Summer vibes in Munich-Salzburg-Innsbruck

A few glimpses of our trip

Taken from the top of the tower- Alter Peter, Munich

St. Peter’s Church is a Roman Catholic parish church in the inner city of Munich, southern Germany. Its 91-metre tower is commonly known as “Alter Peter”—Old Pete—and is emblematic of Munich. St Peter’s is the oldest recorded parish church in Munich and presumably the originating point for the whole city.

The New Town Hall at Marienplatz in Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
View of the Hohensalzburg Fortress from Mirabell garden in Salzburg, Austria
View of Salzburg city from the fortress
Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol.
Hafelekar mountain, Innsbruck. The highest viewing point, is at 2,300m
Panorama of mountains

A week ago I had posted “What am I (we) running from“.

We had a seven day trip from 13th to 20th July. We were happy with what we got to see and experience. We didn’t rush to visit more and more places but instead soaked ourselves in summer vibes of these beautiful places.

There was an extreme heat warning when we left Munich, even in Oslo it was 27 degrees but the scale dropped down to 18 when we reached home accompanied with some good rains.

Back to our typical summer this year

Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the worldGustave Flaubert

We were greeted by a young man of age 93

Surprisingly the owner of the hotel we stayed in Munich greeted us personally one day at breakfast and chated with us for a while, and he even offered beer to us. He is one of the survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Before leaving us he did not forget to ask us to suggest his hotel to others 😊.

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Investing in good shoes is beneficial

We decided to set a new tradition, to celebrate our big days we shall go on a hike. For my b’day it was a different place and for hubby’s b’day we chose the place which was on our bucket list for a while. The weather forecast was for clouds and little wind but no rains or thunderstorm. There was no reasons for not trying a new and difficult destination 😀.

If you want something you’ve never had You must be willing to do something you’ve never done.~ Thomas Jefferson

Never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know~Unknown

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…~ Dr. Seuss ( Oh, the Places You’ll Go)

We hiked to get this view and many more such views. I am glad we tried to conquer our anxeity and examine our strength. Two weeks summer holidays wouldn’t have concluded in a better way.

याजसाठीं केला होता अट्टहास! I have neither words nor ability to translate this in english. Google translator doesn’t help either.

Interestingly we didn’t pick a single berry this time though we saw a lady collecting wild bluberries in a bucket 😀

We are happy that we tried our best to reach a new goal and wrote our names in the small notebook placed by the local hiking association. It’s fun ya. And in the whole hiking process I burned 1430 cal (of course according to my fitbit…. hope you believe in it 😁). yippee

The diary is quite safe

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Weekend walk 123

Six Word Saturday

Lens artists photo challenge

Jo’s Monday Walk

Random 32: Multer/Cloudberries

Multer/ Cloudberries

Multekrem or Cloudberries with whipped cream is a popular Christmas dessert in Norway. I heard about multekrem at my first Christmas party in Norway. Not only people in my group but many in my department praised the dish and encouraged me to try it. The taste was quite different than other berries but was fine.

Rubus chamaemorus is a species of flowering plant in the rose family Rosaceae, native to cool temperate regions, alpine and arctic tundra and boreal forest. In Europe, they grow in the Nordic countries but are rare in the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania). They occur across northern Russia east towards the Pacific Ocean as far south as Japan. Due to peatland drainage and peat exploitation, they are considered endangered and are under legal protection in Germany’s Weser and Elbe valleys, and at isolated sites in the English Pennines and Scottish Highlands. A single, fragile site exists in the Sperrin Mountains of Northern Ireland.

When ripe, cloudberry fruits are golden-yellow, soft and juicy, and are rich in vitamin C. When eaten fresh, cloudberries have a distinctive tart taste. When over-ripe, they have a creamy texture somewhat like yogurt and a sweetened flavor. They are often made into jams, juices, tarts, and liqueurs.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_chamaemorus

Last weekend we saw quite a number of people in small groups collecting multer or cloudberries on a local mountain. I picked just a few of them and leave the rest for the others. For some it’s a serious business and according to my neighbour people do not disclose the sight details 😍. Wild blueberry shrubs are easy to find as they are near every hiking trails but the cloudberry shrubs are in abundance on the flat surface at a height of 800 m above sea level (Six Word Saturday last week). It’s funny but I noticed them for the first time as we usually take the other route. My conclusion is for picking perfectly ripen cloudberries one has to be at the right place at the right time. Also hiking is something a child in Norway learns from it’s kindergaren days so it’s not a big deal.

What is your favourite dessert for Christmas?

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FOTD – berries