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This week to celebrate the arrival of autumn RISKKO and I jumped into the car with the camera, popped over to Lake Spitzingsee to pick up RISKKO’s playmate Robin Huddy and drove to the Lake Schliersee. Schliersee is a natural Bavarian lake measuring 2.3 x 1.3 km and is situated next to the small town of the same name. From this town you can walk around the lake by following a made up path. The following picture was taken from this path.
Here is the Google map for Lake Schliersee which can be enlarged to highlight the main transport routes and other local places of interest.
One of the main focal points of the town of Schliersee is the St. Sixtus church dating from 1712-1715 which has wall and ceiling frescoes by Johann Baptist Zimmermann. More information and pictures of the interior of this church can be found at the german website here.
On the other side of the lake is the church of St. Martin Westenhofen which is the oldest church in Schliersee having been built around a.d. 1000. Nearby a monastery existed since about a.d. 770. If you are interested in the interior of these churches more information can be found at the website here.
The mountains surrounding Lake Schliersee belong to the Mangfall range and include the Aiplspitz, Jägerkamp, Brecherspitz und Bodenschneid. Here are some photographs of mountains and hills taken from the side of the lake. All my pictures are taken with high resolution photography. To see mere detail just click your mouse with the cursor over the picture. Afterwards use your web-brouser’s backwards arrow to return to this page.
Around the lake are numerous bathing areas where people can, at their own risk, bath in the lake. I didn’t have to ask RISKKO twice! Whoosh and he was doing his celebrity skinny dipping act (a ‘rapper’ without any wrapping). Robin Hoody, by contrast, was a very sensible bear, kept himself warmly clothed and just threw pebbles in the water.
If you like going out on a rowing boat to get away from the stresses of daily life you can’t go wrong with the Schiersee. Below are a couple of pictures of someone who, despite the chilly October weather, did just that.
A rowing boat is not the only way to get around the lake. Regular boat trips are available like the one below.
Just take a look at the autumn colours of the trees around the lake in the picture below.
Near the lake there are a number of interesting buildings many of which provide accommodation for visitors. If you stay within walking distance of the town of Schiersee you should have all the necessary amenities at hand.
Before leaving Lake Schliersee I could not resist one last photograph of the staggering autumn colours on the lakeside hills.
For us our journey home simply involved a short ride along the Deutsche Alpenstraße driving east in the direction of the Wendelstein Mountain.
….and of course we had time to take one last photograph of our two cuddly friends before dropping Robin Huddy back off at his home by lake Spitzingsee. If you would like to see more about the Spitzingsee please take a look at my article here.
So despite the cold and the gradually shortening days it was well worth venturing out on this October day to enjoy the colourful autumn scenery. If you would like to see some of my other recent scenic articles from this region please try the following links.
here (Schloß Neubeuern: A fairy tale castle in the Alps near the Bavarian/Austrian border)
here (Spitzingsee or Spitzing Lake in the Bavarian Alps)
here (Bavarian Schwarzenberg or the Black Mountain in the Voralpen region)
here (Thiersee or Lake Thier in the Austrian Tyrol)
here (Bayrischzell: a Bavarian village with an impressive background), and
here (Achensee or Lake Achen: The largest lake in the Austrian Tyrol and one of its best kept secrets)
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