Category: trekking/hiking

A weekend in Allgäu!

The weekend was predicted to be sunny and all I could think of was a happy getaway among the mountains! So I looked up places closest to Munich and the region of Allgäu caught my eye. Allgäu is close to a two hour drive from Munich. It is an area of sheer beauty in Southern Germany, spilling over to Austria. A place filled with dramatic landscapes, castles, breathtaking lakes and mountains!

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Exploring Bavaria: Herzogstand and Walchensee

How about visiting the mountains to enjoy the fresh morning air and then spending the afternoon swimming in the refreshing cool waters of a lake? Doesn’t it sound just perfect for a summer weekend? If the answer is yes, then I would highly recommend visiting Herzogstand and Walchensee. I visited Herzogstand based on a colleague’s recommendation and have been there twice so far. The turquoise shades of the lake Walchen (Walchensee) with the blue indigo mountains serving as a backdrop is a view to die for. The beautiful landscape around this mountain lake consists of stunning untouched nature.

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Exploring Bavaria: Königssee

Calm, peaceful and just beautiful!  Königssee is undoubtedly the number one choice on my list when asked for a recommendation on what place to see in Bavaria. Königssee translates to ‘Kings Lake’ in German and is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Berchtesgaden National Park.


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