Castle Ruins in Austria

In under an hour driving from Garmisch Germany towards Innsbruck, Austria is the highline 179 & Ehrenberg castle ruins in Reutte, Austria. Highline 179 is the longest Tibet-style pedestrian suspension bridge in the Guinness Book of World Records as of 2014 running 406 meters long between the Ehrenberg Ruins and Fort Claudia and over 100 meters high. There is nothing... Continue Reading →

Mountain Trip: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a ski town in Germany about 2-3 hours drive from Stuttgart. Public transit to Garmisch is not good from Stuttgart, but there is a train and bus station there to take trips into Austria or other nearby towns. The center of town is quaint, surrounded by mountains with a main shopping street, all within walking... Continue Reading →

A Weekend Trip to Vaduz Lichtenstein

Getting There:  Lichtenstein is under 3 hours from Stuttgart. Driving is the best way to get there. Public transit is possible but very time-consuming with multiple train or bus changes and it limits what you can reach when you arrive, especially in unfavorable hiking weather as it was for us this trip. You do need... Continue Reading →

Christmas Markets: Vienna (Wien)

Getting There: Thanks to German Wings Blind Bookings we found ourselves in Vienna for a long weekend direct from Stuttgart for only 33 euros per person each way. The flight is about 1 1/2 hours. We landed at 3:30 in the afternoon and it was already completely dark outside with a dense fog. We took the... Continue Reading →

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