Oberaudorf — Breathe The Views, Foster The Treats

This is it, my very last article here on the pages of MyGermanCity.com — all because I fell in love with the town of Oberaudorf. Yes, I’ve said this before, but this time I really (really, really, really) mean it. ;-)

Don’t look at me like that, this place is so amazingly fantastic that I’m confident you’ll feel the same way once you’ve gotten here, too. I don’t even know where to start in telling you all the wonders I’ve found around its 38 districts, which are easily reached from surrounding areas, and even Austria.

Ha-ha, that last one is right next door, you could jump it.

Enough babbling on, this page isn’t going to write itself.

What’s great about Oberaudorf is its blend of all things outdoorsy — and even has a historical side. The hardest part is determining which side of the town you’re going to love the most.

For me it’s a no-brainer, I love the historical side. Which, by the way, will bring you to places like the village church in Niederau.

And if you’re a castle lover, then it’s onward to what was once a medieval castle — believed to have been built before the 12th century. Even though the castle’s gone, no reason not to visit the Burgtormuseum, is there?

And you need to visit the Kloster Reisach, although it’s not one from the Middle Ages. Built in the flowery Baroque style, the monastery wasn’t an Oberaudorf addition until the 1730s — and you shouldn’t miss its amazingly gorgeous Nativity Scene.

Just as beautiful is the countryside of Oberaudorf. Here in this part of Upper Bavaria it’s all about being outdoors (again? yes!), so no more spending time inside than absolutely necessary, OK?

A good place as any to start would depend on the season. Winter is busy with folks looking to ski the trails, the pros looking for some serious air time at the ski jump, or screaming kids (or kids at heart) on the toboggan run (located in the village of Hocheck).

Warmer weather ushers in thrill-seekers or those looking to relax along the shores of the lake — with a waterslide, no less. For something a bit more solitary, I’d say you should head towards the Br√ľnnstein in the Bavarian Alps — and the Br√ľnnsteinhaus is considered to be a “home base” for anyone looking to conquer the 1,634-meter peak; or breathe in the views of the Unterinntal, which stretches all the way into Austria.

Not everyone has the desire to tackle a mountain, so for you go see the waterfalls at Tatzelwurm. They plunge for 95-meters, by the way, and make for a great photo-op.

Come to think of it, much of Oberaudorf is a photo-op. I probably should take lots of pictures to show you all–but I’ll be too busy moving my stuff in. ;-)

 

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