Thrace, Greece: Impressions and travel details from my vacation

February 16, 2017 seenplaces 0

Thrace is mostly mountainous, and was first inhabited by Pelasgians, a race closely connected to the other Greek tribes. Thracians founded Eleusis in Attica and the mythical musicians Orpheus and Mousaios were from Thrace. In ancient times, Thrace stretched from Mt. Olympus in the south to the Danube in the […]

Vacation in Macedonia, Greece

February 15, 2017 seenplaces 0

Macedonia, the largest and northrnmost of the 9 Greek Provinces, is bounded on the north by Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and Albania. It possesses great fertile plains, many large rivers like the Nestos, the Aliakmon, the Strymon and the Axios, and several lakes. While the climate along the coast is Mediterranean, further […]

Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation – Wien

February 15, 2017 seenplaces 0

Address: Museums Quartier, Museumsplatz Opening Times: Tuesday to Sunday io a.m. to 6 p.m.,  E-mail: info@mumok.at or kunstvermittlung@mumok.at The Museum of Modern Art with its rectangular ground plan and its façade of rough, dark basalt rock is as much the opposite of the Leopold Museum in appearance as it is in its […]

Everything about Kunsthistorisches Museum of Wien

February 14, 2017 seenplaces 0

Kunsthistorisches Museum Address: Maria-Theresien-Platz Opening times: daily except Monday io a.m. to 6 p.m., Picture Gallery and Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, Thursday io a.m. to 9 p.m. Guided tours on special topics: every Wednesday and Friday 10:15 a.m.; every Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 p.m. (“Mittags im KHM”); every Thursday […]

Route Napoléon

February 13, 2017 seenplaces 0

You may be forgiven for thinking the ‘N’ in Route N95 stands for Napoléon, especially when you keep passing gilded imperial eagles on stone plinths bearing the legend ROUTE NAPOLEON. Actually, it stands for National as in Route National, but there is a strong connection with the Great Emperor (or […]

Mozart Cycle Path

February 13, 2017 seenplaces 0

This 450-km (280-mi) cycling route in the borderlands of Austria and Bavaria is a wonderfully relaxing way to unwind, dawdling along through enchanting pastoral scenery of rolling fields, mirror-like lakes and alpine meadows with the snowy peaks of the mountains always in the background. The region was once the centre […]

Spirit of Norway Boat Trip

February 8, 2017 seenplaces 0

It is hard to think of a better trip anywhere in the world that can be completed inside a single day. It could be that the Norwegians, ever mindful of their high cost of living, feel that most tourists want to get their money’s worth. Several companies operate excursions that […]

Cycling in the Loire Valley

February 8, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Loire Valley is known as ‘The Garden of France and Cradle of the French Language’. The lush landscape combines with architectural and cultural heritage to make this an area of outstanding natural and cultural excellence. High on everyone’s list of special attractions are the numerous châteaux along the river […]

Ionian Islands: Impressions, pictures and important travel details

February 8, 2017 seenplaces 0

Ionian Islands Strung along the shores of Western Greece, the Ionian Islands reveal yet another totally different facet of Greek landscape. Green and luxuriant, they have been for centuries the crossroads between mainland Greece and Western Europe, and as such they were able to develop their own culture, literature, art […]

Cyclades: Impressions, pictures and important travel details

February 7, 2017 seenplaces 0

Cyclades Islands The Cyclades form a cluster of Islands in the south Aegean Sea. They are Mykonos, Delos, Tinos, Syros, Andros, Naxos,Ios, Paros, Thera or Santorini, Kea, Yarns, Kythnos, Siphnos, Milos, Kimolos, Folegandros, Slkinos, Serifos, Amorgos, Anaphi and several smaller Islands. In addition to this, many small islets are scattered the […]