It is a beautiful Sunday morning. Munich is covered with a thin layer of snow. We are sitting on the train, enjoying the view and looking forward to our winter hike on the Schliersberg.
Just after seven we leave our appartment. We walk to the train station and take the train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. We want to hike through the Partnachklamm up to Eckbauer.
On Monday – while visiting my parents in Peiting – I realised once again how beautiful the area is in which I grew up. I felt that very vigorously on the Kalvarienberg (calvary hill).
During the last two weeks, work brought me up to Erlangen for a couple days. So I finally was able to visit the Kitzmann BräuSchänke (brew pub) after passing it dozens of times.
It is one of the main reasons why Bavarian and German beer is so popular at home and abroad. At the same time, it is the oldest food and consumer protection law that is still valid today. The purity law for beer (called Reinheitsgebot in German) from 1516. Today, it celebrates its 500th birthday.
One week until Christmas Eve. There is no snow in and around Munich. On the Christmas markets, I’d rather have a cold beer than a hot mulled wine. It reminds me of Christmas 2012. After a few weeks in Ireland I came back to Bavaria. The winter was almost as mild as this year. And I realised how green Bavaria is.