Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Mittenwald, Murnau, and Bad Tölz (7/3/2019)

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (continued)
We continued on the Alpenstrasse/Alpine Road, but took another detour to Mittenwald, considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Bavarian Alps.
Raking and collecting mown hay on a hillside
Mittenwald backed by the wall of Karwendel Mountains
Mittenwald Maypole
Mini-canal along the town street
Obermarkt/Upper Market in Mittenwald
Obermarkt/Upper Market with Karwendel Mountains
What happened to these beer steins?!
Katholische Pfarrkirche St Peter und Paul/Catholic
Parish Church of Sts Peter & Paul (18C)
with Lüftlmalerei/façade paintings
Upper Market Lüftlmalerei/façade paintings
Painted cow bell
Statue (1890, by Ferdinand II Freiherr von Miller)
of Matthias Klotz, violin maker
Ballenhausgasse in Mittenwald
Ballenhausgasse with carved wooden fountain
Heuschuppen/Hay shed
Back on the Alpenstrasse/Alpine Road.
Walchensee/Lake Walchen, one of Bavaria's most beautiful lakes.
at 802 m/2631' above sea level
This is my attempt to show Kesselbergstrasse, a road of 9 km/6 miles
with 14 turns and an average grade/slope of 4%, descending the
240 m/780' difference between Walchensee and Kochelsee
Outside the town of Kochel am See is the former
residence of Blaue Reiter/Blue Rider artist Franz Marc
Another detour to Murnau.
Bust of Gabriele Münter
Gabriele Münter purchased this house in 1909, where she lived for
five years with artist Wassily Kandinsky; it was a meeting place for
the Blaue Reiter/Blue Rider group until World War I
Gabriele Münter returned to the house in 1931, and hid the paintings of Kandinsky (as well as other Blaue Reiter artists) in the basement during World War II. In 1957 she donated her entire collection to the Lenbachhaus in München/Munich.
Back on the Alpenstrasse/Alpine Road.
Kalvarienberg/Calvary Hill with the Leonhardikapelle/Leonhard
Chapel (1718) and Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche/Holy Cross Church (1726)
Bad Tölz Altstadt/Old Town
Isar River looks like a typical glacial river
Marienbrunnen/Fountain of Our Lady in Bad Tölz
Schweinebraten Münchner Art/Munich style pork cutlet (with horseradish
in the breading) and Geröstete Kartoffeln/roasted potatoes
Bayerischer Wurstsalat/Bavarian sausage salad
Restrooms always had well-padded
baby-changing tables
Now we had to lop off a large chunk of the itinerary to get to the hotel before 20:00, when the reception desk closes!
Traffic jam on the Autobahn resulted in our arriving at 19:45!
Landgasthof/country inn Karner room
Landgasthof Karner room bath
Landgasthof Karner room across the hall
Landgasthof Karner entrance
Landgasthof Karner
Next: Schloss Herrenchiemsee.

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