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Warm Drinks and Bitter Noses

It’s  -18’C on clear indigo twilight, your nose is sticking together and upon your first step outside the car your fingers begin to burn and ache. As you gather your gear you have moments of doubt but the knowledge of the overwhelming joy of racing down the snowy track in darkness, motivates you.

The snow loudly crunching under your feet and enthusiastic laughter off in the distance, you begin your climb. Sled tied to your back pack or your waist to make the burden easier and shoe spikes for traction on the snowy surface. It may be only a 2.2 kilometer walk up from the Kurvenlift parking area but it was in these conditions my husband and I decided to do our first night run from Untere Firstalm.

When I described this to my friends and family back in the US they thought we had to be crazy heading out at night in extreme winter weather, but honestly if you prepare right.  It can be a wonderful adventure.  Doing a nice small hike like this to a cozy location like Untere Firstalm is a perfect way to ease you and your family into hiking and sledding.  There is nothing better than seeing the warm lights spilling out of the windows on a winters eve and hearing laughter and music and knowing you are just a few icy breaths from a warm drink.  This year I have been introduced to hot chocolate with Rum called a Lumumba.  But I have to admit my favorite is the Jägertee, which is a very strong alcoholic beverage made by mixing overproof rum with black tea, red wine, plum brandy, orange juice and various spices.

Once you have warmed yourself up a bit, inside and out, it is time to get your gear back on.  For Untere Firstalm I would recommend wearing a good headlamp if it is not a full moon evening.  On the evening we did our run there was no real moon light but the bright white snow was reflecting quite a bit and our headlamps were quite helpful.  Obere Firstalm has lighting along their run for night sledding and it is Obere Firstalm where you can rent a sled.  Rental sleds are 4 euros and you have to pay for them inside the restaurant but pick up your sled outside from an out building. Obere Firstalm is a simple walk up a serpentine path from Untere Firstalm if you don’t wish to carry your own sled up the hill.  This is great if you decide last minute to go sledding.

Either sled run is perfect for everyone in the family to get on a sled and have a great time.  They are very easy to navigate with the perfect about of gentle turns and slow inclines.  Nothing at all terrifying and a great place to get the sledding bug.

Both Obere Firstalm and Untere Firstalm are wonderful places to visit set in absolutely stunning location.  During the day or in the evening their very friendly service and delicious food and drink make it the perfect destination for the whole family to have fun.

 

 

 

http://www.mondscheinrodeln.de

http://www.untere-firstalm.de/oeffnungszeiten.htm

 

 

Laura Boston-Thek Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).

 

 

 

Family Friendly Sledding Locations

Each winter I am asked by visitors to Schliersee where can they find real accessible “Family Friendly Sledding”.  So this year I thought I would put together a small list of places I have discovered and tell you a little about each location.

Albert Link Hutte:  Located in the center of Valepp Almen which is just behind the Alte Wurzhütte in Spitzingsee.  It is not accessible by car but is a very easy walk.  For Albert Link you need to bring your own sled but the location gives the whole family tons of options.  Not only has Albert Link plowed their own small sled run, in Valepp there is a beautifully groomed Loipe for Cross country skiers as well as many tow bars for Alpine skiers as well.  Parents tell me they find this to be a perfect location for family sledding. I can tell you their Kaiserschmarnn is out of this world. Remember that Mondays are Albert Link Hutte is closed. https://www.davplus.de/albert-link-huette

Alt Spitzingsee Strasse: This is the old road that use to take you up to the village of Spitzingsee and is now used for moving cattle and hiking.  In the winter months, when there is enough snow in the valley Alt Spitzingsee Strasse is a great family friendly sled run.  The one downside about sledding here is the lack of parking.  You need to plan that out if you decide to sled this hill.  A great easy way to enjoy this location is to take turns or have a designated driver who drops the sledders off at the top of Alt Spitzingsee Strasse and then picks them up at the bottom near the Joseftal waterfall.  This is a very gentle slope and great for learners.  Hiking up or dropping off both are a lot of fun.  And for your Apres sledding fun, make sure to go around the corner and enjoy some of the amazing homemade cakes, warm drinks by the hearth at Cafe Brunnhof.

http://cafe-brunnhof.de

Pfannilift: https://youtu.be/P9QMalIc1gM

Located just up the street from the Fischhausen-Neuhaus train station. This simple little hill much loved by visitors and locals alike if the perfect stop for your littlest snow bunnies.  On one side of the hill you have a tow bar for a beginner ski slope and the other side is a gentle slope for sledding.  Also provided here is a Loipe for Cross Country skiers.  All this and an amazing view down onto Schliersee. What more could you ask for on a day out in the snow.

http://www.maier-schmotz.de/skilift.php

Obere and Untere Firstalm: https://youtu.be/Pxp5xijnyl0

Both of these locations are just perfect for everyone in the family.  It is a simple gradual hike of 2,5 kilometers from either the Kurvenlift parking or from Spitzingsee saddle. Obere Firstalm rents sleds for 4 euros per sled and you pay for the rental inside the restaurant.  Untere Firstalm does not rent but it is easy to bring or own or to carry the rental sled down to their run.  You can’t go wrong with either location for food and drink and the proprietors are warm friendly people.

http://www.untere-firstalm.de

http://www.firstalm.de

Schliersee between Westenhofen and Hausham: Just before you arrive in Schliersee on the right side of the road between Westenhofen and Hausham there is a hill.  On any snowy day it will be full of joyful families sledding.  My colleague Ulrike McCarthy wrote a great article on this location.

https://magazin.schliersee.de/schlittengaudi-auf-dem-kirchbichl/

Schliersbergalm: https://youtu.be/D081YQjK5fs

Last but not least is Schliersbergalm. One of the most spectacular views in all of Schliersee and a simple hike up or you can take a cable car.  It is a very sunny location so sledding might not always be possible if we do not have a lot of snow in the valley.  It is a gentle slope down the hill with lots of turns.   Great food and drink and one amazing view is all provided.

https://www.facebook.com/Schliersbergalm/

 

Laura Boston-Thek Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).

 

 

 

Guten Rutsch! Zehn Orte, an denen Du in Schliersee Silvester feiern kannst!

Jeder stellt sich den Jahresausklang anders vor. In Schliersee hat man dieses Jahr tatsächlich alle Möglichkeiten! Vom Champagnerempfang auf dem Berg über veganes Essen im Tal, einem asiatischen Abend am See, bodenständiger bayerischer Küche in Fischhausen bis hin zur lockeren Party mit Lagerfeuer auf der Seewiese. Es gibt für jeden etwas. Guten Rutsch!

Achtung: Ganz wichtig! Eins haben alle gemeinsam: Unbedingt vorher reservieren!

 

Schliersbergalm ‒ hoch oben

„Servus zum Jahreswechsel – Alm mal anders!“

Champagner-Aperitif, 3-Gänge-Menü und Dessertbuffet, Entertainer Robin Sun, Glühweinbar, Lagerfeuer, Mitternachtssnack und Feuerwerk ‒ inklusive natürlich der gigantische Ausblick über ganz Schliersee. Pro Person: 95,- €, Schliersbergalm (http://www.schliersbergalm.de/): 08026/6722

 

Hotel Terofal – mitten im Ort

Ein 6-Gänge-Menü mit Livemusik. Pro Person: 98,- €

Tipp: Ab 23.30 Uhr ist die Bar mit flotter Musik für alle geöffnet!

Hotel Terofal (http://www.hotelterofal.de): 08026/929210

 

Lehmanns Neuhauser Stubn – kulinarische Reise

Exklusives 5-Gänge-Menü (Kleidung: festlich/Tracht)

Mit Empfang und Livemusik. Pro Person: 79,- €

Lehmanns Neuhauser Stubn (http://neuhauser-stuben.de/silvester_am_schliersee/): 08026/929233-0

 

glückSeelig – auch für Singles

14-22 Uhr mit Livemusik! Besonders für Singles gibt es hier die Gelegenheit, in einer fröhlichen Runde zu feiern und sich gegenseitig kennenzulernen. Wer reserviert, bekommt einen Prosecco als Dankeschön. Kein Menüzwang! Schwerpunkt liegt bei vegetarischen/veganen Speisen.

glückSeelig (http://www.bistro-glückseelig.de/): 08026/3871403

 

Obere Firstalm – All-inclusive-Tipp

Großes Buffet von 19-2 Uhr mit Livemusik ‒ „Happy Bavarians“, alle Getränke (außer Schnaps) inklusive.

Pro Person: 125,- €

Obere Firstalm (http://www.firstalm.de/): 08026/73 02

 

Untere Firstalm – lockere Alm-Variante

A la carte bis 23 Uhr.

Untere Firstalm (http://www.untere-firstalm.de/): 08026/7676

 

Schlierseer Hof – eine Reise nach Asien

„Eine asiatische Nacht“ ‒ zusammen feiern kann doch so schön sein ‒ Empfang, Gala-Buffet, Tanz mit Band, Tombola, Mitternachtsimbiss – Abendgarderobe erwünscht.

Pro Person: 125,- €

Schlierseer Hof (http://www.schlierseerhof.de): 08026/929200

 

Karma Bavaria – Ausflug nach Frankreich

Französisches 5-Gänge-Gala-Menü mit Liveband.

Pro Person: 99,- €

Karma Bavaria (https://karmagroup.com/find-destination/karma-resorts/karma-bavaria/): 08026/6080

 

Schnapperwirt – rustikal und gemütlich

Kleine Karte und rustikales Silvestermenü – ganz entspannt – bayerisch.

Schnapperwirt (http://schnapperwirt.de/): 08026/6613

 

Silvesterfeier auf der Seefestwiese – die Party am See

An Silvester machen wir die Nacht zum Tag. Mit Musik, kulinarischen Schmankerln, guter Laune und einem Feuerwerk begrüßen wir das neue Jahr.

Ab 18 Uhr.

http://www.schlierseer-weihnachtszauber.de/wintersonnwend-und-silvesterfeier-auf-der-seefestwiese/

 

 

 

Judith Weber Judith Weber

Redakteurin/freie Mitarbeiterin bei “Das Gelbe Blatt Miesbach”, Webdesign und Fotografie – Freude an neuen Blickwinkeln mithilfe eines Quadrokopters. Reiselustig und heimatverliebt. Lieblingsplatzerl: Insel Wörth im Schliersee

 

 

 

Schliersee sleds and sledding

Living here in Germany for many years, we have learned the art of long wander each Sunday with friends or family. Having a destination where you can have a meal or even just a drink gives the walkers motivation and inspiration to travel further.

Here in Schliersee on most snowy Winter Sundays everyone excitedly pulls out their trusty sleds from their attics and cellars hops in their cars and heads to one of the many different groomed paths. A favorite for families is to find parking on Spitzingsee and then begin their hour or so long pilgrimage from the saddle of Spitzingsee up to either Untere Firstalm or Obere Firstalm. Most folks stop for a delicious lunch and possibly some warm drinks before once again gathering all their snow clothes and sleds and beginning the fun decent on their sleds back down the mountain. The ride down is quicker but filled with laughter.

Another great alternative if hiking isn’t your idea of fun is to have someone drive you and your sled up Spitzingsee and about halfway on the right side is the old Spitzingsee road. It is here you can begin your snowy decent without even burning one ounce of sweat. Your driver can meet you at the bottom of the road near the Joseftal Waterfall. Its great fun for the entire family no matter their level of fitness.   If you have really small children a great spot easy to access from the Neuhaus train station is the pfannilift.

After expending all that energy in hiking and laughing you can wander over on foot or by car to Cafe Brunnhof, located just around the corner from the Joseftal Waterfall. You will be greeted warmly by their wonderful owners and their amazing array of delicious cakes.

http://www.untere-firstalm.de

http://www.pfannilift.de

http://www.firstalm.de

http://cafe-brunnhof.de

Laura Boston-Thek Laura Boston-Thek

American artist, photographer and professional wanderer who, after 20 years of roaming, put down roots in a 100 year old Bavarian farmhouse and fell in love with the Alpine village and its residents (both 2-legged and 4-legged).

Firstalm-Faschingsgaudi am Spitzingsee

Der Firstalm-Fasching auf der Unteren First  am Spitzingsee blickt auf eine jahrzehntelange Tradition zurück. Er ist einer der ältesten Skifaschings in Oberbayern, und schon Mitte der 1960er-Jahre kamen viele Hunderte Maskierte, Zuschauer, Fremde und Einheimische, um am letzten Faschingssonntag bei Livemusik und viel guter Laune gemeinsam ausgelassen im Schnee die närrische Jahreszeit zu feiern.

Wuiderer und Jaga (= Wilderer und Jäger), Sträflinge, Hexen, Zauberer, Piraten, Kucheweiba (= Hausfrauen), Putzfrauen, Mönche und Nonnen, Leute im Schlafanzug oder im Baströckchen ‒ die Kostümierungen waren und sind vielfältig sowie fantasievoll, oft mit viel Liebe zum Detail selbst genäht und gebastelt.

Früher stapfte man zu Fuß mit den Skiern auf dem Rücken den Nordhang hinauf und fuhr dann einmal auf den langen Latten zurück Richtung Untere Firstalm. Heutzutage zieht einen bequem der Schlepplift den Hang hinauf ‒ so oft man will.

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Ein fester Termin für alle Faschingsnärrischen im Veranstaltungskalender: am Faschingssonntag um 11.00 Uhr Beginn der Firstalm-Faschingsgaudi auf der Unteren First am Spitzingsee – heuer am 7. Februar 2016.

 

 

Tipp: Lassen Sie das Auto zu Hause und benutzen Sie bitte die öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel. Zugverbindungen von München nach Fischhausen-Neuhaus gibt es stündlich. Weiter geht es mit den Bussen des RVO Linie 9562 zum Spitzingsee .

Dann können Sie auch das eine oder andere Stamperl Schnaps trinken.

Weitere Faschingstermine 2016 in Schliersee (ohne Gewähr auf Vollständigkeit):

  • Samstag, 30.01.2016, 14.00–18.00 Uhr: Zwergerlfasching im alten Schulhaus Schliersee; Motto: „Verhext und verzaubert“, Erwachsene 2 Euro, Kinder 1 Euro Eintritt
  • Freitag, 05.02.2016, ab 19.30 Uhr: „nuAmiA“-Faschingsgaudi auf der Unteren Firstalm, Treffpunkt um 18.30 Uhr am Kurvenliftparkplatz, Eintritt frei
  • Montag, 08.02.2016, 14.30 Uhr – 17.00 Uhr Rosenmontags-Kinderfasching im Pfarrheim Schliersee, Lautererstr. 1. Der Eintritt kostet für Alle 1,00 €uro. Herzliche Einladung an Klein und Groß!
  • Dienstag, 09.02.2016, ab 14.00 Uhr im Café Jennerwein am Bahnhof in Schliersee „Faschingskranzl vom Kath. Frauenbund“ mit dem Duo Lobinger, Gäste sind herzlich willkommen
Ursula Höllerl Ursula Höllerl

Mitarbeiterin in der Gäste-Information Schliersee, aufgewachsen in Neuhaus und Miesbach. Mein Motto: "Ein Tag am Berg ist wie eine Woche Urlaub – egal ob im Sommer zum Wandern oder im Winter beim Schneewandern, Skifahren und Rodeln."