Yesterday, we ventured to the nearby village of Erding. A small town, but much of the family have lived there. We popped into the Erding museum to get a little history on the town. Most of the displays do not feature english, but Danielle and Miriam helped me through with any questions I had. Once the museum closed, we settled down at a quiet cafe tucked away in a corner of the town for a beer and some snacks.
Today we set out early for the mountains. It wasn’t too long of a drive before we arrived at our first destination- Eibsee. A beautiful, clear, mountain lake that sits at the bottom of Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. We rented a pair of paddle boats and set out into the lake. We navigated to a quiet shallow and shared a picnic meal of meatballs, bread, and cheese. Then we splashed in for a swim. I don’t think a regular pool is going to cut it for me any more. Once we came in from the lake, we paused at an ice cream stand on the shore before changing and heading up towards the mountains. We took a gondola ride up to the peak of Alpspitze, where we took many, many pictures and had a beer at the cafe. It’s wild to see these mountains in comparison to what we have back home. I’ll let the photos below speak for themselves.