Neuwirth Hof - Mittenwald

(Recommended by BavariaBen & PStuyvsant)

Neuwirth-Hof
Dorothea und Franz Lutz
Am Unteren Rain 100
82481
Mittenwald
Tel & Fax - 8823/8718
Email -
neuwirth-hof@t-online.de
3 Doublerooms w/wo shower/toilet, all rooms with balcony - at the foot of the Karwendel mountain range

 

My room on second floor...

Plenty of space and door onto balcony...

Larry's room - the master suite...

Larry's suite

(Excerpts from Trip Report) ...This Bauernhof oozes rustic charm and is just right for us two old farm dogs. Tole painted furnishings throughout, toilet and shower just in the hallway, large balcony with great views of the forests and mountains.

 

View from Larry's balcony...

View from my balcony...

We head into the village and after walking and shopping the Fußgängerzone we have a nice lunch at an outside table of the Gasthof Alpenrose at Obermarkt 1. Good service - good food - great people watching spot...

Later in the day we visit the Restaurant "Alt Mittenwald" at Hochstrasse 18 and meet the owner Christian Daberkow. It just so happens that the only internet connection available to the public in Mittenwald (or so we were told by others to include a local travel info office) is at the Alt Mittenwald and provided by Christian. He sits his nice large laptop on the bar and charges 3 Euro an hour. The connection is fast and the atmosphere makes it my kind of Internet cafe. :-) Noch ein Bier bitte...

Alt Mittenwald - Hockstr. 18 - Mittenwald

Owner Christian's laptop - 3 Euro per hour

Nice restaurant overlooking start of pedestrian zone...

Day Eleven

After an 0800 breakfast of Brötchen, Wurst and Kaffee (OK but unremarkable considering the earlier breakfast feasts) we began what I like to think of as the ultimate fairytale travel loop in Bavaria. We drive first to Garmisch-Partenkirchen and do a recon of the Gasthof Fraundorfer for dinner later this evening - then on to Lermoos and Reutte - and to our first objective of the day - the Internet Cafe in Füssen - Zimmermann-Multimedia at Luitpoldstraße 11. They have about 10 PC terminals for a rate of 3 Euro for first 60 minutes.

After walking the Fußgängerzone and finding some bargains at Woolworth's we were on our way looking for hard targets and started with the castles near Schwangau - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau.

Neuschwanstein - Ludwig's dream...

With a full tourist day in front of us we decide on some long distance shots of the castles, a drive-by of the Tegelberg cable station (shut down for the day to include the Sommerrodelbahn) and a quick stop by the little church of St. Coloman. We continue north along the B17 to Steingaden - turn right onto ST2059 and then south on the marked road for a short visit to my favorite church in Germany - the Wieskirche - and check the renovation progress on the farm where we stayed last year - the Scholderhof. That was a place to remember. Imagine waking up each morning right in the middle of the serene setting that surrounds this church.

The Wieskirche...

Back on the ST2059 - over to the Echelsbacherbrücke - and south to Oberammergau. Had to give my new digital camera a good workout in this picturesque little village with so many of it's buildings adorned with colorful Lüftlmalerei.

 

The Kofel

The Kofel

Two prominent identifiers of Oberammergau

Passionspielhaus

Passion Play Theater

 
Next Passion Play will be held in 2020 with tickets going on sale in 2018...

Continuing our loop the next stop is Ludwig's finest little jewel - the Linderhof. Much of the restoration work which has kept the Linderhof under wraps for so long is complete and she now sports a shiny clean front. Still some structure work to be completed but it looks so nice and fresh now.

Linderhof

We have been one step in front of the rain all day and finally it catches up with us as we wait for the fountain to do it's thing. I sprint around trying to get some nice angles on the fountain without getting soaked.

 

Cascade with Neptune fountain

Side garden...

The fountain just beginning to blow...

If the wind is blowing stay on the dry side of this fountain...

On to the Ettal for a quick look around as the rain continues -

The Ettal monastery...

A great day of sightseeing is topped off with good fun and a good meal at the Gasthof Fraundorfer at Ludwigstraße 24 in Partenkirchen. We were met by Stammtisch members Gary (Roosia) and Carolyn (CGRAM434) who just happened to be in this neck of the woods today. Gary had reserved a table for six several months ago but Gunner and Erika (CooperGunner) were unable to make it. Later, their seats were taken by a very nice couple from Ireland. The gorgeous lass was the daughter of the owners of the Irish Pub in Garmisch. Carolyn caught us up on her Florida hurricane stories and was in a very good mood considering that her home was sitting in the path of Hurricane Jeanne which would hit the next day. Gary and Carolyn seem to be having the times of their lives as travel buddies and revealed their hopes and plans for a three (3) month European vacation next year. And I thought I was doing good with 3 weeks this year. After a few more Prosts we say our Auf Wiedersehens and are on our way back to Mittenwald for the night.

 

This place fills up each night - reservations a must...

Carolyn (CGRAM434) and Gary (Roosia)

Prost...


Day Thirteen

A steady rain throughout the night and I was up and around early this morning just sitting on the balcony enjoying the cool weather. I bring a small immersion coil, some coffee packets and a coffee mug just for early mornings like this. Nothing quite like a hot cup of java on a flower-laden balcony in Bavaria while waiting for the rest of the world to awaken. Today is a travel day as we begin the back leg of our journey...