Rucksacks travel guide

UNESCO World Heritage

Bad Urach – Thermal baths, castles and half-timbered houses

A visit to the small half-timbered town of Bad Urach is a perfect day trip from Stuttgart. Here you'll enjoy strengthening thermal baths, waterfalls and both castles and ruins.

14 unforgettable sights in Normandy – France

Normandy is a region rich in history, gastronomy and natural beauty. From the white limestone cliffs to the green apple orchards with grazing cows - here are my top 14 sights in Normandy!

The rose city of Petra - One of the modern wonders of the world - Jordan

Hidden in the Jordan's desert landscape, you'll find the ancient trading city of Petra. The big city's well-preserved tombs in sandstone and the unique desert landscape offer adventures for several days.

Lübeck - Sights among small alleys and brick splendor - Germany

The old Hanseatic city of Lübeck is packed with beautiful old buildings, but it is the city's secret little alleyways that make the city unique. We discovered the city's sights on a warm summer evening and loved every bit of it.

Stevns klint - Among white limestone cliffs and dinosaurs - Denmark

Zealand's steep white cliffs at Stevn's Klint are not only a beautiful natural experience, but also a unique world heritage that tells the story of how the dinosaurs died out.

Wadi Rum - Desert Adventure in an Otherworldly Landscape - Jordan

Wadi Rum's red dunes offer desert adventures in a unique space landscape. Stay in a glamping igloo under the stars and experience the unique ecosystem on dromedaries or on four wheels.

Kronborg Castle - Hamlet, Customs and Fires - Denmark

At Öresund's narrowest part of the strait lies the beautiful Renaissance castle Kronborg. Once upon a time, a place for the pomp and circumstance of royalty, but also for a prince named Hamlet.

Trier – 8 World Heritage Sites and Riesling in Germany's oldest city

Trier is Germany's oldest city, with roots dating back to Roman times. Here you will not only find 8(!) unique world heritage sites, but also fantastic Riesling wines and Karl Marx's house.

Sights in Vilnius - My 12 Favorites - Lithuania

Do you want to know what to do in Vilnius? Lithuania's capital Vilnius is a walkable city filled with sights and good food. In addition, the city is brilliantly beautiful during Christmas time. Here are my twelve favorites!

Mdina – The walled city in the middle of Malta

In the middle of Malta lies the walled city of Mdina on a hill. With a view of the entire island, here you will find remains of most of the island's historical inhabitants and peoples, although the Arab winds blow a little extra in the small alleys.

Mini guide to Venice - 8 Tips before the trip - Italy

How expensive is Venice really? What do I do with the car? And how do I get around? Here are my top tips for Venice - collected in a mini guide!

Fraser Island - the world's largest sand island - Queensland - Australia

Fraser Island in Queensland is a national park, a world heritage site and the world's largest sand island. Although the island consists of sand, there are also rainforests, freshwater lakes and a rich wildlife including dingos.

The rice terraces at Jatiluwih in Bali – Indonesia

In Bali, rice is an important staple food. We have walked among Jatiluwih's rice terraces and irrigation canals, which are not only beautiful - but also a cultural world heritage.

Postojna and Skocjan caves – Slovenia's wonderful underground

In Slovenia's karst landscape, there are two of the world's most delicious caves - Postojna Cave and Skocjan Cave. So close to each other, yet so different. I have visited both.

Sights in Florence - My Top 10 Favorites - Tuscany - Italy

Florence is one of Italy's most popular cities and there are many sights to see. Here are my ten favorites - which actually turned out to be largely edible!

Venice - When the sea approaches - The annual floods - Italy

Venice became an unexpected love for me. Perhaps that is why it now hurts to read about the disaster. If I was drowned by the charms of Venice, Venice is now drowned by the sea.

Shark Bay - Coral Coast Marine Wonder - Australia

85 miles north of Perth lies one of the world's marine wonders. Surrounded by deserts, far from large cities and with large meadows of seaweed below the surface. Shark Bay provides unique conditions for everything from sharks, whales and dolphins to dugongs and stromatolites.

Val d'Orcia - Among Tuscany's most beautiful landscapes - Italy

I am in a classic Italian Renaissance painting. Val d'Orcia is the world heritage site where Tuscany's most beautiful landscapes come together. We drove from Siena to Montepulciano and found here the Italy we dreamed of.

Photo album from Florence - Italy

One of the world's most beautiful cities deserves to be shown off with a few more pictures. Food markets and courtyards, gardens and viewpoints. Here comes a photo bonanza of 40 photos from one of the world's most beautiful cities.