About us

Hej hej,
welcome to Lustwandler.at!
We are happy that you visit and accompany us virtually on one or the other tour. “About us” answers the question who is behind “Lustwandler.at”. We are a young couple from the east of Austria. Elisabeth, German philologist, word acrobat with a small agency and head of marketing at an Austrian company and Markus, computer scientist, photography enthusiast and 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 all over Europe. We fell in love with the nothern landscapes on two tours with the motorhome 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, took a plane to the north and spent three weeks with tent and backpack on and off the Kungsleden (Sweden). Two people who had never stayed in a tent or hut before go on a trekking tour for three weeks, return home – and are completely addicted to backpacking. The following year we went on two trekking tours, one in the southern highlands of Iceland (Fimmvörðuháls, Laugavegur and Hellismannaleið) and another one 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 started planning two more trips and in summer 2018 we went on a hiking trip to Piedmont (Valle Maira) and in autumn we went north again. We spent two weeks in the Norwegian-Swedish border area walking from Ritsem to Riksgränsen.
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 hike there on their own, experiences and stories on the way and of course lots of photos. The English content of our website is built using semi-automatic translations from German – please excuse some flaws!
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Elisabeth and Markus