Monthly Archives : January 2016

Photo Essay: An Hour in Verona


After our visit to Sirmione, Lars and I had a¬†choice. We could stick to the Garda Lake or go somewhere else. We chose the second option, had a quick look at our map and were off to Verona. Yes, just like that… The name brings back sweet memories from my years at university. Shakespeare and his sonnets and his plays.…

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Back to Prague – Part 2


Something that Lars and I love to do during our travels, is to taste the local cuisine. We have become slightly addicted to Pilsner Urquell (the best known Czech beer) and Kozel, a dark hearty beer. And then there are the numerous liquors and … absynthe! In a local pub, I had some gnocchi with sheep cheese and bacon (…

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Back to Prague – Part 1


Lars and I¬†always like to make a detour before returning home and since we could easily reach Prague from Berchtesgaden by train, we decided to spend two days in the Czech capital. The first day we arrived quite late in the evening, so there was no time left for any sightseeing. We did explore the hotel bar though… The next…

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Pictures from a Bus: Ramsau and Hintersee


The correct name is actually Ramsau bei Berchtesgaden; there is also a town called Ramsau in Austria. Anyway, on the last day of 2015 the weather was sunny but very cold; Lars and I liked to do some exploring and photographing, but without freezing to death. So, we took a free bus to Ramsau and Hintersee and took pictures of…

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Photo Essay: Königssee


Most hotels in Berchtesgaden offer their guests a free card, which allows them¬†to take most of the regional busses for free. One notable exception is the bus to Salzburg, which requires a return ticket of five euros per person. Anyway,¬†one sunny morning Lars and I took the bus to the¬†K√∂nigssee, which is often called the most beautiful alpine lake. We…

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A Visit to Berchtesgaden


Lars and I spent most of our Christmas holiday in Berchtesgaden, a small town in the southeast of Bavaria. It’s a very touristic place, thanks to its surrounding mountains and especially the Obersalzberg, which used to be a Nazi headquarter. You can also visit salt mines or spend a day in Salzburg, which is about 30 kilometres away. Unfortunately, we…

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