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This time we booked only one night at Gästehaus Gerti on our way back to Stuttgart, arrived to Nassereith in the afternoon and actually planned and did have some time to visit a few things around. But the place was so nice and welcoming (reminded me about my stays at grandma's when I was a little kid), the town was so quiet and gorgeous, that we decided not to see any more gorges today and simply have a little rest, walk around and have some fun.
My offline map in Pocket Earth showed that there is a restaurant nearby, right behind a small lake (Nassereithsee), and we decided to go there for an early dinner which we were going to polish later at the balcony with a couple of beers we had left in the trunk.
The walk from the gastehaus to Seebua restaurant takes about 20 minutes, goes through a small downtown with a church, and a short trail around the lake at the end. The lake is very nice, has a couple of artificial swans peacefully swimming in it and apparently lots of real fish; we've seen a family who actually just caught something looking like a trout, mom and little sister where holding the fish on the ground by fins and tail, and a 10-12 y.o. boy was trying to kill it hitting its head with a stick. Dad was standing right next to them with a fishing rod trying to catch more. Apparently the restaurant was still closed, maybe that's why.
that the lady at the restaurant pretended that she did not speak English at first, but after the drink when I asked
"so you are open at six, right?", she answered loud and clear "No-no. The
kitchen opens at half past five". So we had a nice Weissbier and a coffee outside, then walked around the lake a little bit, and returned back at 17:30, this time took a table inside because outside felt breezy. It's nice, quiet and cozy there, and the food is very good. We were lucky that it was not neither Monday nor Tuesday because apparently the restaurant is closed on those days, and we did not see a lot of other go out options around.
Well, it seems that winter season in Nassereith is much more active because of all nearby ski resorts,
but that works pretty much for everything in Alps. Anyway, Gästehaus Gerti I would recommend to everyone any time of year.
You cannot miss it, - it's about 1 hour drive from the airport. You drive on Costanera Sur watching for "Tarcoles" sign, and once you see the bridge with people walking on both sides and looking down at the river, that is it. Park the car before the bridge, or right after it. Before the bridge there are restaurants and souvenir shops, and you can park for free, but don't waste too much daylight - it's still a long drive.
About 10 km from Brandenberg there is the Kaiserklamm, or Emperor’s Gorge, a natural phenomenon that was named after the emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.
As politely suggested by Mr. Garmin, we drove directly to the parking (3 euro for 6 hours)
and then followed the signs.
The signs lead to the bridge which looks nice and for the moment we thought that this is it. We took some pictures from the bridge, walked through it, continued on the trail on another side which I think leads to some famous restaurant in a few miles away (not sure but you can check on Google map), enjoyed the river and met an slow elderly couple on the trail, who appeared to went almost all way till the end of the trail, did not find anything looking like a Kaiser or any other klamm, and asked us where the heck the famous gorge is. We did not want to look like complete idiots and told them that in our opinion the bridge is probably what they are looking for, and it's a nice view at the gorge from it. Apparently…