Sunday, May 22, 2016

lake schliersee + rohnberg 1257m

what a nice day in the bavarian apls with my eldest daughter today: our agenda: schliersee village - schliersbergalm 1061m - rohnberg 1257m (schliersberg 1265m is the peak, rohnberg the name of the massive) - lake schliersee (camping)

well, the lake schliersee is the next dot on my bavarian lakes tour ~ the water was soooo cold today :-)
 lake schliersee as seen from schliersbergalm 1061m (hotel, restaurant, alpenroller, cable car, summer sledge, mini golf, swimming pool, children's playing ground, beer garden  ... aaaand a beautiful view over the schliersee
hotel / restaurant / children's paradise schliersbergalm
how to get down? cable car? hiking? no, let's slide by summer sledge (~right picture side)
let's take a fresh bath (soo cold) from the camping site
good-bye, lake schliersee
more pictures here

Monday, May 9, 2016

grainau, waxenstein => badersee & eibsee

what a nice 2-days team workshop in grainau at the lake badersee. well, grainau is not only the entry point to germany's highest peak zugspitze. it is also a really nice sleepy village below the waxenstein peak (2277 metres high) and a great starting point for hiking tours to badersee, rosensee, eibsee, höllentalklamm, zugspitze, waxenstein, garmisch-partenkirchen, ... :-)

enjoy few pictures
 hotel am badersee - grainau - painting & reality (photo)

our drone over the alps ~ is technology blessing or curse? well, it depends on how we use it :-)
 neuneralm + waxenstein
walking back to grainau
omg, what a double rainbow
more pictures here

Sunday, May 8, 2016

brünnstein mountain (1619 metres high) + tatzlwurm waterfalls in the beautiful mangfallgebirge

what a nice mother's day hiking in the hills: my 2 daughters and me .. well, i'm a quite good mother(-substitute) if you asked me and better do not ask my daughters :-) ... anyway, i'm probably a better mother than a husband & son together ...

brünnstein is a beautiful mountain in the bavarian alps (mangfallgebirge) close to the village oberaudorf and the city of bayerischzell. we have been at the chapel on the top of the (lower) east peak (1619). the main peak is 1634 metres high but not so often visited because the chapel and the view from there is much more attractive ...

and do you know what? the service personnel at the brünnsteinhaus (1360 m), the cottage right below the peak came from my native slovakia ... well, the people from poor countries often have to serve  people in rich countries, so sad :-(
walking higher & higher ...
the seeonalm and the small lake were still in winter mode 
a tasty lunch break at the brünnsteinhaus (1360 m) below the peak
the small chapel on the top
 gorilla guru on the top of brünnstein too, 1619 m :-)
the mountain plateau
another chapel ~ close to parking place and tour start at rosengasse / oberaudorf
our last stop? the nearby tatzlwurm wasserfall (here the upper waterfall) & restaurant feueriger tatzlwurm
mr. chamois, a mountain hiker
more pictures here

Monday, May 2, 2016

labor day ~ may, 1st

what about the labor day peace and solidarity celebration in the centre of munich?

well, we have had rainy and cold weather, but it was nice to meet friends from many peace & other anti-system movements again :-)

enjoy few pictures:
 the train drivers' trade union 
as every year, i've joined the anarchists at rindermarkt too
there is always a lot of information material, of course
 TTIP = the economical NATO (= north atlantic terror organization)
the main speeches and music stage at marienplatz
more picture here

Sunday, March 27, 2016


well, the war in mid east (syria, iraq & co.) is the main issue in egypt as well. especially the failed to appear tourists from russia after the russian passenger airplane was shut down over sinai/egypt few months ago are hardly missing by egyptian tourist businesses ...
source: facebook here

well, it was nice + really warm air + water temperatures here even when we have only march, my dears. we enjoyed a rich sports program with volleyball, table tennis + swimming, so it was really nice for us from the tourist perspective. there was even not so much police/army controls as in sinai 3 years ago .... but yes, the folks out there i speak to were quite afraid that even massive protest against the system does not help as the police / army would always crash it down :( ...
well, there is a huge difference between bottom-up protests like the OccupyWallStreet movement 2011-2012 and between top-down organized 'color revolutions' like in ukraine 2014 (maidan), ukraine 2004 (orange revolution) or the capitulation of the whole east european socialists countries soviet union, poland, hungary, czechoslovakia, east germany, romania, bulgaria, etc. in 1989-1990, isn't it?
 hurghada, the young tourist city at the red sea
sahara desert
our hotel fort arabesque at makadi beach south to hurghada
 mr. bird
back to hurghada
a new church (approx. 4 years old)
a new mosque
 meat sellers in the street

there is no old hurghada, but there are still few original 80 years old floor houses near the port
the hindu god of gods ganesha in sand city, hurghada
more pictures here

Monday, March 21, 2016

skiing ~ garmisch classic vs. zugspitze

skiing 1 week ago in total fog and on saturday at best possible weather conditions ~ garmisch classic ski area vs. zugspitze 
 my favorite part of the garmisch classic ski area, saturday 12.03.2016
mr. bird
 my employer BMW on the top (of germany)
 alpspitze as seen from zugspitze
 the view from lake eibsee
 view down to garmisch-partenkirchen from kreuzeck
alpspitze as seen from kreuzeck / osterfelderkopf