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Vienna Christmas Markets

This year marks the 31st edition of Vienna’s Christkindlmarkt in this particular format, in which it has become a first-rate tourist attraction. During Advent, Vienna has more than 6 million overnight stays, the most numerous tourists being German, American and Italian. The tradition of gathering before Christmas has been around for much longer and is […]

Kazan – Capital of Tatarstan

Kazan, Capital of Tatarstan Tatarstan is one of the 22 republics of the Russian Federation.  2000 year-old Kazan lies 800 km east of Moscow and can be reached via the Russian capital or Frankfurt (direct Lufthansa flight). There is also a night train connecting Moscow and Kazan. Rooms at international hotel chains (Marriott, Hilton, Radisson) […]

Travel Alert for Europe

The U.S.State Department issued a Travel Alert for Europe, citing „credible information“ that „the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qaeda and their affiliates continue to plan terrorist attacks in Europe, with a focus on the upcoming holiday season and associated events.“ The alert, which is effective immediately and expires on February 20, […]

Val Thorens – Best Ski Resort in the World

THE WORLD SKI AWARDS Val Thorens has been crowned «Best Ski Resort in the World» for the 3rd time in 4 years.  The World Ski Awards is the most prestigious awards programme in the ski tourism industry. For this 4th edition held in Kitzbühel (Austria), a total of 1. 600.000 votes were made online from […]

Moscow The Great

Moscow The Great Moscow is grandiose, Moscow is monumental, Moscow is a metropolis unlike any other in the world. I know of no other city like Moscow, which you cannot simply claim to like or dislike. Moscow is simply above that. Moscow is monumental, Moscow is a metropolis unlike any other in the world. I […]

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