SPOT: OBERSTDORF IM ALLGÄU

The Christmas spirit is all around Germany as we are approaching the end of 2014. We wanted to enjoy the mountain atmosphere once more before the holidays and took a trip to Oberstdorf to have a walk around Freibergsee lake, which we wanted to see for a long time. Oberstdorf was above all our expectations and it was surprising that we can still discover new treasures of Bavaria after so many years of living here.

Oberstdorf is in the Allgäu region of Bavaria, on the foot of the Allgäu Alps. Although the real meaning of Allgäu for me has been delicious Käsespätzle for years, I realized there is much more to it.

The train from Munich took two and a half hours. To reach Freibergsee you have to walk out of Oberstdorf through the fields around the village, which present you amazing views of the Alps and village huts.

Then the path leads you in to the forest. It’s almost a constant climb until Freibergsee after here, but the nature is fascinating. There is a small restaurant by the lake, where you can have a beer and Käsespätzle. Because it was winter season, everywhere was calm and silent. You could almost feel the oxygen in your lungs.

I’m sure the view will be even more impressive when it’s under snow.


2014 yılı 10 güne bitiyor derken Almanya’da Noel havası en güzelinden yaşanıyor. Tatile girmeden daglarin Noel havasi ile birlesmis temiz ve guzel goruntulerini gormek adina Oberstdorf’a gittik. Uzun zamandir gitmek istedigimiz Freibergsee icin de baslangic noktasi oldu. Oberstdorf dusundugumden ve hayal ettigimden fazlasi ile guzelmis. 5 senedir burda olmamamiza ragmen bu gunlere ertelemis olmak uzucu olmus olsa da bu vakitte bizi sasirtacak yeni yerler kesfetmis olduk.

Oberstdorf, Bayern’in Allgäu bolgesinde, Allgäu Alpleri’nin hemen orada bulunuyor. Benim için Allgäu demek, leziz Käsespätzle demek olsa da gidince bundan daha fazlasi oldugunu gordum.

Munih’ten tren yaklasik 2 bucuk saat suruyor. Indikten sonra Oberstdorf’un icinden tarlalara dogru bir yuruyus yapmak gerekiyor, Freibergsee’ye ulasmak icin. Zaten o an Alplerin arasinda inanilmaz manzaralar ile karsi karsiya gelmeye basliyorsunuz.

Gole giden yol 40 dakika suruyor. Yokuşlu ama nefis bir orman yolculugunun icinden variyorsunuz. Göle vardiginizda bira icip meshur Kasespatzle yiyebileceginiz kulubeye geliyorsunuz. Heryer cok sakin ve sessiz. Cigerlerime bol bol temiz hava cektigimi hissettim.

Karlar altinda olunca nefis manzaralar olusacagina inaniyorum. O da bir dahaki sefere.