Barry’s Travels – Day 4

Today began with a bus ride to a cable car station, which took us near to the summit of Wallberg, and we then completed the ascent by foot over the course of the morning to the Setzberg pinnacle (a height of 1700 m) where we had lunch. As in previous days, the hard work in ascending was rewarded with great views. We could even see the city of Munich in the distance, over 50 km away.

The view of Tegernsee lake from the Wallberg summit (1600m, located to the south east of the lake).
The view of Tegernsee lake from the Wallberg summit (1600m, located to the south east of the lake).

Our descent took us through a mixed forest of deciduous and evergreen trees, and we even managed to spot a few squirrels in the tree tops. En route, we picked and ate some delicious wild strawberries. It was a very warm and sunny day but as we spent most of it in the forests, we were protected from worst effects of the heat. We finished off the day’s walking with a well-deserved kaffee und kuchen in the village of Kreuth. We walked a total of 6 miles with 330m (1100 feet) of ascent and 1170m (3900 feet) descent.

The view of the mountain ranges marking the German–Austrian border, taken from the Setzberg pinnacle (1700 m)
The view of the mountain ranges marking the German–Austrian border, taken from the Setzberg pinnacle (1700 m)

After our evening meal, we all went to visit a local outdoor foot spa in Bad Wiessee, too apply some much-needed ‘tlc’ to our feet, which have been through a lot in the past few days.

A typical Bavarian business premises. Note the beautiful artwork depicting daily life in the region, a feature of many buildings in Bavaria.
A typical Bavarian business premises. Note the beautiful artwork depicting daily life in the region, a feature of many buildings in Bavaria.
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