European Wanderlust

Katschberg Rennweg: Health, Hikes and Alpine Family Fun

The Katschberg-Rennweg region is celebrated as an excellent region for hiking, climbing and fun family holidays. Though small, it has lots to see and do. Katschberg-Renweg: An Overview The area of Katschberg-Rennweg is situated in Carinthia, the southernmost state in Austria. It lies near the Hohe Tauern and Nockberge Mountains (in the north-west of Carinthia) and has a great location …

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Central Carinthia: Austria’s Ancient Historic Heartland

The ancient mountain terrain of Central Carinthia represents Austria at its most authentic. Off the beaten track, it’s a real hidden gem for easy hiking. Central Carinthia: An Overview Central Carinthia is situated in the heart of the Austrian state of Carinthia, amidst the Gurktal Alps. Often overlooked in favour of the more popular lakes further south (such as Lake …

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Mythical Mountains: The Peaks of Rosengarten & Latemar

Come twilight, the peaks of the Rosengarten massif glow a spectacular pink. Unsurprisingly, these stunning Dolomite peaks attract many exploring hikers! Rosengarten-Latemar: An Overview The hiking area surrounding Rosengarten and Latemar offers truly spectacular scenery. Located in the centre of Northern Italy’s Dolomites, in the Eggental Valley (Italian: Val d’Ega), the Rosengarten (‘Rose Garden’) massif and the area around Mt. …

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Cortina d’Ampezzo: A Vibrant Resort in the Dolomites

Surrounded by spectacular hiking trails and situated in the very heart of the Dolomites, vibrant Cortina d’Ampezzo is one of Europe’s best-known resorts. Cortina d’Ampezzo: An Overview The town of Cortina d’Ampezzo is located high up in the mountains in the north of the Veneto region of Northern Italy, in the eastern part of the Dolomites. The picturesque town has …

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Plan de Corones (Kronplatz): Where Austria meets Italy

Plan de Corones / Kronplatz is ideal for lovers of the outdoors. Between the Zillertal Alps (Austria) and Italy’s Dolomites, it’s mountain scenery at its best. Plan de Corones / Kronplatz: An Overview Plan de Corones (Kronplatz in German), is situated within the Pustertal Valley in South Tyrol, Northern Italy. Pustertal Valley runs from Lienz in East Tyrol (Austria), right …

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Alta Pusteria: Tre Cime / Drei Zinnen / Three Peaks

Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal) is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. This beautiful region in the Northern Italian Dolomites, boasts three famous mountain peaks. Alta Pusteria (Hochpustertal): An Overview Alta Pusteria, or Hochpustertal, as it is known in German, is located in the eastern section of the Pustertal Valley in Northern Italy. It is situated in the midst of the Dolomites; and has the …

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The Vinschgau Valley: An Alpine Land of Charming Contrasts

The Northern Italian Vinschgau Valley: A Brief Overview South Tyrol’s Vinschgau Valley (Val Venosta in Italian) is certainly an area of contrasts. Each year, travellers flock to the region, but often for a wide variety of different reasons. For some, it’s the irresistible call of nature and that blissful sensation of escaping from it all; as the Vinschgau Valley has …

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Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: Exhilarating Alpine Adventures

Tauferer Ahrntal Valley: A Brief Overview The Tauferer Ahrntal Valley, homeland of the famous mountaineer, Hans Kammerlander, is unsurprisingly a terrain filled with scenery of the more dramatic kind; soaring alpine peaks, endless green meadows, glaciers and forests. It’s a landscape that is sure to appeal to the adventurous at heart, and keen hikers will no doubt be delighted by …

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