Most people will chose the south of Munich when going on a bike tour. Riding along the shores of the Isar is really pleasant and the scenery around the Starnberg and Ammersee lakes is beautiful with those great mountain views. But in the north of Munich there are quite some beautiful sights to be found. One of them I have visited the last fall. The tour grew a big longer since I… Weiterlesen
This was one of the first tours i described on this blog, but never translated it into English. So I thought that I can make you dream in those times, where we can’t travel. This hike is a bit strenous at times but the reward will be a breathtaking view over lake Chiemsee and its surroundings.
The long and exhausting ascent of about 4100 ft. will be rewarded with a panorama that will literally take your breath away. It’s worth not to take the direct way through the Isar Valley if you want to walk from Scharnitz to Mittenwald. Here is the proof that this detour via the Brunnensteinspitze is really a great experience.
Scenically this is one the most beautiful tours, I hiked so far. I had to stop pretty often to admire the monumental mountain scenery. And here comes the good thing about this hike: You don’t need to be shaped up for Iron Man to walk this tour. The ascent through the Laliederer valley is mostly smooth. There is just one relatively short steep ascent to the Falkenhütte and the descent to the… Weiterlesen
This tour isn’t too exhausting, but you will need to be able to walk in uneven terrain and be free from giddiness. You will be rewarded with beautiful views and with a bit of luck you will encounter an ibex. And don’t forget to save some energy for the descent. It is not very steep and follows good walkable paths, but it is a rather long one.
As you might know, August 15 is Assumption Day and therefore a public holiday in roman-catholic Bavaria. Really in all of Bavaria? No…. There are a few heretical towns in Franconia that have lost their good faith and are mostly protestant and therefore hve to work on this day. I was looking forward to that day this year, since it was my first day of vacation. And on top the forecast had… Weiterlesen
It was the last weekend in August and I had an invitation from one of our business partners to spend a weekend on the beautiful Tegernsee. I just love that valley, but do visit seldom, since the driving to get there can be an agony, especially on weekends. Once you leave the hihgway coming from Munich it can easily take an hour to drive the 16 miles to Rottach at the southern… Weiterlesen
Yes we are a bit spoiled here when it comes to public holidays and this time they even announced great weather. But what to do on such a day? Taking the car was not really an option, since on such a day half of Munich is traveling south to enjoy the day in the mountains. We choose to take a bike ride and visit a small town some 22 miles northeast of… Weiterlesen
Finally the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. With that said it is about time to spend more time outdoors. Explore Munich by bike Munich is a city with lots of open space and green and offers a bunch of outdoor activities. My favorite way to move around town is my bike. In the “Englischer Garten” or along the river Isar there are lots of bike paths which enable… Weiterlesen
A very special movie theatre At the moment my home base is the beautiful town of Munich, also nicknamed the million people village. This town offers a lot of different things to do despite drinking beer and going to the Oktoberfest. One of my favorites is an old fashioned cinema where the interior seems to come straight from the 1950’s. Just very cute and not as big as many of those modern… Weiterlesen