During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
Actually we never wanted to go to Lviv. Nevertheless, this was were we fell out of a plane right on the first day of our tour across the Ukraine. And who was to blame? The UEFA!
On April 26, 1986 reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and contaminated half of Europe. A visit to the still highly contaminanted Exclusion Zone around the former power plant
Today I’m writing about the third and last hiking suggestion from our vacation in Bavaria. We take the Bernadein path to the mountain station of the Alpspitzbahn and the AlpspiX viewing platform! 🙂
Today I have a simple and very nice hiking suggestion: we are going to hike around the Eibsee lake and then go the top of the Zugspitze using the ropeway or the rack railway! 🙂
In 2007 I set out to visit all member states of the European Union. Eleven years later the mileage counter has cracked the magical mark of 500.000 kilometers 🙂
Not far from Garmisch-Partenkirchen lies one of the most famous gorges in the entire Alpine region. For thousands of years, the turquoise-colored Partnach has eaten its way deep into the soft rock, leaving behind a narrow valley with spectacular views of steep rock faces.
You’re in Helsinki and want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city for a day, but a trip to Porvoo also sounds too stressful? No problem 🙂 Several national parks can be reached within an hour by car 🙂
Wooden houses so beautiful that they have been proposed as an UNESCO World Heritage site? Those exist in Porvoo, about an hour east of Helsinki in Finland 🙂