At the beginning of September we were back in the Kitzbüheler Alps for another hiking weekend. We decided to go back to the Spertental for a hike to one of the local Alms. As we were hiking with our friends Tanja and Daniel and their one year old daughter Nelly, who was about to give […]

Men in highly ornate traditional Bavarian dress

The Oktoberfest is upon us. As of 12 o’clock yesterday, the largest beer festival in the world is in full swing. It’s first hungover victims are struggling through the day. Here are six hikes close to Munich for anyone brave enough to undergo such radical hangover therapy.

This hike from Hintersteiner See to Walleralm and Kreuzbichl has it all: a lake, a summit and an Alpine hut and it takes just two hours. A perfect route for a hike with a toddler on your back.

At the end of July I discovered a great new hiking destination just a stone’s throw from Munich – the Großer Ahornboden in Karwendel. I had a go at a couple of routes around Lamsenjochhütte and enjoyed spectacular views of the rocky peaks and deep valleys surrounding it.

This year’s summer holiday has taken us to the Julian Alps in Slovenia. High above lake Bohinj, we’ve come across a relatively easy hike with great views of the lake and surrounding summits including the Triglav. All in all under four hours of great views doable with a toddler in a baby carrier.

If you are visiting Munich and really want to get a feel for the city, you have to leave it for a trip to the Alps. Practically everyone in Munich owns a pair of hiking boots and going hiking in the nearby Alps is part and parcel of what it means to live in Munich. […]

As our trip to the Längentalalm with Otto on our back proved to be a success, we were keen to use what remained of the hiking season. Just two weeks later, we were off to Fischbachau for a hike along the Leitzach.