On Saturday it felt like summer had arrived. At 30°C, it was almost too hot at times (sorry England, I know you have been suffering with your weather recently – no doubt you will send some of that rain our way soon enough!), so yesterday we set off to Schliersberg (a small mountain (compared to the Zugspitze) only an hour from Munich) where the weather would be cooler. It was a much cooler day in any event, and more than a little windy at the top (so windy The Seven Year old thought we might see the Wicked Witch of the West fly past. The Five Year old misheard this as Wicked Witch of the Wurst – more appropriate for Bavaria perhaps?), but this didn’t stop us from enjoying a few hours up here!
You can get a (beginners level) cable car to the top, or if you have the inclination you can walk up! And when you get to the top you can rest your legs at the hotel bier garten and reward yourself with a beer and a bite to eat, whilst admiring the beautiful views of the surrounding alpine countryside and lake below (too windy and cloudy for any pics unfortunately)…
It’s brilliant for children as it has a great play area, complete with trampolines, a huge ball pool, adventure playground and a (very cold looking) swimming pool if you’re brave enough!
Not the longest of video clips (but it took about ten hours for me to work out how to get it on here anyway) but you might be pleased I didn’t use the other versions as there’s a lot more screaming and yelling going on in those!
And I believe that this is one of the tamer Summer Rodelbahn runs… I have been told that there are far more scary versions in the area. I am not sure I will be searching them out, we shall see!