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Finstergrün Castle in Lungau

Finstergrün Castle in Ramingstein, Austria

On a trip with the Styrian railway in the Lungau we pass this castle high above the town Ramingstein. It looks medieval but well preserved. We wonder if it is still inhabited?

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Hotel ‘Speicher am Ziegelsee’ in Schwerin

Hotel 'Speicher am Ziegelsee' in Schwerin, Germany

The ****Hotel Speicher am Ziegelsee is located inside a former granary dating back to 1939.  The edifice is situated next to a lake named Ziegelsee so guests can reach the hotel by boat. The sign HOTEL SPEICHER is actually the sign of the boat station.

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Hohenzollern Castle in Heiligendamm

Hohenzollern Castle in Heiligendamm, Germany

Hohenzollern Castle (Burg Hohenzollern) was built in the 1840s. The idea was to create something romantic, the architect Georg Adolf Demmler (1804-1886) was influenced by Tudor castles he visited in England. Today the edifice is part of an ensemble run by the Grandhotel Heiligendamm.

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Youth hostel in Warnemünde

Youth hostel in Warnemünde, Germany

A fun way to stay in Warnemünde is this youth hostel located in the edifice of a former weather station. The equipment on top of the tower is still used for providing datas for weather forecasting.

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Otto-Moericke-Turm in Constance

View of the Otto-Moericke-Tower from a boat

While crossing Lake Constance from Meersburg to Constance by boat I took this photo of a conspicuous white coloured tower named Otto-Moericke-Turm. It is a former water tower which houses a youth hostel now. A fine address if one would like to stay at something special.

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Dominicans Island in Constance

Cloister at Dominicans Island in Constance, Germany

The former monastery of the Dominicans situated on a tiny island in front of Constance (Konstanz) accommodates a hotel now. So guests of this hotel and its restaurant have the chance to walk along this cloister decorated with paintings by Carl von Haeberlin.

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Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg

View from the Wohnothek in Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg, Austria

The Wohnothek is a hotel complex placed right in the middle of a vineyard. Each building consists of a bedroom and a sanitary area. From each door there are only a few meters to the next vine branch.

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Oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

Pumpkin seed oil mill in Neumarkt an der Raab, Austria

Have you ever thought about to sleep in an oil mill? In Neumarkt an der Raab a former oil mill (Ölmühle) for pumpkin seed oil serves as accommodation for participants of art lessons taking place in the region.

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Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen

Hotel Alpenhof in Brixen im Thale, Austria

Hotel Alpenhof is located in Brixen im Thale, right in the middle of Brixental Valley. From the nearby railway station it is just a walk of 10 minutes, the bus for the ski resorts is about 150 meters away. The hotel is situated at the end of a street so there is no transit traffic.

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Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal

Lounge at Hotel Gemma in Kleinwalsertal, Austria

Hotel Gemma is a small hotel located at Kleinwalsertal Valley with a fine view from the lounge to the lower part of the valley. Besides that it is situated next to a ski lift so one can start the winter day by skiing down to the lift station and finishing the ski activities just by skiing back to the entrance of the hotel.

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Hotel Mandl-Scheiblechner in Göstling

Four-poster bed in Göstling, Austria

At the Hotel Mandl-Scheiblechner I had the chance to sleep in a canopy bed the first time. Well, as I was very tired from my hiking tour I was not able to feel any difference to a normal bed. The atmosphere of the room was fine though. More…

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Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos

Swimming pool at Hotel Alpenrose in Lermoos, Austria

In May 2013 I got an invitation to stay at Leading Family Hotel & Resort Alpenrose in Lermoos. That was an interesting invitation because I generally travel alone. I was curious to learn what this 4 stars superior hotel had to offer for families though.