Munich to the king's Castles Walking Holidays
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Munich to the King’s Castles Self-Guided Walking Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £539 per person

Holiday Information Overview


Starting in Munich, Bavaria’s vibrant capital on the Isar, this walking tour has many more treats in store for you such as little villages where time stood still, several impressive monasteries, churches with typical Baroque turrets and tiny chapels.

The strikingly beautiful landscape with its green pastures, meadows and forests, murmuring streams, roaring rivers and idyllic lakes have a calming effect on both mind and body. Lake Ammersee, Bavaria’s third biggest lake and lake Forgensee in the Allgäu region are both part of the itinerary. Finally two very special highlights await in Füssen – ‚Neuschwanstein’ and ‚Hohenschwangau’, King Ludwig’s two fairy tale castles.

The breathtaking countryside, amazing cultural sights and welcoming Bavarian atmosphere will captivate and enchant you!

Luggage transfers: Included
Maps and route notes: Included with picturebook directions
Meal options: Bed and Breakfast. Half board is an optional upgrade.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate. Please see our Difficulty Guide for more information.

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Walking Tour Highlights
• Start in the vibrant capital of Bavaria – Munich
• Walk through the tiny villages and beautiful landscapes
• Enjoy typical Bavarian cuisine.
• See two of Bavaria’s largest lakes – Ammersee and Forgensee
• End at the tour at Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles

Walking Route Features
Tours are easy however for tours up to 5.5 hours good basic fitness level is required. In parts some sections can be shortened by taking a bus. Walks are on well maintained walking and forest trails as well as asphalted paths. Only minor altitude differences due to walks mainly in valleys.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


1st Day: Individual journey to Munich

2nd Day: From Munich to Schäftlarn

From Munich along the river Isar heading south. Past a zoo and taking in final amazing views of Munich, through the forests along the Isar to Schäftlarn monastery with its inn and beer garden.

Details: approx. 5 hours | 23 km | Up 350 m / Down 220 m.

3rd Day: From Schäftlarn to Ammersee

Short transfer to Starnberg, Bavaria’s well known sailing and spa paradise. From Starnberg via a gorge called the ‚Maisinger Schlucht’ to the Maisingersee, an idyllic lake surrounded by reeds and inviting beer gardens.

Onwards to Andechs monastery with stunning views of lake Ammersee. Walking trail descends to the banks of this untouched lake on to Herrsching or by boat to Diessen.

Details: approx. 4 to 5 hours | 20 km | Up 160 m / Down 220 m

4th Day: From Ammersee to Weilheim

A comfortable walk to Paterzeller Eibenwald, a forest with the biggest yew tree population in Bavaria. Through the Oderdinger Filz and characteristic Bavarian countryside on to Weilheim, a historic trade city.

The next three days pass through a region in the South of Bavaria between the rivers Lech and Loisach called ‚Pfaffenwinkel’, which is renowned for its diversity in pilgrimage churches.

Details: approx. 5 to 5,5 hours | 25 km | Up 210 m / Down 200 m.

5th Day: From Weilheim to Peiting/Schongau

You leave Weilheim and walk on the Saint Jacob´s Trail through the small monastery-village Polling to Peisenberg. Then the way leads you to the High Peisenberg, from where you can enjoy wonderful wide views of the Zugspitze and the Tyrolean and Allgäu mountains. A short train fare or a comfortable walk will take you to Peiting/Schongau.

Details: approx. 4,5 to 5,5 hours | 24 km | Up 450 m / Down 300 m.

6th Day: From Peiting/Schongau to Halblech/Trauchgau

You start your hike through the gorge Ammerschlucht on a fascinating trail system above the river to Rottenbuch, the main town of “Pfaffenwinkel”.

On the Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg you walk through the mill-village Wildsteig and continue to church Wieskirche, the famous church of pilgrimage (UNESCO World Heritage). Then you walk over boardwalks through the bog Wiesfilz to Steingaden. From there a short bus journey takes you to Halblech/Trauchgau.

Details: approx. 5,5 hours | 24 km | Up 450 m / Down 300 m.

7th Day: From Halblech/Trauchgau to Füssen

The highlight of this walking tour takes you to the banks of lake Forggensee, the gateway to the Allgäu region. Past lake Bannwaldsee along the ‚King Ludwig path’ and the river Ache straight to the world famous fairy tale castle ‚Neuschwanstein’.

After King Ludwig’s neighbouring castle ‚Hohenschwangau’ on lake Alpsee, the trail finally leads to Füssen, the end of an exciting week of walking.

Details: approx. 4 to 5,5 hours | 22 km | Up 330 m / Down 320 m.

8th Day: Individual departure or extra days

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Tours are easy however for tours up to 5.5 hours good basic fitness level is required. In parts some sections can be shortened by taking a bus. Walks are on well maintained walking and forest trails as well as asphalted paths. Only minor altitude differences due to walks mainly in valleys.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Munich to the King’s Castles tour stays in pretty 3*** hotels and inns carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

• 7 overnight stays incl. breakfast
• Luggage transfer
• Personal tour information
• Transfer from Schäftlarn to Starnberg
• Boat trip Herrsching – Diessen
• Carefully elaborated route instructions
• Detailed route information
• Service hotline

Not included

• Train ride from Peissenberg to Peiting/Schongau and bus fare from Steingaden to Halblech/Trauchgau, approx. € 5 per person

Difficulty

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Tours are easy however for tours up to 5.5 hours good basic fitness level is required. In parts some sections can be shortened by taking a bus. Walks are on well maintained walking and forest trails as well as asphalted paths. Only minor altitude differences due to walks mainly in valleys.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Munich and arriving by train to the starting point in Central Munich. The region is covered by the DB ‘Bayern’ Ticket and is valid from the airport and all local public transport in Bavaria. For more information, please visit Deutsche Bahn.

Train station Munich and underground to hotel.

Parking: parking spaces available in hotel garage approx. € 49 per week, no reservation taken. Unguarded parking spaces near hotel free of charge.

Return train journey from Füssen to Munich, duration approx. 2 hours (1x change trains)

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Your Prices

Munich to the King’s Castles, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast.

2018 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 07.04. – 26.05. | 30.09. – 14.10.2018
Arrival Saturdays
Season 2: 27.05. – 23.06. | 12.08. – 01.09.2018
Arrival Saturdays
Season 3: 24.06. – 11.08. | 02.09. – 29.09.2018
Arrival Saturdays

Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £539 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £559 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £589 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price, and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £539
Single Supplement: £189

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