Val di Sole is a beautiful valley located in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of northern Italy, known for its stunning natural beauty and outdoor activities. Here are some of the qualities that make Val di Sole special:
Breathtaking natural scenery: Val di Sole is surrounded by majestic mountains, including the Ortler Alps and the Brenta Dolomites. The valley is also home to lush forests, crystal-clear streams, and alpine meadows, making it an ideal destination for hikers, bikers, and nature lovers.
World-class skiing: Val di Sole is home to several ski resorts, including Madonna di Campiglio, Folgarida-Marilleva, and Passo Tonale. The area is known for its well-groomed slopes, modern lift systems, and wide range of skiing and snowboarding opportunities.
Rich cultural heritage: Val di Sole has a long and fascinating history, and visitors can explore its many museums, churches, and historic sites. The valley is also home to several traditional alpine villages, where visitors can experience the local culture and cuisine.
Outdoor activities: In addition to skiing and snowboarding, Val di Sole offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and paragliding. The area is also home to several wellness centers and spas, where visitors can relax and rejuvenate.
Hospitality and friendliness: Val di Sole is known for its warm and welcoming locals, who are happy to share their love of the area with visitors. Whether you're looking for insider tips on the best ski runs, hiking trails, or local restaurants, you're sure to find friendly and helpful people in Val di Sole.
The Schueberfouer is the annual Luxembourg City funfair held on the Glacis square in the city district of Limpertsberg. The 680th edition of the largest amusement park in the wider region beyond national borders will start on 20 August 2021 and ends on 8 September 2021.
Traditionally, the Schueberfouer starts on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday before Saint Bartholomew's day (24 August) and closes on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday before 12 September in order to last 20 days every year. In 2010, the fair comprised 184 attractions including 27 major rides, 13 children's rides and 54 restaurants and snacks bars. In 2018, the fair was expected to attract over 2 million visitors.
The Devil's Gorge or Teufelsschlucht is located on the eastern edge of the Ferschweiler Plateau within the South Eifel Nature Park in the vicinity of Irrel. It was formed towards the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 years ago as the result of one or more rock collapses. The cause of this event was probably a combination of the geological and climatic circumstances. The heavily fissured, more or less porous, rock strata of the so-called Luxembourg Sandstone (geologically part of the Lower Jurassic or German Lias) are laid over keuper beds that tend towards being impervious. As weathering progresses, the structure becomes unstable as a result of the undercutting of the sandstone base. Towards the end of the last glaciation period this undercutting, in combination with extensive frost shattering, reached the point where it caused the aforementioned rock collapse.
Vianden Castle (Luxembourgish: Veianer Schlass[ˈfɑɪɑnɐ ˈʃlɑs] or (locally) Veiner Schlooss[ˈfɑɪnɐ ˈʃloːs]), located in Vianden in the north of Luxembourg, is one of the largest fortified castles west of the Rhine. With origins dating from the 10th century, the castle was built in the Romanesque style from the 11th to 14th centuries. Gothic transformations and trimmings were added at the end of this period. A Renaissance mansion was added in the 17th century but thereafter the castle was allowed to fall into ruins. It has, however, recently been fully restored and is open to visitors.
Rosport is a town located 10 km from Echternach, halfway along the river Sauer to Grevenmacher. Rosport is famous in Luxembourg for its water intake and mineral water bottling plant. The most expensive mineral water in the principality is the water drawn in this place. Rosport is located in the valley of the Sauer River, which was dammed in this town. The blue autopedestre trail leads through the surrounding hills. Lots of beautiful views, a large elevation gain (265 meters), a reasonable length (about 11 km) and the Mariä Himmelfahrt (Girsterklause) chapel make this trail a great treat for hiking fans.
Irrel Waterfalls on the Prüm River - located 5 km east of the Luxembourg border. A panoramic place with a beautiful gorge and a covered bridge towering over it. Nearby is the ruin of Prumerburg Castle. Another interesting piece is one of the three remaining bunkers of the Westwall - Katzenkopf in Irrell (you need to contact the local firefighters by phone to see the museum, visiting possible on Saturday or Sunday). If you decide to go to around Irrel (the waterfall, the castle, the bunker) loop is about 10km long.
If you are going to the lake in Echternach and you want to avoid the crowds while walking (Luxembourg has only 1% of the country's surface with standing water - lakes are not a typical feature of the landscape) I recommend the autopedestre number 2 walking trail around Lake Echternach. The trail is beautiful, scenic, with quite gentle slopes (the descent is more difficult than the entrance) and mostly paved. The reward for climbing over one hundred meters is a wonderful view of the lake and the southern part of the town.