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Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Höllentalklamm

The next day we had a later start than normal as it was pretty foggy when we woke up. We took our time eating breakfast and drinking our tea and then eventually headed out to Grainau for the Höllentalklamm hike. This was yet another trail that I didn't have on my list to do, that I didn't find anything about when searching best hikes in the area, but the campsite we were staying out gave us a brochure for things to do in the area with photos from this gorge and it looked nice. Plus it was forecast to rain the entire time we were in this area and people said hiking in the gorges is a good plan on rainy days as you will get wet anyway. I did have the gorge trail on my trail app, but it was listed as difficult and went up to a Hütte which I thought was way above where the gorge was and would be a steep uphill climb. I figured we would see what we could see then decide if we wanted to hike up to the Hütte or not. When we got to the parking lot there were a few clouds to start...But
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Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Herzogstand & Kranzberg

The next day we got up early and got ready because it was forecasted thunderstorms in the afternoon. We definitely did not want to be on top of the mountains if/when it was thunderstorming. And we could see some of the sunrise!

Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Sylvensteinsee & Oberes Isartal

The next day we left the area we were in, Lenggries, and headed off to our next stop, Tennsee. Of course we stoped to hike a bit along the way. First up - Sylensteinsee! We got there early and there were all these low clouds moving so quickly over the water! 

Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Wallberg & Brauneck

The next day we once again drove over to Tegnersee for some hiking, but this time at the southern tip of the lake to hike up Wallberg. There is a cable car that runs up, but we decided to hike up as everything said it was an easy hike and then take the cable car back down.  

Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Riedersteinkapelle Hike Tegnersee

Day 6 started off with a short drive to Tegnersee to hike to Riedersteinkapelle - a small chapel on a small cliff. The trails in this area are everywhere and there there were lots of different ways to get to the same location so we looked at the map and decided on a route and headed off. The hike up was along a river on a gravel road.

Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Urschlau

Day 5 was a travel day, but we still wanted to do a bit of hiking. It was the longest travel day between campsites - 2.5/3 hours total so we didn't want a super long walk. I found a trail that sounded nice in Urschlau which was about halfway between where we were and where we were going so after breakfast we headed off. When we got there the trail was actually this educational trail for one to learn all about the forest! We actually did the trail in reverse order as that is the way my trail app had it, but it was fun.  The trail started for us with these interesting Christian things. I thought these were stations of the cross, but now looking at the photo I don't think there are enough pillars... And a last supper? The first part of the hike was just a steady climb on a gravel road in the forest. Near the top was a display to listen to different bird calls which was fun, and an overlook to see this waterfall down below.  Not very close, but you could definitely hear it! Then al

Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Ice Caves and Waterfalls

Day 4 was such a great day. A long day, but one of my favorite days of the trip! We had planned on taking the boat around the lake one day, and I remember reading there was a waterfall you could walk to so that was our plan. The only problem? I couldn't remember where the waterfall was and I wasn't finding it in my hiking app. Only the waterfall we tried to hike to the day prior from town. So I did some research the night before about where we could hike from the first town stop and found...there is an ice cave you can hike to! I looked up photos and it looked okay, really the photos only looked so so but I was like okay we definitely need to do this. I mean how often can you hike to an ice cave? I didn't see a waterfall though...so I looked at the second stop and found it! The highest waterfall in Germany actually which is odd that my googling didn't find it sooner, but ultimately good it didn't or else I wouldn't have known about the ice cave! So we got up ear