Belgium, Germany · 7 Days · 9 Moments · August 2017

Steven and Donna's time in Germany

30 August 2017

Following a second go at the Kletterwald where I had a 'moment' on one of the obstacles (and Donna didn't๐Ÿ˜ซ) we decided to do the Partnachklamm the easy way round. Up the Eckbauerbahn near the Olympic ski stadium and then a gentle walk (all down hill ๐Ÿ˜Š) to the Partnachklamm. A spectacular gorge with some great views.

29 August 2017

Finally got a chance to get up a mountain. The Alpsitze is 2628 m but it is the last 717 m that is the most interesting. It's all Klettersteig with plenty of 'interesting' bits (exposed, ladders and sheer drops). Quite uneventful going up but I had no idea the descent would be such a pain. Going down is always the worst part but when some of it is klettersteig it is definitely not fun. Very relieved to see the path back to the cafe and cable car. Thoroughly enjoyable though.

28 August 2017

A cycle up to the Eibsee for a spot of relaxing on the water in a pedelo boat. A quick stop at the Khandahar bar for an apple juice and then over to the Flying Fox (zip wire) after that for a quick go on this rather tame 270M long zip wire.

27 August 2017

Decided to take today a little easier on the legs so off to the Wank (pronounced Vank!). Cable car up for some fantastic views and a really easy walk just to stretch the legs off. A spot of lunch at the top and then to the bottom to try the Klerterwald. A fantastic arrangement of different courses for different levels of ability. Donna is completely scared of heights but decided to give it a go. To her credit; four courses later she found she really enjoyed it. It is testament to the way these guys have arranged the area so you can do some easy ones first and work up your confidence. A brilliant day.

26 August 2017

The second day and the weather did not disappoint. Starting by riding over to the Kreuzeck cable car (naturally not the easy way much to Donna's annoyance). Once there; a short ride up the cable car and then a gentle stroll to the Hochalm for a quick drink. The path steepens from this point so conversation is at a minimum๐Ÿ˜Š. Another two hours later and we arrive at the Osterfelderkopf (I do so like a route that has stopping off points with a bar). This is where you can see plenty of those people throwing themselves off the mountain with only a kite to keep them aloft (I think that's called paracending). After a bit of cake and some fluid replacement it was off to try the AlspiX viewing platforms. These are incredible platforms that extend over the edge of the cliff face and give your brain the feeling that you should be plunging thousands of feet to your death. Donna is absolutely crazy scared of heights but she actually found herself helping a bunch of American guys on the platform.

25 August 2017

Well.... what was supposed to be a quick trip to the Ski Jump Stadium (yes, this is where Eddy the Eagle learned to jump and it was filmed here) turned into one of my, "Let's just see what's up here" moments. About 3.5 hours later we finally found our way back to where we started (maps are over-rated in my opinion). Luckily we (ok, Donna actually) had the foresight to take some water with us so we didn't have to drink out of the horse trough. The pic of Donna is early in the ride when she was still smiling. Makes the beer at the end more worthwhile and tastes so much better.

24 August 2017

Arrived in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Great view from the balcony and gorgeous weather.

23 August 2017

And finally in Koln, waiting for penultimate train to Munich (only an 8 hour journey ๐Ÿ˜ซ)
Arrived in Brussels, only 11 more hours to go ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ