The German Alpine Road connects the most famous sights of Bavaria on 484 km. Germany’s oldest vacation road runs from Lindau in Lake Constance to Schönau on Königssee.
The German Alpine Road is often referred to as the Route of the Bavarian Originals, because here one sight follows the next. Despite world-famous sights, the German Alpine Road retains its Bavarian authenticity: landscape, culture and Bavarian flair can be experienced intensively here.
Along the route, the contrast between alpine meadows and steep mountain peaks like the Zugspitze is evident. At 2962 meters, it is Germany’s highest mountain. Castles, monasteries, palaces and farming villages along the vacation route bring Bavarian history and culture to life. To cover the entire route, we recommend four to seven days.
5 days tour from Munich to Lindau
To help you plan your trip along the German Alpine Road, we have put together an exemplary route for you.
This tour connects the German Alpine Road with the metropolis of Munich.
Recommended season: spring, summer, autumn
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Day 1 Munich
Munich is a cultural adventure that offers a variety of sights: magnificent architecture, venerable churches and palaces, and spacious parks.
- Arrival at Munich Central Station
- Guided tour of Munich
- Dinner and overnight stay in Munich
Day 2 Chiemsee
Lake Chiemsee is the largest lake in Bavaria and is located in the middle of a picturesque landscape in the foothills of the Alps. Not for nothing is Lake Chiemsee one of the most popular sights in Germany.
- Drive from Munich to Lake Chiemsee (1.5 hrs.)
- Tour of the New Herrenchiemsee Palace
- Boat trip across the Chiemsee or alternatively hike through the mountains Kampenwand with the highest summit cross of the Bavarian Alps
- Dinner and overnight stay at Chiemsee
Day 3 Berchtesgaden
In Berchtesgaden, both the unspoiled nature of the Berchtesgaden National Park and a picturesque, historic town center await you.
- Drive from Lake Chiemsee to Berchtesgaden (1 hr.)
- Embark on a journey of discovery through Berchtesgaden and visit the Berchtesgaden Salt Mine
- Lunch at Gasthaus Reichenbach, in the former engine house of the salt mine
- Boat trip across the Königssee to the pilgrimage church of St. Bartholomä across what is probably the most famous lake in Bavaria
- Overnight stay in Berchtesgaden
Day 4 Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the edge of the Zugspitze has a lot to offer all year round. Winter sports enthusiasts and mountain bikers get their money’s worth here.
- Drive from Berchtesgaden to Garmisch-Partenkirchen
- Ride on the cable car to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain
- Lunch with panoramic view on the Zugspitze
- Walk along the Eibsee lake at the foot of the Zugspitze mountain
- Sightseeing tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, visit to the Olympic Stadium or hike through the Partnachklamm gorge with its wild waterfalls
- Traditional Bavarian dinner at the Werdenfelser Hof restaurant
- Overnight stay in Garmisch-Partenkirchen
Day 5 Füssen
Füssen is the highest town in Bavaria. From here, a trip to the royal castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau is a good idea.
- Drive from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Füssen (1.5 hrs.)
- Guided tour through Füssen
- guided tour of Neuschwanstein Castle
- Visit of Hohenschwangau castle or walk around the Alpsee lake
- Overnight stay in Füssen
Day 6 Lindau
You will reach Lindau and thus the end point of the German Alpine Road. The historic island in Lake Constance combines Bavarian hospitality with Mediterranean flair.
Drive from Füssen to Lindau (2 hrs.)
Guided tour of the Lindau island
Lunch at Wissinger’s in Schlechterbräu
Visit of the new lighthouse
Three-country panorama tour with a ship of the Bodensee Schiffsbetriebe
Visit to the Lindau Marionette Opera
Overnight stay in Lindau
Day 7 Departure
- Departure from the Station Lindau-Reutin
Lindau is the starting point for the Lake Constance-Königssee Cycle Route. This challenging route leads from Lindau through the Allgäu region, along numerous Bavarian lakes on the edge of the Alps to Lake Königssee.more information