Not another lake, I hear you groan. Not the Bavarian Alps AGAIN…! But yes, I’m afraid, I’ve just got to cram one more in before I’m done with this year’s home visit 😉
Tegernsee is another one of these fabulous destinations just an hour from Munich on the train. Although it is most definitely a tourist destination, foreign tourists don’t really know about it, so I’d say that probably 95% of tourists are Germans.
Who said Germany didn’t have great beaches…??
Traditional Bavarian dresses (“Dirndl”) on sale.
Tegernsee Fire Station 🙂
And now, to give your Alps-and-lakes-weary eyes a rest, a couple of shots from a trip we took to Wasserburg, a medieval town in Upper Bavaria, circled by the river Inn.
Wasserburg Town Centre
That’s my mum there in the white skirt
There’s nothing as tempting as a shot of someone’s privates…
And to finish off:
Another portion of fabulous apple fritters! I had a bit of an obsession with them on this trip…
Bavaria has so many lakes that I’ll never even get to circumnavigate even half of them in my lifetime… but there’s a Happy End. How’s that for a teaser…?
And… as promised! Apple fritters 🙂 Counts as cake in my book.
This morning, a dear family friend picked us (Mum and moi) up for a luxurious lakeside breakfast:
This was meant for two people… we struggled to manage it between the three of us 😉
We combined the feast with a little walk around the lake (the Ammersee), whereby, embarrassingly, I managed to get lost in the woods! I blame the camera. My mum had left her phone at home, which didn’t help. We found each other again after about 45 fraught minutes and a lot of yelling. I’m trying to convince myself that the handful of photos I came away with were worth that rather stressful interlude. What’cha think…?
Love the little hearts 🙂
What a snazzy bird bath 😉
My brother, my mum and I went on another excursion last month, this time to Kochel-Am-See, located on the shores of yet another beautiful Bavarian lake, the Kochelsee.
The ‘Blacksmith of Kochel’ oversees the town centre – I’ve always loved this statue. Though I’d never noticed before just how big his feet are…!
The dogs were having fun too 🙂
A duck siesta
Here are a couple of traditional Bavarian farmhouses:
And, to finish off a great day out, only one more thing was needed:
Looking at these photos brought it home to me that the summer is about to end…
On our recent trip to Lake Starnberg, my mum and I came across this really cool kids’ playground. Perfect, I thought, for Ailsa’s Weekly Travel Theme, which, for this week, is PLAY 🙂
Well, you can’t play all day, so we sat down to relax to this gorgeous view stretching across the lake to the Alps:
…and then this appeared! Magic 🙂 Cherry streusel and PROPER whipped cream (not that watery stuff out of a can), if anyone’s interested in the specifics.
For some lovely and relaxing pictures of Lake Starnberg, take a look at this post.
On the excursion to Lake Starnberg with my mum a couple of weeks ago, I spotted some boat houses, where the tourists go to rent their boats. The contrast between light and shade and the ripples on the water made for an excellent photo opp 🙂
Oooops… these are my knobbly knees in the window there 😉
For some splendid views of Lake Starnberg, click here.
A few days ago, mum and I embarked on a little excursion to the beautiful city of Starnberg, which is right beside the Starnberger See (Lake Starnberg). Bavaria is studded with lakes, they are the remnants of the glaciers that melted away at the end of the last ice age. The lakes are very deep, with crystal-clear turquoise blue water, and very popular for boating and swimming.
We took a boat ride around the northern half of the lake.
The front of our boat
You can make out the Alps in the background
Rude boys!!!! 😉
Rose Island, lake Starnberg’s only island. The King of Bavaria and the Empress of Austria used to meet there for …erm… extracurricular activities…
The King drowned himself in the lake in 1886.
The town of Starnberg
The back end of our boat