Berchtesgaden National Park – Germany


In a German tourism advertisement, this place is stated as “the place where wilderness got started”. Rising close to Konigssee Lake that has emerald green water and extending towards the Watzmann Hills, this region is the second highest mountain of Germany. It also has one of the best views in Bavaria.








Cairngorms National Park – Scotland, United Kingdom


Do you want to travel to the mountainous terrains of Scotland just like the Celts and Picts did once upon a time? If yes, then Cairngorms is the place. It is the largest natural park of England and it is home to 5 of the 6 largest mountains in Scotland. There are 52 peak points and one of them is the best for you.

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Verdon Gorge, France


The stunning Verdon Gorge is a river canyon in the southeastern section of France. The gorge is home to the Verdon River, known for its starling turquoise waters.

The Verdon Gorge is a limestone canyon over 15 miles (25 kilometers) long and up to 2,297 feet (700 meters) deep. The canyon is a popular rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, and sight-seeing destination.

Either side of Verdon Gorge is easily accessed, and a car ride around the rim is a lovely way to spend a day.

The largest nearby towns with the most services and accommodations are Grasse and Aix-en-Provence, with several other smaller towns in the vicinity.


Douro Valley, Portugal


The Douro valley was once only known for producing port and Mateus – the party staple of the 1970s. Today, this beautiful area along and around the river Douro, which flows from Porto, is one of the best destinations for a quick weekend break in Europe, with vast vineyards, pleasant people, a stunning landscape and chic hotels.

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Lünersee , Austria


The Lünersee is situated in the Brandnertal region in Austria. It lays at a height of 1970 metres and can be easily reached with the Lünersee cable car.

This alpine lake is one of the biggest storage lakes in Vorarlberg. In 1958 a dam raised the water level by 27m, creating a reservoir to supply the power plants of Lünersee.

It’s possible to take a walk around the lake, walking time is approx. 2 hours. This is a easy walk with 150 m altitude variation.

Location: Brand, Austria.


Jura, France

View of the picturesque medieval village in valley

Concealed by Alpine peaks and rolling, wooded hills, Jura—France’s smallest wine region—has long been shielded from the swarms that descend upon Burgundy to the west and Switzerland to the east. But in recent years, the Jura’s highly idiosyncratic, oxidative wines have generated explosive interest, with bottles making regular appearances on sommelier lists at U.S. restaurants like Eleven Madison Park and the French Laundry. Thanks to the newfound attention, the secret of Franche-Comté’s remote gem—a medieval-era region perfect for gourmands and nature-lovers—is out at last. Oenophiles will want to visit buzzy vineyards like Domaine André & Mirielle Tissot; co-owner Stéphane Tissot is a dynamic, progressive vintner who produces one of Jura’s famous sherry-like vin jaunes. Pair them with the Jura’s rich, rustic cuisine and the regional specialty, wheels of raw-milk Comté cheese. Burn off the calories hiking, cycling, or skiing the miles of quiet trails that arc around steep mountain ridges, shimmering lakes, and primordial waterfalls. For lodgings, turn to Les Jardins sur Glantine, a charming B&B that also produces superb natural wines. —Christopher Ross

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