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  • Enchanting Alpine foothills & Bavarian lakes
  • Marvelous distant views onto the Alpine mountain chain
  • King Louis-palaces
  • Monasteries, beer gardens & charming villages
The King Ludwig Way starts at the idyllic lake Starnberg, where the fairytale king died so tragically, and leads through the Alpine foothills over to the castles of the Allgäu region, where he spent his youth. You walk past scenic highlights and Bavarian cultural treasures across a landscape, very much adored by this Bavarian monarch King Ludwig II which ultimately inspired him to have several castles and palaces built. On your tour little monastery towns, tranquil villages, paths past lakes and moors await you. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views onto the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze summit and the Allgäu mountains just like King Ludwig used to.
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Individual journey to Bernried on Lake Starnberg
5 to 6 hours Hotel
The tour leads you through the nature reserve along the banks of Lake Starnberg via the Ilka cave with its stunning view onto Lake Starnberg all the way to the Deixfurter pond. Along pretty Bavarian villages with inviting beergardens you head for Andechs monastery with its own brewery. Then a short bus ride to Herrsching and a cosy boat trip to Dießen.

Details: 21 km
4 to 5 hours Hotel
From Dießen the path leads you across beautiful meadows and past the castle chapel and after that into the stunningly peaceful Stiller forest. Via hilltops with marvellous views you reach Wessobrunn, home of the well-known ‚grey duke’ (historic belfry) and the natural landmark ‚Tassilolinde’. In the distance you get a glimpse of the Zugspitze summit.

Details: 13 km
4.5 to 6 hours Hotel
Today you explore the Alpine foothills, very typical for Bavaria with its sleepy little villages and the remote moor areas. Prepare for a steep ascent onto the Hohen Peissenberg mountain, a magnificent spot with weather station and breathtaking panoramic views over the Alps from the Großvenediger all the way into the Allgäu region. Onwards now downhill to Hohenpeissenberg and your tour continues through forests and across fields all the way to Peiting.

Details: 20 km
4 hours Hotel
From Peiting onwards to the untamed and romantic Ammer ravine. Several little bridges and footbridges take you through a ravine above the river Ammer all the way to Rottenbuch. There an especially ornate monastery church awaits you. Then across hills and meadows with glorious views onto the Alpine mountain range, you arrive at Wildsteig.

Details: 14 km
4 to 5 hours Hotel
From Wildsteig through idyllic moor regions onwards to the world famous UNESCO world heritage ‚Kirche in der Wies’ (church in the meadow). Via soft hilltops, through forests and meadows covered in colourful flowers and distant views onto the Allgäu Alps and the King-Ludwig-country on Lake Forggensee to your Day 6 finish Buching.

Details: 19 km
4.5 hours Hotel
Across nature reserves along and past Lake Hegratsried and then either continue on the path along Lake Forggensee to Füssen or uphill to the most stunning castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau on Lake Schwansee. Then along the Kalvarienberg into the historic market town of Füssen.

Details: 17 km
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what’s included
  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Boat trip Herrsching – Dießen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data is available
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Tour details
Availability Every Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 5 +
guiding method Self-guided/Independent
Maximum altitude 410 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Starts/Ends Bernried, Germany/ Fuessen, Germany
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationArrival / Parking / Departure Arrival in Munich and then a 45 mins train journey to Bernried on Lake Starnberg. Parking: hotel parking spaces free of charge, no reservation required. Return train journey from Füssen to Bernried, duration approx. 3 hours (2x change trains). Or organized transfer available to Bernried cost EUR 80 per fare (up to 4 persons, EUR 120 up to 8 persons). Reservation required, payable onsite. Return train journey from Füssen to Bernried, duration approx. 3 hours (2x change trains). Optional extras Organised transfer from Füssen to Bernried available, cost EUR 80 per fare (up to 4 persons, EUR 120 up to 8 persons). Booking in advance required, payable onsite. Things to note: Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price Bus fare from Andechs to Herrsching, approx. EUR 3 per person
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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