SCENIC (WINTER) TOUR OF BAVARIA FROM MUNICH
800 KM • 4 SCENIC DRIVES • 5 NIGHTS • MUNICH •GERMAN AUTOBAHN • GERMAN ALPINE ROAD • NEUSCHWANSTEIN CASTLE • MUSEUM OF BAVARIAN KINGS • ETTAL ABBEY • LAKE TERGERNSEE • SALZBURG • WWII DOCUMENTATION CENTER AT OBERSALZBERG
GERMANY 🇩🇪 AUSTRIA 🇦🇹
WINTER & ALL YEAR ROUND
🛬 MUNICH, GERMANY
From Munich drive the German Autobahn to reach the alpine landscapes of Upper Bavaria. Travel between Lake Constance and Salzburg on Germany's oldest scenic holiday route running parallel to the Austrian border — the famous German Alpine Road in Bavaria.
Fly to Munich in Germany to experience historic sights like Neuschwanstein Castle, colourful abbeys and beautiful alpine views. The appeal of the region has always been the small towns and villages along the route. Artists, aristocrats and spa guests influence an interesting and lively combination of Bavarian traditions and customs and a sophisticated zeitgeist.
Truly a delight all year round — and between December and March most likely covered in snow.
GERMAN ALPINE ROAD
& BAVARIAN CASTLES
DAY 2 — GERMAN ALPINE ROAD — LEG 1
After finishing your morning coffee and storing your bags your driving adventure into Bavaria starts with pushing the “GO” button on your pre-programmed navigation. Via a stretch of the good old German Autobahn you will leave Munich towards Lake Constance.
Make a stop at the beautiful abbey of Ottobeuren with some of the best Baroque and Rococo style interiors worldwide. Then near Oberstaufen pass the crystal-clear waters of the alpine lake of Grosser Alpsee followed by the stunning Oberjoch Pass with 106 bends and a stunning panorama over the valley waiting for you at the top.
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 castle in the world: Neuschwanstein.
Visit the castle before heading to your hotel to enjoy the spa.
4* Superior Das Rübezahl, Schwangau
DAY 2 — GERMAN ALPINE ROAD — LEG 2
Before you leave Füssen we highly recommend to visit to the museum of the Bavarian Kings — spotlighting the royal Wittelsbach family and especially King Ludwig II.
Drive a short loop into Austria to ensure the most scenic routing following the shores of Lake Plansee to the ornate Linderhof Palace. The itinerary then includes also the beautiful Benedictine Ettal Monastery before the drive over the gently winding bridge over the Sylvenstein dam.
Then follow past picturesque towns like Kreuth and Wallgau and follow the 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.
5* Althoff Seehotel Überfahrt, Lake Tergernsee
DAY 4 — GERMAN ALPINE ROAD — LEG 2
This morning pick up a stretch of the autobahn to skip the narrow stretches of the German Alpine Road and to reach the Berchtesgaden Alps in no time.
Stop briefly at Lake Koenigssee which translates to King's Lake. Take a short walk and coffee and soon drive past more beautiful Bavarian villages. Near Obersalzberg, what was once Hitler's former retreat, we highly recommend to visit the WWII documentation centre to educate yourself about German history and the past of the 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. Today we recommend a stroll into town and a Wiener Schnitzel at the Sacher Hotel.
4* Imlauer Hotel Pitter, Salzburg
DAY 5 — 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.
4* Superior Hotel Platzl, Munich
DAY 6 — DEPARTURE FROM MUNICH