We escaped Covid-19 as long as possible. But on Saturday March 21, Bavaria introduced a statewide Cocid-19 curfew. People are allowed lo leave their homes only to buy food, get fresh air, go to work and vistit the doctor. Munich is not fully deserted but the streets are empty at night. During sunny days, it gets quite crowded. Fingers crossed…
Ski jumping may not be the most exciting sport of all but its only 1.5h from Munich to onr of the biggest ski jump events of the year, the Neujahrsspringen of the Vierschanzentournee. And what else is there to do on early new year morning than to catch a train. Continue reading “Neujahrsspringen in Partenkirchen”
After a Friday night (steak at Goldenes Kalb and great wine at Franks) and a lazy Saturday, its time for the mountains. Garmisch Partenkirchen is only 1:20 by train from Munich. But the panorama of Zugspitze and Alpspitze is breathtaking.
We had a “Haxen Weekend” (Friday Haxe at Haxenbauer, Saturday at Andechs). Andechs dedinately has the crust figured out, while Haxenbauer has very tender meet.Also, we had a beautiful hike to Andechs. Continue reading “Beautiful day at Andechs”
Indian Summer: 23°C, sunshine and trees in bright autumn colors. Its a perfect day to enjoy the view on Tegernsee from the small chaple on top of Riederstein.
October 3rd is a public holiday and we take the chance to explore Tegernsee and climb to Neureuth. The city of Tegernsee is a 1h train ride from Munich. Over night, the temperatures have dropped significantly and its quity chilly.
From the train station, we trek towards Hotel Tegernsee and follow th path upward into the forest.
Oktoberfest is the ultimate inauguration for any new citizen of Munich. Fortunately, Franzi and Kathi were our guides on our way to Munich.
Its a beautiful Sunday. To avoid the weekend crowds at Oktoberfest, we decide to take the train to Herrsching at Ammersee and hike to Andechs. Its not Oktoberfest but we are not exactly alone, either.
We are on another trip to Belgium: Gent, Bruges, Brussels. This time with my parents.
20.06. Its a catholic holiday in Northrhine Westphalia. We take an early train to Cologne, from there to Brussels and onward to Gent. With some smallndelays due to a broken train, we arrive at Gent around 11am.