Today was the last day of our hike, the most strenuous too. It was a long hard 6 hour/15 km slog from Golling to the cable car station at Mt Jenner. We ascended 1400 meters in that time and crossed from Austria back into Germany. Weather included rain and thunder then searing heat. The winding path was narrow and extremely rocky. It perhaps has been the most physically challenging day I have ever experienced. It was a day that capitalized on every minute of training I did leading up to this trip.
We rewarded ourselves with a lengthy lunch stop and it was the perfect opportunity to eat bratwurst and potato salad, garnished with a generous amount of delicious grated horseradish. Also enjoyed immensely was the hauskuchen or cake of the day !!
The cable car brought us back to our original starting point at Konigsee. It is such a long trip down that there is a mittelstation so you can alight halfway down the mountain or stay on till the very bottom as we did. We will sleep so well tonight and then be ready bright and early for our next round of adventures. I am off to Finland and L heads to Paris.