Information and references (based on our trip) if you’re visiting
Reit im Winkl
Set in the Chiemsee Alps, Reit im Winkl has a typical Bavarian climate. That is to say, it is very seasonal. Summers are hot, Winters are cold (with snow), Spring is alive, lush and green and Autumn……Autumn is stunning.
I have travelled to Reit by train from Munich (get the local bus from Prien) and also via the ‘normal’ Autobahns from Munich (A9/A99/A12). For this trip however, we got off the A99 when it started to jam, punched in the address on the sat nav and let fate take its course. It was a lovely route!
Some good Books/Blogs
Where we stayed:
Birnbacher Str. 26,
Places of Interest
(many of these are German sites that need translating)
- Fellhorn (1764m)
- Kaisergebirge/Wilder Kaiser
- Hindenburghütte (1260m)
- Straubingerhaus (1558m).
- Taubensee – it is not possible to reach Taubensee by road. You need to park up and walk!
- Lochner Wasserfalle.
- Wilder Kaiser range
- ‘Seasons of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ is taken from the poem, ‘To Autumn’, a beautiful poem by John Keats. It was one of my father’s favourite poems and we read it at his funeral.
- Schengen Zone
- Bayerische dialect
- Sons and Lovers (DH Lawrence)
- Helston Lake
- Julian Barnes ‘Sense of an Ending’
- ‘Why, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrown upon them …….and thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges.”(Fool)
From Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Act V scene i: