(Recommended by BavariaBen & PStuyvsant)
Dorothea und Franz Lutz
Am Unteren Rain 100
Tel & Fax - 8823/8718
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Doublerooms w/wo shower/toilet, all rooms with balcony - at the foot of the Karwendel mountain range
(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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Two prominent identifiers of Oberammergau
Passion Play Theater
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.
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.
On to the Ettal for a quick look around as the rain continues -
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...