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  • hello and greetings from the german alps today  we'll be showing you around Berchtesgaden  

  • garden national park which happens to  be germany's only alpine national park  

  • this is a place that i had been wanting to  visit ever since i learned of its existence  

  • and i knew sam would be happy with a quiet nature  escape especially when the scenery looks like this  

  • give us mountains forests and lakes any day of the  week and we're a happy couple we spent a total of  

  • three nights in this little slice of paradise and  we made the most of our time here with plenty of  

  • hikes around Berchtesgaden national parkboat tour on the emerald waters ofnigssee  

  • a cable car ride up yanner mountain plus we just  had fun befriending the local farm animals and  

  • enjoying rainy picnics with mountain views from  our balcony so as always we invite you to join us  

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  • good afternoon so we have just arrived at  our next destination we are in Berchtesgaden  

  • national park here in the southeast  corner of germany it's like this tiny  

  • little pocket that almost goes into austria  and yeah we're just surrounded by mountains  

  • it is gorgeous here we're about to  go out on our first hike of the day  

  • and sammy boy are you gonna put some clothes on  he's like wait wait a shirt might be appropriate

  • look at that he is clothed he is closed  hello are you excited to be going hiking  

  • i am and uh we're trying to sneak one  in before it's apparently gonna rain  

  • later in the afternoon so yeah  pumped please please don't rain

  • we stayed at a guest house called Alpenpension  Bergidyll that was about a 20-minute walk into  

  • town it was situated in a quiet neighborhood  where we were surrounded by mountains  

  • small farms and alpine style architecture  with lots of wood and flower baskets

  • so  

  • where have we arrived sam we apparently have  arrived atnigssee Germany did i pronounce that  

  • correctly i hope so the king's lake kings lake and  we are hiking too we're going to Malerwinkl yes  

  • yeah this is the easiest loop apparently there  are a number of different hiking trails we hope  

  • to do several of them and there's just so much to  do here like there's a cable car there's a boat  

  • trip there's multiple hiking options we're gonna  try to do as much as we can weather permitted yeah  

  • basically since it's our first afternoon here and  we're getting started a little later in the day  

  • we figured we would do the easiest hike available  and that's Malerwinkl so yeah we've already been  

  • walking for a while so we are 10 minutes away from  the lookout point that's awesome yeah it's for me  

  • this is the perfect temperature to be out it's  probably like what 12 13 14 degrees i'm a little  

  • bundled up nice i love it i actually like having  to wear a real shirt this is good but yeah we're  

  • getting some beautiful views here along the way  we can see the lake off on the right hand side  

  • the boats are going by tomorrow we're going to be  doing a boat tour hopefully the weather's clear  

  • we do have two full days after this just in case  

  • but yeah beautiful scenery all around  so painful so this is fantastic  

  • barely anyone here i know you know what i think  it's because we're doing our hike later in the day  

  • most people would have gone in the morning it's  true when we were walking into town most people  

  • were walking back towards their guest houses  yeah so yeah i mean if you are a hiker you would  

  • be doing your hikes in the morning no doubt  yes whenever we've gone on hiking trips we've  

  • done that it's just today of course we arrived  in the afternoon yeah and we've got a little  

  • look a split in the road fork in the road that's  what's called splitting the trail fork in the road  

  • if you're planning to visit on a day trip and  you only have time to do one short hike i would  

  • recommend Malerwinkl which means painter's  corner this trail starts on the north end  

  • ofnigssee Germany just past the boat sheds  and it has several vantage points along the way  

  • some from above and others down by the water's  edge ethereal doesn't even begin to describe it

  • so there's the official lookout spot and then look  at this check this out guys then there is this wow  

  • just gotta keep walking on the same trail  and then you reach the benches and it's  

  • just beautiful imagine if we could actually see  the mountains you know i love it with the low  

  • hanging fog i feel like it adds some moodiness  to it and we can see the boats coming back from  

  • the excursion on the lake does it feel a little  bit like a mystery with the uh with the clouds  

  • is it what do you call the clouds shrouding  over the mountains yeah there we go

  • after the hike we went back into town and  found a lakeside beer garden for dinner  

  • asked my friend a beer i don't feel  like we really earned it because  

  • that was an easy hike but as a welcome to this  part of the country he's never breast enough

  • i'm laughing because you've managed to get  cheese on the hood of the lens oh no where  

  • is it it's okay are you serious oh no anyways  the things we do for the photos huh dinner time  

  • the two dishes that i'm sure you guys are very  familiar with at this point we got the keys of  

  • spatzle the noodles with cheese and crispy onions  on top we just can't help ourselves guys it's nice  

  • and golden that's just a classic dish here so good  and we're running out of time to have it so um um  

  • more noodles but with a mushroom cream sauce yep  we've ordered so much food recently i think this  

  • is pork i only understand part of the menu so  half the time i'm guessing food is always good

  • hello hello today's day two day two it's a little  bit rainy but we are still getting out there we're  

  • gonna go explore do some hiking right now we're  on a cable car yeah by the way greetings from a  

  • cable car greetings from the cable car we are  moving so we bought tickets to go up to mitten  

  • station 24 euros per person to go up and down um  and yeah apparently there's also a restaurant at  

  • this stop so we can potentially eat there if it's  open if not in the town we have lots of options  

  • and then there is a second cable car  you can take going even further up  

  • but today it's so like foggy like we have these  low hanging clouds i don't think we'd be able  

  • to see anything from the peak because we can't  even see the peak so we just opted for halfway  

  • up and i'm okay with that i'm looking forward to  the height we're gonna do yeah it seems like a  

  • compromise so yeah that is the update from the  cable car and we'll see you when we get there

  • so as you can see it wasn't  the most ideal day to go hiking  

  • but we only had a few days here and we didn't  want to miss out we hiked for about an hour  

  • with umbrellas in our icy hands and what kept  us going was the thought of reaching one of the  

  • alpine huts for a hot cup of coffee and some  cake but sadly they were not open that day

  • we were pretty hungry by the time we got down  the mountain so we went into a restaurant located  

  • not too far from yenapan which is the cable  car station this place had a nice cozy vibe  

  • i got their gristle which is a potato  bacon onion fry up served with an  

  • egg on top it's a hearty dish that's  meant to use up your sundae leftovers  

  • and meanwhile sam got the schnitzel  stuffed with cheese and a side of fries  

  • juno i'm kunigzee has lots of random  little trails that go through farmland  

  • so that afternoon we enjoyed a little walk through  

  • the outskirts of town and met a whole  bunch of farm animals along the way

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  • we've made friends with the world's  friendliest dog this is cleo say hi  

  • it's so sweet it was our welcoming committee  when we first came here and cleo likes to do  

  • pauses out sometimes huh pause these out  yeah not right now or should you go should  

  • you're the sweetest dog treating ourselves toromantic balcony picnic for two yeah we sure are  

  • so we ended up instead of going out for dinner  we went to the grocery store we picked up some  

  • italian wine primitivo from julia and we got  some nice little snacks these are quite some herb  

  • i know what do you call them paprika there's some  healthy chips paprika well i don't know if chips  

  • are healthy but we'll go with that if it makes you  feel better and then some crunchy peas sweet chili  

  • powder produce wine and wine and the cups  that were provided and guys i don't know  

  • if you can see this but come check this out  will you track me over here here's my spots  

  • guys we have finally got a view of the  snow-capped mountains that's what we came to see  

  • and they were covered in clouds up until now but  you can see them now what do you think beautiful  

  • beautiful huh we're gonna use the zoom to  properly show you exactly right up there

  • the next day was our big excursion day during  the famous boat trip of Schönau amnigssee  

  • we decided to go after lunch once the rains had  eased a bit in the meantime nothing like some hot  

  • soup and a bowl of pasta on a cold rainy day and  apple strudel 2 because this is germany after all  

  • this is us being our most strategic weather-wise  because it is raining today yes but it appears  

  • from three to five o'clock there's a 30 to 40  percent chance of precipitation so it could  

  • be a bit dry and so we delayed our outing  we're gonna go at like 9 10 in the morning  

  • hike all day we're like no let's  not go out and get completely soaked  

  • just wait a little bit longer have lunch  first go do the boat ride and hopefully  

  • get a little bit of dry hiking in so we'll see  if that holds true or not may or may not work

  • after lunch we bought our  tickets right on the spot  

  • and we're able to get on the next departure out  

  • but if you're visiting during high season you may  want to do so in advance as it can get very busy

  • the journey itself was stunning it was early fall  so there were some peeps of orange and gold in  

  • between the evergreens and the low-hanging  clouds just added to the magic of the place  

  • perhaps the most exciting stop of all  was at the echo wall here one of the  

  • crew members pulled out the flugelhorn  to demonstrate the echo that bounces back

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  • we then got off at saint Bartholomä  which is a catholic pilgrimage church  

  • it is named after saint Bartholomä the apostle  the patron saint of alpine farmers and dairy men  

  • the church is built in the baroque  style and has a red onion domed roof  

  • unfortunately the church was not  open to visitors because corona times  

  • so we can't show you the interior but we did  enjoy a nice walk in the surrounding area

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  • hello hello we were on the boat for a while we're  on the boat now we are off the boat we got off at  

  • the very first stop Bartholomä yeah that's where  you have the the little chapel which is closed  

  • at the moment unfortunately we can't go in but  there's a beautiful like 30 minute trail oh it's  

  • just lovely yeah you know what not too many  people are actually doing that it seems most  

  • people are just clustered around the restaurant  and around i don't blame them it is cold and wet  

  • so they may be you know eating or getting some  sustenance tea and cake tea and cake but um  

  • we're enjoying the trail yeah what a beautiful  ride the nice thing is it's an electric boat  

  • it's been that way since the 89 1989 so a long  time they're doing that to obviously protect the  

  • environment here it's a pristine national park  and i i love that the other thing that was super  

  • cool was just how slow the ride was i don't  think i've ever been on a boat ride that slow  

  • just to take everything in and also my  favorite part was when they played the trumpet  

  • in front of the echo wall and like every note he  plays essentially bounces back to us yeah that  

  • was super cool yeah he he did well too he made  some good good money 10 euro bills were in that  

  • we tipped them as well of course but uh  yeah so this is amazing so this is even  

  • the main stop we're doing we decided to  get off here though because it's halfway  

  • so what we're gonna do is complete this walk  yes hop back on the boat go visit the last stop  

  • where we'll do some hiking and then we'll take the  boat ride back into town sounds good that's good

  • hello we are going to make our souvenir penny  but you actually need five cents to create it  

  • is it just a euro and five cents or is it  created on this that's what we're wondering  

  • no they make it on the five cent coin think  so yeah well we'll find out we'll find out  

  • it was really hard to find this by the  way we had to take through in the face  

  • these are rare twenty we had a one we  had a two euro hard to find this one

  • okay

  • isn't that beautiful though look at this

  • we then hop back on the boat and continue the  journey towards Salet which is the last stop at  

  • the end of the lake from this point there's a  secondary lake you can hike to called Obersee

  • the color of the water at this lake  was something out of this world  

  • it shifted from turquoise to  emerald even on the greatest of days  

  • and that contrasted with the early  autumn foliage in the most beautiful way