CASTLES OF

BAVARIA

& GERMAN ALPINE ROAD 

DRIVING HOLIDAY

The appeal of Bavaria has always been the small towns and villages. Travel between Lake Constance and Salzburg in Austria on Germany's oldest scenic holiday route running parallel to the Austrian border — the famous German Alpine Road in Bavaria.

 

Experience world-class attractions, like Neuschwanstein Castle, colourful abbeys and beautiful alpine views. Stay at wonderful spa hotels on this all year round driving tour.

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GPS GUIDED. IN PRIVATE. YOUR PACE.

 

870 KM • 3 SCENIC DRIVES ON GERMAN ALPINE ROAD + 1 DAY ON THE GERMAN AUTOBAHN • 5 NIGHTS • MUNICH • NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE • MUSEUM OF BAVARIAN KINGS • ETTAL ABBEY • LAKE TERGERNSEE • SALZBURG • WWII DOCUMENTATION CENTRE AT OBERSALZBERG • BEST SPA HOTELS • LINDERHOF PALACE • BERCHTESGADEN ALPS
 
GERMANY 🇩🇪 AUSTRIA 🇦🇹

ALL YEAR ROUND
FROM MUNICH | GERMANY

 

GERMAN ALPINE ROAD TRIP ITINERARY

Birdeye view on Oberjoch Pass in Bavaria after snowfall

— DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO MUNICH —

 

— DAY 2 —

OBERJOCH PASS & NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE

 

In the morning leave Munich towards Lake Constance via a solid stretch of the good old German Autobahn.

Make the stop at the beautiful abbey of Ottobeuren with some of the best Baroque and Rococo style interiors in the world.

 

Near Oberstaufen drive past the crystal-clear waters of Grosser Alpsee alpine lake crowned by the stunning Oberjoch Pass with 106 soft bends and a stunning panorama over the valley.

Via the scenic Three Lakes Route — Weissensee, Hopfensee and Forggensee you will get to Füssen. Here in the Bavarian Alps the highly eccentric King Ludwig II of Bavaria did built the most beautiful palace in the world: Neuschwanstein Castle.

 

There are rumours that Walt Disney took inspiration for the castle in the Disney classic, Cinderella, released in 1950. Visit the magical castle with its white limestone façade and deep blue turrets.

 

At your hotel enjoy the spa with views over the beautiful castle.

— DAY 3 —

LINDERHOF PALACE

& LAKE TEGERNSEE

 

Before leaving Füssen behind, we highly recommend to visit to the museum of the Bavarian Kings — spotlighting the royal Wittelsbach family and especially King Ludwig II.

After the museum drive a short loop into Austria to ensure the most scenic routing following the shores of Lake Plansee to the ornate Linderhof Palace.

 

Your itinerary includes a stop at the beautiful Benedictine Ettal Monastery.  The gently winding bridge over the Sylvenstein dam will later make a fantastic entry to the all year round holiday region of Lake Tegernsee. Follow past picturesque towns like Kreuth and Wallgau dotted along the iconic Germany Alpine Road to the magical Lake Tegernsee.

 

Stay overnight at the shores of the lake and the foot of the massive Wallberg. Time to get pampered at the spa once again.

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Bavarian Maria Gern Church during fall.jpg

— DAY 4 —

BERCHTESGADEN ALPS

& SALZBURG IN AUSTRIA

 

This morning pick up a stretch of the autobahn to skip the narrow and widely uneventful stretches of the German Alpine Road and to reach the Berchtesgaden Alps in no time.

 

Have a coffee at Lake Koenigssee which translates to King's Lake and enjoy some of Bavaria's most iconic views .

 

Near Obersalzberg (once Hitler's former retreat) we recommend to visit the WWII documentation centre to educate yourself about the darkest times of German history and the past of this innocent appearing alpine region. 

The final stretch of the drive will follow the panorama route into Austria. Germany’s highest scenic road makes the gateway to reach the baroque town of Salzburg. We recommend a stroll into town and a slice of the famous cake at the Sacher Hotel.

— DAY 5 —

FREE & EASY AT SALZBURG

& BACK TO MUNICH

 

Spend the day in Salzburg to explore the town before you head back via the Autobahn to Munich in Germany.

 

Visit the birthplace of the genius composer Mozart, take a stroll through the Old Town and conquer the local fortress above the town.

 

The direct drive to Munich is approx. 2 h — we expect you back in Munich around 6 PM and will collect the car from you at your hotel. Make plans for your evening in Munich.

Salzburg castle during Fall

 

— DAY 6 —

DEPARTURE FROM MUNICH

 

INCLUDED

✅ Programmed GPS for effortless navigation

Printed Day-by-Day Road-Book in English 

✅ Hotel Accommodation including breakfast

Private Arrival Transfer from local airport

✅ Meet & Greet at your hotel

✅ On Call / WhatsApp Support on tour​

✅ Travel your own pace and visit iconic sights

Car Model Guarantee with insurance

✅ Delivery & Collection at your hotel

✅ All tour mileage and a little extra on tour

STARTING AT

6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS | 4 DRIVES

870 KM / 540 MILES

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Prices per person assuming 2 people sharing room/car on

"starting at" base in Euro excluding optional driving days.

4 STAR HOTELS INCLUDED

4* EUROSTARS GRAN CENTRAL

Modern upscale design hotel located close to public transport, which can reach everywhere from Old Town to the airport. The hotel offers indoor pool, Turkish baths, gym and sauna. 

4* AMERON NEUSCHWANSTEIN ALPSEE RESORT & SPA

Relax at 850 sqm 4 elements spa with three different saunas, a 78 m² pool with a waterfall, adventure shower, an ice pool, relaxation room and relaxation terrace. An oasis for recuperation and well-being with a clear view of the Lake Alpsee. 

5* BACHMAIR WEISSACH SPA & RESORT

Bavarian authenticity and local heritage blend with simple elegance and countryside cool. Facilities include a heated indoor pool, a refreshing outdoor swimming pool, a whirlpool set among stunning natural landscapes and a steamy bio sauna.

4* SUPERIOR HOTEL PITTER SALZBURG

In the heart of the city of Salzburg. The family-run, 4-star, superior hotel has a long tradition, and yet is in tune with modern times. Don't miss the Sky Bar with fantastic views of the Old Town.

5 STAR UPGRADE OPTIONS

5* ROOMERS HOTEL MUNICH

Unique lifestyle hotel with intimate and cozy design rooms in the heart of Munich.  Ideally located to avoid the heavy downtown traffic. In house find a Japanese restaurant and Spa with indoor pool.

4* SUPERIOR DAS RÜEBELZAHL SPA HOTEL 

The family-owned romantic hotel is in close proximity to the castle and to the city of Fuessen. Wellness offers a Beauty-Spa with different treatments and a Spa-Area with 5 different kind of saunas, whirlpools, pool with view to the castles, relax-room, etc.

5* SUPERIOR ALTHOFF SEEHOTEL ÜBERFAHRT

Great views of the Bavarian Alpine foothills. 32,000-square-foot spa with indoor and outdoor pools, 7 different saunas, a modern gym, and a lounge area with a fireplace and library. Guests can also book relaxing massages and beauty treatment.

5* SACHER HOTEL SALZBURG

The only grand hotel in Mozart’s hometown. The privately-owned hotel has awaited its guests with living traditions, charming local flavors, and stunning views since 1866.

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