Driving up the mountain road to Malbun, Lichtenstein, we arrive for one night only. In truth because we have never been before, so thought it would be good to visit.
A beautiful mountain scene with sheep wearing bells and that sound that means one thing only, you are in an alpine setting.
After a swim and a good breakfast, Evie experiences her first chair lift – she’s not too sure but not obviously scared either – just wondering how you move through the air above the trees.
This takes the initial bit of uphill slog off the start of the walk (plenty more of it) as we join a section of the Lichtenstein Panoramaweg along the Furstin-Gina-Weg. And what a panorama it was!
Looking back down on the valley of Malbun.
Even at the end of September there are a few alpine flowers hanging on in there.
Tim waits but a tricky little section – you can’t see the wire rope in place to help you through it!
Worth the climb, the views are astounding.
We picnicked and make the decision not to do the circular walk intended (the next section looked unsafe to carry a Bean on), so turned back.
Turned into a very good decision as a freezing strong wind whipped up which made the ridge line walk difficult so we were pleased not to be even higher on trickier terrain.
We spotted a friendly marmot on the way back down the mountain. What a joy to see a marmot up close. It then disappeared down its burrow.
And then back at the bottom Evie disappeared into her own burrow whilst we had a drink.
A brief stay, too expensive to stay for long!! But beautiful.
Next time we will visit the castle, but it’s time to hit the road for our next stop….
but not before dinner en-route!