4 September 2020 Off

Hirschwieskopf hike

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The Hirschwieskopf lies directly to the south of Germany’s third highest mountiain, Watzmann, and offers a great viewpoint onto the southern wall of the Watzmann.

3 September 2020 Off

Königssee and Obersee

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Königssee, the fjord-like lake in the extreme southeast of Bavaria, is one of the areas top tourist attractions. It must attract thousands of people each day, most of whom take one of the (electric!) ferries along the lake and get out to walk and visit the restaurants or mountain huts (alms).

2 September 2020 Off

Hörndlwand hike

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Despite the weather not being greatly improved, we made an attempt on Hörndlwand, a 1684m-high peak not far from our base in Ruhpolding

1 September 2020 Off

Salzburg

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On arriving in Ruhpolding in Bayern, we decided on a quick day trip to Salzburg, over the border in Austria, as the weather was somewhat overcast and not ideally suited for hillwalking

30 August 2020 Off

Gera

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On our way to Bayern we stopped off at a friend’s for a couple of nights, just outside of Gera

23 May 2020 Off

Wartburg

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On the way home, we stopped off at Wartburg, a medieval castle famous for being Martin Luther’s residence whilst he translated the new testament into German

20 May 2020 Off

Day trip to Erfurt

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Day trip to Erfurt enjoying the sights such as the cathedral and citadel and sampling “Roster”, the local Bratwurst (sausage)