Walking in Germany

Good evening everyone!

Since living in Germany I have done 2 things….Gained weight and learned to walk. Granted I knew how to walk in the USA but it’s just not as common as in Germany. They have the whole “spaziergang” thing down to a T. I know you would think if I walk so much more nowadays, I shouldn’t be gaining weight….Have you ever heard of German bread? It’s the devil’s best friend.

This post isn’t necessarily about my weight gain, it’s about WALKING and how nice it is. I am able to experience Germany in a different way. Walking the streets of somewhere is half the fun. Anyone can drive a car, park it and arrive at the destination but I have learned that the journey is what makes everything so magical. I think I realize now one of the main reasons I fell in love with Munich (don’t get me wrong, there are millions) was due the fact that I discovered this city all by myself by foot. I have discovered treasures that I would never be able to discover if I did not WALK.

If you are in Germany and you are able to walk from point a to point b…PLEASE DO SO. Not only is it the healthier option, it is the most scenic 😀

 

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BERCHTESGADEN

Hello Everyone!

Let me start off by saying….I KNOW. I am so behind in my blogging BUT I promise..I PROMISE in the near future it will get a lot better.

Mike and I are that couple that drive 2+ hours on the weekend to look at rocks. I mean who doesn’t like really high altitudes with amazing views? Basically Berchtesgaden (spelling) is a city or area or…. place in Bavaria. Everyone travels there because it was a vacation hot spot for Hitler and the “Eagles Nest” is nestled not too far away.

Doing a little research on the Eagles Nest and Berchtesgaden and making a day trip out of this would be a good idea on your part (JUST SAYING). I mean Mike and I were extremely “Spät dran” because of traffic and missed out on EVERYTHING but we still made the best of the situation and got awesome photos and videos 😀

 

 

Love y’all ❤

Hayley

Cheap Train Tickets Through Bayern

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Hey you guys!

I have been traveling with the “trains” for quite some time here in Munich. You would think I know all the tricks… BUT, I still seem to surprise myself. Well I don’t surprise myself, the Deutsche Bahn seems to surprise me.

Basically, if you are coming to Munich/Bayern as a group (up to 5 people) anytime soon, and looking for a cheap way to travel I would recommend getting the Bayern-Ticket. Not only is it cheap, you can order it months beforehand and you can also get it at any DB ticket automat.

The ticket lets you travel throughout Bayern for the day for DIRT CHEAP. I mean….REALLY cheap. I bought the ticket once with 4 other girls and we took a trip to Salzburg (near Bavaria) and it cost 50 euros there and back for all 5 of us. Granted we could not take the ICE and had to take the regional trains BUT STILL 50euros for a round trip to another country is a great deal. There are so many places that are accessible with this ticket and so many places that you could visit. If you are thinking about traveling to Bavaria and wanting to visit many destinations/make multiple stops the Bayern ticket is one of your best bets. PLUS the views are amazing.

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This table just shows the amount of people traveling (anzahl Reisende) and the difference between price and class (2. Klasse = Economy, 1. Klasse = First class, Nacht = evening train rides).

I hope you will have so much fun and wish you so much luck on your journey through Bavaria!!

Love, Hayley ❤

Traveling to Munich?

Hey You guys,

Ok so most of y’all know that  I live in Munich, Germany. BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD. A lot of people that watch my videos, read my blog or follow me in general are interested in A) German culture through an American’s eyes or B) Looking for tips before coming to Germany. This wonderful blog post is for you people that are coming to Munich in the near future.

Munich is full of fancy cars, beautiful people and most importantly BEER. Not only is there a lot of it but the beer actually taste good. I 100% recommend a trip to a biergarten if you are in Munich from the months of April/May-September :D. The buzzing atmosphere will make you feel so welcome.

I have found a map of I guess the “best” biergartens in Munich that are accessible by public transportation. There are many that are not accessible by public transportation BUT I can’t give y’all all the secrets, now can I?

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Have a wonderful day & I love you guys ❤

Martinskopf/Herzogstand Hiking

Hey yall! What’s up?

Last weekend Mike and I decided to wake up early . We actually woke up at 12 and decided it would be a perfect time to go hiking! We got ourselves ready, packed our bags, ate something and even stopped by the bank to get cash. Let’s just say we did not make it to our “ziel” until 2:30pm -_- I have only been hiking a few times and I am not experienced at all in the skill of hiking (I’m from Florida..we don’t have mountains).

Mike told me it would be an easy 1 hour 45 minute hike up…..to Martinskopf

After googling about the mountain I found out that…. Martinskopf is a 1675hm climb -_- with an estimated 2h45m time. As Mike and I were beginning our climb a cute old lady said “oh, a night tour…that’s cute” and I thought to myself “what the hell is this lady talking about?”. I would soon find out at 5pm when we got to the hutte at the top with my schnitzel that there was no way (if we wanted to make it to the kreuz) that we would be back in daylight.

As yall could guess…It took forever and a decade to finish our  food get to the top of Martinskopf and make it back down BUT when 9pm hit …our feet were finally on flat surface.

 

Moral of the story…1st) Don’t trust your boyfriend when he says it’ll be a 2 hour hike! 2nd) Don’t go hiking later than 2pm. 3rd) DON’T WEAR Nike Air Max.

and last but not least be very thankful that your boyfriend dragged you out of the house to experience such beauty ❤

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Mellow Yellow

Hellooooooooo

Happy Monday everyone! How are y’all on this wonderful day? I hope you are doing ok, I know Monday’s are no fun BUT we can try to change that? hopefully? Maybe? Mike and I decided to make a little Ausflug last weekend. The trip basically was us riding around in the car to different places in the south of Munich.

The sun was shining in one direction and the clouds were grey in the other directions. Days like this make me sleepy and cuddly. Not only did we have an awesome day together, we decided to take some cute photos (well Mike took photos of me because I suck at taking photos). I am seriously one of those people that will stop on the side of the road to take a picture with a cow or a flower.

If you are in Munich and you are able to move around (Car, Bike or anything that allows you to move freely) I recommend going towards Wolfratshausen ❤ It’s so beautiful and the photos ops in this area are amazing!

Love yall ❤

Hayley

Linderhof Castle

Good evening friends and random people that read my blog for no apparent reason….Yeah you know I am talking about you 😉 Today’s wonderful post is going to be (if you did not read the title…I pity you) about The Linderhof Castle. I can not really say that much about it because A) I wasn’t really paying attention to the lady on tour B) It was too cold and C) a lot of things were closed due to the sh*t weather or renovation/reconstruction stuff.

The castle itself is “small” compared to the other castles here in Bavaria…. I am on a mission to see as many as possible….I might be lying to ya’ll but FORREAL I AM TRYING. It’s a good hour away from Munich itself and I would recommend going in summer but it’s still beautiful in winter. There are restrooms and there is a restaurant that looked…. “inviting”. Castles make for great day trips here in southern Germany….SOOOO If you’re looking for an ausflug away from the hustle and bustle of Munich with great scenery, this place is worth the trip ❤

 

 

❤ Hayley