Einträge von Laura Boston-Thek

Almabtrieb “When the Cows Come Home”

Here it is again, that magical time of year filled with cowbells and fancily festooned farm animals. It is the Almabtrieb season once more. It feels like only yesterday the local cows danced out of the barns after a long dark winter to head up into the lush green pastures high upon the mountaintops. Almabtrieb […]


On 7 August early in the morning about 8 am on the Fischhausen side of lake Schliersee you will find a bustle of activity.  Historic hand carved wooden boats being festooned with boughs of colorful flowers and grasses.  Many fingers moving at a rapid pace to get all the boats beautified before the begin their tour across […]

Marlenes Bistro Schliersee

Situated smack dab in the middle of Neuhaus, right between Spitzingsee and Schliersee adjacent to a beautifully gardened park is a little oasis filled with flowers and the incredible aroma of beef grilling on a lava grill.  If you have ever been to Neuhaus I am sure you know I am talking about Marlene’s. To […]

Watersport Schliersee

Having just came in from a beautiful early Sunday morning paddle around Schliersee lake and I thought I would share a tip with you all.  Let me tell you that view of Brecherspitz from the water is something to be experienced first hand. Located on the B307 just before you reach Fischhausen is a rustic […]

Elderflower Syrup

I am a huge fan of free fun and at this time of year there are plenty of delicious free treats to discover in and around Schliersee.  One such bit of fantastic foraging fun is to make your own elderflower syrup to be savored for the rest of the year.  Imagine having the taste of […]

I grab my kayak

Part of my great plan when making the move to Schliersee was to become once more healthy and physically fit.  It was the choice to make moving in the beautiful landscape a priority not just for me but for my family as a whole. This year on my birthday I added kayaking to my movement […]


On a particular torrentially rainy summer Sunday in June, the roads, lakes and mountain sides were taken over by an army of beautifully functioning human machines.  Have you guessed yet what my overly dramatized description might be about?  Yes, on this day the Schliersee Alpen Triathlon was held.  The whole event was an amazing array […]


Many years ago when I first came to Germany, I arrived with a suitcase full of my American ideas.  My mother, a consummate gardener, perceived the golden yellow blossom of the Dandelion flower as a mortal enemy.  “It just one is let to survive, the entire yard is ruined”.  So she spent many hours of […]

A little Nip of Courage – Schnapserei Spitzingsee

I love Schnapps, there I’ve said it.  I am not sure if it is my Irish ancestry but my Grandmother and my mother were both known to have made various alcoholic concoctions.  Their favorite being a simple mixture of honey, lemon and whisky to fight a cold.  These magical, herbal mixtures have been handed down […]

Schliersee Neuhaus Blacksmith

  The Hammerschmiede in Neuhaus is located next to the Brunnhof cafe and is an easy walking distance from the Joseftal Waterfall and is a great excuse to visit all three locations.   There is a long history dating back to 1720 for this working blacksmith shop and the present “Smithy” Josef Geisler, has been making […]