Sleep in a Self-made Igloo in the Bavarian Alps

Igloo Lodging Germany
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Have you ever dreamed of spending the night in a igloo? Today is the winter solstice and I thought it might be fun to share with you a unique winter lodging experience.

This photograph is from the Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht adventure camp in Pfronten, Germany.

In the winter, on Saturday mornings, you meet with expert mountain guides, fill your backpacks with equipment, grab your snowshoes and hop in the cable car to head for the mountain top.  Once you’ve reach the top, there’s brief instruction on the fine art of igloo-making and you’re off to make your own igloo lodge for the night by carving snow blocks out of the snow.

According to the guides, the air temperature inside your igloo will be around 40 degrees, with a supplied heating candle, regardless of the exterior temperatures.  To keep you warm and snuggly, you are provided a mattress and winter sleeping bag and off you go to enjoy a night in your own self-made igloo.

Link: Waldseilgarten Höllschlucht

What do you think? Sound fun?  Would you do it?
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4 Responses to “Sleep in a Self-made Igloo in the Bavarian Alps”
  1. Mrs Cruz says:

    Thanks for sharing. This would have been great for my milestone birthday on the 23rd.

  2. Eva Gold says:

    I live in Munich and I have never heard of this before Smile but I will check it out – sounds like jsut our thing!

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