One part of Loire castles and the most interesting Blois region attractions on the map. Since the region has an excessive number of Loire castles (Cher castles, Indres castles…), you should study in advance which ones to visit. It is better to limit yourself to two castles per day, although some routes allow you to visit more. To attract visitors, some castles organize themed exhibitions. Therefore, it makes sense to choose a couple of the most famous castles to visit and add to them those whose thematic exhibitions are of interest to you.
The main Venice lagoon islands to visit are Murano, Burano and Torcello. But before you visit them, make sure you have completed the basic Venetian program. Still, island excursions should be after a couple of days in the city itself and definitely not together with Venice on a one-day excursion.
A long time ago, Ravenna flourished: under the Romans – the most important port, from the beginning of the 5th century – the capital of the Western Roman Empire, from the end of the 5th century – the capital of the barbarian kingdom. Then the Byzantines came and decorated it with mosaics. But the sea left, the old port was abandoned. The Byzantines were replaced by the Lombards, the Lombards by the Franks, the local feudal lords, the Venetians…
I love such fallen asleep great cities that have preserved something valuable.
Lake Maggiore justifies its name (“big”) – it is an infinitely long lake, a trip along which either by car or by ship seems endless long. The most beautiful parts of the lake are near Stresa (the Borromean Gulf) in the Italian part and the northern end of the lake around Ascona.
We continue to explore Salzburg. Let’s see what interesting things there are outside the old center of Salzburg (and first of all this is Hellbrunn Palace), which Salzburg museums you can visit and where to go from Salzburg.
This topic is about the Moselle and Rhine Valley boat tours, welcome cards in the region and the rather complicated public transport tariff system around Frankfurt to Koblenz. The difficulty lies in the fact that the tourism region is divided into Rhineland-Palatinate and Hesse, and they have very different attitudes towards public transport.
Lübeck is a well-preserved Hanseatic city with an unusual layout. The central position in the Hansa provided him with wealth and prosperity. The feeling of prosperity has faded since then, but has not disappeared: the city now looks well-kept and very visited. It deserves a full day excursion – from nearby beach towns or from Hamburg.
The Rhine gorges, or rather gorges of its sources Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein (“Anterior” and “Posterior” Rhine), are a must-see program. You can see the Viamala Gorge in an hour (or a day if you’d like to hike) and the Ruinaulta Gorge in at least one day (preferably two – from above and below).
In this topic, a map of the region with attractions and a detailed description of the gorges. The region is located in the canton of Graubünden.
Map of attractions around Frankfurt am Main and along the Rhine from Frankfurt up to Koblenz.
We continue the story of the Rhine castles. In this part, we will explore the central and most picturesque part of the Rhine valley from Kaub to Koblenz, where the Lorelei rock is located. Here the banks of the Rhine become higher, and each castle has its own romantic history.