More beautiful than in the movies: Hiking in the Salzkammergut region
"In the Salzkammergut, there's fun to be had..." – this song was sung in 1960 by Peter Alexander in the famous Austrian film "Im weißen Rössl". The German-Austrian comedy is set in the beautiful Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl on the picturesque Wolfgangsee. At that time, there were no special film effects to fall back on, so the solution was a particularly impressive backdrop! Hardly any other area is as wonderfully suited as the hiking region in the Salzkammergut. Even the famous Austrian historical film "Sissi" and the worldwide popular musical film "The Sound of Music" were filmed in the beautiful Salzkammergut. Experience your own personal film adventure while Lake Walking in Austria’s Salzkammergut with Charm or on our Ten Lakes Trekking Tour, 10 days. The best thing about it? You stay at the Romantik Hotel Im Weissen Rössl and immerse yourself in your own personal film adventure on Lake Wolfgang. The family-run hotel still exudes the special charm of the well-known film comedy, cares about your well-being and shines with that certain luxury.
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Mountaineering in Switzerland: North Face
The German mountaineering drama "Nordwand" is based on a true incident of the two Berchtesgaden climbing pros Toni and Andi in 1936. Mountaineers from all over Europe were striving towards the dream of climbing the Eiger from its seemingly impregnable North Face. The Eiger North Face has cost the lives of many climbers over the years. So many daredevil moments and dangerous situations lend the film plenty of suspense. Our hiking tour Via Alpina „Bear Trek“ passes directly by the north face of the Eiger. The good thing about this hiking tour? You don't have to conquer the north face, but the imposing view of this side of the Eiger alone will amaze you.
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Magical Spessart: film set and hiker's paradise
In Spessart, you will not only follow in the footsteps of legendary fairytale characters, but also immerse yourself in a wonderful hiking paradise with a pristine natural landscape and wonderful hiking trails. The 1958 German film comedy "Das Wirtshaus im Spessart" was also filmed in this breathtaking setting. On the way to Würzburg, the carriage of Comtesse Franziska and Baron Sperling, her fiancé, breaks down. Two women persuade the two to spend the night in a nearby inn, driving them into a den of robbers. Disguised as a man, the Comtesse allows herself to be hired as the lad of the chief of the robbers, with whom she falls in love only a short time later. Experience your individual fairytale adventure on our hiking tour Magical Spessart, 8 days or the shorter walking tour Magical Spessart, 6 days, as well as in the short hiking holiday Magical Spessart, 5 days.
On the trail of film sets on the Côte d'Azur
Summer, sun, sea and pure luxury. When a series of jewel thefts occur in Nice these incidents leave the former crook, John Robie, cold. But the unknown thief uses exactly the same method that led John Robie, also known as "the cat", to success. Now John must first prove his innocence in order to get his head out of the noose. Nice was already a particularly luxurious place in the 1950s. In the US thriller "To Catch a Thief", director Alfred Hitchcock skilfully sets the scene for the rich and beautiful, such as the two famous film stars Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. The picturesque scenery of the Cote d'Azur provides the perfect backdrop for this TV classic. And it is exactly there, on the luminous coast of southern France, that our route of the hiking holiday Côte d'Azur runs.
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On the trail of the Mafia by foot: criminal schemes in Sicily
Marlon Brando and Al Pacino present the Italian island of Sicily in the US mafia film "The Godfather". Although the film was mainly shot in the metropolis of New York, the Sicilian village of Corleone is also an important film set. This successful film classic has inspired many fans to travel to the island of Sicily and explore the beautiful landscapes and film sets. Discover the most beautiful hiking paths of the Italian Mediterranean island on our hiking tour Sicily & Aeolian islands. And one thing is for sure: with us you are guaranteed not to get into any Mafia affairs, but you will definitely get a whiff of the world-famous Sicilian flair.
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Stromboli: Film and Hiking Scenery
Our hiking tour Sicily & Aeolian islands also takes you to the volcanic island of Stromboli. The Italian Island north of Sicily is not only famous for its volcano, but also for the eponymous film drama "Stromboli" from 1949. The leading actress of the film, Ingrid Bergman, flees together with her husband from the refugee camp to the island of Stromboli. Poverty is a deep burden and when later the volcano erupts, they try to leave the island as quickly as possible. Follow in the footsteps of this classic film and enjoy the typical Mediterranean flair on a walking holiday in Italy.