Bavarian raspberries... Maybe...

02 September, 2013


Today I hiked in the Bavarian alps. Kinda.

I walked 30 minutes through gorgeous forests along a river/waterfalls to see Neuschwanstein Castle. And along the way I came across these.



Here is a view of the plant.



I didn't try eating them, but I was tempted.

Are these raspberries? They look like them to me. Does anyone know if raspberries grow wild in Bavaria.

And for those who may be interested, here is the castle. (It's the castle that Walt Disney based his fairy tale castles on. You can see why. It's magnificent.)





10 comments:

  1. Yup - wild raspberries. Cool castle.

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    1. Thanks for confirming that. We don't (or at least I've never seen) wild raspberries here so it came as a bit of a surprise. And they were in a pretty shady forest too.

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  2. Such a pretty castle. The raspberries look small but tasty.

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    1. I'll never know if they were tasty :(

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  3. I reckon I probably would have sampled them, and no doubt ended up with a sore tummy as a result.

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  4. I have sampled something very similar in the Alps in Austria (near Salzburg).

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    1. Damn, clearly I'm going to need to be a little less cautious on wild pickings in my travels

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  5. Isn't the castle gorgeous? I remember having to stand on a bridge over a gorge to take a similar photo, and since I am quite scared of heights it was a battle over which I preferred - the photo of the pretty, pretty castle, or a feeling of safety. The pretty, pretty castle won :)

    Unfortunately I can't shed any lights on the raspberries, but it wouldn't surprise me if they *were* raspberries growing wild.

    - Christine

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    1. Yes, it was quite a high bridge, but totally worth it for the view of the castle. I think they were raspberries, and I regret not being brave enough to give them a try.

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