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World War 2 Sites in Dunkirk, France

Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, Flemish: Duinkerken) is a small city located in the province of Normandy, France. It is located next to the North Sea and has an impressive harbor (3rd biggest of France) but more known for the Battle of Dunkirk during World War 2 in 1940. The city has a lot of impressive sites to visit to give you a look in the past. In this blog we will share with you our take on the places you should visit!

Pont de Normandie, France

Oh man, what did I love driving over this impressive bridge! Pont de Normandie (or in English Normandy Bridge) is an impressive bridge built over the Seine river. What makes the view special is that the Seine river meets the ocean, giving a spectacular sight we also encountered in the Amazon river where 2 different types of water meet! With a total length of 2,143.21 meters this bridge can be viewed from far!

We crossed it by car to go to Deauville from Le Havre (toll is € 5,50 one way in August 2020), but did you know you can cross this bridge for free as a pedestrian or cyclist? See below some pictures of this amazing sight. Be sure to include a trip through this bridge when you are in the Normandy area :-)!

Grossglockner High Alpine Road: cruising through the Alps

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a road that goes through the mountain pass near the heighest mountain of Austria: Grossglockner. It is a famous scenic route (tol included) with a lot of sites to visit on the way. Read on for more! (visited June 2020)

View from the bottom of the road

Strolling in Budapest, weekend getaway trip (10 must do’s)

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, for a whole weekend with a gang of lads. Sightseeing, beers and fun guaranteed! Laying next to the river Danube, this city has a lot to offer and is perfect for that weekend getaway! Here are our 10 must do’s!

Guide to the Krimml waterfalls, Austria

The Krimml waterfalls (Krimmler Wasserfälle in German) are located near the town Krimml in the High Tauern National Park in Austria. The waterfall is the highest waterfall in Austria (380 metres high) and there is a beautiful hiking path (and steep!) that shows you all 3 different platforms of the falls. Read on for a detailed description of our half day spend there!

Pitstop in Bruneck/Brunico, Italy

Bruneck (German pronouncing, in Italian Brunico) is the largest town in the Puster Valley near the Austrian border. We passed the town driving through Italy to get to Innsbruck, and had a stop at the Bruneck castle to enjoy the views over the old town and the castle itself.

Daytrip to the Unesco centre of Trier, Germany

Trier is a city with history dating back to the 4th century BC! The city is located on the banks of the river Moselle and is most famous for the Porta Nigra, a Roman gate that still stands to this day! Trier is worth a (half)day trip if you are wandering around the area, and is a perfect spot to relax while soaking up all the pretty old historical sights!

7 things to do while doing the Salzkammergut roadtrip

Salzkammergut is an area that lays East of the city of Salzburg. The name refers to the salt winning from that area (Salz is German for Salt) and is an addition on the UNESCO world heritage list for Austria. If you are visiting Austria this summer, be sure to drive through this nature filled roadtrip with a lot of lakes, ending all the way to Hallstat! These are our 7 favorite things to do while going on this route!

Highline 179: 400+ high meters bridge with amazing views

This one was unexpected. We were driving towards Neuschweinstein Castle from Austria and all of a sudden we drove under this bridge:

We had to check this out, not knowing we were going to enjoy the famous highline 179 and visit the Ehrenberg ruins!

Want to know what we saw before you read on? Check out the video below!

Hallstatt: instagram famous picture

Can you ever imagine this picture clear without any crowded tourism that affects Hallstatt normally? We visited Hallstatt in June 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic just got a bit better here in Europe and international tourists from outside the continent are not welcome yet. That gave us the opportunity to enjoy this amazing place in peace! More about our adventures there soon!

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