in the state of Vorarlberg, Austria. Before the pass was built in 1954, there was already a bridle path in place on the same route since the 15th century. The Hochtannbergpass connects the villages of Warth in the […]

Glurns
Europe, Italy, Places

Vinschgau

The Vinschgau is a district in Italy and can be found in the western part of the province of South Tyrol. Consisting of 16 municipalities, only 13 of them belong also politically to the Vinschgau. The municipalities of Naturns, Plaus and Partschins are politically part of the neighbouring Burggrafenamt district. […]

Neuschwanstein Castle
Europe, Germany, Places

Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle was built as refuge for the publicity-shy king Ludwig II of Bavaria near the village of Hohenschwangau. Started in 1869 it took until 1886 to finish the construction of Neuschwanstein castle eventually. Drafted by stage designer Christian Jank and realized by the architect Eduard Riedl. Ludwig II paid […]

Hochiss Tyrol
Austria, Europe, Places

Hochiss

With 2.299 metres above sea level, the Hochiss is the highest mountain of the Rofan, which is part of the Brandenberg Alps. Located in the state of Tyrol, Austria, the Hochiss is made up of main dolomite and Plattenkalk. It is popular for hiking and climbing in summer and ski […]

Olpererhütte Schlegeisstausee
Austria, Europe, Places

Olpererhütte

The “Olpererhütte” is a managed mountain hut in the “Zillertal” in Tyrol, Austria. The word “Hütte” in “Olpererhütte” translates to “hut”, whereas the word “Tal” in “Zillertal” translates to “valley”. Therefore the places are sometimes called “Olperer hut” and “Ziller valley” in the Englisch language. Most of the time, however, […]