Matera, a city that enchants

Italy has many beautiful and impressive cities, but Matera is different. The city is special in every respect: it’s history to touch on every corner, the scenery casts a spell on you and every stone seems to tell its own story. No wonder, the city has been inhabited since ancient times and, last but not least, the landscape in which it is embedded is what makes it so attractive.

Visiting Vesuv and Pompeji with Kids: an exceptional experience

If you come to the Naples area, you will find it omnipresent, the only active volcano left on the mainland of Italy. And whoever hears Vesuvius probably immediately thinks of the fate of Pompeii which is sunk in a cloud of ash in 79 AD. When we set the next destination in the direction of Naples, it was clear that this was a must see on our Italy roadtrip with our three kids.

Glasenbachklamm – an insider tipp for nature and recreation experiences in Salzburg

The Glasenbachklamm, has always been one of our favorite half day trip destinations in the Salzburg area. Close to the city but perfect to immerse yourself in wild, lush nature or cooling down on hot summer days. The spot is also perfect for families with younger kids. Young dinosaur researchers are going to have good fun on the geological path but also it is a very nice starting point for a hiking tour to the famous Erentrudisalm.

Kitesurfing in Austria: the Traunsee

At a glance

  • Niederwind – thermal wind with constant good weather between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
    Oberwind – before or after a cold front between 5-9 o’clock
  • May- October (in summer the thermal winds tend to be less)
  • not a beginner’s spot, keeping altitude is a must know
  • Location: Rindbach on the south bank of the Traunsee near Ebensee, reachable from Salzburg in a good 1.5 hours

Fantastic family hike to the Gruberalm

The sunny height of the Gruberalmen is an easy, but extremely rewarding hike in the Salzburger Land. It is the perfect tour for a relaxed day in the mountains. It is easily accessible for beginners and also with strollers. The area is a highlight for kids due to the large range of playgrounds, meadows and animals to watch. So the kids are perfectly busy with discovering while the adults can relax, enjoy the stunning views and delicious austrian food.

The Erentrudisalm: A brilliant destination for excursions all year round

After a three-year break, the well-known pasture “Erentrudisalm” is finally welcoming guests again. Known for its unmistakable location and the fantastic view over the city, it is a popular and unique destination for many Salzburg residents. Whether mild spring, shimmering summer, golden autumn or snowy winter, whether on foot, by bike or rather by car, young or old, everyone is happy to come here.