GET ROADTRIPPY: AUSTRIA & BAVARIA (PART II)
Here we go again, folks. This blogpost is the second part of taking you along our road trip route through parts of Austria but mostly Bavaria. More precisely we travel together in pictures to these six places:
Grainau - Wallgau - Kochel - Munich - Straubing - Salzburg
I hope you enjoy coming along and if you have any questions always feel free to ask!
You remember what I showed you last in part one of the series? Right, the Eibsee. The Riessersee is only a few kilometers away and a cute little detour. There is not much to see but the reflections on the river are pure bliss. And the Kaiserschmarren you get in the restaurant right at the lake is also worth the side trip.
For the day we visited the Riessersee and Geroldsee we still stayed in Grainau as all the spots are nearby and perfectly reachable by car.
Fun fact: This evil duck attacked me right after I took this snap. Either she didn't want to be photographed or wanted a bite of our Kaiserschmarren.
Oh you dreamy little escape in the mountains. The Geroldsee lies underneath a beautiful meadow speckled with huts where farmers store their grass to dry. There were hardly any people there - a perfect place to come down for a short while after having rounded the well-attended Eibsee. If you bring a little more time, you can perfectly picnic there and enjoy the view.
On our way to Kochel we made a quick stop at the Sylvensteinspeicher to let the drone fly. Unless some turquoise water and many cars passing by there’s not really much to see but the views from above are kinda nice aren’t they?
Fourth Stop: Wallgau
As we spent the day in the area around Kochel am See, we spent the night in the community of Wallgau in the Hotel Alpenhof. A sweet, very Bavarian hotel with a very hospitable hostess. When we are in Bavaria I love to stay in such cosy inns, because they almost never disappoint.
KOCHEL AM SEE
More precisely, our destination was the Herzogstand: A mountain in the foothills of the Alps, which at its highest climbable point offers a wonderful view of the Walchensee and Kochelsee. Unfortunately it wasn’t possible for us to hike all the way to the top as the paths were still icy. Nevertheless we made the best of it and enjoyed the view with a good old Almdudler and let the drone fly. On our travels not everything always works out the way we want it to but sometimes other beautiful things happen in return, right?
Fifth Stop: Munich
Munich was a quick one day stop for us and we didn't book a place to stay as we left again in the evening.
PINAKOTHEK DER MODERNE, MUNICH
A visit to the Pinakothek was the perfect change of pace. Actually we wanted to visit the Neue Pinakothek. Unfortunately it is closed until 2025 due to reconstruction work. Therefore I had no great expectations of the Pinakothek der Moderne which finally surprised me. There was not much going on and we had many of the architecturally well designed rooms for us. The exhibition offered everything from art to Bauhaus and German history. I highly recommend to visit the Pinakothek when you are in Munich!
STRAUBING & SALZBURG
We then let the last days of our journey end with our relatives and spent some real quality time with them. We went to the zoo, went to beloved Salzburg for one day and went along the Donau by canoe. My highlight has definitely been the sight of this teeny tiny mouse that’s so incredibly cute, isn’t it? Oh and of course stroking that baby goat.
And that’s it from me for now! I hope you enjoyed the impressions, suggestions and recommendations I gave to you in these two blogposts and maybe even helped to plan your next trip. Often it doesn't have to go far to see and experience something new. For my part, I have already been able to see a little bit of the world and must say that the Alpine region has inspired me the most so far. Who is the same? Anyways have fun on your next trip - wherever it may go go with all your senses!
All pictures taken by talented @kleehausen and myself