Bavarian Wildalm Hike, Austria.

Hello Friends,

Here is another chapter in my cross-country road trip saga. On this particular day, we wandered into an incredible forest for a hike and we were treated to many beautiful sights.

P5102950.jpg The Bavarian Wildalm covers land in both Germany and Austria, however, contrary to what the name implies, it is largely located in Austria. We explored part of this Wildalm in Austria, close to the German border.

P5102959.jpgThis area is protected by Ramsar Convention as it is considered to be a wetland area of international importance.

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This was quite a momentous occasion for me as I had never seen a place like this in my life ever before. So, I took lots of photos and savoured the beauty.

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One of my favourite things about this hike is how safe I felt. That might sound like a strange statement but it was nice not to have to be overly cautious with where I stepped in case I came across a snake (snakes love sunny days in Victoria).

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Water dripped from snow melting off cliff faces
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The freshest water I have ever tasted

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Hare prints in the snow

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Now, I finally understand how people in these Alpine areas walk and run in minimal clothing. Despite the cool temperatures the sun can actually be quite strong, I required sunscreen and I got very hot wearing jeans and a jumper.

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I dipped my feet in (it was freezing!)

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I hope you enjoyed this blog post. I had a wonderful time exploring this part of Austria and I would recommend that all nature lovers find the opportunity to get lost in the Alps.

Mikki 🙂

 

 

 

13 thoughts on “Bavarian Wildalm Hike, Austria.

  1. Fantastic photos. It is a truly beautiful place to behold. Maybe one day I’ll be able to stand where you have. For now, I’ll focus on the hikes I can enjoy here in Western Wisconsin and Eastern Minnesota. I’ll be waiting patiently for your next post.

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    1. Thank you for you lovely comment Tobias! It really was an incredible trip. I am in the same boat as you at the moment, focusing on enjoy my home country until my next trip. The US looks incredible too for hiking in general, you are very lucky :).

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