Saturday, January 25, 2020

trijunction DE / AT / CZ

we are quite often in the trijunction DE / AT / CZ, you know? we usually sleep in the hotel alte innbrĂŒcke (old river inn bridge) in neuhaus am inn because it is close to our final destination, cheap and they have a very good wlan connection so that i can work mobile while my wife is busy with other stuff. even if the breakfast could be much better, i feel there meanwhile so familiar that this time i even went for breakfast in my pyjama, only completed by a sweater 😄

DE / AT / CZ = germany / austria / czech republic

of course, it is for us always more and more difficult to discover new things in the area .... this time we were lucky and could visit the vornbach castle which was the former vornbach abbey till 1803, the year where bavaria confiscated clerical property. how did we find it? easy, last time i could recognize a nice old building at the flyer of the inn river cruises, so my plan was ready to become reality today.
view from our hotel room's balcony (DE) to schÀrding (AT)
 mobile work paradox => the car stands still and i work on my laptop in the hotel room 😄. there are not many mobile workers out there, are they?
church of the former vornbach abbey (kloster vornbach)
 vornbach castle
fire department, vornbach (DE)
 restaurant gasthof resch, vornbach
inn river used to be an important transport vein for many hundred years, today it is not. they'e have built 6 - 8 power plants in its last section before it enters the danube river in nearby passau.
 lunch in schĂ€rding, austria (AT)
bums'n? bumsn? bumsen?

skiing in the bohemian forest: schwarzenberg (AT) + reischlberg (AT) + klaffer am hochficht (AT)
ski area hochficht (AT)
reischlberg + hochficht, 1338 m
 the czech border
 zwieselberg (AT)
me (DE / CZ / SK / AT / universe 😍)

hiking tour at the moldau river (vltava) in bohemian forest (sumava) in horni vltavice (CZ):
 tepla vltava ~ warm vltava river
 horni vltavice (CZ)

a fast dinner on the way home in vilshofen (DE). we liked the city a lot and decided to visit it at some other occasion (=> enjoy more pictures & insights about vilshofen from may 2020 here)
more pictures here.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

birthday party in the mountains ~ hammersbach + grainau + GaPa

what a nice birthday party in the bavarian mountains! it was a birthday of our daughter, but you will not recognize our children at my pictures. they do not like to appear on the internet, so let's respect that 😄
hotel am badersee ~ hotel at lake badersee

we have stayed for 2 nights in the berghotel hammersbach, which is a nice wellness hotel at the entry into the höllentalklamm canyon. even if most people connect the villages grainau + obergrainau with zugspitze (2961 m), for us was hammersbach and obergrainau more in the sign of waxenstein (2277 m). we have seen also the lake riessersee + lake baderseegarmisch-partenkirchen (GaPa) ....

enjoy few pictures:
 our stay this time? the highly recommended hotel Sentido Zugspitze Berghotel Hammersbach ☎
 chapel kaplica (=chapel in POLISH)

 

hammersbach
walking to the höllentalklamm entry. the canyon itself  is closed in winter time
best jump ever 😂
obergrainau

lake rosensee
the lake badersee is in the untergrainau part of grainau
there are really many fishes in the lake badersee, thus i do assume they are fed by te hotel personnel or some local fishery club


it was so cold to swim => crazy me 😝. 
there was probably some issue with an attention deficit in my childhood, wasn't there?

obergrainau
 obergrainau + waxenstein
 waxenstein 2277 m
 
 historical posters
frozen lake riessersee
 
historical olympic bobsleigh run / bobsled run (bobbahn)
 
it is still the frozen lake riessersee
lerning to fly, crazy me again and again :-)
good-bye, GaPa (= garmisch-partenkirchen)
more pictures here.
more bavarian lakes here.
eof