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Garmisch and Neuschwanstein Castle hiking tour, Bavarian Alps

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Oscar, a Spanish-speaking UIMLA Mountain Leader, takes you on this 7-day hiking tour around the famous Newschwanstein Castle and the city of Garmisch, in the beautiful Bavarian Alps in southern Germany.

7 Days

Oct

Intermediate

Intermediate


Description

Would you like to go on a hiking trip through a spectacular alpine setting in the Bavarian Alps, visiting the area around the unique Neuschwanstein Castle and the city of Garmisch? Then join me on this 7-day trip and we will guide you on a truly beautiful hiking route in southern Germany. 

The only alpine region in Germany is not only interesting for its natural beauty, but also for the culture, traditions and gastronomy that are still very much alive in the daily life of the Bavarians. During this 7-day hiking tour you will have the opportunity to discover it.

The hiking trail takes us through alpine landscapes in the central part of the Bavarian Alps, with some cultural highlights, two of the most well-known and visited places in Germany: the Neuschwanstein Castle and the city of Garmisch. 

The Neuschwanstein Castle was built by the the “Mad King” Ludwig II of Bavaria on a rugged hill against a backdrop of picturesque mountain scenery. It is one of the most visited castles in Germany and a very popular tourist attraction in Europe. You will be amazed by the view of this fairy-tale like castle.

This unique hiking programme also includes beautiful mountains, gorges, forests, wild rivers, cities and towns with a lot of history, such as Mittenwald, Oberamergau, Ettal and Garmisch itself. In sum, this trip has everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable vacation, whether you travel alone or in a group. You can check the day-by-day detailed itinerary below.

I am an experienced and certified Spanish-speaking guides, eager to take you through the most beautiful spots in the Bavarian Alps.

So if you want to join me on this unique hiking programme in the Bavarian Alps, check the dates below and book your trip! We will spend an amazing week exploring this beautiful region in southern Germany. You could also check our Black Forest 7-day guided hiking tour.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

The price includes guiding fee, accommodation, breakfast, transport during the trip and VAT.


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrival at Stuttgart airport. Reception of travelers and transfer by road to accommodation. Programme presentation.

Day 2: Mittenwald - Hiking to glacial lakes

From the small alpine town of Mittenwald, boasting houses with wall paintings and birthplace of the most prestigious German string instruments manufacturers, we will see the spectacular rock walls of the Karwendel massif. On this day, we will combine the visit to this beautiful town, with a middle level route: the ascent to the glacial Lautersee and Ferchensee glacial lakes, from where we can enjoy incredible alpine landscapes. Then we will take a bath in the crystal clear waters of Lake Ferchensee, a real luxury!

Day 3: Newschwanstein Castle - Alpsee Lake

A mid-level mountain route takes us to the famous Newschwanstein Castle, built by the “Mad King” Ludwig II of Bavaria. From this place, we will make a beautiful walk that connects Mount Tegelberg with the famous Mary’s Bridge, in front of the Neuschwanstein Castle and then we will descend to the shores of the Alpsee lake, with calm and crystalline waters. From here we have lovely views of two of the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.

Day 4: Partnachklamm - Garmisch Partenkirchen

In the vicinity of the well-known ski jumps trampoline of Garmisch – famous for the competition that is held every year on January 1st- a natural treasure is hidden: the spectacular and narrow gorge of the Partnachklamm, 80 m deep. Here we can enjoy a pleasant walk a few meters away from the enraged water that crosses the throat, varying its strength and speed according to the canyon narrowness. We will finish the hiking route in the center of Garmisch – Partenkirchen, to enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of this alpine urban center.

Day 5: Oberammergau city - Ettal - Linderhof Palace Valley

Oberammergau is possibly the city with the artistic frescoes of highest quality in the region and where every 10 years the Passion of Christ is represented, by the men and women of the town. This event attracts thousands of supporters from all over Europe. The city has a cable car that will take us up to a beautiful alpine mountain from where we will descend through a beautiful forest, to reach the spectacular Ettal monastery and the glacial valley that gives access to the Linderhof Palace, where King Ludwig II of Bavaria used to hunt with his father. Years later it was transformed into another one of his fairy tales palaces.

Day 6: Tegernsee Lake - Mount Wallberg

Today we will travel to the Tegernsee lake, where we will take a cable car to climb to the top of Mount Wallberg and enjoy breathtaking views of the lake and other surrounding mountains. Today we will hike on a medium level route that runs through a beautiful area that combines high mountain meadows with forests that have been without logging for decades and are left to develop naturally.

Day 7: End of Tour

Today we will say goodbye, hoping you have had a nice trip.

 

About the guide

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Selva Negra

Mountain Leader

English
Hi, nice to meet you!
I am working together with Laura Carmona González, we both were born in Spain and now we are living in the north of the Black Forest in Germany, close to the German Alps and the Vosges in France. Now I am going to tell you something else about myself.
I was born in Spain in a small village between Toledo and Madrid, nearby the Spanish Central Mountain Range. I have been living for some years in Scotland, New Zealand and 8 years in Germany. Spanish is my mother tongue and I talk fluent English and German as well as a bit of French.
I am qualified trekking, MTB and horse riding guide as well as Black Forest Middle-North Natural Park Guide - Schwarzwald Guide. Two years ago I finished my qualification as a Mountain Leader UIMLA.
Nature and mountains are a very important thing for me from long time ago, that is why I decided to take this hobby as my profession. I have worked more than fifteen years as a trekking, MTB and horse riding guide for many companies and travel agencies in different countries in the world.

Español
¡Hola, encantado de saludarte!
Trabajo conjuntamente con mi compañera Laura Carmona González, ambos somos españoles y ahora vivimos en el norte de La Selva Negra en Alemania, cerca también de los Alpes alemanes y los Vosgos franceses. A continuación voy a contarte más cosas acerca de mí mismo, para que puedas conocerme un poco mejor.
Nací en un pequeño pueblo entre Toledo y Madrid, cercano las montañas del Sistema Central español. Viví un par de años en Escocia y Nueva Zelanda y llevo ya más de 8 años en Alemania. Mi lengua materna es el español, hablo fluidamente inglés y alemán y me defiendo con el francés.
Soy guía titulado en España de media montaña, bicicleta de montaña y rutas a caballo, además soy guía oficial del Parque Natural de La Selva Negra en Alemania y hace dos años que finalicé mi titulación como guía internacional de media montaña y actividades con raquetas de nieve UIMLA.
La naturaleza y las montañas son una de mis pasiones desde hace mucho tiempo y es por eso por lo que un día decidí transformar mi pasión en mi profesión. He trabajado como guía más de quince años para varias agencias y empresas de trekking en más de diez diferentes países alrededor del mundo.
Estoy deseando conocerte para poderte mostrar y guiarte por mis rincones preferidos de montaña. ¡Hasta pronto!

Languages

German | French | English

Certificates

UIMLA


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