Every since I moved to Munich and got to see the beautiful scenery that it has to offer – especially outside of the city – hiking has become one of my favorite hobbies. I just love to get out into the mountains, walk up the hiking trails and witness the beautiful views mother nature has to offer. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t always like this. Only a few months ago a question like do you want to go on a six-hour hike today? would have me laughing out loud. I was such an indoor person and totally happy with only my laptop and a good old netflix binge session (which I still love), but now I suffer from a severe case of fomo whenever I have to stay home for more than two days in a row. Who would’ve thought, haha!
Anyways, a few weeks ago me and my lovely friend Aspen went to Heimgarten, which is just about an hour outside of Munich and offers the most beautiful views you could ever imagine. And just as the basic blonde girls we are, we spent a lot of time taking pictures and filming videos. But I mean c’mon, who doesn’t love getting that perfect picture to share on Instagram, huh?!
We got up super early and started the hike with the most autumnal vibe you could ever imagine. Colored leaves as far as the eye could reach and a waterfall that created the most relaxing background music. When Aspen first asked me to do this hike with her she was all like oh yeah it’s super easy, just a little long but now I’m thinking she purposely left out the fact that roughly half of the hike consists of endless amounts of stairs. Like seriously all you can see are just stairs, on stairs, on stairs. I am not kidding, the soreness in my muscles the day after hiking was next level and I’ve been working out quite regularly recently.
But jokes aside, it was all worth it though. As soon as we reached the half way mark we got a taste of the dreamiest winter wonderland I’ve ever seen. Standing there in the middle of nowhere with no background noise, no sounds (just the occasional ding that came from Aspens’ phone – haha) and looking out onto the big lake and mountaintops that were lightly dipped in snow was absolutely breathtaking. I loved it up there and I’m already dying to go back! xo, Marie