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11 Alpine liquors that you should try

The breathtaking Alpine flora not only offers an unforgettable nature experience, but also serves as a basis for countless schnapps and liquors. They present you with a traditional taste of the Alps that you most definitely shouldn’t miss. Unique herbal and fruit brandies have been produced regionally for centuries. This is just a small overview of 11 very special liquors of the Alps. 

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The 7 highest mountains in Italy

Many of the highest peaks of the Italian Alps are located in well-known mountain massifs such as the Mont Blanc or the Monte Rosa. Even though they aren’t the highest peaks of the massifs since the main summits are already situated across the border in Switzerland or France, they are only slightly smaller and reach impressive heights of over 4,000 metres. The highest peak in Italy would therefore be the 4,748-metre-high Monte Bianco di Courmayeur. In the following, however, we will not look at the highest peaks, but at the seven highest independent mountains or main summits located in Italy. 

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Lakes of the Alps

The largest, deepest and highest mountain lakes of the Alps

The estimated 3,000-4,000 lakes in the alpine region are characterized by a great diversity and some of them are even surrounded by legends. What all alpine lakes have in common, though, is that they are always worth a visit. We will introduce you to some of the largest, most beautiful, highest situated and most legendary lakes. 

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The 13 National Parks of the Alps

The Alps are a unique natural environment with an impressive variety of animal and plant species. Some of them are even exclusive to the Alpine region. Thus it is all the more important to protect this special flora and fauna by establishing nature reserves. Here, we present you the national parks of the Alps.

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The Longest Rivers of the Alps

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Some of the most important rivers of Europe have their origins in the Alps. This doesn’t come as a surprise considering that Europe’s largest fresh water reservoir is located here. Each year, more than 200 billion cubic meters of water drain out of the basin. The Alps act as one of Europe’s most important watersheds and their drainage takes place in three main directions: South to the Mediterranean and the Adriatic Sea, north-west to the North Sea and east via the Danube to the Black Sea.

Learn more with our infographic of the 15 longest Alpine rivers.

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