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The King Ludwig Way

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8 Days & 7 Nights
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The King Ludwig Way

  • Walk from beautiful Lake Starnberg to the iconic castles of Füssen
  • A hint of adventure in the Ammer and Pöllatschlucht gorges
  • Monasteries, churches and picture-postcard villages, unique to Bavaria
  • Relax with a delicious Bratwurst and 'mass' of beer at the end of the day
  • Visit the fairy-tale castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau
Follow the King Ludwig Way, one of Germany’s best-known footpaths, through Upper Bavaria to King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. Within easy reach of Munich, the King Ludwig Way takes you to Lake Starnberg, past quaint villages with abbeys, monasteries and frescoed churches. Quench your thirst in world-class breweries and beer gardens along the route,.enjoy spectacular views from Hoher Peissenberg (3261 ft.), the highest point north of the Alps and stay in charming small hotels and guesthouses experiencing the best of Bavarian hospitality. This route has featured in Julia Bradbury’s BBC German Wanderlust series and this rewarding trail should not be missed.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Starnberg Day 2: Walk to Herrsching, Andechs Monastery, ferry to Dießen 12.5 miles / 20 km Day 3: Walk to Wessobrunn or Paterzell 8.6 miles / 14 km Day 4: Walk to Peiting 14 miles / 22.5 km Day 5: Walk to Wildsteig or Steingaden 8.4 miles / 13.5 km Day 6: Walk to Buching 17 miles / 28 km Day 7: Walk to Füssen, Castles of Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau 12 miles / 19 km Day 8: Onward Travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 7kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 7kg is equivalent to 1 single running shoe (not even a pair!). Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information about how we've carbon counted our trips.

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