Theme Week Carinthia

22 December 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon voyage, Theme Weeks Reading Time:  4 minutes

Velden am Wörther See - Velden Palace © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Velden am Wörther See – Velden Palace © Johann Jaritz/cc-by-sa-3.0-at

Carinthia is the southernmost Austrian state or Land. Situated within the Eastern Alps it is noted for its mountains and lakes. The main language is German. Its regional dialects belong to the Southern Bavarian group. Carinthian Slovene dialects, which predominated in the southern part of the region up to the first half of the 20th century, are now spoken by a small minority. The capital city is Klagenfurt, which in Slovenian language is called Celovec.   read more…

The Jetset Destination St. Moritz

22 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  6 minutes

Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow 2008 © Frédéric de Goldschmidt - www.frederic.net

Cartier Polo World Cup on Snow 2008 © Frédéric de Goldschmidt – www.frederic.net

St. Moritz is a resort town in the Engadine valley in Switzerland. It is a municipality in the district of Maloja in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. The highest summit in the Eastern Alps, the Piz Bernina, lies a few kilometres south of the town. The year-round population is 5600, with some 3000 seasonal employees supporting hotels and rental units with a total of 13,000 beds.   read more…

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