Natural, healthy and diverse - clay as an ecological building material

The sustainable building material is healthy for living

A guest post by CLAYTEC In most people's minds, the first association with clay is “brown earth”, but the days when clay was ridiculed are long gone. The oldest natural building material in the world is one of the most innovative on the market for ecological building. Not only for the renovation of historic half-timbered buildings, but also for modern new construction projects or ...

Experience originality in the mountaineering villages

Opener Großes Walsertal Alpine Dairy Bergsteigerdörfer

The criticism of alpine tourism is nothing new. As early as the 1980s, the first resistance movement was formed against the emerging tourism in the Alpine region, which is still responsible for massive negative interventions in the natural balance. At that time, many mountain towns were literally overrun by the emerging construction boom. Old farms and single-family houses had to make way for large ...

Mafia-free travel in Sicily

Opener Mafia-free travel in Sicily

If we plan to travel to Sicily, the prospect of it gives us pure joy. We look forward to the first-class coffee, delicious ricotta, juicy tomatoes and olives and of course to the beautiful beaches, mountain landscapes and the breathtaking Etna volcano. What often gets less attention when planning a trip, however, are the mafia-like machinations on site ....

Overnight against new art

Master room

Hotels in Germany have been closed for tourist overnight stays for a good six months. Theaters, cinemas, concert halls and other art venues will remain distant places of longing for the time being. A Leipzig hotel deals with this very exhausting situation in a very special way and shows that extraordinary times require extraordinary measures. Here...