If you are looking for a place to relax amidst nature, there a couple of mesmerizing lakes near Chur which are a must visit- Crestasee and Caumasee. Both of them are on the same route, Crestasee is smaller, about 20 minutes drive from Chur and Caumasee is 10 minutes further up. Surrounded by fir and spruce trees, the blue-green water of Caumasee is truly magical. Read More
There are many incredible viaducts in Switzerland built by the Rhaetian railway, of these the famous
Landwasser Viaduct is the most impressive. The train comes out of one tunnel only to go right into the next one. In between stands a masterpiece- Landwasser Viaduct. Arching over a span of 142 meters and standing tall at 65 meters, the limestone structure and the red train topping along with the rocky mountains and greens in the background make for an incredible picture frame. Read More
Lingering around the colourful streets of Colmar, we didn’t even realize that we were now standing in what is popularly known as ‘The little Venice’. Perhaps, originating from the fact that houses line both sides of the water, or that it’s as pretty as Venice. See the pictures below, if its hard to believe. Read More
The Chapel Of Notre Dame Du Haut
We couldn't move an inch without looking at it; from every angle the sweeping white exteriors with the exposed concrete top was absolutely engaging. I had seen the images of this chapel a million times, but the more I looked at it, the more I couldn’t believe that I was actually there; I touched the textured whitewash walls of the chapel, just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming ;) After two full rounds, we made our way through the pivoted door, hand painted (by the master himself), to the highly contrasting low lit interiors. Brightly colored stained glass in deep recessed openings glows as compared to the other parts of the inside. The striking curved concrete roof, lets in a streak of light into the interior through a gap underneath. The structure’s divine quality becomes visible when viewing the way light plays throughout the interiors, which in itself can create a spiritual experience. Read More
This autumn we ventured into the mighty Black Forest to enjoy stunning views, hikes, beautiful fall colors and great driving experiences. We were taken aback by the thick wooded hills, idyllic townscape & serene lakes. You will be surprised at the variety: there are the Alps, there are lakes, dramatic rock formations, majestic rivers, peaceful valleys, forests, and meadows. Read More
Baden-Baden, a town so beautiful the germans named it twice! Jokes apart, Baden is the area of Germany in which the town is located (Baden Württemberg), but it is also the word for ‘to bathe’ or ‘baths’ in german. One of Germany’s most elegant spa town, numerous people drift here every year to experience the healing nature of its springs. Read More
Designed by the eminent swiss architect, Peter Zumthor, it is a small concrete chapel built by local farmers to honor their saint, Brother Claus. The sense of sublimity engendered by the church is experienced the moment you arrive in the vicinity. Once you are at the entrance, just pull the triangular steel door and walk your way through the charred walls of the chapel. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to take pictures inside the chapel. But, we can assure you that it will be a unique experience. You must stop here, no matter if you like visiting churches or are an architecture enthusiast! Read More
The famous ice caves- Eisriesenwelt is swarmed with tourists every year but cannot be missed at any cost! I mean it! We are talking about the largest natural ice caves that can be explored by people like you and me, and then the views inside the caves make you gasp each time the guide lights up his magic magnesium stick to show the beauty around. Read More...
Krimml waterfall is a three-tiered waterfall. It begins at the top of the Krimml Ache Valley and plunges downward in three stages- upper, middle and lower. The lower ache fall can be reached on foot from parking and from there begins a trail- 4.15km long with a difference in altitude of 431m. It took us about 90 mins to get to the top of the fall and I would highly recommend this trail. Imagine this trail to bring you up close to the waterfall. It does so by the various observation decks, which I would rather call experiential deck, along the route of the trail. The view of the waterfall from these decks are breathtaking and if you are lucky enough, you might spot double rainbows. Read More...
The pyramid shaped peak of Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria and situated along the main ridge of the Central Eastern Alps. The scenic high alpine road is the highest (2504m) mountain pass in Austria. The vast vistas of winding roads from various spots along the road is definitely worth the toll tax that you are required to pay. Read More...
The fantasy Neuschwanstein Castle is in Bavaria, Germany. Inspiration to the Disney logo, it stands true to its reputation. To get the best view of the castle, walk to the Marienbrucke which is a 10 min walk from the castle.
The Kitzsteinhorn is a mountain in the High Tauern range of the Alps in Austria with a height of 3,203 m (10,509 ft). During winters, Kitzteinhorn is a famous ski area which turns into a hiking haven during summer. For the light hearted, you can reach the top of the mountain through a series of funiculars and it takes about 40 mins from the ticket counter. The view from the top is breath taking but do not forget to carry a jacket as things can get a little cold here.