Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein

Visiting Vaduz in the Fürstentum Liechtenstein June 12, 2019 On the right bank of the Rhine sandwiched between Switzerland and Austria, lies an old principality called the Fürstentum Liechtenstein. It is a dwarf state that measures only 160 square kilometers. Liechtenstein has high mountains and a surprising amount of culture and that makes it a
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Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria

Driving the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse in Austria June 5, 2019 The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse or the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that you must have driven at least once in your life. It is an adventure, an exciting road, comprised of 36 curves and extremely sharp U-turns. The curves are breathtaking and so are the
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A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway

A roadtrip in the Netherlands: hunebed highway April 24, 2019 Hunebeds are impressive neolithic tombs. These prehistorical burial monuments are made of large boulders and they were built between 3400 and 3100 BC with wooden or stone tools and without machines. Hunebeds are located on powerful places in nature and they speak to the imagination.
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Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland

Sealwatching on the German island Helgoland December 27, 2018 Helgoland is a small rock island in the Atlantic Ocean. It is located approximately fifty kilometers north of the mainland of Germany. After the last Ice Age, around 4000 BC., the sea level rose and Helgoland was formed. It was already inhabited in the Neolithic era
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Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water

Stockholm, Sweden, city on the border of land and water December 26, 2018 I love cities by the sea. Earlier this year I had a very relaxing time in Venice, Italy. And now it was time to explore ‘Venice of the north’, Stockholm. The Swedish capital is a friendly coastal town. One third of Stockholm
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What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland

What to see and do in the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland November 15, 2018 Reykjanes peninsula is most famous for the Blue Lagoon, Icelands most popular tourist attraction. Most people only hurry by this area on their way tot he airport. But that’s a shame, Reykjanes has so much more to offer then the airport
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What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland

What to see and do in Reykjavík, Iceland November 8, 2018 Icelands capital Reykjavík is the worlds most northern capital. Reykjavík consists of a city center and several suburbs. Somehow the city looks different than any other European city. Municipal and community buildings are made of stone or concrete, but the houses and livingareas are
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Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg

Serendipity: autumn hikes in Luxembourg October 17, 2018 Last autumn, a road trip took me to Luxembourg. I had a puppy then and couldn’t do long hikes. So this year I went back to the Müllerthal for hiking. I did not prepare the hikes. I just drove to the woods and started walking, with my dogs
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Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches

Dyrhólaey and Reynisfjara, Iceland’s black beaches October 10, 2018 Vík í Mýdral is the most southern village in Iceland. It’s located at Iceland’s ringroad, so you will pass Vik on your way south and east. For many travellers it’s just a quick stop on their way, but beach lovers should take their time here to
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Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland

Exploring Vatnajökull National Park in Iceland October 3, 2018 Vatnajökull National Park is the largest national park in Europe. Vatnajökull measures more than 13.000 square kilometers, about 11 percent of the land surface of Iceland. The nature reserves Skaftafell and Jökulsárgljúfur fall within the boundaries of Vatnajökull National Park. Before 2008 these were two separate
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