Today should be a snowy day, I mean it'll snow on and off the whole day. At breakfast we go over the different options: we'd like to walk in the forest again, but have exhausted the local options if we stick to approved routes for winter hiking. We decide to drive to the next valley… Continue reading Under the Zinnkopf
The balloonists called yesterday evening to confirm that they would be flying today, so this morning at ten thirty we show up at the camping site they use for take off and landing. We've been seeing these hot air balloons in the sky the last few days and we're really excited to go up ourselves,… Continue reading Frillensee
Since we finished our walk so early yesterday, we decided to slow down a bit: up at seven thirty, breakfast at eight and we start walking around ten. It should be another sunny, cloudless day and I put on the same combination of layers. Our route starts from the hotel, leads us eastward out of… Continue reading Bäckeralmrunde
8:547:187:08 Alarm at seven, we've asked for breakfast at seven thirty. We're staying in an Aparthotel, where you basically rent an appartment but get all the services of a hotel if you want them, including breakfast. The friendly young lady who welcomed us yesterday had asked if we had any preferences and we said we'd… Continue reading Snow!
A good night, we wake up with the alarm at seven and the first thing we do is look out over the lake to watch the sun come up. As predicted the cloud cover is pretty low, but there's a hole that makes the lake glow with the reflection of the new day. Off to… Continue reading Die Deutsche Alpenstraße
Alarm at 7, but we snooze until 8: it's raining and we're not in a hurry to get out there. Breakfast with champagne - the last of the bottle we opened two days ago - and then the usual procedure to start the hiking day. We decide to do one of the official winter hikes… Continue reading some snow after all
Up at seven, it's still dark but we can tell it's no longer raining. The weather is supposed to be mild and dry, not very promising for snow.. One of the reasons we took a studio this year is to have better food. Not better as in more tasty, but as in healthy and in… Continue reading green!
This is our last walk and we had some doubts about whether we wanted to actually do the steep climb. However our legs are in pretty good shape in the morning so we set off to Gfäll after stopping at the Edeka store to get some sandwiches for lunch. The road to Gfäll is the… Continue reading Der Grosser Rachel
Up at 7 am, breakfast at 8 as usual. We plan to leave from the hotel on foot and do loop walk number 5. When we leave around 9 it’s still pretty chilly, although the sun is out today and there is not a cloud in sight. We start off on rural roads between snowy… Continue reading along the Grosse Ohe river
When we wake up the light outside is grey, the valley is completely covered by a dense cloud. We stop by a grocery show in Grafenau to pick up sandwiches for lunch and then set of to Waldhäuser. When we climb out of the valley by car the sky is bright blue and the sun… Continue reading to the top of the Lusen
Wake-up alarm at 7 am, breakfast around 8 am is becoming our habit. We try to leave around 9 am to maximize the daylight hours. Since it starts getting dark around 4 pm, you need to start early enough. Today we walk through the Tier-Freigelände, which is a free zoo spread over 2 km². the… Continue reading a walk through the zoo
As I’m not entirely recovered from a respiratory infection we decide to start off easy. After a decent breakfast from the buffet, we take the car to the Kurpark in Grafenau. We’ve checked the weather forecast and we’re prepared for cold weather: I have three layers of wool and a down body warmer on top,… Continue reading Aussichtsstein & Baumwipfelpfad