In the mountains, there you feel free.
I read, much of the night, and go south in the winter.
Countess Marie Larisch had a difficult marriage and enjoyed her time away from the Count. In her memoirs My Past she wrote of spending time reading and writing away from her husband in their Bavarian mountain home Villa Valerie (in the town of Rottach-Egern, 54 km south of Munich).
Nice digs, ja?
“in the mountains, there you feel free” is a classic German cliche, related to Goethe’s Wander’s Night Song II: There is perhaps an overtone of irony.
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