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mountain lodge 75-year anniversary


Tis year, Grövelsjön mountain lodge celebrates its 75th anniversary. In September, it has a special anniversary week planned with a blend of different happenings connected to its history. Grövelsjön mountain lodge has


over the years developed into one of the world’s most environmentally friendly mountain establishments. Te lodge is mainly known


through the Svanen label. Te view is fabulous and the restaurant has high-quality produce certified by the Krav label. Te mountain lodge is also known for its instructive and exciting theme weeks and courses. Families, seniors, photographers, couples and singles are all welcome. Tere is also a mini-spa with special treatments at the mountain lodge.


ARGENTINA


Discover World Heritage places with HI Argentina


Tere are a lot of beautiful places in Argentina, but the most beautiful is undoubtedly the Patrimonies of Humanity. Places like Los Glaciares National Park and Iguazú can really take your breath away, and it is always better to have a good Youth Hostel where you can get information about what to see and do.


Iguazú Falls is one of these Patrimonies and they have been 2012 SCOTTISH HOSTELLER 67


recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Nature. Te falls are made up of 275 cascades and produce one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, which measure up to 80m high. Here you can find three different options of accommodation through HI Argentina: Iguazú Falls Hostel, Hostel Inn Iguazú and Marcopolo Inn Iguazú. Another great place to visit in


Argentina is Los Glaciares National Park, which is an area of natural beauty, with rugged, towering mountains and a lot of glacial lakes, located in Patagonia. Tere you will see some of the few glaciers in the world that are advancing, and you will find Del


Glaciar Hostel, Calafate Hostel, and Marcopolo Inn Calafate in the area. If you go north, you will see the Quebrada de Humahuaca, following the Camino Inca along the valley of the Rio Grande. It has 155km full of awesome and culturally wealthy landscapes that 10,000 years ago were hunter- gatherer communities, then the Inca Empire. It is also the location of the fight for independence in the 19th and 20th centuries. Te best options for accommodation to explore this fantastic place are El Sol Hostel De Humahuaca, Flor de Maimará and Malka Hostel. Apart from these spectacular


locations, there are many other Patrimonies in the country, like


“THE FALLS PRODUCE ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR WATERFALLS IN THE WORLD”


NEIGHBOURING NETWORKS


Jesuit Block, where you find San Ignacio Hostel, one of the most important paleontologic sites in the world, in Ischigualasto and Talampaya National Park, where Valle de la Luna Hostel is, or Península Valdés, where you have El Gualicho Hostel, all are particularly beautiful.


GERMANY


Youth Hostel Berchtesgaden: new design, alpine charm


Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps is a stage for the marvels of nature. Te setting is awe- inspiring – rugged cliffs, dense forests, deep gorges and glaciers are complemented by idyllic pastures and gentle valleys. In Germany’s only alpine national park, the fauna and flora are untouched. Lake Königssee is also well known for its emerald green water. Now, Berchtesgaden -


between Munich and Salzburg,


THRILL SEEKING


Paragliding near Mount Watzmann, Berchtesgaden


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