August 16, 2020

Bicycle Tour in the North of Munich

As someone who works in the north of Munich, I recently figured that I do not know the area at all. So I changed this by having a nice trip by bike from my home town through the northern Munich region. Well, I guess, this is one of the mostly known things that we have in Munich. 🌍 Picture location East of the Allianz Arena, there is a vast heathland, the Fröttmaninger Heide. Read more

July 8, 2020

Two Day Bike Tour: Mittenwald -> Bad Tölz -> Munich

Recently, we started to do quite a few and also quite long tours by bike. For this reason, we decided to test if we like long bike tours that span a few days. As we do not have real equipment for such adventures (yet), we arranged a two day test trip from Mittenwald via Bad Tölz back to Munich. Essentially, this is a part of the Isarradweg. There are GPX tracks available on the website of the Isarradweg. Read more

October 27, 2019

Nymphenburg Castle Garden

Munich has a couple of nice castles with nice gardens. The castle gardens of Nymphenburg are pretty cool as there is a lot of water and woods. Also you can walk from this area to the next castle called Bluthenburg, which is a small moated castle. 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location Read more

August 17, 2019

Rothenburg o. d. Tauber and Nuremberg

Three years ago, we went to Franconia for a two day trip to Bamberg and Würzburg. Last weekend we repeated that idea. This time we went to Rothenburg and Nuremberg. People say that Rothenburg is one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Germany. So it is not a big surprise that there are incredible numbers of tourists (mostly from Asia). I personally thought that Rothenburg is nice but for some reason I was not too impressed. Read more

September 17, 2018

Regensburg & Walhalla

A 1 1/2 day trip to – as some people claim – the northernmost city of Italy: Regensburg. Well, I do not know if this is really true but I liked the town. Well, Regensburg is pretty small, so – when you just want to walk around town, peek into a church now an then and look shop windows – you need about 6 hours. However, I think it is still worth spending a night or two as you can do some things in the surrounding area: Read more

July 27, 2018

Wallberg & Tegernsee

A quick excursion to the mountains to evade the blazing summer heat in the office. Wallberg The first 800 meters of the ascent to the Wallberg from the valley station of the cable way are not very spectacular as you mostly walk on a quite wide way in the forest. However, the shade is pretty great for hot days and the way I easy to walk. As soon as you reach the Alte Wallberghütte things change and you have wonderful views down to the Tegernsee and other mountains around. Read more

April 8, 2018

Olympiapark

Some pictures from the Olympiapark in Munich taken at the first “summer” weekend this year. Sadly, odd winds are currently transporting a lot of dust from the Sahara over the alps up to Germany. For this reason the visibility was not too great. I said the visibility was not that great.

May 1, 2017

How to Maibaum

In some parts of Germany, people set up May trees (“Maibaum”) on their town square at May, 1st. Yesterday my hometown got its new one. I always thought these things would be set up by manual labour. However, in the meantime I learned that this is forbidden in most towns due to security reasons. Hence, a mobile crane must be used. The pictures have a little shallow colors and are dark, I admit. Read more

April 30, 2017

Munich (Testing Samyang 8mm ƒ/2.8)

Again some tests with the 8mm at Auer Dult, Isar and Chinesischer Turm. 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Paulanerkirche (München) • Mariahilfkirche (München) • Mariahilfplatz • Auer Dult • Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik der Armen Schulschwestern von unserer Lieben Frau 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Paulanerkirche (München) • Mariahilfkirche (München) • Mariahilfplatz • Auer Dult • Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik der Armen Schulschwestern von unserer Lieben Frau 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Paulanerkirche (München) • Mariahilfkirche (München) • Mariahilfplatz • Auer Dult • Fachakademie für Sozialpädagogik der Armen Schulschwestern von unserer Lieben Frau Read more

February 12, 2017

Pinakothek der Moderne, München

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January 29, 2017

Staffelsee

A quick Sunday trip to the Staffelsee. A wonderful part of Bavaria! 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Uffing am Staffelsee • Mühlwörth • Seehausen am Staffelsee • Staffelsee • Kloster Staffelsee 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Staffelsee • Seehausen am Staffelsee • Mühlwörth • Wörth (Staffelsee) • Kloster Staffelsee 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Staffelsee • Seehausen am Staffelsee • Mühlwörth • Wörth (Staffelsee) • Kloster Staffelsee 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Mühlwörth • Uffing am Staffelsee • Staffelsee • Seehausen am Staffelsee • Kloster Staffelsee Read more

January 9, 2017

Partnachklamm

Near Garmisch-Partenkirchen you find a gorgeous :) gorge - the Partnachklamm. 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Große Olympiaschanze • Eckbauerbahn • Gudiberg • Staatliche Vogelschutzwarte Garmisch-Partenkirchen • Badgasse (Garmisch-Partenkirchen) 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Graseckbahn • Partnachklamm • Gudiberg • Große Olympiaschanze • Eckbauerbahn 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Graseckbahn • Partnachklamm • Gudiberg • Große Olympiaschanze • Eckbauerbahn 🌍 Picture location – Wiki-Links: Graseckbahn • Partnachklamm • Gudiberg • Große Olympiaschanze • Eckbauerbahn Read more

December 27, 2016

Perchten und Krampuslauf

In my hometown there is a “Perchten und Krampuslauf” (no idea how to translate that to English) at the day after Christmas. 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location 🌍 Picture location

November 24, 2016

Raitenhaslach Scientific Retreat

Some years ago, TUM leased the Raitenhaslach Kloster near Burghausen, renewed it and re-purposed it to a conference center. 🌍 Picture location – here the largest and most beautiful conference room. Sadly, it is not allowed to heat the room to a nice temperature as the wall paintings could be damaged. Also the acoustics are not very good so you have a hard time understanding what was said…

September 14, 2016

TUM Campus Garching

Some pictures from the rooftop of the TUM center of advanced studies. At the right side of the first photo you see the building site of Galileo, the new campus center. 🌍 Picture location - View to the south. 🌍 Picture location - Galileo building site. 🌍 Picture location – The world famous and only atomic egg. 🌍 Picture location - View to the east.

May 5, 2016

Road trip to Würzburg and Bamberg

A road trip to a (maybe) lesser known/famous region of Bavaria: Franconia. More precisely, the cities of Würzburg and Bamberg. I have never been there so far, but I liked it a lot. I think Würzburg is a little more urban than Bamberg, but also very nice. Bamberg is an incredible medieval town somehow comparable to Strassbourg or Tübingen (where I studied). Not surprisingly, Bamberg is an UNESCO word heritage. Read more

February 20, 2016

Finest Spirits Spirits (Munich)

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August 7, 2015

Flugwerft Schleissheim (near Munich)

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