Culture, travel, fashion and culinary delights: the Kosmos pages of Lufthansa Magazin bring you interesting and useful tidbits from around the world
Europe’s longest ski run
Europe’s longest ski run with a cable car to the top is 22 kilometers long and has an elevation difference of 2790 meters. It starts at Aiguille du Midi at the foot of Mont Blanc and proceeds down through Vallée Blanche to Chamonix.
Last year, 1.4 billion tourists traveled to a foreign country – a figure almost equal to the population of China. According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), roughly half of them availed flew to their vacation destinations.
Each person in the European Union throws away an average of 179 kilograms of food a year, which comes to a rough total of 89 million tons. Now restaurants like the Spill (“trash” in English) in the Västra Hamnen district of Malmö, Sweden, are trialing a dedicated counteroffensive by serving, for instance, a delicious fish soup prepared with “rescued” vegetables from local markets would otherwise have thrown out.
In 2018, the jury of Siena International Photo Award had to judge more images than ever before: 48 000, sent in by photographers from 156 countries. Christoph Kaula’s sprinting hamster was not a winner in the Animal category, but it did earn him a Remarkable Award.