2017 will hopefully bring everyone the ability to travel to wherever their heart desires. With the world seemingly becoming smaller thanks to technology and social media, choosing where to go for vacation or adventure has never been easier.
However, have you ever considered going off the beaten trail? Here is a list of ten places where the crowd does not usually go, so you can create your own journey and discover just how much of the world has yet to be seen.
1. Schoenau am Konigssee, Germany
Paradise for those who love disconnecting from technology and venturing out into pure nature. This tiny town is at the foot of an emerald-green lake called Konigssee in the Berchtesgaden Alps. Schonau and Konigssee municipalities are the birthplaces of the bobsleigh, luge, and the skeleton track – the oldest permanent track worldwide.
The picturesque setting creates an atmosphere of true tranquility in this quiet mountain town. When there, admire the snowy scenery, take a boat tour on the lake, or visit the St. Bartholoma, a church with rounded dome spires.
There is a historical castle within the town too, but it has been converted to a luxury restaurant. Or you can visit the Der Fischer vom Koenigssee, which is a fish house and eatery all in one. Mountain peaks can be reached either by hiking or by taking a cable car up to the top.