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Southern Germany - Bavarian Alps - Walking Holiday

Region: Europe // Dates: 01 June - 09 June 2019
Southern Germany - Bavarian Alps Walking Holiday
German National Tourist Board

From the castles of King Ludwig to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, this new nine day tour is a taste of the Bavarian Alps. We begin in the regional capital of Munich where a local guide will introduce us to the stories of the Altstadt. There is also free time to visit the Nymphenburg Palace, Englischer Garten, Frauenkirche and taste local beers. Travelling on a short section of the Romantic Road, we settle into Fuessen in Allgau, at the base of the alps. With its medieval town centre and the nearby castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenscwangau, it feels like a royal estate strewn with villages and lakes. Half day walks approach the castles from various directions and we also walk beside the Lech River and the sparkling lakes dotting the region. Continuing via King Ludwig’s final home of Linderhof, we visit Ettal, a Benedictine monastery close to Oberammergau. Our next base is the mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, close to the impressive Zugspitze. The walking trails are excellent, with several cable cars to help us gain the heights and enjoy lunch with views over the mountains and alpine meadows. Other walks lead to local gorges, a mountain monastery and through the old town, which features one of the best chocolate shops in Germany. We finish our tour in Garmisch Partenkirchen, or you can choose to continue on and join the Dolomites to the Oberland tour.

Overview

From the castles of King Ludwig to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, this new nine day tour is a taste of the Bavarian Alps. We begin in the regional capital of Munich where a local guide will introduce us to the stories of the Altstadt. There is also free time to visit the Nymphenburg Palace, Englischer Garten, Frauenkirche and taste local beers. Travelling on a short section of the Romantic Road, we settle into Fuessen in Allgau, at the base of the alps. With its medieval town centre and the nearby castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenscwangau, it feels like a royal estate strewn with villages and lakes. Half day walks approach the castles from various directions and we also walk beside the Lech River and the sparkling lakes dotting the region. Continuing via King Ludwig’s final home of Linderhof, we visit Ettal, a Benedictine monastery close to Oberammergau. Our next base is the mountain town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, close to the impressive Zugspitze. The walking trails are excellent, with several cable cars to help us gain the heights and enjoy lunch with views over the mountains and alpine meadows. Other walks lead to local gorges, a mountain monastery and through the old town, which features one of the best chocolate shops in Germany. We finish our tour in Garmisch Partenkirchen, or you can choose to continue on and join the Dolomites to the Oberland tour.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Explore the Bavarian capital of Munich with two days based near the old town
  • Travel via the Romantic Road to the medieval walled village of Fuessen
  • Walk via royal paths to the castles of Neuschwanstein & Hohenscwangau
  • Taste local specialties, cheese spaetzle, homemade cheese, apple strudel & beer of Ettal monastery
  • Walk through narrow gorges near Garmisch Partenkirchen
  • Take cog railways, cable cars & gondolas to mountain lookout points over the Zugspitze

Details

Details:

01 June - 09 June 2019 (8 nights)

Twin share/person (starts Munich / ends Garmisch Partenkirchen)
Advanced Early Bird: A$3,280 until 30/11/2018
Early Bird: A$3,480 until 01/02/2019 
Regular: A$3,780
Single Supplement: A$790
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 10 guests

Special Interest:
Gourmet, Culture, History Geology

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 3-12 km per day, with some longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • Lisa Groom

    Lisa Groom is the daughter of interNATIONAL PARKtours founders Tony & Connie Groom and grand-daughter of Binna Burra Mountain Lodge founder Arthur Groom. You could say the great outdoors is in Lisa’s blood. Growing up with the business she commenced working as a tour leader and co-ordinator with interNATIONAL PARKtours in 1991, and took over the helm of the company from her parents in 2001. Leading walking holidays in Australia and Europe, her passion is for regional ecotourism, discovering local characters and showcasing nature from a different perspective.

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