Holidays are near and we’re gonna go hiking in the Bavarian and Tyrolean Alps in Germany and Austria. How much I’m looking forward to this trip.
I used to go on vacation there with my mum and her friend when I was a kid. God, how much I disliked hiking back then. So boring. No entertainment. Just walking. Until I discovered the Walkman and portable CD-player. Yes, I’m a child of the 90’s. And after that I could walk the Zugspitze up and down as much as my mum wanted, I didn’t mind as long as the Backstreet Boys and Celine Dion were vibrating in my ears.
I went back to Bavaria when I was 18 or 19. I really wanted to see Castle Neuschwanstein again. (The Disney castle is based on the model of Neuschwanstein). I refreshed my memory about the Bavarian Alps and fell in love with them. High mountains, snow covered summits surrounded by green woods and crystal-clear lakes.
It’s been a few years since my last time in the Alps and it’s time to return to see all these wonderful places again. We’ll hire a car and do a circle around South-Germany and West-Austria, flying in and out of Salzburg, Austria.
15/Jun Arrival in Salzburg
15-17/Jun Berchtesgaden (Bavaria, Germany)
17-19/Jun Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria)
19-25/Jun Oberau (Bavaria, Germany)
25-26/Jun Going am Wilden Kaiser (Tyrol, Austria)
26-28/Jun Salzburg (Austria)
28/Jun back to London (England)
Hikes planned for now are around Königssee (King’s Lake), Karwendel Alps near Innsbruck, Wild Kaiser near Going, Castle Neuschwanstein, through the Höllentalklamm (The gorge of Hell’s Valley), climbing Zugspitze (2962m – Germany’s highest mountain). I’ll definitely post about it when ‘things are happening’. Fingers crossed we’ve got good weather for nice pictures :-).