On of the reasons why Bavaria in Germany is so special is without a doubt it’s natural beauty.

And I’m not talking about the kind of beauty that’s subjective (or to put it nicely “in the eye of the beholder…”😉😁), the beauty here is by all accounts absolutely breathtaking.

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On our way to our next stop, it was recommended that we stopped off in Walchensee and so we did just that!

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To get a better view of the area, we took the cable car up to the Herzogstand mountain (remember to bring cash here – they do not take cards here).

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The view from Herzogstand is just absolutely stunning! Not just of the amazing emerald lake Walchensee but also of the surrounding towns, villages and mountains!

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It’s just such an amazing picture of Germany that I honestly don’t think we’ve seen anywhere else we’ve visited in Germany.

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Not too far from where the cable car drops you off is a restaurant – Berggasthaus Herzogstand, which also had pretty amazing views of the surrounding countryside and so even if you don’t plan on having a meal up here, it’s definitely worth the few minutes walk here to check it out.

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The food here is traditionally German food – like the menu is only in German and we had to order in (pretty terrible) German as the staff spoke very little English but that’s what you’re here for – all things German! 😀

I’ve been obsessed with Kartoffelkloesse (German dumplings) for a few months now, enough that I recognise them on the menu straight away so I was good but Lloyd ended up ordering chicken nuggets (or a version of anyway) which took him by surprise. (*Well, he says that but I know Lloyd’s partial to chicken nuggets (especially with a side of baked beans) so I kinda feel like his plan all along was to get these chicken nuggets… 😁)

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Done with lunch, we headed back for the cable car to go down to the Walchensee lake.

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If we had more time though, I think I’d very much have like to have done the hike back downhill as it’s so beautiful here (plus downhill walking is soooooooo much easier than uphill 😄).

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Down by the lake, what I didn’t expect was how this area had been turned to a beach.

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Families were out, picnicking, swimming, sailing and generally just making the most of this beautiful German summer day!

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It’s just the perfect spot to get your feet wet and take a moment to yourself before carrying on to explore even more of Germany’s absolutely stunning countryside…

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