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Campervan Adventures in Bavaria: Hopfensee, Faulensee & Forggensee

Our last day before heading towards home we had a lazy morning and I wasn't sure what we would end up doing. When planning the trip I didn't find many hikes to do in the area, but there was one between a few lakes that I thought might be nice, but I was still looking to see if there was anything else fun to see. You could walk around Hopfensee so I was looking to see if there was anything fun there and found some castle ruins you could hike up to! And then found another lake that is supposed to be really beautiful that seemed like an easy walk from Hopfensee so a bit more searching led me to a blog post from someone who did a loop that we ended up doing. And it was such a beautiful day! So we headed off - first stop the ruins!




Hiking up to the ruins






The view from the ruins was so nice!












After the ruins we headed off towards Faulensee which was a relatively flat walk mostly in the woods until we came to this wide-open farm land


Faulensee was nothing special, I wouldn't make a special trip just to go there, but it was a beautiful day so not bad. There is a restaurant here and a large grassy area to sit in, but you have to walk out onto a dock to really see the lake. 




After Faulensee it was off to Forgensee through green farmland




This was our lunch spot for the day which was beautiful! You can't see it but across the lake you could see Neuschwanstein castle!








After lunch it was a walk back to Hopfensee through rolling green hills














Some deer in the field



And back to the campsite for some relaxing and reading

This was an unexpectedly good day! The weather was gorgeous, it was super warm in the sun, we had nice views of the mountains most of the day, it was a great walk! And easy enough that anyone could do it. I am not sure why there is not more listed that I could find about hiking through these farmlands as we really enjoyed it and there were trails everywhere. Fitbit recorded 17 km/10.5 miles. 

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