Travel Blog – European Road Trips

We travel around Europe mainly by car and with tent. Sometimes we enjoy three weeks breaks and sometimes our trips are just a weekend-long adventures.
More posts will be translated into English soon.

Hoher Kasten

Hoher Kasten in the Appenzell region (Switzerland) is a place with fantastic views and an opportunity for pleasant and light trekking. Light? Well, not this time.

All year at Fronalpstock – our favorite scenic route in Switzerland

Fronalpstock is among the TOP places you can visit in Switzerland. Not far from Zurich, close to Lucerne, it gives splendid vistas, 360-degree view on the Swiss Alps. And if you stay there a little bit longer

Jungfraujoch – we test Switzerland’s most expensive tourist attraction

Great, forty-meter billboard occupies the entire wall of the hall at Zurich airport. A huge panoramic image catches everyone’s attention: Sphinx Observatory on a steep rock towering over a great snow

Alpstein – Ebenalp, Schäfler, Seealpsee – route description

The Appenzell region in eastern Switzerland is mainly known for cheese and idyllic landscape. Just happy cows and small villages scattered over the green hills here and there. However, in the middle of this

Hiking from Grindelwald First to Faulhorn

The plan for our first trip to Grindelwald was obvious. First of all: see the famous Jungfrau, Monch and Eiger peaks and… second: walk under the famous north face of the latter – walk the Eiger

Weekend in Mürren – Switzerland in intense mode

Each exquisite dish requires the highest quality of ingredients, and a good recipe and presentation guarantee an unforgettable experience. So, how do you plan the perfect weekend in Switzerland? It’s

The most beautiful sunrise in the Dolomites – Passo Giau

There are places you fall in love at first sight. You just open the guide, browse the pictures on the web, and you hit that one image, which burns instantly in mind. One look and thoughts go in the direction

Seceda and Val di Funes – photography spots in the Dolomites

You have seen it. I guess everyone has. Three pictures from the Dolomites appear in guidebooks, brochures and come back like a boomerang every autumn. White church on the backdrop of forest hills and sharp,

Vatican and the Vatican Museums

Staying in Rome and not visiting Vatican is like not trying a pizza or ice-cream when in Italy. Since the planning phase we knew we’d see the Vatican Museums and take a stroll along the streets, drawing

Trolltunga – 23 km to see a troll’s tongue

The impression is almost surreal. Trolltunga − a flat, narrow and a more than a dozen meters long rock hangs 700m above a lake that winds like a snake. Formed by a glacier 10 000 years ago is now the main

Zürich – the city of delight and great pleasure

Lunchtime. One o’clock. The street is full of white shirts, ties and Prada women dress suits. A colourful T-shirts can be noticed only from time to time but obviously they are worn by some tourists or kids.

Teplicke Skaly – Rocks in winter

Wonderful but a freezy weather in New Year? What can be more interesting than going for a walk among most beautiful place in Czechia (Czech Republic).

Mount Rigi – Queen of the Mountains with a wreath of flowers in a crown

In a crowded room one can hear a voice asking repeatedly ‘Who gives more? We have a current bid of 5.8 million, going once. Going twice. Then, the sound of a hammer fills the room. Sold! „The Blue Rigi”

Furka Pass and Grimsel Pass to Aletsch Glacier – a perfect day in Swiss Alps!

If you have just few days to visit Switzerland, it is extremely difficult to choose only several places worth sightseeing. Obviously, our bucket list always includes some mountains that are at the top

In pursuit of the slowest express in Europe

The distance between Thusis and St. Mortiz is only 60 kilometres – one would say that it’s just a stone’s throw. However, the Albula Railway needs one hour and a half to cover this short and even trivial

Hiking to the cliff restaurant – Äscher and Ebenalp

Somewhere behind the clouds a faint echo of a whistle signalised a train departure. It was around 600 metres below from a distant and invisible Wasserauen. The last sip of cold beer. A brief glance at the top

Lucerne – a magnificent steamboat cruise

Finally, the trail through the unexplored Alps has been traced. In the first half of the 13th century, a winding path across The Gotthard Pass was marked between some peaks. At that time the only possibility