Lana In Three Days

(Werbung/advertisement as I was invited by Lana Tourism) At the end of March I got to spend three wonderful days in Lana, South Tyrol. This idyllic town in the Etsch Valley is a refuge to the traveller who seeks to wind down and wants to enjoy some peace and quiet, as well as the active, outdoorsy person [...]

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A Walk Through Wintry Hallstatt

Last December my Mum and I drove 500km down to Bavaria to visit my Grandma who moved there about twenty years ago. The perks of having a Grandma who lives close to the Austrian border are pretty obvious: Alps, alps, alps! Needless to say that I was not only happy to see her again but also [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day Six

Finally. Here’s my last diary entry of our six-day-adventure in the Alps. If you haven’t read about days one to five you can do that here. Hiking Day 6 - 14/9/17 Hochjoch Hospiz (2413 m) - Kurzras Ever since we started the E5 I had been dreading the day I would wake up to a hundred blisters [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day Five

If 20 years ago someone had told me that at the age of 27 I’d hike almost 11 hours in one day I would have laughed in their face! When I was younger hiking seemed to be the most miserable, boring and time-consuming thing someone could ever do and I bet a lot of you can [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day Four

If you asked me to describe day four of our Alpine Crossing in a few words they would be: short cuts, Winter and Kaiserschmarrn. But if three words are just not enough for your taste then you are more than welcome to read on: Hiking Day 4 - 12/9/17 Zams - Braunschweiger Hut (2759 m) [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day Three

„What on earth were we thinking?“ – a question we had been asking ourselves a lot that day and if you want to know why exactly then you just have to read on and you will understand: Hiking Day 3 - 11/9/17 Memminger Hut (2242 m) - Zams I don’t think my legs and feet have [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day Two

Let us continue our journey across the Alps! Day 1 (you can read all about it here) led us all the way from Oberstdorf, Germany to our first accommodation of the trip which was Kemptner Hut at 1846m in the Allgäu Alps. Here’s what the next part of the track brought upon us… Hiking Day 2 - [...]

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Crossing the Alps – Day One

I would let my feet speak, because they’d love to tell you a thing or two about it but unfortunately they can’t talk. Well, it’s a good thing they can’t because I would have to listen to some serious rant about how I could have done something like this to them. The E5 is a 3,200 [...]

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An Icelandic Story

‚I’ve got a rental car and so far I’m just by myself. If you want to you can come over and join me.‘ Initially I only wanted to tell Daniel Ernst that I absolutely loved his way of taking photos. Little did I know that 48 hours later I’d be booking my flight to Iceland. So [...]

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