Montag, 29. Oktober 2012

"Yippee, the first snow"

That was the reaction of many children who were excited about the winter wonderland at the weekend in southern Germany. On Saturday after about 15 cm of snow had fallen suffered many trees that had their leaves yet, under the heavy load. But also, and just such a winter landscape has its particular appeal.

Dienstag, 23. Oktober 2012

Autumn Impressions

In recent days we had here wonderfully sunny and warm weather. The nature was evident in all the hottest colors and on Sunday we have seen even 4 balloons at once. On such days, autumn is particularly beautiful.

Sonntag, 21. Oktober 2012

The castle of the "Hohenzollern" in Sigmaringen

In the southwest of Germany on a rock near the Danube lies the castle of the noble family of "Hohenzollern Sigmaringen". Even from a distance you can see the castle. The "Hohenzollern" were one of the most important dynasties in Germany. They were and are related to many noble families in Europe. Until today, much pomp and circumstance are obtained inside the castle. Unfortunately it was not allowed to take pictures in the castle, so here we show only a few pictures from the outside and from the courtyard.

 The emblem of the "Hohenzollern" of Sigmaringen:

Donnerstag, 18. Oktober 2012

Baptism with culinary delights

Last weekend we were at the baptism of the child of a friend. We were allowed as guests savor the culinary delights of Italian cuisine, since parents have Italian roots. 

Montag, 8. Oktober 2012

Hike to Zwieselberg (1348 m)

On a wonderfully sunny golden October day we saw on our hike to Zwieselberg wonderful landscapes. This mountain offers a breathtaking view of the Alps and on the foothills of the Alps to Munich.But not only the view but also the plants along the way, like this silver thistle, made this hike very enjoyable.

Sonntag, 7. Oktober 2012

Highest art trail in Germany

Near "Bad Tölz" in Bavaria there are not only a lot of mountains which can be climbed, there is also the "Highest art trail of Germany". The "Kunstverein Tölzer Land" presents some sculputres and plastics which were designed to promote the understanding of the nature. We walked along this way and photographed some artwork. The trail starts at the end of the summit station of the Blombergbahn at 1237 m altitude.

Donnerstag, 4. Oktober 2012

Air show with birds of prey

On the top of the "Pfänder" near Bregenz (Austria) a air show with birds of prey can be visited. Under the beautiful mountain scenery you can observe the maneuvers of vultures, eagles, owls and red kites... and sometimes a different flight object is lost in the sky.

Typical Alpine houses

On our walk from the "Pfänder" to Bregenz we saw some very typical Alpine houses. With the wood paneling and the floral decoration these houses look very cozy and homely. They fit into the mountainous landscape of beautiful summer days and snowy winter.

Mittwoch, 3. Oktober 2012

Prospects of the "Pfänder" (Bregenz, Austria)

The "Pfänder" is a scenic mountain, which offers on days like this a gorgeous view of Lake Constance and the mountains of Vorarlberg. With a height of 1064 m, although not very high, but he processed all the more. He can be controlled either ascend by cable car or on foot. At the top there is not only the fantastic panorma. Furthermore there is a Alpenwildpark (animal park) with mouflon, wild boar and ibex. You can also take off from here and make wonderful walks in the "Bregenzerwald".