It’s your first time in hotspot ski-resort Sölden and you only have 48 hours to explore it. What should you definitely do and where should you go, to get the best first impression of this very versatile ski resort? A couple of weeks ago I was there. It inspired me to write down this checklist. A list that will guide you along the finest spots Sölden has to offer. According to me, obviously..
It doesn’t happen everyday that I get to stay in a real castle that goes back to 1150. You can imagine how excited I was. We were heading there by car and saw it looming in the distance. This beautiful, white Schloss on top of the hill, overlooking the valley of Mittersill. It had been snowing the whole day and created this fairytale picture perfect!
The ice Q restaurant in Sölden! Never heard of it? That’s almost impossible. If you’ve seen the latest Bond film SPECTRE – like millions of us around the globe – you must have seen it. Not in its actual restaurant setting though, but as a futurist hospital where villain Christoph Waltz pursues his devilish plans. I had to see this cool spot with my own eyes and walk in 007’s footsteps. When I recently visited Sölden I took the opportunity to go there at 3.048m. above sea level. Let me tell you the 5 reasons why you should visit the ice Q too!
There is always much to derive from the check-in experience in a hotel. My expectations were high this time. I had already heard a lot about Das Central and I was wondering how it would be to spend 2 nights in this top notch hotel, the only 5 star house in Sölden.
Very soon we are leaving for our next trip. I am pretty excited about this, will be my first time to South Tyrol! I always love the researching part before traveling to a new place. It makes me want to go there asap. Because this region is on my wishlist for quite some time now, I’ve been surfing the web extensively lately. The surroundings of South Tyrol are well known for its beauty. The mountain views, palm trees and subtropical temperatures; can’t wait to experience and absorb it all. But what else is typical for this region? What should we definitely do, see, eat, drink? I’ve made a list with 10 things about South Tyrol, based on what I’ve read online and heard from locals and friends.
Once a year – always in week 11 – I fly to the beautiful village of Serfaus. This village is located at an altitude of 1427 meters, on a sunny plateau above the Tyrolean Inn Valley and is definitely one of my favorites. I’ve been doing this for 6 years now. Always love to go back here. Through the years I’ve collected spots, tips, venues and things that I love to share with you in this blogpost.
Months ago I had already announced it in one of my earlier posts on Dirndl Trachten. I was planning to go to the Oktoberfest and definitely wanted to experience this event myself. Well, I did it! Booked a flight to Munich, stayed there for 2 days and just got back. I am deeply impressed by what I’ve seen over there. What a blast. So many people and different nationalities. All of them drinking, partying and having fun together at the biggest festival in the world. Great! And because I can still feel the rush of the Wiesn, I want to share my tips with you as soon as possible!
We just got back from our summer trip to Austria. The first hotel we booked was The Alpine Palace New Balance Luxus Resort in Hinterglemm. We never stayed here before, so we were very excited what to expect. It turned out to be place that surprised us in a very, very pleasant way. The hotel of course, looks wonderful. But the main thing that surprised us was definitely the way the staff made it their biggest effort to give us the perfect stay. A big, big compliment to all of them!
Restaurant Ikarus works with the guest chef concept. A different top chef stands behind the stove each month. It doesn‘t matter which continent or country they come from, whether it‘s the USA, South Africa or Japan. Or whether they serve traditional, fusion or molecular cuisine. What matters most is the variety. And, of course, the high quality of the dishes.
We wanted to start something new and fun to share with you. Ludwigs’ Backyard Wine Tasting with friends and family in our own backyard in Hillegom, The Netherlands. Not quite sure how often we will do this, but the plan is to do this as often as we can! A couple of days ago our order arrived. We always order directly from Austrian wine websites, like for example Weinshop24.at. This time four different and perfectly chilled Grüner Veltliners were waiting for us to be tasted.