Sölden. Giggijoch Mountain

Today I’m going to write about one of the summits in the famous town of Sölden, which is said to be the heart of the Alps. Snow lies on the ground for most of the year and sun is blindingly bright. It’s never boring in Sölden and the scenery just takes your breath away.

 

Solden / Sölden / Soelden / Giggijoch / Giggijochbahn

 

You can get up from Sölden to the ski slopes by taking two ski-lifts, the Giggijochbahn and the Geislachkogelbahn. There’re both found at opposite ends of Dorfstraße, the town’s central street.

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Freizeit Arena Sölden. Fun for all the family

When we were planning our first trip to a ski resort with our son, my husband wasn’t just thinking about the presence of snow and slopes but also about having fun with our one-year old. In Sölden, which is where we decided to go in the end, there weren’t just children’s play areas but there was also a great place for the whole family to kick back and relax, the Freizeit Arena Sölden, an entertainment complex.

 

Photo/Фото: Freizeit Arena Sölden / Фрайцайт Арена Зёльден

 

It’s relatively easy to plan recreational activities with kids in Austria since there’s always something for little travellers to do along with the adults.

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Tirol Castle, Italy

Every person who has been to Austria at least once recalls the name of one of the most Alpinesque of lands, Tirol. There are very few who know, however, that it’s the castle that gave its name to the land, which for historical reasons now finds itself in the Italian Autonomous Province of Bolzano (South Tirol).

 

Замок Тироль / Tirol Castle

 

The castle is truly impressive. Built on a sheer rock face, it seems inaccessible. We only got as far as the Commune of Tirol by car and had to continue the rest of the long journey to the castle by foot.

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Больцано. Южный Тироль

Город Больцано расположен в северной части Италии на границе со Швейцарией и Австрией, в регионе Трентино-Альто-Адидже. Столица Южного Тироля, региона, который до 1919 года был частью Австрии, очень интересна и самобытна.

 

Больцано / Bolzano / Bozen

 

Старый центр с его запутанными переулками, разноцветными фасадами и красивой архитектурой являет собой наглядный пример города с богатой историей. В новых районах слышна в основном итальянская речь, но в историческом центре по-прежнему говорят на немецком или даже на старинном ретороманском языках.

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