• Lago di Braies come arrivare

    LAKE BRAIES: HIKING GUIDE, PARKING INFO & USEFUL TIPS

    Lake Braies, also known as Pragser Wildsee in German, is a gorgeous alpine lake located in Bolzano/Bozen province in northern Italy. It is part of the bilingual region of Trentino Alto-Adige/South Tyrol.Famous for its position between the forest on one side and the rocky face of Croda del Becco/Seekofel on the other, Lake Braies is a not to be missed hike when visiting Alto Adige/South Tyrol. The same can be said for the Three Peaks of Lavaredo of which we talk about in this post. WHERE IS LAKE BRAIES Lake Braies lies at 1,494 meters above sea level near the municipality of Braies/Prags and 100 km away from Bolzano/Bozen.It measures…

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    HOW TO REACH THE THREE PEAKS OF LAVAREDO – HIKE AND PARKING INFO

    The Three Peaks of Lavaredo are the undisputed symbol of the Dolomites and offer a must do hike for every visitor getting to Trentino South-Tyrol and Veneto. The Three Peaks, better known as Tre Cime di Lavaredo in Italian or Drei Zinnen in German, mark in fact the border between these two regions in Italy’s north-east. READ ALSO: Lake Braies hiking guide and tips HIKE AROUND THE THREE PEAKS OF LAVAREDO Here’s all you need to know about how to get to the Three Peaks of Lavaredo. The highest of the Three Peaks is Cima Grande (Big Peak), raising at an altitude of 2,999 meters above sea level. To its…

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    LAKE BLED BEST SIGHTS AND POINTS OF VIEW

    Bled is one of the most iconic destinations in Slovenia, surely because of its charming alpine lake with a picturesque island in the middle.Besides for its natural beauty, Bled has been attracting people from all over Europe for centuries thanks to its wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being.Add on top of this a majestic castle built on a cliff towering over the lake, and you have a perfect idyllic scene. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. BLED CASTLE 2. CIRCLE THE LAKE 3. HAVE A SWEET BREAK WITH A VIEW 4. VINTGAR GORGE AND ITS EMERALD WATERS 5. OJSTRICA VIEWPOINT 6. PANORAMIC JACUZZI&SAUNA 7. RENT A BOAT AND ENJOY THE LAKE We were in Ljubljana, Slovenia during our Interrail trip across Europe last…

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    DRESDEN – WHAT TO SEE IN THE FLORENCE OF THE ELBE

    Dresden is a city in eastern Germany and capital of the state of Saxony.It is often referred to as “The Florence of the Elbe”, due to its many gorgeous architectonic monuments and its location along the Elbe river.The cultural patrimony of the city together with the beauty of the surrounding Elbe Valley, which is itself a UNESCO World Heritage site, have made of Dresden a top destination not only in Germany but in Europe as well.We visited Dresden during our Interrail trip through Europe, coming from Polish cities of Wroclaw and Krakow. A SAD PAST Sadly Dresden is also known for its unfortunate history.It burned down in a vicious fire…

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    WHAT TO SEE&DO IN WROCLAW: ITINERARY GUIDE

    Wroclaw is a city in southwestern Poland and the capital of Silesia region. It lies on the banks of river Oder and is the 4th biggest city in the country with about 600,000 inhabitants.It is an important University hub and has been growing significantly as a tourist destination in the last few years.We included it in our recent Interrail trip through Europe, during which we also visited the Polish city of Krakow. We’ve decided to put together an itinerary of the best things to do in Wroclaw. The itinerary can be followed starting from any point and can be divided into two or more areas depending how much time you…

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    5 PLACES TO VISIT IN KRAKOW, POLAND

    Krakow is one of the most important cities in Poland. Despite not being the nation capital anymore since 1596, when Warsaw was proclaimed, it still remains the artistic and cultural centre of the country.Krakow is indeed the most visited city in Poland. Its historical centre is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage and preserves various elements, from the “Lady with an Ermine” painting by Leonardo da Vinci displayed at Czartoryski Museum, to the antique Jagellonica University. Situated in the South of Poland, Krakow is an essential railway junction and is reachable, other than by plane, by night train from Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava, the last one being a route we covered…

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    BUDAPEST, HOME OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THERMAL BATHS IN EUROPE

    If there is one thing we’d heard of Budapest before getting there, it surely is about its famous thermal baths. We finally had the chance to go and see ourselves what the hype is all about. Situated along the Danube River as Vienna and Bratislava, Budapest is the result of the merging of two cities: Buda and Pest. Buda rises on the West bank of the Danube, a hilly and more residential area. On the East of the river is Pest, where most of the city’s infrastructures, shops, restaurants and tourists can be found.  WHAT TO SEE IN BUDAPEST Budapest is full of attractions and things to do, we’d recommend to stay at least 3…

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    BRATISLAVA IN ONE DAY

    Sometimes we don’t have much time to visit a destination properly, due to a tight schedule or a connection not to be missed. But this doesn’t mean that such destination should be completely ignored!We’d rather have a quick look at a place than sitting hours in an airport/station doing nothing. It’s better to see a little than nothing at all, right?This happened to us during our recent Interrail through Europe. Having to travel from Budapest, Hungary, to Krakow, Poland, we decided to leave in the morning and make a halfway stopover in Bratislava, Slovakia, before heading on to our final destination by night train. BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA We got to Bratislava…

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    VIENNA – A SHORT STAY IN THE AUSTRIAN CAPITAL

    Vienna is the capital of Austria and its most visited city.We included it in our Interrail trip through Europe and reached it by train from Maribor, Slovenia, via a 3h30 minutes ride.As usual, we loved the perks of train travelling. Austrian railways provide modern and spacious trains, we had the chance to admire the gorgeous panorama of the mountains between Graz and Vienna whilst keeping up with our work on our laptops.Icing on the cake, we stepped off in the very heart of Vienna. FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF VIENNA Our hotel is located in the centre, next to the wonderful Vienna Opera House and close to Museums Quartier as well.We spend…

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    THE PERFECT ITINERARY FOR A 3-DAY TRIP TO LUXEMBOURG

    Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a small country in the middle of Western Europe with an important history and a wealthy economy.Due to its position and size, it is ideal to visit in few days in combination with nearby regions.It can be reached comfortably by any means of transport. Luxembourg International Airport is just 10 km’s out of the capital, plus buses and trains can take you there in a couple of hours from Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam or Frankfurt.We traveled by train from Brussels to Luxembourg City during our recent Interrail trip through Europe, and spent 3 days in the country. LUXEMBOURG ITINERARY Let’s see the perfect…