For once we stuck with our plan and did cross into Germany on Saturday 11th, our first stop being Haslach. The aire or Stellplatz here is free and flat in a car park by a pretty church and gardens and we parked under the shade of a tree, arriving in time to witness a wedding celebration, as the guests were enjoying some drinks outside in the gardens by church. We felt it was very quaint and felt very happy for witnessing this special occasion.
Haslach itself, like all the German towns we’ve visited so far, is a very attractive location, made all the more special with the bunting and flags hanging all over town for the summer celebrations . It was very hot and, after strolling around enjoying the sights and photographing the picturesque fountains and buildings, we sat down at one of the bars near the Rathaus (Town Hall) to cool down with a couple of beers.
On Sunday, we left for another Stellplatz at Kißlegg, mainly because there was swimming available and the weather was rather hot. This is a very good Stellplatz for €7.50 a day, situated by an excellent leisure area by the lake with amenities and entertainment for all the family, including some very cool floating apparatus I had never seen before, shaped like a planet surrounded by a ring, a bit like Saturn. I loved watching various families riding on them and seeing the Dads having as much fun as the kids. I felt tempted, but I thought it best to leave it to the ‘other’ kids (I am kind that way, and of course, and not because I was terrified of making a fool of myself at all). The toilets and shower facilities were spotless and everything was very well organised, as you would expect in Germany. We really liked it there and would have stayed another night had the weather stayed hot, but it clouded over on Monday morning with a little rain and we decided to move on.
We continued our way south east towards Austria and found this delightful Stellplatz/campsite just north of the border and west of Immenstadt in Blaichach. It’s cost us €15.10, but it has lovely and clean facilities with stunning views of the Alps and with an easy walk to the lake, suitable for swimming and, by the looks of it, for fishing too, as there were a couple of set up swims for that purpose. However, the day’s been overcast and not too hot (25ºC in the van) and we didn’t feel the need to cool down with a swim. This site stays open all year and a fellow camper showed us pictures of what it looks like in winter and we felt like we might like to visit then.
We are crossing into Austria tomorrow, with the intention of stopping at a campsite in Obermoss, south of Garmisch-Partenkirchen and north west of Innsbruck. Will we make it, though?