Restaurant Hilberkeller. Kuens, Meran. Südtirol.

Restaurant Hilberkeller in Kuens, close to Meran

Let me tell you about this ‘Geheimtipp’ Hilberkeller in Kuens. This lovely place in the middle of the beautiful vineyards and apple orchards in the Meran region, first caught my attention on Instragram. While I was preparing my first trip to Südtirol, their gallery was a great inspiration. It didn’t take long before I got in touch with Andreas Platter – son of the owners – and heard more about the restaurant, its rich history (the farm goes back to 1369!), the fine dishes they serve and the must-sees in the area. I could sense that they are really proud of their restaurant, traditions and life surrounded by all these gifts of nature. Of course I wanted to go there and see this place with my own eyes.

Almdorf St.Johann, Pongau.

Chalet Village Almdorf St. Johann. Luxury stay in Salzburger Land

Previously I shared a post about the amazing Chalet Village Bergdorf Priesteregg and I promised that more of these treasures would follow later. Well….here is the next one in the range of Luxury Chalet Villages.

While researching I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that Austria is home to many more of these beautiful mountain villages. Again I’ve picked a traditional one. Wood, pure craftsmanship and lots of luxury extras, it’s all there! Check out the features of Almdorf St. Johann in Sankt Johann im Pongau.

Area47. Water Area. Solder. Ötztal

Area 47. Ötztal, Sölden. The ultimate playground for thrill seekers

I have to be honest with you. Being a mom of 3 boys, I’ve seen quite a few playgrounds over the last 11 years, but I didn’t know about this one in Sölden, Ötztal, yet. Not really suitable for the youngest family members I would say. This ‘ground’ is for the true daredevils amongst us. The fearless ones, the thrill seekers out there that yearn for a big time adrenaline shot. I’m pretty sure your teenage offspring would love to go here, even with mom and dad :). A little warning upfront is in place though; don’t show this post to your kids, if you’re not into some action. Showing to them is definitely going with them!

Obertauern. Hotspot Ski Resort High Up in the Mountains

Obertauern is one of the hotspots among the major ski resorts in the Alps. It’s known for snow from November to early May, for après-ski and great events. But also for 100 kilometers of slopes and 26 ski lifts. The Ski-Round Super Seven carries skiers to the 7 highest peaks of Obertauern. Knowing this, I wanted to see and experience it myself. You guys know that I am a huge fan of the Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis area, but hey…I am always in for something new! So, last January we went to Obertauern. I was very excited. Would it really be such a hotspot? In terms of ski experience, snow conditions, good cuisine, excellent service and fun in apresski? Expectations were high!

Introducing Frauenschuh

Frauenschuh is the luxury brand I spotted a while ago. I saw our own Queen Maxima ( of The Netherlands ) on television at the annual Royal family photoshoot in Lech. She wore a gorgeous ski jacket that caught my attention. I googled it immediately and found out that it was from the collection of Frauenschuh, Kitzbühel.