We spent the last couple of weeks of August exploring the alpine valleys, forests, lakes and villages around the Karwendel Alps on the border between Bavaria and the Austrian province of Tyrol. The alpine meadows in this part of the world make for great excursions. You can see traditional ways of farming still being practiced as well as enjoying some local hospitality in the mountain “alm” huts. Unlike some other parts of Bavaria, it never really gets too crowded here which is part of the charm.
We managed to drag our 2 kids, Zoe and Kai, along with us to some fairly out of the way places through a combination of bikes, hiking and 4×4 vehicles which serve some of the many small alms.
Here are some photos of a few excursions we made to the Krüner and Wallgauer Alms above the Isar Tal and along the Leutasch Valley in Austria, which runs along the Southern flanks of the Wetterstein Range, close to the Zugspitz (Germany’s highest mountain at just under 3000m). Happy summer days (with just a hint of autumn over the horizon) enjoying what I like doing best; discovering plants, rocks, bugs, beasties, trees and new hidden corners…
For more on the Karwendel Alps area, see a couple of my earlier posts;