Summer highlights in Central Europe

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Although I (as a Swede) actually is a part of Europe, there is so much I haven’t seen. Of course, I’ve done the summer weeks in Greece or Spain, the weekends in Berlin or Paris through the years, but actually experienced the countries? Not really…

So this summer we made a road trip through Central Europe and Northern Italy, mainly round the Alps. Now, back in the office, I can’t believe how our three weeks in that area now only feels like we where there for a couple of days. But time really flies when having fun…and especially for us when we’re on the road 🙂 Here’s some of our highlights:

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We packed our car, left Stockholm and started out in Southern Germany, along the winding Mosel River, home of the Riesling.

After a couple of days in Germany we headed east to Austria and a day in Vienna before finally entering the Alps.

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We then spent a few days in Ramsau am Dachstein where we rented e-bikes which really was a great fun!

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Longing for a dip in The Mediterranean Sea we drove over The Dolomites and the amazing Giau Pass down to Italy.  I have had some serpentines, hairpins and mountain roads throughout the years (especially on motorbike) but I think this is the most beautiful pass I’ve ever seen!

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In Italy we stayed in the beautiful small town Levanto (part of the Cinque Terre National Park).

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On our way back north we returned to Austria and Sölden in the Ötztal Alps for some hiking.

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And of course we experienced so much more. We visited the big lakes (Como, Garda, Boden), drove several big mountain passes (eg Edelweißspitze, Timmelsjoch, Hahntennjoch, Stelvio) and saw so many beautiful places along the way. Now, looking back at it this way, I can’t believe we did all this in just three weeks! 🙂

Next year we would love to do the western parts, France, Spain and Portugal!

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