Category Archives: Germany

Connected in the German Alps

You think the German and Austrian Alps are grand, and they certainly are, but it’s kind of impossible to get lost. You can find a map of the area near every start of a trail and every cable car station. … Continue reading

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Groundhog Day – Hiking in the Mangfell Mountains, Bavaria, Germany

9.2km – with Prasana. ↑ 887m ↓ 825m Today’s original plan was to climb Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. But after the bad weather in the last few days I called a few places like cable car stations, skiing school and … Continue reading

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Lake walk near Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany

8.2km – with Prasana. ↑ 150m ↓ 467m In preparation of tomorrow (we want to climb Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain), we chose an easy walk for today. We drove to Mittenwald, apparently one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Alpine Scenery and Hell’s Valley Gorge (Höllentalklamm)

21km – with Prasana. ↑ 987m ↓ 1569m Place: Hammersbach near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Features: – a ride with the Kreuzeckbahn (cable car) – amazing views onto Alpspitz, Zugspitze and Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Höllentalklamm (Hell’s Valley Gorge) – most of the … Continue reading

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Drenched in Partnachklamm (Partnach Gorge) near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany

7km – with Prasana. Bavaria has the cliché always to be sunny when the weather in the rest of Germany is crap. Every German is jealous about the weather the Bavarians have. It’s got more or less a sunshine guarantee. … Continue reading

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On Holidays in Bavaria, Germany – About Hidden Places, Cow Elsa and Bursted Dreams

11 km – with Prasana. ↑ 542m ↓ 542m Holiday time. Stop 1: Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany. Never heard of it? That’s where Hitler had his Eagle’s Nest. Nearby is the Königssee (King’s Lake), surrounded by high mountains and pine … Continue reading

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The Bavarian and Austrian Alps – A child’s nightmare – An adult’s paradise

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 … Continue reading

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5 routes up to Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

During my research for our Germany trip to Bavaria in summer 2015, I looked through a lot of German websites reading about the routes up to Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak (2962m). But it seemed that very few pages have an … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

2962m – Germany’s highest peak Location: border to Austria/Germany, in the districts of Tyrol and Bavaria Mountain range: Eastern Alps/Wetterstein Mountains 3 cable cars leading up to the top 5 walking/climbing routes up to the summit 500.000 visitors per year … Continue reading

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Gummersbach

12 km – with Christian. 25°C and sunshine in London. What a wonderful, sunny bank holiday weekend. And where am I? Visiting Christian in Gummersbach, Germany, for the first time (which was, by the way, overdue) and what happens? We’ve … Continue reading

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