The Benedict Trail

February 16, 2017 admin 0
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The Benedict Trail is a six-day biographical bike tour round the heart of rural Upper Bavaria. It’s a circular route ‘in the footsteps’ of Pope Benedict XVI. Joseph Ratzinger was born, raised, educated, and found his vocation in the region. He still has family here, and it remains very close to his heart. After his clerical studies, he (and his […]

Travel Tip: By Bike From Bad Honningen to Regensburg

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The longest heritage route in Germany immerses you in the oldest period of German history. From Bad Honningen near Koblenz to Kelheim outside Regensburg, the 550-km (344-mi) route – all of it a UNESCO World Heritage Site – marks the line of forts, watchtowers, earthen palisades and stone walls which 2,000 years ago formed the border between the Roman Empire and the […]

Zillertalbahn

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The little steam train that chugs up the Zillertal (Ziller Valley) in the heart of the Tirol runs on a track only 760 mm (2 ft 6 in) wide. It is the most famous narrow gauge railway in Austria; as well as being a means of transport it’s a visible reminder of the valley’s history. The railway was built in […]

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse

February 13, 2017 admin 0
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The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is one of the most spectacular scenic routes in Europe. It was first opened in 1935, specifically constructed as a tourist attraction – 48 km (27 mi) of death-defying hairpin bends winding far above the snowline with breathtaking views over the idyllic pastoral landscapes of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The road runs across the […]

Gerlos Alpenstrasse

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The main road from the old gold-mining town of Zell am Ziller in the Tirol to the lakeside town of Zell am See in the province of Salzburg is a favourite amongst cyclists and motor-bikers. It is a winding route along a panoramic stretch of road, crossing the Gerlos Pass at an altitude of 1,530 m (5,020 ft) and descending […]