There’s a German saying, which is inspired by one of Goethe’s poems, that translates a little bit like this: “Why travel far, if beauty is so close?”
A place that for me, as a girl born and raised in Munich, is the best example to support that saying is Eibsee, a lake in the Bavarian town Garmisch-Partnekirchen, which is around an hour south of Munich. This lake is right at the bottom of Germany’s biggest mountain, Zugspitze, and is, especially because of its greenish-blue colour, one of the most beautiful Bavarian lakes I’ve been to.
And another daytrip, just like promised.
Last week, me and my mum couldn’t really make a decision where to go. We have about 5 books flying around our house with the best trekking tours around Bavaria and Austria and we just couldn’t decide. In the end we decided to go to Taubenstein, a mountain close to Schliersee, just about an hour drive from Munich. We took a car but if you take a train into Schliersee, you can also go from there.
Like already mentioned in my blogpost about what to do in Munich during Summer, this city has one huge advantage: It’s so close to so many beautiful spots for a daytrip. This is why I decided to give you a few ideas on where to go and what to do.
The first place I can highly recommend to you is Partnachklamm, which is a gorge in Garmisch, a bit over an hour from Munich.
I’ve never been to a gorge, so I had no idea what to expect but it was gorgeous! We were really lucky because the weather was beautiful and sunny, so the rays sometimes found their way through the rocks and lit up the whole gorge in a beautiful light.