The German Alpine Road
This exhilarating Alpine route winds its way for approx. 450 kilometres from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schönau on Lake Königssee. Whether you are traveling in an open-top car, in a motorhome or by motorbike, you’ll be amazed by the sheer variety of the landscape – from lush Alpine meadows, gently rolling hills and verdant forests to craggy peaks, romantic valleys and sparkling lakes.
As you travel along the route, you can either choose to spend your holiday on a farm or stay over in a luxurious lodging house. Nestled amongst a veritable goldmine of nature and culture, you will also encounter world-famous attractions such as Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, King Ludwig’s royal castles (Neuschwanstein) near Füssen, Ettal Abbey, Lake Chiemsee, St. Bartholomew’s Church at Lake Königssee and the Berchtesgaden Apline National Park. There are so many captivating stops along Bavaria’s most southerly tourist route that you could easily spend a few weeks here.
But as we stayed in Oberrammergau near Garmisch-Partenkinchen which is right in the middle of the route, we decided to cover the route in 2 days. On day 1, we travelled to Fussen from Oberammergau and visited Neuschwanstein – fairytale castle, built on a rugged cliff against a scenic mountain backdrop was Walt Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s castle. After we completed our tour to the castle we drove all the way to Lindau on Lake Constance. The German Alpine Road was drive-in cinema at its very best through the majestic panorama of the Bavarian Alps. And while returning to Budapest, we traveled to Schönau on Lake Königssee and the Berchtesgaden Apline National Park which was again a picture perfect drive where we could not even afford to blink our eyes.