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Hiking in the Bavarian Alps from Munich

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I'm going to tell you one four day getaway what did we do to Munich, where we spend Easter holidays in the company of friends. Having friends abroad is a double luck, because it allows you to know a place from the perspective of someone who has been living there for a while. We had not been on a plane for almost six months, since the last trip to Uganda, and we were very animated. Once in Germany, Jörg and Laurel were waiting for us at the Franz Josef Strauss airport (Montains and monkeys), who were our hosts the first two days of the trip. My friendship with Laurel began in the blogtrip what did I do for him Montseny last year. Laurel is passionate about nature and adventure sports, so as soon as you leave your luggage at home, we set out to get to know the Bavarian Alps that you are so passionate about.

TO one hour drive from Munich and near the population Garmisch-Partenkirchen is he Olympia Skistadion, a stadium where ski jumping competitions are held. If you are lucky, you can see athletes training and flying through the air. That day, however, although it was all snowy, the snow was not of good quality and the ski slopes of the Alps were empty of skiers.

From Olimpia Skistadion we take the path towards Forsthaus Grasek, a traditional Bavarian hotel-restaurant located on top of the mountain and accessed after an hour's walk. The Alps in winter are beautiful, everything was snowy and looked like a postcard, so I couldn't stop taking pictures. A part of the path runs through the throat of Partnachklamm, a congosto that passes between waterfalls transformed into beams of icicles quite spectacular.

The trail was very well maintained and was not difficult to follow, but we went just the day it was closed for maintenance. They only close it for two weeks a year and coincided with our visit. On the other hand, ice falls could have posed some danger.

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