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  • Day12

    A Big Day Out in Bavaria

    September 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    Today we had a slightly later start to the day. We have been very fortunate with the weather in Munich, and today is no exception - blue skies and sunshine with temperatures in the mid 20’s.

    Our first destination was Tegernsee, a picturesque Bavarian town situated on lake Tegernsee, about 55 kilometres from Munich. Again, as it was a sunny day, everyone was heading either to the mountains to hike or the lake to relax (eat and drink beer) or sail. The Germans love to hike through the mountains. On the trip south we passed numerous small villages, such as Waakirchen and Gmund to name a few. We also encountered a lot of traffic on the autobahn, and so the speed was restricted to between 80 and 120kms, which the Germans do not like. Yesterday, at times my cousin was driving at speeds of 140 to 160kms per hour and, even then, other cars were flying past us - they must have been going at least 200kms per hour! Way too fast for my liking.

    Tegernsee is situated on a lake, and so we went for a bit of a walk along the shoreline, where we encountered people sun baking, swimming in the chilly lake and fishing, and even saw people having scuba diving lessons. We then wandered around some of the streets, to check out the architectural styles of the housing.

    On our return to the lake, we went past the local brewery, church and many restaurants. We stopped at Alta, a lovely restaurant on the lake, to have a typical Bavarian lunch of bread with a range of spreads (like dips). We had tuna, artichokes and sun dried tomatoes, chicken and curry, smoked salmon and dill, mustard and honey, apricot and rosemary and a local cheese which are all mashed up with cream cheese - very nice.

    After lunch we drove around the lake, and then headed back to Munich. I am glad we got to Tegernsee early, as the traffic heading towards the area as we were leaving was overwhelming, with traffic jams that went for over a kilometre.

    Once we returned to Munich we headed to the English Gardens. See the next instalment about this green space in Munich.
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    S. L.

    Beautiful area.

  • Day12

    More from Tegernsee

    September 15, 2019 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    There was so much to see and photograph, including Anna (Anke’s daughter), who had to endure a second day of hearing us speak English. It was particularly difficult for her, as she is just learning English at school, and our accents, combined with speaking too fast, made it difficult for her. We involved her in the conversation by asking her to teach us the German word for things, e.g. we now know a lake is ‘see’,a mountain is ‘berg’, a child is ‘kinder’, a tree is ‘baum’, the sun is ‘sonne’ and the stars are ‘sterne’.

    We had lunch at a lovely restaurant called Alta on the shores of the lake before heading back to Munich.
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    Heidi Bulda

    The weather looks lovely as well as the views

    Danielle and Co travels

    It is a lovely area of Bavaria and we were fortunate to have great weather

  • Day24

    Setzberg und Wallberg

    February 8, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 3 °C

    Sunny Saturdays are amazing. This one has another hike and new friends. Garnot I met on couch-surfing, a website for .. Couchsurfing. He likes hiking and the outdoors. So do I, so we match well.

    After his surprise invitation on Thursday night, I am excited to meet him. All I know about him is that he's got a good sense of humour and he checked my fitness level before officially inviting me for today, which I used to take as slightly rude, yet now I take as a sign of a good hiking guide.

    I arrive a the Hauptbahnhoff early, knowing there's an hour train ride ahead means I want a coffee to take with me. I love train rides for the fact that you can have a coffee and a nice chat before the hike - and rather than have a nap like last time, I choose a quick coffee stand and pay too much for a cup and head over to the meeting-spot.

    When I arrive, Garnot is unmistakable: tall and looking for someone. He's laughing as I arrive, shouting "I found him!" to a group of strangers who he just invited to come along, thinking one of them was me ;) He brings me round to meet Conny, who is joining us today. Both are full of smiles and trying to figure out how much German I speak - or don't. They're both full of questions as we board the train, and I am too. They joke and make fun of each other, themselves, and me as we ride to Tegernsee, and it feels a little like coming home. There's a way of making fun of yourself, and your friends, that emerges here and it reminds me of favourite moments of home with friends on our way to, from, or on an adventure. I smile.

    The train arrives late, and Garnot is checking his watch. The bus schedule is tight, yet it appears we will still reach the one we need - until we are actually at the bus stop and we realize the one we want doesn't run today!

    Luckily there are many paths to the mountains. We get on the bus that many others are getting on, and many people have snowshoes or cross-country skis with them. We must be getting on "a" right bus.

    Garnot tells Conny and I to sit and relax. He checks his phone looking for a plan B. Always in Germany is there a Plan A and a Plan B or more! Sometimes even a Plan Z. Garnot decides on the new plan, and by the time he tells us what it is, it's time to get off the bus and start walking.

    The sun is shining brightly today, and at our stop only two other people get off. They carry sleds, not snowshoes, and head out first and faster than us. After a few minutes we put on snowshoes, even tho the trail is clear and well-trod. Garnot teaches how to use an avalanche-machine. The LFZ searching device, in-case someone is covered in an avalanche. There's low risk today, but Garnot says it's better safe than sorry. After wandering with Franz in a straw hat and beers, I think this is a bit elaborate, yet I also have no idea where we're going.

    Turns out we're taking the steep trail up. It hasn't been trod on at all, and it's so steep walking is as if we are hiking stairs, stairs in 2 or 3 feet of snow. We pace ourselves well. I practice my German and my listening yet many words are lost on me, yet the times I do understand Conny and Garnot are smiling and laughing at my jokes. It's hard to tell a good joke when you talk like a 3 year old, but it works. Strangely, the few Bavarian words I know come out clear and are entirely unexpected - shocking the two northern Germans I'm hiking with.

    After a few lost paths and sunny pauses, we reach a saddle along a ridge. We hike the ridge to Setzberg where we lunch. As always it is beautiful, offering a view of Tegernsee that everyone envies. When we finally reach the top, my legs are ready for a rest. This is my third day of sport with packed lunches. I wonder if I'm eating enough when I do this much sport, yet as long as I'm moving I have little need for food.

    We hike more, to the ski lift and butte at Wallberg, where many people enjoy the sunshine after arriving without hiking. assisted with the help of the lift. We gaze at a police helicopter parked nearby, yet have important things to do here: get a refreshment and enjoy the view.

    After our pause at the butte, we head down, yet Garnot takes us to the steepest slope, and proceeds to run down as if skiing with his snowshoes. Conny is quick behind and I follow, laughing as I fall with style down a mountain. Garnot calls out to make sure I'm ok, to find out if I've done this before. I call back, shouting happily that I have no idea what I'm doing and that it's so much fun.

    There's much more to the day, yet right now I have to head out as I'm late for a coffee. More later!
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  • Aug14

    Wallberg am Tegensee

    August 14, 2020 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Heute sollte es eigentlich Gewittern, nix da die Sonne scheint am Tegernsee. 😍
    Ab in die Berge ⛰ Mit der Wallbergbahn in Rottach-Egern gehts auf 1624 m ü. NN mit 14‘C Lufttemperatur
    eine schöne Abkühlung für die letzten Tage.

    Auf Gut Kaltenbrunn essen wir den besten Kaiserschmarren mit Apfelkompott. Von der Terrasse aus hat man einen wunderschönen Blick auf den See.…
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    Dann weiß ich endlich, wie die heißt😂 Die hab ich auch schon ein paar Mal fotografiert😊


    Was ist das für ein Schnaps?


    Das ist Bergenzian 😉⛰

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  • Day148

    Deutschland, Schliersee

    July 24, 2014 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Picknick am See
    Zeit für eine kleine Auszeit?!
    Ein paar leckere Kleinigkeiten in den Rucksack, eine Decke und ab an den See zum relaxen.
    Ich hab heute Brot mit Aufstrich, Käse, eine Gurke, eine Avokado, körnigen Frischkäse und Bio-Baked Beans aus der Dose dabei! Und einen Apfel und eine Kiwi:-)!Dazu ein Taschenmesser und ne Plastikgabel.
    Macht satt, schmeckt richtig gut, ist kein großer Aufwand und mal was anderes zum alltäglichem Essen :-)
    Lasst es Euch gut gehen!!!
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    Tobias Riedle

    Ach wie schön! Da saßen wir vor ca. 3 wochen auch :-)

  • Day8

    Von Inzell nach Bad Tölz

    October 8, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Nachdem wir die Nacht bei typischen Oktoberwetter auf einem wunderbaren Campingplatz verbracht haben, sind wir heute morgen um 08.00 Uhr zusammen mit Team Grabengazelle und Team U1104 in Richtung des heutigen Tageszieles „Schloss Neuschwanstein“ gestartet. Dort hat SAC eine „Castle&Mountains Chill out Time“ für alle Teams eingeplant.
    Von Inzell über den Masererpass, durch Marquartstein, Aschau, Brannenburg, vorbei am Schliersee und Tegernsee nach Bad Tölz.
    Bei schönstem Sonnenschein genießen wir die aussichtsreiche Gegend.
    Die heutige Detour Mission Zugspitze lassen wir aus, weil wir lieber früher in Schwangau ankommen wollen ☺️🍻
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  • Day5

    Tegernsee, Deutschland

    August 8, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück und einem Billiard-Match (welches Lena gewonnen hat) ging es für uns Richtung Schliersee. Da es uns dort nicht sonderlich gut gefiel (weil uns der See dezent an den Prinzenteich in Eisenach erinnerte), machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Tegernsee. Dort parkten wir und liefen zum Ufer. Trotz Wolken am Himmel gefiel es uns hier besser, wir entschieden uns dazu, im Taj Mahal (indisch) essen zu gehen. Anschließend suchten wir einen Stellplatz für die Nacht und fanden den perfekten Stellplatz - südlich des Tegernsees, direkt an der Straße, auf der wir am nächsten Tag zum Achensee fahren wollten. Als wir dort ankamen, regnete es leider, dennoch gefiel es uns sehr gut und als Sahnehäubchen gab es noch einen Bach in der Nähe. Wunderschön. Nach einer Folge „Grey‘s Anatomy“ bei Licherketten-Schein schliefen wir relativ zeitig ein, denn am nächsten Tag hatte Franzi Geburtstag und es erwartete sie ein Tag voller Überraschungen. ☺️Read more

  • Day4

    Morgen am Tegernsee

    September 13, 2020 in Germany ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    So friedlich 💙
    Auf dem Weg zum Schwimmen im kalten Tegernsee an Graugänsen vorbei und dann wie üblich einen großen Early auf meinem kleinen Kocher gemacht.
    Warum muss ich nochmal zurück?

  • Day1

    Es geht los 😃

    June 24, 2021 in Germany ⋅ 🌧 16 °C

    Nach einer abenteuerlichen Anfahrt mit Gewitter, Starkregen und Hagel haben wir unser Tagesziel erreicht.
    Nach dem Essen haben wir noch einen Parklplatz für die nächsten zwei Wochen gesucht und jetzt heißt es alles sortieren, hinrichten und erholen für die ersten Km Morgen früh...Read more

  • Day7

    6. Tegernsee

    June 27, 2021 in Germany ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Nach einem ganzen Tag am Starnberger See mit wundervollem Sonnenschein, ganz viel Baden, Fahrradtour zur Roseninsel und natürlich köstliches Bier im Biergarten trinken, geht es weiter zum Tegernsee.

    Unterwegs kurzen spontanen Stopp in Bad Tölz an der Isar eingelegt. Richtig schöne Altstadt und einen tollen Wohnmobilparkplatz direkt am Fluss inklusive Kinderspielplatz (Testurteil Leni....gut👍....weil....viele Kinder).

    Weiter geht's zum Tegernsee. Richtig türkis blaues Wasser. Haben spontan entscheiden 2 Tage zu bleiben, weil das schöne Wetter mit uns mit reist und hier einfach 30 Grad sind. Auch ein Matschbecken für Leni ist hier, so dass sie sich auch abkühlen kann. Tollstes Spiel....Brötchen im Kinderwagen verstecken und suchen. Auch das SUP haben wir herausgeholt. Macht mega Spaß. Leute richtig nett überall. Auch mit Enrico's Kumpel haben wir uns spontan zum Abendspaziergang getroffen und natürlich auch ein Bierchen getrunken...hier am schönen Tegernsee.
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