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Pokhara : My top tips for sightseeing & Activities

Pokhara is the second largest city in Nepal and is geographically located like the "navel of Nepal" pretty much in the middle of the country. While the Annapurna massif with a total of three 8000m peaks – the Annapurna, the Manaslu and the Dhaulagiri – can be seen imposingly from viewpoints in the distance, Pokhara itself is only at an altitude of 930m. Most impressively the holy and "only" 6997m high Machapuchare, also called Fishtail, towers over the city, which I remember as the most modern tourist hotspot by Nepalese standards.

Pokhara is because of its central location the starting point for numerous trekking tours and a recreational paradise for the time afterwards. Hardly anyone who visits Nepal does not come here.

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Why make a trip to Lake Baikal in winter?

At least since Klaus Bednarz brought us closer to this region in the 1990s through his travel reports with the "Ballad of Lake Baikal", many people in this country also dream of a trip to Lake Baikal. Many travelers have since come to know and love this lake. We have also contributed our part: already in 1991 we, from biss, made a first pilot trip to Lake Baikal with more than 10 participants. It took us another 10 years to establish a rhythm of regular hiking trips to Baikal. (the Russians call Lake Baikal simply "Baikal" and often even the Siberian Sea) Although I have been to the Siberian Sea many times privately and as a tour guide, Lake Baikal has not lost any of its magic.

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Hamburg with children

Especially for short vacations with children city trips like to the big metropolises of Germany are perfect! Good transport connections, lots to discover and see, and child-friendly in the big cities here as well. And a short vacation in Hamburg with children has a lot of attractions in store – for the big ones as well as for the little ones.

Miniature Wonderland

Hamburg's Speicherstadt is home to an absolute attraction for adult railroad fans and children aged 3 and over.