Walking Across Europe is superb so get on your walking boots to see the region at its very best and really get away from it all.
From exhilarating mountain hikes to relaxed strolls through valleys and wetland nature reserves, Oberammergau’s wealth of well-signed paths and easy-to-follow trails make it a great choice for walkers everywhere. One of Germany’s most picturesque regions: rolling hills, snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, lush green meadows allow Germany to show off its beautiful countryside and mountainous scenery.
Impressive monasteries, regal palaces, onion-domed churches, pretty frescoes houses give the more relaxed approach to this holiday a lot more beauty and continue its overarching theme of German elegance.
Choose this superb walking with lush valleys, deep forests, shimmering mountain lakes, colourful wild flowers. On a well signed paths it will be easy for you to follow trails, that lead to panoramic mountain restaurants. There are different walking levels for any goer. You’ll be staying in friendly, family-run 3-star hotels with steam baths, sauna or jacuzzis. It’s outstanding value for money.
Saturday – Arrive in Oberammergau
Sunday – Villages of the Ammer Valley 9km/6mi/3hr or 16km/9mi/4hr
Monday – Mountains and Monastery Walk 12km/8mi/3hr or 14km/9mi/4hr
Tuesday – Lake Staffelsee 12km/3.5hr or 18km/5hr or 22km/6hr
Wednesday – Free day: A day off from walking: Maybe take the local bus to Mad King Ludwig’s fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein – breathtaking setting on a rocky outcrop. This day is for you to enjoy as you like… so enjoy!
Thursday – Sonnenberg Ridge Walk 13km/9mi/4hr or 17km/12mi/6hr
Friday – Linderhof Palace 6km/4mi/1.5hr or 13km/8mi/3.5hr
Saturday – Leave Oberammergau
The mighty Zugspitze – not only the highest peak in the Wettersteinbirge range, but also in the whole of Germany – stands sentinel on the southern border, in the very heart of Europe, commanding views into four different countries. Elaborately decorated villages, whose exquisite frescoes (Lüftmalerei) depict religious and pastoral scenes, local craftsmen at work, or even fairy tales shows the holiday walker what Germany is really about and why its views and its towns are famous all around the world. This holiday is a real gem, something special with unquestionable beauty.
Your holiday here in Germany will definitely be one to remember. Your first day sets the holiday up to a great one, following a superb walk that features two dramatic gorges. Your walks do not stop at one place; crossing the border into Austria, you return to Mittenwald via the Leutaschklamm, a spectacular gorge with a metal walkway and a series of footbridges across the foaming water for a spectacular experience.
From astonishing gorges to sparkling lakes, high-mountain scenery to sumptuous castles, and scented forests to idyllic villages, this holiday has it all. Perhaps the highlight is the route across the slopes of the Alpspitze, which offers the best views of the Zugspitze. This is the perfect walking holiday for everyone, with all the options under the sun to choose from. Enjoy everything you could ask for of the German landscapes, towns and beautiful views as far as the eye can see.
• Gästehaus Franziska (3*), Mittenwald
• Hotel Bergland (3*), Grainau
• Hotel Turmwirt (3*), Oberammergau
• Altstadthotel zum Hechten (3*), Füssen
• Hotel Torbräu (4*), Munich