Start: Oberammergau Finish: Oberammergau
Physical rating: Leisurely / Moderate
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Tour code: W07OB
Group size: 2 - 40
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Better known for its famous Passion Plays, the 'chocolate box' village of Oberammergau is the perfect base for a week of walking. From exhilarating mountain hikes to strolls through valleys and wetland reserves, Oberammergau’s wealth of well sign-posted trails makes it an ideal walking destination. Choose from easier or harder walks each day, and take advantage of the easily accessible local buses and mountain lifts. You can relax on the hotel’s terrace on your return.
A transfer (90 mins) is provided from Munich airport to your hotel in
Oberammergau (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
A perfect introduction to your walking week starts with a short (15 mins)
ride on the little red train to Bad Kohlgrub. From here, you walk through the
rolling Ammer Valley's string of sleepy farming villages. Unterammergau, in
particular, has a splendid Rococo church. Then walk across to the Pulvermoos,
a wildlife sanctuary and habitat for 60 bird species including Corncrake,
Dipper, Whinchat and Snipe.
2 options: walking time 2.5hr, distance 9km/5.5km or walking time 4hr,
Start with a cable car ride to the top of the Laber (1685m) for panoramic
views of Germany's highest mountain - Zugspitze (2962m) - and the Austrian
Alps beyond. You then wind your way down through cool pine forests to the
village of Ettal. After lunch, visit the amazing 14th Century former
Benedictine monastery, an outstanding example of Bavarian Baroque
architecture. Return on an easy path along the pretty valley, passing the
Barenhohle cave where there's a figure of the resurrected Christ. Walking
time 3.5hr, distance 12km/7.5mi or walking time 4.5hr, distance 14km/8.5mi.
2 options: walking time 3.5hr, distance 12km/7.5mi or walking time 4.5hr,
Staffelsee is one of the larger of the many picturesque blue lakes dotted
around this part of Bavaria. This beautiful stretch of water offers easy
walking along the shoreline with plenty of swimming opportunities. Stop off
in the attractive riverside village of Uffing (the boat landing station is a
fantastic place for lunch and offers magnificent views of the lake backed by
mountains). In the afternoon, either relax in the sun on the panorama deck of
the little lake cruiser (pay locally), passing hidden coves and the lake's 7
islands (one even has its own tiny chapel), or return on foot along the quiet
side of the lake. Walking time 3.5hr, distance 12km/7.5mi or walking time
5hr, distance 18km/11mi or walking time 6hr, distance 22km/13.5mi.
3 options: walking time 3.5hr, distance 12km/7.5mi or walking time 5hr,
distance 18km/11mi or walking time 6hr, distance 22km/13.5mi.
Location: Neuschwanstein Castle
A day off from walking today. Maybe take the local bus to Mad King Ludwig's
fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein with its breathtaking setting on a rocky
outcrop. Or take the funicular to the top of Germany's highest mountain, the
Zugspitze, and discover a 360 degree panorama of endless peaks spanning
Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Germany. Or, if you prefer to stay closer to
home, spend the afternoon by the Wellenberg outdoor pool, where there is also
a sauna, Jacuzzi and spa.
Location: Kolben - Oberammergau
The Kolben chairlift whisks you up to 1270m, from where there's a choice of
routes up to the spectacular Sonnenberg ridge. Your route down passes a
succession of crashing waterfalls and the reconstructed 19th Century
whetstone mill at Schleifmuhle, followed by a pretty path through the
meadows. Walking time 4hr, distance 13km/8mi or walking time 6hr, distance
2 options: walking time 4hr, distance 13km/8mi or walking time 6hr, distance
Location: Linderhof Palace
Today's walk includes an unmissable visit to Schloss Linderhof, the
gloriously over-the-top Rococo palace built by Mad King Ludwig in 1878,
inspired by Louis XIV's chateau in Versailles. There are gorgeous French and
Italianate terraced gardens and a golden fountain which erupts once every
hour with a 30m plume of water. Return to the hotel along a tranquil path
which winds back down the Linder Valley, through the village of Graswang with
its beautifully preserved old farmhouses and pretty 17th century frescoed
church. Walking time 1.5hr, distance 6km/4mi or walking time 3.5hr, distance
2 options: walking time 1.5hr, distance 6km/4mi or walking time 3.5hr,
The tour itself ends here after breakfast. A transfer back to Munich Airport
is included (subject to a minimum of 2 people booked on a departure in
All buffet breakfasts and 7 dinners are included.
Bavarian cooking is hearty and rustic, well-known for its wide variety of
wurst (sausages), pretzels (breads), Knodel (dumplings), meat dishes, and of
course its world-famous beers. The hotel can cater for vegetarians; please
let us know in advance so we can notify the hotel. Before June, some mountain
restaurants are open only at weekends.
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Minimum 8 years people can go on this tour.
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