Every year as the weather warms up, many Alpine farmers begin the process of moving their herds up the mountains to the grazing land above the treeline. Moving to the high altitude location gives the meadows in the valleys below a chance to rejuvenate, enabling the vital stockpiling of resources for the winter.
Throughout the summer, the herdsmen and women spend their days in the mountains looking after the cattle, driving them to pasture, milking them and making cheese.
Learn about ski lifts at the highest museum in Europe
There are many ways to go down a mountain. In the winter, you can travel on skis, a snowboard or a toboggan, while in the summer a mountain bike is one of the most popular options. But, before you head downhill, you first have to get to the top of the incline. That's where things like ski lifts, cable cars, gondolas and even funiculars come in useful.
While these modes of transportation are often taken for granted, there's no doubt how important they are for enjoying mountain sports.
Learn about mountain herbs in St Anton
For thousands of years, people have turned to the power of flowers and herbs to make them feel better. Many of the medicines we use today are based on traditional remedies and many people still like trying natural ingredients to help them feel better.
Whether you'd like to learn more about the healing properties of flowers and herbs, or simply wish to recharge your own energy levels on a trip to St Anton, you might want to add the WunderWanderWeg to your itinerary.
Summer photo walks in Chamonix
There's no doubt that the scenery around Chamonix is breathtaking - so wouldn't it be nice to come home with some amazing photographs that accurately capture the beauty of the region? These days, anyone with a smartphone has access to a pretty good camera and many people have invested in even better cameras. But taking a stunning photograph relies more on just having the right equipment. You also need to know how to use those tools properly - and when it comes to landscape photography it also helps to know where the best vistas can be found.
Where are the best places for summer skiing?
If you love snow sports, then end of winter can be bittersweet. Sure, the weather starts warming up back home and the days start getting longer - but it also means it's time to put away your ski goggles and woolly hat and forget about your favourite hobby for a few months. Right?
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