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29 Oct 2011
The golden autumn

The Golden autumn

The golden autumn is a very special time from October to November in the northern hemisphere. It’s the time when the trees change colour and then shed their leaves. What the golden autumn is in Europe, it’s the Indian summer in North America. While the nights are already cold, during the daytime the temperature is still warm. That makes something magical happen, It’s called the golden autumn. On the sloops of the eastern Alps valleys mostly growing Larch trees. Larch […]

15 Oct 2011
St. Moritz and the Engadine valley

The Engadine valley

The Engadine valley and the Rhine valley both are two important valleys in the Swiss Eastern Alps. Both valleys are important north-south connections. Since tourism raised in the whole area some of the cities became very famous. For instance St Moritz. The Engadine valley is a beautiful valley with lakes and alpine meadows. The Engadine valley borders in south Italy and in east Austria. So far, the area belongs to the Swiss canton Graubuenden.  Several stunning pass roads connect the […]

15 Oct 2011
Lake St. Moritz

St Moritz extraordinary and exclusive

St Moritz is a very famous town in the Swiss Eastern Alps. The town is belonging to the canton Graubuenden and locates in the Engadine valley. As famous as the Engadine valley is, as most famous is the town, St. Moritz. Since tourism was raised in the last century the Engadine valley and the town became very famous. However, the town is the most famous town in the valley. Situated at a height of 1850 m in the Engadine valley at […]

11 Jul 2011
Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is one of the most famous sightseeing highlights in Beijing. While the temple is already a highlight, the surrounding park is also a masterpiece in Chinese landscaping. Well, the park with the temple locates in the southeast of Beijing. The traffic in Beijing is always a problem.  It takes a while of time to struggle with the traffic. With an excellent guide, it’s easy to get explanations about Chinese culture and history. It becomes also easy to understand the meaning […]

09 Jul 2011
The Great Wall

Chinese Great Wall in Badaling

The Chinese Great Wall is one of the most famous buildings in the world. Many people know about the great wall all over the world. For visitors coming from Beijing is it easy to visit at least one part of the wall. This part locates in Badaling around 80 km north of Beijing. A highway connects Beijing and Badaling. In fact, there are many different sections of the Great Wall around Beijing city. But the section in Badaling had best […]

28 Apr 2011
Easter riding a tradition and custom

Easter riding a tradition and custom

Easter riding in the “Oberlausitz” (Upper Lusatia), Germany is a very famous event. Celebrated in Radibor every year on Easter Sunday. Radibor is a small village near the city of Bautzen in southeast Germany. The village is only one location for Easter riding in Upper Lusatia. As a matter of fact, in this area living not only Germans. It’s the home of a Slavic minority as well. However, Oberlausitz is a region in southeast Germany. The area belongs to the state […]

08 Apr 2011
Erlichthof a traditinal village

Erlichthof, a traditional village

Erlichthof, a traditional village in the Oberlausitz (Upper Lusatia) is an amazing place. Especially in the springtime. One of the reasons is, of course, Easter time. Celebrating Easter in the Oberlausitz commits to many traditions. In the spring it’s particularly beautiful here. All the fresh greenery and the blossoming trees just appear after a sunny day. However, this beautiful time combines local traditions and lifestyles. In fact, Oberlausitz is an area in eastern Germany. In the east, the region borders Poland. While in the […]