Saxon Switzerland – Dresden’s Nature Adventure Playground

Saxon Switzerland Elbe Sandstone Mountains

To visit the bizarre yet breathtaking mountain range that is Saxon Switzerland is like being transported to another world. There is an inherent gothic atmosphere derived from the vast sandstone pinnacles that dwarf the trees and houses below, and the intrigue of the castles, caves, gorges and forests peppered between them causes your imagination to … Read more

Nordic Walking – Lose Weight and Get Fit the Fun Way

Nordic Walking was originally invented for top cross-country skiers, enabling them to train during the summer months. However, the sport grew in popularity and it is now regarded as one of the healthiest activities in the world. Nordic Walkers often look as if they are simply taking a leisurely stroll with the help of two … Read more

Hiking from Lake Karersee to the Latemar Rock Labyrinth

A wonderful, extended hike from Lake Karersee to the Latemar rock labyrinth with glorious views of the Rosengarten (another Dolomite massif). This walk is particularly recommended during early summer when the snows have melted and the Karersee’s water has been sufficiently replenished to reflect the unique beauty of the Latemar. The magical Rosengarten Mountain, once … Read more

Sights along the Danube: The Wachau Valley in Lower Austria

Melk Abbey: For more than 900 years, Melk Abbey has been regarded as Austria’s foremost spiritual and cultural center. Its walls house a fascinating museum, informing visitors of its history and present-day use. The Abbey’s interior includes a number of highly impressive features such as the marble hall and the library. The views across the Danube … Read more

A Swiss Holiday is a Nature Walker’s Ideal Destination

Switzerland is a natural paradise for those looking for either a peaceful walking holiday or an adventure hiking experience. The country’s terrain is wonderfully diverse, making each trail you take seem completely different. Switzerland is also culturally rich, as it surrounded by Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Italy and France. And through most of your Switzerland holiday, … Read more

Best Hiking Trails in Austria

Hallstatt lake and village in Austria

Austria’s majestic mountains offer a brilliant backdrop to walking and hiking holidays, making this country a great destination for fans of the outdoors. While UK hikers will know that there are plenty of spectacular walking routes on offer at home, such as the beautiful Scottish borders, if walkers are going to travel to indulge their … Read more

Austria’s East Tyrol… head in the clouds!

East Tyrol in Austria

Those considering Austria holidays might want to take the East Tyrol region into consideration. The spelling of the area can be confusing as you may also see it written as East Tirol, but it is the same place and no matter how its name is spelt, it is one of the most attractive destinations in … Read more

Salzburger Land Celebrates the Harvest

Harvest Festival Salzburger Land

Salzburger Land’s annual Harvest Festival has been in full swing since the end of August and continues through to October 27, 2013. Throughout the two-month Austrian autumn festivities, over 70 villages and towns (including the city of Salzburg) host more than 2,000 events and activities! In traditional style, celebrations highlight the local farmers’ bounty through … Read more