Europe

Here you’ll find all blog posts about Europe: the most helpful travel tips, most exciting destinations, most spectacular itineraries, extensive packing lists and much more!

Kitzbühel Hahnenkamm

A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel

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A Cosmopolitan Tyrolean Village in Austria – Kitzbühel People always seem to think of either kangaroos or “the Sound of Music” when they think of Austria. Having been born and raised in Austria this is more than just a little frustrating.  Austria may be small but it is a very diverse country.  Since I want you to become an Austria expert I have asked bloggers to share their favourite stories, places and also mishaps…

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Weekendtrip Lithuania – 48 hours in Vilnius

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Lithuania: Weekendtrip to Vilnius Some of you may have heard of Lithuania before – but who can find it on a map at the first try? Europe – yes, but where exactly? Let me show you the southernmost Baltic state: Lithuania. And to be precise: their capital Vilnius! Why Lithuania? I read just recently that there is nothing worse than being recommended by the Lonely Planet guide books. A rather…

Lithuania Street Art

Street Art in Lithuania

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Street Art in Lithuania Welcome to Lithuania, a country that many of you might never have heard of. I knew roughly where it was located, what their capital is and that they had just introduced the Euro as a currency, but to be brutally honest I had no idea what would expect me in this Baltic country. Friends had asked me why I was travelling there, a question that has occupied…

Curious Dishes: Surströmming – why do people eat rotten Herring?

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After visiting Sweden some years ago and falling in love with this amazing, diverse Scandinavian country I returned in February this year. Since one of my dearest friends is from Skelleftea we decided to go on a road trip and concentrate on the most Northern part of her home country. We spent a night in snow and ice in Jukkasjärvi, visited and shopped at the traditional Sami market in Jokkmokk, spent…

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How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain

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How to spend a perfect day in Garrotxa, Spain Welcome to Garrotxa! Never heard of it before? Don’t worry! Before I discovered it I didn’t know about it either! Located in the North-Eastern part of Catalonia, it is a region that most tourists don’t go to when visiting Barcelona or regions within Catalonia. It is so worth a visit, so much nature, so much authenticity, so much Spain! The more I…

10 Reasons to fall in love with Dresden

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10 Reasons to fall in love with Dresden Dresden – a city that was severely destroyed in the World War II but rose again to such a remarkable place. I can sincerely recommend to visit Dresden to everyone that seeks something special and different for a city get away. Here are my 10 reasons why to fall in love with Dresden Neustadt Everyone young and young at heart will confirm the following:…

Bastei, Saxon Switzerland – the perfect city escape from Dresden

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Bastei, Saxon Switzerland – the perfect city escape from Dresden The national park Saxon Switzerland is perfect for a day trip from Dresden. The unique rock formations and incredible landscape are worth the short ride from Dresden. Not that you need to escape Dresden, but I swear that you will not regret this little city break! How to get there From the main train station, as well as from Neustadt…

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First Tenerife Walking Festival – Conquering Teide

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First Tenerife Walking Festival – Conquering Teide Long before I first visited Tenerife I wanted to climb the impressive Teide. Spain’s highest mountain and active volcano can be spotted from almost every point of the island. Rising in the centre of the island it combines three once independent islands to what we now know as Tenerife. On cloudless days the white peak salutes and invites you to enjoy the amazing view over…

Teide - a comprehensive hiker's packing list

Teide – a comprehensive hiker’s packing list

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Teide – a comprehensive hiker’s packing list Mountains are impressive, but not everyone enjoys them the same way. I had the amazing chance to hike up the active volcano Teide on Tenerife in March 2015. The most recommended way of conquering Teide is to hike up to the Refugio de Altavista, stay overnight and get up early and watch the sun rise as you climb to the peak. reservations for…

Europe from Above – Impressive Photos taken from Airplanes

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Europe from Above – Impressive Photos taken from Airplanes There is this need in me! A need to always sit on a window seat and lose myself in the landscapes of what our beautiful world has to offer! I don’t need any movies on the flight if I have a window! I have asked a couple of fellow travellers to share some of their favourite photos from their window seats! Here…

Rügen – The Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Rügen – The Perfect Weekend Getaway Rügen is located in the North of Germany, makes an amazing destination for weekend getaways and is also the biggest island in the whole of Germany. Surrounded by the Ostsee (Baltic Sea) the island has a size of 926 km² and is home to 77,000 people – this number increases a lot in the summer! There are those moments when you need to stop…

Upside Down – The Upside Down House aka Haus Kopf Über on Rügen

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Combat gravity and have an upside down experience on Germany’s biggest island Rügen. In the small town of Putbus there is something quite special to be found: The Kopf Über Haus which means Upside-Down House in English. And yes it is completely upside down. The roof first, then first floor and ground floor and lastly the cellar which in this case it at the very top of the house. Not only…