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by Bernhard Mueller
      
Macedonia - May 2017Macedonia: Hiking between mountains and lakes
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The macedonian capital Skopje
Up the summit of the Mala Čuka  in the Pelister N.P.
Up the summit of the  Magaro in the Galicica N.P.
The old centre of Ohrid
Bigorski Monastery and summit of the Medinica
Hotel ´Residence Inn´ in Skopje
Hotel ´Teatar´ in Bitola
Hotel ´Nova Riviera´ in Ohrid
Hotel ´Tutto´ in Janče
The macedonian capital Skopje
Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. With the in 2017 stopped project Skopje 2014 more then 700 million US$ were pumped into a dubious transformation of the city centre.

Up the summit of the Mala Čuka in the Pelister N.P.
The park is located in the Baba Mountain massif in the southwest of Macedonia and covers an area of 171.5km³. The altitude of the park varies between 927 and 2,601 m above sea level. The park is filled with exquisite flora and fauna.

Up the summit of the Magaro in the Galicica N.P.
The Galicica mountains ar situated in the southwest of Macedonia between Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa. The highest mountain, the Magaro, is 2,255 metres high. During the World War I the front between the Entente and the Central Powers ran here.

The old centre of Ohrid
Ohrid (Охрид) is the eighth-largest city of Macedonia. The well-preserved historic centre, the fortress with panorama, many churches, monasteries and mosques as well as the big lake attract many tourists.

Bigorski Monastery and summit of the Medinica
The Mavrovo National Park in the northwest of Macedonia is with 731 km ² the largest one of three national parks in Macedonia. In the western edge there is orthodox monastary of Sveti Jovan Bigorski founded in 1020.