The best thing about the Alps, well, one of many things, is the color of the lakes. Clear turquoise green, which scream summer. Jump in!
The ice cream below means it’s summer. Yes, it does.
We spent a weekend at the Wolfgangsee in Austria last summer. Though the Alps weren’t all that high surrounding the lake, we still managed a hike up the Scharfberg with an elevation gain of over 3,000 feet in a few hours. To be honest, I was beat! Unlike in the U.S., where, when hiking, most peaks are barren of people and wilderness is the rule, the Alps often have a ‘hut’ atop them. Aka, a full fledged hotel and restaurant. This means you can get schnitzel and beer and cake. Calories burned on a heart pounding run up a mountain are instantly restored. I would say both situations have pros and cons.
The two chaps above were wearing matching outfits with Lederhosen. Because Austria!
Look how happy this cow is. So happy! If you lived here, you would be too.