Pearls of the Alps
Pearls of the Alps - Sustainable Holidays in Tune with Nature
Bad Reichenhall, this beautiful Bavarian spa is located in the midst of an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by the towering Alpine mountains. Here, you can experience the very best nature, health, and culture have to offer. Bad Reichenhall is famous for its salt production and has become one of the most popular spas and holiday destinations in Bavaria.
Postcards of our local Königssee, truly the "Royal" lake, the Watzmann, royalty among the mountain peaks, and Ramsau church decorate picture calendars around the world. And that’s not all: 1978 marked the opening year of the Berchtesgaden Alpine National Park.
If you love the mountains and delight in tradition and friendly hospitality, Les Gets is the spot for you. Respect for different customs, a friendly welcome and first-class service are high on our agenda.
Holiday in Pralognan-la-Vanoise means experiencing nature pure because this Pearl is located inside the French National Park Vanoise. Environmental protection, therefore, is a major concern for the tourism industry in this area.
Ceresole Reale is the Piedmontese gate to the national park Gran Paradiso. Ceresole possesses precious natural resources and is perfectly suited for any kind of summer and winter sports in the mountains. Its pristine nature is alive with prominent representatives of the Alpine fauna: Chamois, foxes, eagles, marmots and of course the ibex, the symbol of the national park, may all be found here.
Chamois - La Magdeleine
Chamois, with only 100 inhabitants the smallest of the Alpine Pearls, is perched high (1,815 m above sea level) on a mountain plateau facing south at the foot of the Matterhorn. The Italian community consists of several hamlets sheltered from the wind and snuggled against the sunny mountainside.
Surrounded by Gran Paradiso National Park, Cogne offers unspoiled nature at its best. Dense forests encircle most of this Italian valley, yet one side opens up to the large expanse of the Prato di Sant’Orso. This wide plateau captivates the viewer with its lush hues of green glittering in the summer sunshine.
Forni di Sopra
Snuggled against the backdrop of spectacular Dolomite peaks and gently undulating alpine hills, Forni di Sopra is one of the most beautiful winter and summer tourist resorts in the entire Friuli–Venezia Giulia region in Italy.
The charming mountain village Karneid-Steinegg sits right in the middle of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, on a sunny plateau of a low mountain range (300 to 1,800 m above sea level).
Unique hospitality awaits you in the beautiful village of Limone Piemonte, which has been spared by the mass tourism around the mountains of Cuneo. As close to the French Côte d'Azur and Montecarlo, Limone Piemonte is popular among those, who want to immerse themselves in the typical alpine ambience of the traffic-free centre and equally among those, who simply want to feel good.
The “fairy” title suits this village to the “T”: Snuggled into a sunny hollow at the edge of the South Tyrolean Dolomites, star-shaped Moena sits like a mythological creature at the foot of one of the most gorgeous mountain ranges of the Alps, including the Sella group and the Latemar and Rosengarten massifs.
Pfelders, a community of Moos in the heart of Texelgruppe Nature Park in South Tyrol, contains a treasure trove of countless mysteries and natural marvels that you can discover along its spectacular hiking trails.
Pragelato is located in the upper Val Chisone, amidst the Cottian Alps, and welcomes its guests both in summer and in winter. In Pragelato you will find traces of past cultures, whose characteristics like particular last names, distinct facial features, language or character traits of the native inhabitants have been maintained.
The South-Tyrolean town of Ratschings has so much to offer, you literally won't know where to start. Enjoy the stunning natural landscape or delve into the countless cultural treasures. Let yourself be challenged in your mountaineering or skiing skills or just take it easy and relax in the sun. Whatever your heart fancies, you will find Ratschings to be an ideal holiday getaway for young and old.
Tiers am Rosengarten
The little village of Tiers am Rosengarten with its ca. 1,000 inhabitants sits at 1,020 m above sea level. It is one of the communities that you come across when you follow a grid of trails from Seiser Alm, the largest high mountain pasture of Europe, to the Rosengarten mountain range in the South Tyrolean Dolomites.
The village is located at the entry pass of the huge nature reserve, Schlern-Rosengarten Nature Park.
Sauris is the highest altitude town in the Friuli–Venezia Giulia region. The first settlements in this locale date back to the 13th century. Today Sauris is a modern tourist resort that offers a wide variety of activities for nature lovers and avid sports fans alike.
Valdidentro never fails to work its magic as it reveals spectacular mountain vistas wherever you look: Let your eyes wander from the glaciers of Cima de Piazzi across the entire Bormio Valley all the way to the mountains of Valfurva.
Villnöss valley is a side valley of Eisack valley. This alpine jewel, which was titled UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009 and judged to be one of the 199 most spectacular areas of the world, contains 5 villages: Teis, St. Valentin, St. Peter, St. Jakob, Coll and St. Magdalena.
The legendary mountain ranges Rosengarten and Latemar encircle this South Tyrolean Pearl like two magnificent gates. The Rosengarten massif is bathed in brilliant shades of red as the sun sets over the mountain range. We are right at the heart of King Laurin’s, the dwarf king’s, empire.
What you see is what you get in Hinterstoder, Climate Protection Community de rigeur in Austria. It’s pristine and authentic – timeless, yet contemporary, providing all modern conveniences without the trappings. It is not overrun by tourists… yet offers abundant attractive activities.
Mallnitz is more than your typical holiday resort: Located at 1,200 m above sea level at the intersection of three gorgeous plateaus in Austria’s Kärnten Land, Mallnitz is the ideal starting point for summer and winter excursions into Hohe Tauern National Park.
Whatever your passion, Neukirchen am Großvenediger has it. This holiday paradise with a cultural heritage that dates back centuries is snuggled against the breathtaking backdrop of the Eastern Alps. Its people are congenial and hospitable, a perfect blend for an ideal holiday.
The nature park Weissenseee in Carinthia represents a true pioneer concerning ecotourism. Since several years the region offers eco-friendly and sustainable tourist offers ranging from special boat trips - the so called “Pleasure-Rafting” - in the summer to eco-friendly ice sport events in the winter.
Breathe in the purest mountain air and enjoy delightfully quiet days with ample sunshine in Werfenweng, the Alpine Pearl snuggled into the breathtaking mountain panorama of the Tennen Mountain Range.
Bled is one of the most spectacular Alpine holiday spots, sought-after because of its mild climate and the healing thermal water of the lake. Slovenia's national park is only a stone's throw away from Bled. In its midst rise the Julian Alps named after Julius Caesar, one of the most beautiful areas of Slovenia.
Situated at the tail end of a valley at 1,800 m above sea level, traffic is kept to a bare minimum in this enchanting holiday resort. Arosa’s tradition as a tourist attraction in the heart of Switzerland’s Graubünden canton dates back over a hundred years. In fact, 130 years ago, Arosa was first discovered as a health resort. Since then much has changed. Arosa now features state-of-the-art sport facilities and offers everything your heart desires, best of all healthy mountain air and lots of opportunity for outdoor adventure.
Picturesque is too little a word to describe this idyllically located village nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the Bernese Oberland. For decades, this charming town has drawn visitors from all over the world for holiday exploits in and around the area.