winter

The Hallstatt Dream

When we arrived, I thought it was just an illusion. I’ve been dreaming for so long to visit this small peace of heaven on earth. And finally, I caught my dream to Hallstatt, by sensing the unique atmosphere of the town! Located in Upper Austria, on a narrow stretch of land between mountain and shore.

Maybe one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever been to!! The glassy waters of the Lake make this village look like it’s been taken out of a fairytale. Best known for its surreal views and its small yet magical lake-houses.

Follow me to my Dream Land…!

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The “postcard”

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The Alpine Lake-view from above

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Exploring the Old Town

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Uninterrupted views to the Lake

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Baro-hygro-thermometer

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Straight from the Hallsatt Salt Mine

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@Maislinger Bakery for a big variety of typical Austrian desserts & coffees

 

Winter in Kitz

Kitzbühel, a small town near Tyrol which is located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, is considered to be one of the most best-known winter holiday resorts of Austria.

Built on a long ridge of hills, the old town of Kitzbühel offers spectacular sceneries with the highlight of the colourful traditional town houses. As it’s famous for its magical passageways and breathtaking views, I would highly recommend you to take a horse & carriage ride for a more romantic tour around town.

It’s said that “the glamour of the big wide world is reflected in Kitzbühel in a smaller version”. Charming cafés, gourmet restaurants, lively nightlife and exclusive shopping. The outstanding beauty of the Alps will never disappoint you, be sure about it! 😉

P.S. Don’t forget to try some of the Tyrollean traditional dishes such as the Kasspatzln (cheesy gnocchi) and of course the typical Wiener Schnitzel.
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The Old Town

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Horse-drawn carriage

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Old town stories

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Clock Tower

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Snow path to the top

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Colorful n Peaceful

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Alpen chic-rustic architecture

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Winter Getaway

A short getaway is the best way to rejuvenate, especially if your free days are quite limited. This weekend’s destination: Grand Forest Resort ***** located in Metsovo, Greece. Beginning from the journey there’s only one thing I should tell: go fast enough to get there but slow enough to see. Uninterrupted views to nature. Never-ending landscapes.

On the road to Metsovo

On the road to Metsovo

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Okay, seriously. The hotel is fantastic! Evening Must-DO: enjoy the sunset from the hotel’s lobby. Large windows & large fireplaces. Bingo! Exactly what’s needed. Red wine and pink skies.

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The Lobby

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Tea Time with A VIEW.

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Burning 24/7

Waking up to This

Waking up to This

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A hot cappuccino is a must

1350M. ABOVE

1350M. ABOVE

Lake of Aoos' springs

Lake of Aoos’ springs

Offroading

BMW Offroading XD