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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, […]

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 […]