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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, […]

Krimml waterfalls
Austria, Europe, Places

Krimml waterfalls

The Krimml waterfalls can be found near the village of Krimml in Salzburg, Austria. With a height of 380 metres, the waterfalls are the highest ones in Austria. The Krimml waterfalls are a tired waterfall and plunge downward in three stages. The upper stage has a drop of 140 metres, […]

Klammsee, Kaprun
Austria, Europe, Places

Sigmund-Thun Gorge

The Sigmund-Thun Gorge is located next to the town of Kaprun, Salzburg, Austria. The area around Kaprun is mainly known as skiing and hiking destination. The gorge can be found at the end of the Klammsee, a reservoir that dams the Ache of Kaprun river. Over 14.000 years ago the […]

Großglockner High Alpine Road
Austria, Europe, Places

Großglockner High Alpine Road

The Großglockner High Alpine Road is a 48 kilometres long mountain pass road that connects Bruck in the State of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in the State of Carinthia. 36 bends lead up to its highest point, which is lies at an elevation of 2.504 metres above sea level. The Großglockner […]

Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Europe, Italy, Places

Tre Cime di Lavaredo

“Tre Cime di Lavaredo” is Italian for “Three peaks of Lavaredo” and is the name of three distinctive battlement-like peaks in the Sexten Dolomites in South Tyrol, Italy. They are also known by their German name “Drei Zinnen”, which means “three merlons”. The three peaks from east to west are […]

Karersee Mountains Italy
Europe, Italy, Places

Karersee

The Karersee, in Italian called Lago di Carezza, is a lake in South Tyrol, Italy. Even if the lake is situated in Italy it is most of the time referenced by its German name. The reason, therefore, is that South Tyrol belonged to Austria until 1919. As result of the […]

Parma
Europe, Italy, Places

Parma

The city of Parma can be found in the northern Italian of Emilia-Romagna. Parma, that is home to over 195.000 people, is mainly famous for its prosciutto and cheese, but also for its architecture and music. The city was founded in 183 BC, but first settlements took already place 1500 […]

Cinque Terre
Europe, Italy, Places

Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is a part of the coastline along the Italian Riviera. The name “Cinque Terre” means “Five lands” and stands for the five villages that can be found there: Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggore and Vernazza. The history of Cinque Terre dates back to the 11th century. […]