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The tripoint of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany

The tripoint of Austria, Czech Republic and Germany is located on the ridge of Plöckenstein mountain at an altitude of 1,331 meters above sea level. The two nearby peaks are called Bayerischer Plöckenstein or Trojmezná (on the German-Czech border 1 km west of the tripoint, at 1,364 meters) and Plöckenstein or Plechý (on the Austrian-Czech border 1.3 km east of the tripoint, at 1,379 meters). The area where the tripoint

How to travel from Austria to Lviv and back on a budget

Lviv, Ukraine is one of my favorite cities in Eastern Europe and still fairly off the beaten track. One reason for that is the lack of convenient low-cost flights from major airports and the relatively slow train connections in this part of Europe. In the following article, I will explain how you can still travel to the Western Ukrainian metropolis if you are on a budget. In this article, I