Tag Archives: Bavarian Alps

Ouch – an unexpected Easter break !

When you go out for a straightforward hike with your family, you don’t expect to have to be carried out on a stretcher by the local mountain rescue team, bundled into a waiting ambulance, undergo emergency surgery and then spend … Continue reading

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Around the Tannheimer Tal & Pfronten

Gosh, it’s surely one of winter’s bleakest days – dark oppressive skies, rain in sheets, impending Brexit doom and no light at the end of the tunnel; meanwhile the Allgäu, where we recently spent a few happy snow days over … Continue reading

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Alps at the Crossroads: Green Utopia or Developers Paradise ?

It all looked great; a traditional apartment in the alpine village of Oberjoch, located at 1200m in the Eastern Allgaü region of Bavaria and close to the beautiful Tannheimer Valley in neighbouring Tyrol. With Germanic diligence I scanned the latest version of Google satellite maps for any items … Continue reading

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Summer on the Schöttlkarspitze

Nights are drawing in and the first serious gales and rain of autumn announce that winter is not too far around the corner. Although there has been a bit of an Indian summer here, in general July and August were pretty unsettled months here in … Continue reading

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In the Allgäu Alps

Whilst very popular with German holidaymakers, the Allgäu region by Obersdorf in SW Bavaria, is virtually unknown territory to British visitors, who instead head off in droves to “bigger name” alpine resorts such as Chamonix, Grindlewald and St Moritz (perhaps pausing … Continue reading

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Summer Alm Adventure

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 … Continue reading

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Around Salzburg and Berchtesgaden

I first visited Salzburg twenty years ago on an icy, monochrome January day. I was on a ski holiday in nearby Zell am See with an old school friend and we had opted for a day’s break from the pistes to go by train for look around the world-renowned baroque … Continue reading

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Seeking the Good Life: In the Karwendel Alps

It used to be that virtually all my “holidays” involved being on a mission of some kind or other; whether it was exploring a new part of the world by bike, going on a mountain trek or on a badly planned kayaking adventure in hostile weather conditions. … Continue reading

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