Our walks in the Munich area – background of this article
Stepping out of the apartment after the home office helps me to leave everyday life behind and to relax. Nature and exercise do the rest. By taking a brisk and long walk I pay into my daily exercise account and supplement my cycling to the daycare center and the little morning yoga session.
We live in the south of Munich, not far from the freeway Munich-Salzburg. So we reach very quickly the most beautiful rural idyll, including wonderful mountain views. The city itself also offers a lot of nature. Therefore, we also explore new new places in the city area of Munich or directly before the city limits, for example when we work longer hours or now that Juno can go to the day care center at the moment.
I am currently posting stories from our walks on my Instagram account almost every evening. I am very happy that there are people who “accompany” me every day. So far I got very nice feedback and was asked several times wheren exactly we go for our walks. In the peak phase of the pandemic I was reluctant to tag the places we visited, because we looked for places with few people. Now things look a bit different and I am happy to now reveal the secret and share my favorite walks that I discovered during the year and to which we like to return.
Circular path around Sachsenkam in the Tölzer Land region
As a native of Munich, I have known the Tölzer Land for ages, but this year it has become my great love. In the spring, when we were at home a lot because of Covid and could not travel abroad, the nearby Tölzer Land region beckoned with wide, open, green spaces and hills and views of the still snow-capped mountains. The Tölzer Land is a charming gateway to the Alps. During this time I became almost addicted to this feeling of freedom. This spring there was also a lot of sunshine. I like the village Sachsenkam very much. In the middle of the village center, which consists of quaint farmhouses, you can find cows. And above the meadows is the picturesque Reutberg Monastery, which is only a stone’s throw away from peaceful Lake Kirchsee.
On the circular walk (“Sachsenkamer Rundweg” in German) you can have a wonderful far view because of the many open spaces. The surroundings are balm for my soul, filling me with joy and a feeling of inner peace, especially in the golden evening light. The circular trail itself is too long for an evening walk. We walked it once completely on a weekend, which I highly recommend. You can find all the dates for the walk by clicking on this link, but it’s German only. The great thing is that you can start at different points and in the evening you can simply walk a part of it. Last but not least, we almost always meet friendly and good-humored people in Sachsenkam. I believe that this beautiful environment simply makes happy. Who knows, maybe one day we will move there. Juno is thrilled because there are so many tractors in the meadows. And to her delight, there are also cows there at every corner. The best place to park your car is the parking lot just before entering the village, on the street coming from Holzkirchen.
Around a picturesque organic farm near Holzkirchen
Around Lake Egglburgersee near Ebersberg
You will find this walk in a completely different area, in Ebersberg, east of Munich. The short hike takes about an hour if you walk briskly and is a pleasure in both directions. I like it very much even in bad weather. There is something mystical about the surroundings, which I find difficult to put into words. I feel great when I have soaked up the beautiful nature inside of me and can snuggle up in a blanket by candlelight afterwards. Lake Egglburgersee offers pure nature and beautiful views. On the east side you will find a long avenue of oak trees (great for collecting acorns and leaves with Children). On the opposite lake shore there are meadows and on a small hill there is the beautiful St. Michael Chapel. On the west side you walk through a farm where you can buy organic potatoes. In between you pass a lot of reeds in the north, where the forest reaches the shore. On the south side of the lake you walk across a meadow with gentle hills.
The nature reserve around Lake Egglburgersee is ideal for bird watching or photographing. Recently we were allowed to observe a large number of geese here, which formed up for their migration. At the fields just before the restaurant “Wirtshaus zur Gass” there are parking possibilities. For the navigation system: Egglsee 3, 85560 Ebersberg.
Lake Seeham near Weyarn
Walk around Itzling (Erding)
Walk with mountain feeling: Taubenberg
You will find the pilgrimage church Nüchternbrunn very charming. You will pass the chapel on the circular route. Here it is worthwhile to take a short break on a bench. The historical lookout tower, which you reach a little later, is unfortunately currently closed due to Covid. Usually, you can get the key for a deposit at the mountain inn “Berggasthof Taubenberg”. At the walk you will have stunning views of the Alps. To experience a sunset at one of the spots with the particularly wide views is highly recommended. When the cow bells are ringing, I have found my peace of mind even after a hard day.
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