Thursday, October 7, 2010

Oktoberfest and Schonau am Konigsee

Love me some hiking where the "Hills Are Alive!"

Travel post for you all who live vicariously through our travels!!

On 27 September we traveled to Munich for the annual Oktoberfest.  This year was the 200th anniversary of "die Wiesen", as the German's call it.   Lots of fun and beer had by all. And yes, we all dressed up and drank well, lets say more than 3 MaB's each. That's more than 3 liters each kids...that's a lot of beer in one day and let me tell you, I was drying out for days! 

Next up was a trip with Nikki to Schonau am Konigsee.  It's about an hour or so south of Munich, near Salzburg Austria. It's the southeastern most tip of Germany and it is beautiful!! We spent two glorious days outside hiking.  Here are some of the shots we captured!
Banks of the Konigsee near St. Bartholomew
Sunrise on our first morning. This makes you want to get up and GO!
Another view of Obersee


Thank you CFOT for all the squat work!
Beautiful Reflection on Lake Obersee--only reachable by boat, then a 45min hike!

            These hiking locations are not far from the famed "Eagle's Nest"--one of Hitler's old hidouts. Scrap that tourist option and go for the true lure of the area. Das Gibergen ruft! (The mountains call!)  The next day we hiked the Almbach gorge.  Absolutely beautiful despite some overcast cloudy weather!
They call this the "Painter's Easel". Um yea...sadly we lost the sun in the afternoon.     

1 comment:

Angie said...

Erin - what a great time you had! Love all the beautiful scenery and THOSE BEERS!!!! :)