Bavaria is one of the luckiest “states” in Germany, as we get the most public holidays in all of the country. One of them happened on August 14th and because it was a Tuesday, I decided to take the Monday off and make a long weekend out of it.
Because my plans to actually go away fell through, I decided to at least go on a daytrip on Monday and enjoy all Bavaria’s countryside has to offer.
I already wrote about a daytrip I took once to Taubenstein, which is the same area as I went to this time. This time we walked around the Spitzing lake first (which already takes around 1.5 hours) and after we found out that the hut we wanted to go to was closed, we decided to take a gondola up to Jagahüttn, where we had delicious food. From there, you were either able to take little carts to the bottom of the mountain again or walk the whole way. We decided to walk (1.5 hours again) and were treated with the most beautiful views and colors on the way.
I even collected a few wildflowers on the way down
Beautiful flowers on the way
There were cows without any fences around
A little break at the lake
How to get here? You can take a train to Schliersee (which is the lower lake) and then a bus from there up to Spitzingsee. There are different gondolas do different mountains from there (the one to Taubenstein goes from there as well), but there’s also the possibility to walk all the way up.
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.