Today we are going to Rediscover Bavaria! With a magical view over the mountains of Germany. Our Lufthansa City Center colleague Michelle Maassen from Germany shares this travel tip with us:
Michelle recommends hiking in the amazing Alps of national park Berchtesgaden to enjoy the breathtaking view above the Königssee from the top of mountain Jenner. Also try another perspective and ride with a boat on the Königssee. While you enjoy the clear water and nature around you- you have to visit also the beautiful little church St. Bartholomä right at the waterfront. And if you are in Germany you can’t leave without visiting a Biergarten. Go to the famous city of Berchtesgaden with its gorgeous castle and relax in a great Biergarten to end this trip.
Germany is calling again with the next travel spot shared by Tamara Laudt our Lufthansa City Center colleague from Germany.
If you are seeking for adventure and nature, you should follow Tamara’s travel tip and come to the Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. The Hunsrück Region is a paradise for great outdoor lovers and awaits with popular hiking trails. Tamara highly recommends the Saar-Hunsrück-Steig, a hiking trail of 410 km passing by idyllic lakes, enchanting valley and magnificent views.
As an alternative you can also choose from the 111 „Traumschleifen“ (Dream circuits) – premium hiking trails perfectly designed for one-day-walks as they are between six and 18 kilometers length and can also be managed by less experienced hikers. Almost on all of them, you encounter little restaurants where you can refresh yourself with a beer and local food.
Travelling is one of the most sensual experiences simply appealing to all of our senses. Have you ever listened to one of Puccini’s famous classical pieces? Then the medieval city of Lucca in beautiful Tuscany should be on your bucket list.
Our Lufthansa City Center colleague Francesca calls Rome her home, but recently travelled to Lucca, Puccinis’s home town. One thing is clear: There is no other place in the world where you can lose yourself in the lyrical music. Here is time and place to be to soak up the area’s history. Lucca is the best place in Italy to have a walk on top of the medieval city walls – a real highlight offering magnificent views that leave you breathless.
We have reached our next stop on our Rediscover the World Journey and arrived in Florence!- this time with tips from Veronica Nencioni from Lufthansa City Center Intertravel in Italy. Not only delicious food but also amazing spots to watch the city with its beautiful skyline.
Get lost in its ancient narrow streets behind Piazza Signoria and eventually you will reach Piazza Santa Croce and the breathtaking Basilica.
During mealtime do not miss the best "schiacciata" in town All’antico Vinaio https://www.allanticovinaio.com/ (schiacciata is a traditional tuscan salted flat bread, topped with extra virgin olive oil and filled with gourmet ingredients).
After crossing the Ponte alle Grazie you will reach San Niccolò, a genuine neighborhood of Florence.
Veronica invites you to spend some time in this "art district" and sit at one of the openair bars for a fresh drink or a food coffee.
Veronica also highly recommends climbing towards Piazzale Michelangelo via Le Rampe del Poggi, a panoramic way connecting San Niccolò to the main top terrace in Florence. At sunset, Piazzale Michelangelo offers the best view on Florence.
The top view can be captured from the Abbey San Miniato al Monte, situated few meters higher on the same hill. The view is magnificent but the church is also amazing.
Walking back slowly downtown, you have to try the traditional Florentine food the Osteria Antica Mescita San Niccolò https://osteriasanniccolo.webnode.it/
Our newest travel tip Leiden. Michelle, our Lufthansa City Center colleague from Germany titled this place as the little Amsterdam. One thing you have to do in Leiden is to visit the riverside of the city and join a boat ride on the beautiful Grachten (canals). After that go for a shopping tour to explorer lots of different little markets offering a huge selection of colorful flowers, delicious cheese and many more great stuff. Of course, all the exploration makes you thirsty and hungry.
To recharge yourself take a coffee and try some stroopwafels in one of the boat Cafés. To sum up this great day go for lunch in one of the Beach-clubs in Nordwijk directly at the sea and enjoy your meal with an amazing view.
Catia Coelho from Lufthansa City Center Sirius Travel shows us the beauty of her country Portugal. Portugal has a lot to over when it comes to nature. Catia’s personal tip is to walk the “Paiva Walkway”.
“They are 8 km that provide a walk "untouched", surrounded by unique beauty of landscapes, in an authentic natural sanctuary along the brave waters downhills, quartz crystals and endangered species in Europe. The route extends from the river beaches of Areinho and Espiunca, lying between them, the Vau beach. A journey through biology, geology and archeology that will remain, of course, in heart, soul and in mind of any nature lover” For more information go here: http://www.passadicosdopaiva.pt/en
Also wine lovers will enjoy a trip to the world oldest demarcated wine region at a beautifully renovated 19th-century manor house with glorious gardens, woodlands and sweeping panoramas. A sense of history that's still in the making. A setting of vine covered rolling hills and the majestic River Douro.”