This was taken in march 2012 at the Lake Tegernsee near Munich. We reached there early in the morning to go to Wallberg for sledging. It was beautiful with the sky full of contrails. If you are not a local, like me (also not German), better ask your German friends what equipment you need. I did not have proper shoes for the occasion. I had to wear plastic inside my shoes to prevent the snow from going in and melting. Last thing you want in snow is wet pair of socks.
The Alps, they are beautiful. Here is a view of the frozen Tegernsee lake from Wallberg mountain.
Small chapel on the top of the mountain where one starts sledging. The windows were frozen with large icicles hanging from the roof making it a little risky to walk around the old building. I wonder why would somebody take the pains to build something like this on the top of a mildly hostile mountaind. The purpose I guess is to pray before you sledge.
Our machines 🙂 It was a little scary at first. After a few meters of sliding, falling and being mortally scared, I finally started getting a hang of it. It was the best outdoor fun I had in my adult life.
We were done with sledging in the afternoon. I had one of the best cheese ever in a cheese factory. While walking along the banks of the lake, I came across this wooden bridge which. Light was not exactly the best but the setting was really amazing.
I don’t know what this tree was. The branches were red like veins, with these soft white furry things growing on them. I did a stupid thing of stepping on the ice which broke under my weight. Luckily I was till wearing the plastic bag inside my shoes.
End of the day we were sitting on the shores of a frozen lake eating Italian ice-cream. With the cold breeze and ducks going bout their way on the jetty, it was a moment to remember. Some things stick in your mind for ever – Wallber and Lake Tegernsee are one of them.
Sometimes simple things in life make you happy. Visit to Wallberg near Munich, Germany was one of them.
Thanks to my German colleague and his family who invited us there.