Just another campsite?
The most beautiful campsite we have been to so far has been in Luxembourg. But that was until we checked in at Via Claudia Camping in Lechbruck am See. Sometimes we just end up in places, where we are blown away by beauty and atmosphere, and that was the case here.
Lots of space.
The campsite itself is big. Really big! But not in the sense of camping on small, cramped pitches, but in the sense that the area is much larger than we have ever seen before. There are pitches by the lake, by the forest, or simply normal grass pitches. The facilities are also really good, with everything from a cafe and a supermarket to great showering facilities and even a spa for dogs, where you can wash your dog when returning home from a walk. The office can also provide various coupons, for getting discounts at stores and museums in the area.
Also for skiing.
We read in a brochure, that in winter you can also rent the cabins and enjoy skiing at the slopes next to the campsite. We are not into snow, but we are sure that it is an incredibly beautiful ski area too.
So much to see.
The area around Via Claudia Camping is called Lechbruck am See and is an adventure in itself. We used our Pathfinders a lot, to drive around and look at the city, the forest, the lake, and not least the river Lech. We even became friends with a few big goats and dipped our toes in the lake.
The river Lech is beautiful and calm in some places, with small adorable springs, and in other places, it flows wildly through the city. The water is clear and fresh because it comes from the mountains. The river ends in the big lake that we could see from the campsite and the lake is as clear as the river. One day we rented a paddleboat and cycled out on the lake. There is a rich birdlife out there, as well as lots of fish. We have actually brought fishing rods from Denmark. But we still refrain from fishing, because none of us are quite keen on cleaning the fish. Someday one of the countless fishermen we meet has to show us how it’s done.
On another day we were down by the lake, watching an orchestra playing on alpine horns. Not something that is usually within our area of interest, but we were there anyway, so… And it was actually fascinating to hear the longhorns play real up-to-date music. Also hearing the story behind the horns. We were told that alpine horns were actually invented in Lechbruck am See and not in Austria as most people think. There should be hard evidence of that, in some paintings, we were told.
And when you’ve heard music from alpine horns, performed by musicians in real alpine clothes, you have to end the day with a good German Bratwurst. With lots of ketchup and mustard or German potato salad. There is no other way.
Lidl has it all.
Speaking of alpine clothing, we actually found genuine Lederhosen and Heidi dresses in Lidl. We refrained from buying them though.
Cheese, cheese, cheese.
One of our trips took us to Schönegger Käse Alm. A dairy with a store, where you can get all the cheese the heart desires (and my heart desires a lot!). The shop also sells coffee with cake, and although Malthe is not the big cheese lover, he had to admit that they made an excellent cheesecake. Yummy it was good!
Even more to see.
We also visited the local church, came across a beautiful artist’s house, fell into awe of some over the most beautiful wooden houses we have ever seen, and cuddled with a very loving cat.
Hard to leave.
We actually ended up staying at Via Claudia Camping for a few more days than planned. It was almost impossible to say goodbye to such a lovely campsite and such a beautiful area. We will be back later, to enjoy the peace and all the stuff the area has to offer. That’s for sure.
– Text: Eva. Adding and photo editing: Malthe