Bavaria and surroundings

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by franken, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I can't help but notice the lack of graffiti and how clean everything is! Very different in the US- I see graffiti everywhere, even in small towns far, far away from the big cities. It makes me sad and angry at the same time.
  2. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    :-) Thanks - so hers a "special". Naaa - not realy. But..... let's see it.

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    Autumn is comming - so it's a good idea to visit the "Eng-Alm" at the "Großer Ahornboden". It's a part of Austria, which can only be reached by Germany. That means the only road to the eng alm is comming from Germany - there is no road to other Austrian parts. :-)

    So let's see it.

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    this was one km ilegal. This track is closed for public travel. (near Bichl).

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    so back on normal road - to view the little river

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    the other side

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    fire-fighters in the back -- in front - a quite new thing -- sit down here if you want to be a passenger. Car drivers can stop and take you with them.

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    at Lenggries - Brauneck mountain - Trees get color.

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    Sylvenstein lake - send some time here. Looked at all the bikers and had a very nice talk with an 85 year old guy. We talked about Bikes (he had a Maico), Covid, being fit in high age and how expensive modern bikes are. He was smiling then we talked about heated seats, heated grips - he never had this. Even he had no warm clothes in his biker time.

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    other side of the dam

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    lot's of bikes on sundays here.

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    way up to Eng Alm

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    nice colored trees

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    Karwendel mountains - even a huge mountain-bike trail here in this area.

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    close to the top

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    first set of maple trees.

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    at the end of the valley - Eng Alm

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    next set of trees (that's why the tourists come)

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    closer to the maple trees

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    next set

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    the trees are quite old

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    much older than KTM

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    yellow is the main color this weeks

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    only for a short time before winter is comming.

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    the end of the valley

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    a huge parking and some bars - from here you can walk and do some mountain-biking for the next 50 km.

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    the way to Eng-Alm (1 km to walk)

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    the tourist hotspot

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    get some selfmade cheese - a Kaminwurzen and some fresh made bread. yummy

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    same way back than

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    Ahornboden (maple trees)

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    down from here

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    mountains quite close

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    wild river near the road

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    fast and cold

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    valley to the left - into the Karwendelmountains

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    still the river close to the road.
    Passed the Toll-station (to Eng-Alm is a toll road)
    Back to Sylvenstein and then on to Achensee. Close before Achensee left to Steinberg am Rofan

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    a small road - to Kaiserklamm

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    with great views.

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    and easy to ride gravel - on of the less legal gravel roads in the area.

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    sometimes a bit more steep

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    river to Kaiserklamm

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    a KTM

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    behind the guesthouse Kaiserklamm you can do some short gravel highway. (a dead end)

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    back to Steinberg - the way i came down (very small way here)

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    you have to take care about cars and mountainbikers

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    and waterfalls

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    even steep down near the road

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    more space here

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    and good views

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    close to the end of gravel

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    :-)

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    Steinberg am Rofan as last pic.
    So than - back to Sylvenstein, Bad Tölz and home.

    A colorful day.

    to be continued...

    have fun
    Andreas
  3. BrockEvan

    BrockEvan Brock Warwick Supporter

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    Thanks for updates Andreas. I would love to see this part of the world some time. Keep posting!
  4. GHanson

    GHanson Been here awhile

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    Who needs a magic carpet when you have Adventure Rider? I feel like I was along for the ride.
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  5. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    @GHanson: thanks for your reply - so it was one of the good reports.
    @BrockEvan: feel free to contact me if you are close - so we might ride a small tour together. I'll keep on posting for sure. At the moment not here - in epic rides - my Finland tour -- here
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  6. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    a small one from last weekend - days get shorter and colder

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    out of Penzberg - colors of autumn

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    found more gold at the road from Antdorf to Weilheim
    Passed Weilheim and went direction Landsberg -- short after Weilheim i went left and had a look at

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    Raisting - this time from the other side

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    space and alps - what a combination

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    at the right - Zugspitze (germans highest)

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    Karwendel mountains

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    GSOC - German Space Operation Center. --- That was shown wrong in the movie Apollo 13 - Correct is "Raisting, we have a problem" ;-)
    Next stop was Schongau, when on to Lechbruck

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    a lot of ballons this day - saw round 10. Here one near Bernbeuren

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    Swan lake -- near Burggen

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    4 more ballons in this pic

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    and a bit finish feeling on a bit gravel between Kirmesau and Kalkofen.
    some km later it was dark and i was soon back home

    to be continued...
    have fun
    Andreas
  7. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Close to the next shutdown - Austria will close the border in 2 days.
    Yesterday - saturday -- i had to stay at home because of work and study. Was a warm day.
    Had this on the balcony in late afternoon ...

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    so here we go ....
    next short tour at short days.

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    went to Wolfratshausen and on to Dietramszell. When left the road - to take a small gravel road through a forest.

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    at the begin of the gravel

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    near the end of the gravel - a nice forest road

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    behind Holzkirchen - the alps in the background

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    relaxed horses

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    then reached Valley - and the Monastery brewery and a beer garden -- all closed at the moment - because of this virus

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    the monastery brewery

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    even there is an organ museum

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    one pice shown in the window

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    donw in the valley - 500 m behind Valley -- the river Mangfall

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    the KTM ist looking for the way up at the right top corner

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    River Mangfall - over direction

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    next view to the alps

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    still on small roads

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    mid of November - still cool flowers at the house

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    wood pellets - for heating. (next very small road near Feldkirchen)

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    Water wheel at Mangfall - at Bruckmühl

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    first small amount of fog at Mangfall river - still Bruckmühl

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    closer look

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    some km later - a goose farm. (survived St. Martin, waiting for christmas)

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    than up to Irschenberg - view to Rosenheim area

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    view to Kufstein area

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    view direction Miesbach

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    Top of Irschenberg

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    official view point of Irschenberg

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    the town Irschenberg
    i went down to the church you saw some pics before

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    inside - a baroque church

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    Ceiling painting

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    back and organ

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    candels

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    a last look

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    parking - in the back Irschenberg - highway

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    Pilgrimage church Irschenberg - St. Marinus

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    next set of small roads waiting - sun deep down

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    on the way to Agatharied
    get some gasoline in Bad Tölz then.

    So the last set of pics before dark...

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    Bad Tölz

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    or good Tölz? -- Isar river

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    Klavarienberg Church ..
    so - some more km to reach home.

    to be continued....
    have fun

    Andreas
  8. Oldschoolrocker

    Oldschoolrocker a.k.a. EZE Supporter

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    Stay safe my friend. Seems the whole world is going to shut down. Your pics bring beauty to a dark world. Thank you!! Cheers!
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  9. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Ammersattel, near Plansee yesterday. Not by bike, too cold for me. So have to wait for the next warm wind from Italy. ;-)

    Nearly no traffic in Austria due to covid situation. Hotels and Restaurants looked totally closed. Got some small food at gas station in Reutte.

    to be continued...
    Have fun
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  10. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    Happy new year to all of you.
    Traveling Germany is still restricted. We have to stay at home during the night.
    Yesterday a did a small tour by car to Sudelfeld ski area. Was cool.
    And today ... New years day ... i did what i never did before ...
    I opend the Bike season 2021 with a small tour :-) :-)

    Let's see it.

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    Plan was to go round lake Starnberg, but weather skipped the plan. ;-)

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    Started at sunshine and +2°C - went north direction Beuerberg.
    After 6 km turned to the left and get up a nice hill with a view.

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    View from Faistenberg to the alps

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    Zoomed - the smoke in the forest is Roche Diagnostics factory. Behind Roche - Kochelsee and Walchensee area.

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    3 km later - view along the alps - direction Bad Tölz

    I went to lake Starnberg and then north. Weather gets more and more bad. So i decided to go to Icking

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    Frozen lake in Irschenhausen (near Icking). Dark clouds in the background

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    view below Irschenhausen to the alps

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    Then went to Schäftlarn monastary. Saw this the first time. (view always was blocked by bushes before). Has a sign "Ave Maria"

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    behind Bruckenfischer beergarden in followed the Isar-River-Canal. (on of my bycicle tours). Was a dead end, because passing to Wolfratshausen is not allowed on sundays.

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    last nice view here. 1 km later at Aumühle i had to turn back.

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    dramatic light above Deining.

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    view direction Deining and alps

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    sun vs clouds - (we should have more snow at this time of the year) -- will get some snow the next days

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    near Beuerberg they create this little ice area every winter. Children have fun

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    the hole area. Also used for "Eisstockschießen" -- Wiki here
    text in english is very short - much much longer is the german version.

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    short before home - i went up to Zist -- to get this view

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    freezing horse? view to Karwendel mountains (Kochelsee - Walchensee)

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    bad waether vs good weather -- impressive

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    a last look - 4 km before home -- Parking of Cafe Märzenhof - view to Blomberg (direction Bad Tölz)

    and some min later back home into the warm. :-)

    In normal winter this is not so easy like today. Much more snow normaly.
    But i had fun.

    to be continued...
    have fun
    Andreas
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  11. Gone Troppo

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    Very nice, thanks.
  12. SOILMAN

    SOILMAN DIRT-HOG

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    My brothers and I motorcycle toured Bavaria and the Czech Republic. Your photos are GREAT and bring back many memories. THANK !!!
  13. Oldschoolrocker

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    Happy New Year! Enjoyed as always. 1-A !
  14. amboss87

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    amboss87 Been here awhile

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  16. franken

    franken Been here awhile

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    so - next one to come. :-)
    first longer tour in 2021.
    Still not possible for me to cross the border due to Covid-restrictions. All shops, hotels and restaurants still closed. ... but enough pancemic talk .. let's see the tour.

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    as you can see - went to Augsburg area.

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    Passinng Seeshaupt and then on a small road to

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    near Haunshofen - look back to the alps. The green sign shows that the area is an protected area. The cow stands for "fair trade" (fair milk price)

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    some km later - panorama-look at Monatshausen

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    zoomed to Zugspitze

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    Zoomed to Karwendel-Mountains

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    again some km later -- the road i came. Near Frieding

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    you find many of them in this area. Often with a place to sit down and a good view.

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    Grafrath - at Amper river

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    chappel St. Nikolaus

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    river Amper

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    near Mammendorf

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    found this near the road.

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    reached Augsburg -- ADAC Drive-training-area. Closed because Covid at the moment. Had a safety-training with my car here many years ago. was real fun.

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    main building

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    found this - after 500 m gravel road near Bonstetten

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    too big to get it in one pic. ;-)

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    a little chappel at the beginning of the gravel.
    At Zusamarshausen i decided to go south and started my way back home.

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    a gravel - forest road. Was closed for public traffic -- so a little ilegal ride here.

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    ilegal, but nice

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    look to the other direction

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    the moon, the church St. Alban and the WWII Memorial at Walkertshofen.

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    still ice at the lakes -- sun is deep late afternoon - near Mittelneufnach

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    chappel St. Antonius von Padua near Schnerzhofen

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    Pasing river Wertach at Ettringen

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    on the way to Landsberg/ lech

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    behind Landsberg am Lech - then crossing the river Lech

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    alps view - short before Wesobrunn

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    zooomed

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    Zoomed 2 - Zugspitze and Hohenpeissenberg (with the houses on it)

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    "like a shaddow on the wall"

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    look down to Wesobrunn (and Weilheim)

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    chappel St. Andreas at Etting in last light

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    sunset near Huglfing

    some 15 km more to home.

    to be continued...

    have fun
    Andreas
  17. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    Andreas, would you consider putting your photo titles at the top of the picture instead of the bottom??? I find myself scrolling down to see the next pic, then scrolling back up to see the description, then scrolling back down to see the pic in context. It would make a much smoother viewing experience. In any case, I enjoy these pics and dream of visiting Bavaria and other places in Germany some day. I would also love to visit the places up north associated with Martin Luther, along with so many other places of historical significance. Oh, and these places you show are soooooo clean!
  18. TaMPerer

    TaMPerer Been here awhile

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    Thanks for these great photos. You are having some great weather right now, I hope you can do some tours for us to see.