About us

Hej hej,
welcome to Lustwandler.at!
We are happy that you visit us and accompany us virtually on one or the other trekking stage. “About us” answers the question who is behind “Lustwandler.at”. We are a (räusper) young couple from the east of Austria. Elisabeth, Germanist, word acrobat with a small agency and head of marketing at an Austrian company and Markus, IT guy, photo freak and professionally active in the field of research promotion.
We have been together for more than 20 years and we spend most of our annual holidays on the road. In the past, these were mostly 3-4 week tours with a borrowed motorhome, which led us through many European countries and in addition short city trips again and again. We fell in love with the landscape on two tours with our motorhome in the far north and the impressions of the day hikes in the mountains did not let us go.
A few years later we left the camper at home, flew to the north and spent three weeks with tent and rucksack on and off the Kungsleden (Sweden). Two people who had never stayed in a tent or hut before in their lives go on a trekking tour for three weeks, come back – and are completely addicted to trekking fever. Already the following year we do two trekking tours, one in the southern highlands of Iceland (Fimmvörðuháls, Laugavegur and Hellismannaleið) and another one again in the Swedish Fjäll (Nikkaluokta via Sälka, Nallo, Vistas, Alesjaure, Unna Allakas, Abiskojaure and Kårsavagge to Abisko), this time in autumn with autumn colours and northern lights. The enthusiasm is unbroken, hardly back, we plan already for 2018, a hut tour in Piedmont (Valle Maira) and an autumn tour with a tent in the Norwegian-Swedish border area.

We run this little blog as a hobby, to take family, friends and generally travel enthusiasts from the German-speaking countries virtually on our tours. We have found many suggestions in outdoor forums or other blogs and would like to give knowledge and tips about our routes back to the community. Our tour reports are structured accordingly: mostly one post a day, there are maps, directions, tips for those who like to walk, experiences and stories on the way and of course lots of photos.
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Elisabeth and Markus