Five places off the slopes

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Anyone who has had enough of the alpine ski circuit will be delighted with this handpicked selection of five sustainable accommodations. These five off-piste spots show that there are great, eco-conscious alternatives to skiing and snowboarding that are worth exploring. It doesn't matter whether it's a snowshoe tour, cross-country skiing, ice climbing or tobogganing - after enough exercise on the crystal-clear,...

Experience originality in the mountaineering villages

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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 ...

The Gitschberg prepares larch tip Buchtel for us

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A wild herb recipe from Barbara, hostess of the Hotel Gitschberg Our South Tyrolean mountain hotel opposite the Dolomites at a total of 1.400 meters above sea level not only attracts with its unique location, but also with around 280 days of sunshine per year. In addition to numerous activities, you can enjoy the finest clear mountain air here. And since fresh air is known to make you hungry ...

Stylish in the midst of Sicilian baroque cities

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A guest in south-east Sicily: a guest contribution by Ina Hiester That Sicily is so much more than sun, beach and sea, is demonstrated by the accommodations of Luca Giannini in the south-east of the Italian island of longing. In the midst of the baroque cities of Modica and Syracuse, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Luca breathed new life into old walls and created small oases of wellbeing in ...