26th February: Neuhaus - Fischhausen - Schliersee
Start at Neuhaus circa 800m, Finish at Schliersee circa 780m
Highest point reached was not relevant
Distance 8 kms
Vertical altitude gain was not relevant
Total time from start to finish was 3hrs 30mins mins
Weather was light snowfall all day following light snowfall all night, mist and cold.
Sunday was the last day of this winter trip and we woke to see the very light snow had contunued all night. And that it was forecast to continue most of the day. No point in going higher up to get a last view of the mountains until the next trip!

So we decided a leisurely breakfast followed by a gentle stroll via Fischhausen and along by the Schliersee lake to Schliersee would be good. That would be a level walk with no climbing, allow the chance of a light lunch at Schliersee and then back on bus or train to finish packing for our expected early departure on Monday morning.
Neuhaus
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Schliersee
It was a dull and bleak day, underlined by the freezing fog lying over the frozen Schliersee lake.
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BOB train next to the Schliersee
Just West of the lake runs the München to Bayrischzell railway with it's punctual hourly BOB service.
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Track next to the Schliersee Small hut on track next to the Schliersee
And close to the lake and the railway is the well trodden path. By the time we got on to it the snow was well trampled: no surprise as this was Germany on a Sunday when very many people would be out walking.
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Schliersee
One of a number of mountain streams that feeds into the Schliersee lake.
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Schliersee
And the still flowing stream kept just small parts of the big Schliersee lake free from ice at it's edges.
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Schliersee Restaurant
As predictable as the large number of people out walking was the fact that as soon as we entered the small town of Schliersee there would be somewhere to stop for a light lunch!. And a bowl of gulasch soup with an Apfelshorle, (wheat bier for me), was just what was needed before catching the train back to Neuhaus at the end of another superb hiking holiday in Bavaria.
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Key to Route Descriptions
Throughout this web site I have tried to adopt a consistent approach to the way I show the summarised hike details in the blue text table shown at the start of each hike. Below is an explanation of how the various parts of that text table are arrived at.

Start and Finish
The main locations, usually a village or nearest village, from where the hike is started and ended. The altitude of the start and finish taken by comparing my exact starting point with the appropriate contour line or printed height from the relevant Topographische Kart 1:25000, Bayersisches Landesvermessungsamt München map.

Round distance in kms
The total distance actually hiked. Includes any "excursions" off the main route. The kms shown are a very broad estimate only. I have yet to find a way of getting anything like an accurate distance for my hikes even using the 1:25000 maps. Frequent zig zags and height gains and undulations are the main problems to deal with!

Vertical altitude gain
Not the height difference between the starting point and the highest point reached. It is an estimate of the total metres I have ascended during the hike. It will include all significant undulations and all "excursions" off the main route. Using the detailed 1:25000 maps as above, it is possible with a little care and effort to get quite close to an accurate figure.

Total time from start to finish
Time from my gasthof back to my gasthof after the hike if no public transport is involved. Or from leaving a bus stop or railway station and back to a bus stop or railway station at the end of the hike. Includes all breaks. My ascent rate is slow, never more than about 300 metres per hour, so most other people would complete the hikes quicker. I often complete a hike with no stop lasting longer than a few minutes, but picnic stops and visits to huttes taking longer than that will be mentioned in the text.

Weather
A broad description of the weather conditions during that hike. Any temperatures usually taken from the nearest weather recording site that I can find, (done on my return to England), or from local TV reports.
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