Thursday, May 31, 2018

missian ~ south tirol

what a nice long weekend (5 days) in south tyrol. we stayed in small village missian close to st. pauls  (st. paolo) and bozen (bolzano) and made many, many hiking trips to mountains, castles and lakes out there.

enjoy few pictures:
missian, castle korb
lake totensee + villanderer berg, sarntal
sarntal valley
st. pauls
völs with the schlern massif
lake völser weiher below the schlern massif is one of my favorite lakes in the world :-)
eppan, the place where the german soccer team prepared for the world championship in russia
missian (missiano), castle hocheppan
lake grosser montiggler see, lago di monticolo
more pictures here.
our last visit to south tirol (südtirol) here.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

große klammspitze - 1924m

next of my hiking adventures was the große klammspitze mountain (1924 m) close to castle linderhof in the bavarian alps.
two of us on the peak

the weather was not too good and we got completely wet on the way back, but it was a really nice day for us. we started early, so we could climb up two peaks: the brunnenkopf (1718 m) and the big klammspitze (1924m). we also enjoyed cold drinks at the brunnenkopfhütte cottage and finally took rest at my favorite lake & beer garden at lake maisinger see.

enjoy few pictures:
brunnenkopf (1718 m) 
 grosse klammspitze (1924 m)
me, learning to fly :-)
the thunderstorm is not far away, is it?
more pictures here.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

watzmannhaus 1930 m + BGL

what a nice birthday gift have i got from my eldest daughter: an overnight stay at one of the 25 mountain cottages run by german alpine association (DAV). we have chosen to stay at the watzmannhaus (1930 m over the sea level) in the berchtesgaden area in the most south-east part of germany. why? well, that's the area where i lived some time as refugee 30 years ago (the refugee camp shanties are still there). a beautiful area which i like so much and an area i wanted to present to my daughter as nice as possible.
berchtesgaden as seen from our room in hotel krone

well we have stayed 3 days in BGL area, walked around and swum in the ice cold lake hintersee, visited  the picturesque village ramsau, the nice city of berchtesgaden, walked to the waterfall at lake königssee and swum in the so deep and cold lake too. we went up to the watzmannhaus, stayed there for a night with approximately 50 other hikers & mountaineers (in our room there were 36 beds, my dears), climbed at the watzmann massif almost to the top of the peak hocheck (2651m) so that we could look down to the  small watzmann peak (Kleiner Watzmann ~ Watzmannfrau ~ 2307 m) and many more ==> thanks, dear daughter :-)
 lake hintersee
 my old refugee camp at königssee
 lake königssee
 waterfall at lake königssee

monkeys act like people? people act like monkeys? both? :-)
 wimbach canyon (wimbachklamm)
 at the trail to the watzmannhaus
 watzmannhaus 1930 m, we have FINALLY ARRIVED :o)
the watzmann peaks, our goal for today morning. breakfast at 6 p.m., the tour started at 7 a.m. ;o)
 let's climb up, up, up ....
the birds + we look down to the small watzman ~ kleiner watzmann, 2307 m
watzmann - hocheck 2651m
view from the kührointalm, 1420m
 a cold bath in lake hintersee before we left the beautiful BGL area this time 

more pictures here.
my last visit tio berchtesgaden / königssee here.