The autumn leaves near Oberammergau, Germany have reached their peak, so the surrounding hillsides are dressed in shades of copper, saffron, and a bit of green.
One of my favorite places to ride my bike is to the nearby Ettaler Weidmoos, a tranquil nature preserve that’s part of the Ammergau Alps Nature Park (Naturpark Ammergauer Alpen). Here, depending on the season, you’re likely to see ducks, unique orchids, and even birch trees felled by beavers. The air is fresh, the water is crystal-clear, and the mountains are majestic.
A few kilometers away, you’ll find one of Germany’s most famous royal abodes, the Linderhof Palace (Schloss Linderhof). The Ettal Monastery is also just around the corner from the nature park. In the winter months, you can even head toward the snowy forest and watch a wild-deer feeding.
My latest video offers a quick peek at this exceptionally beautiful natural spot.