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Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

1. Eagle's Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Enjoy unique mountain landscapes on this round tour of the enchanting Bavarian Alps. Traveling along the Königssee river, you will be able to discover the imposing crags and romantically positioned farmsteads of the road towards Obersalzberg. In specially-equipped and comfortable buses, you will be able to relax in luxury, while your driver conquers the dramatic heights and sheer cliffs. 20 minutes travel on well-constructed roads will bring you to the Eagle's Nest, where Adolf Hitler always spent his summer holidays. From the Eagle's Nest, you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the "Hoher Göll" and other majestic, snow-covered mountain summits of the Bavarian Alps.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

2. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip

Discover one of Bavaria's most scenic landscapes on this tour from Munich by train and van. Marvel at the stature and delicate architecture of Neuschwanstein Castle standing proud atop a hill and surrounded by forested mountains. See the sprawling valley from the foot of the castle walls and learn about its history from your guide along a walking tour of the grounds. Located 2 hours from Munich, the enchanting old-world town of Füssen lies in the foothills of the Alps, framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world. Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the very mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight made from the stuff of dreams: the fabulous and ethereal Neuschwanstein Castle. This glorious folly was built in the 19th-Century by the famed "mad" King Ludwig II, a man intoxicated by mythology and who himself became a legend. The shimmering white towers of the castle among the clouds are instantly recognizable to many who haven’t ever heard the name Neuschwanstein. It is the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle and is famous the world over as the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang castle. To visit it is to step inside a fairy tale. On this full-day tour from Munich, your guide will take you by train or bus and accompany you uphill to the castle’s lofty perch, where it sits gleaming above a spectacular panorama of mountains, lakes, and valleys. It’s not just about the castle – it’s also about its wonderful location. You will go to the best vantage points and explore the lake. If time and weather permits, you can even enjoy a swim. Get postcard-perfect views of the equally beautiful Hohenschwangau Castle, the waterfall gorge, and the stunning Marienbrücke Bridge, suspended high above it all. While you are marveling at the beauty, your guide will tell you the engaging story of King Ludwig’s renowned and tragic reign, his turbulent times, and of the obsession that drove him to build his fantasy castle in the mountains that ultimately destroyed him. If you choose to purchase a ticket on the day, skip the long lines for the separate internal tour of the king’s private chambers by a specialist castle guide. The tour is the most practical way to admire this amazing fantasy world.

Guided hiking tour to the Zugspitze (2962m) via Reintal

3. Guided hiking tour to the Zugspitze (2962m) via Reintal

Take on the same path as the first people who climbed the Zugspitze in 1820. Enjoy a technically simple route, which is the longest for Zugspitze, with a typical ascent between four and six hours in moderate conditions.  Day One: Meet at the traditional Olympic ski resort. After a short equipment check, journey through the impressive Partnachklamm gorge. Following the Reintal westward, reach the beautifully located Bock hut after about three hours. Have a coffee and cake to refresh. Hike the beautiful path along the Partnach towards Reintalangerhütte, which is the final destination for today. Cool your tired feet in front of the hut in the river and rest in the peaceful and fresh mountain atmosphere.  Day Two:  Rise early and march through the meadows to the steep upswing on the Zugspitzplatt. Climb at a moderate pace to reach the first stopover, which is the strikingly located Knorr hut. Take a short rest and admire the ridge ahead. Continue on the Zugspitzplatt, which becomes steep at times. Arrive at the Sonnalpin and prepare for the most difficult part of the tour. The last 400 vertical meters on the rope-insured south wall of the Zugspitze. Concentrated and slow, master this hurdle and be welcomed by the crowds of the Zugspitz summit. Either by cable car or the rack railway, drive into the valley and be again at the train station in Garmisch. 

From Munich: Zugspitze Mountain Van Tour

4. From Munich: Zugspitze Mountain Van Tour

Enjoy a day in the German Alps on a full-day excursion from Munich to the Zugspitze. You’ll travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where you’ll take a cable car up the 2962 meters to the summit of Germany’s tallest peak. The Zugspitze marks the international border between Germany and Austria. In fact there are lifts from both countries that meet at the top of the mountain. In addition restaurants and shops at the summit, there are also telescopes available. From the top you’ll have breathtaking views of the Alps which seem to stretch on forever. You’ll take a break for lunch at a small mountain hut, where you’ll also have lovely views over the peaks of the Alps and even into the Munich area. After lunch you’ll jump from Germany into Austria (no passport necessary). You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a beer in Germany’s highest beer garden! The final highlight of the tour is a round-trip ride through the mountains on a cog-wheel train.

From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

5. From Munich: Neuschwanstein Castle Full-Day Trip by Van

Spend a day in picturesque Bavaria with this van tour from Munich. Spend the day enjoying a drive on the Romantic Road in the Bavarian Alps. On the way to the castle of Neuschwanstein, you’ll pass through old, quaint Bavarian villages and scenic countryside. When you reach Neuschwanstein you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the castle, which was built in the 19th century in the Romanesque Revival style. The palace sits on a craggy hill commanding views of the village of Hohenschwangau below. From the Marienbridge you’ll have breathtaking views of the castle. The palace was commissioned by Ludwig II of Bavaria as a royal retreat and in honor of Richard Wagner, the composer. After the death of Ludwig II, the palace was opened to the public in 1886, and now hosts more than 1.3 million visitors each year. Neuschwanstein has appeared in numerous movies and was also used as a model for Sleeping Beauty’s Castle at Disneyland. You’ll walk through a lovely gorge featuring cascades and waterfalls. On the way back you’ll stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Church of Wieskirch built in the 17th century. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit a Bavarian cheese farm, where you can purchase an optional cheese and sausage platter with freshly baked bread. Enjoy the spectacular, 360-degree mountain views from the farm.

Full Day Tour to Germany's Highest Peak: Zugspitze

6. Full Day Tour to Germany's Highest Peak: Zugspitze

Hop on a tour bus and dare to see the world from above at Germany's highest peak. This day tour brings you directly into the Alpine upland and its green valleys. Passing the picturesque houses of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, continue the bus journey up the mountain and reach the valley station of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest peak at 2,963 meters. Riding the new cablecar, you will reach the top in just a few minutes. Breathe in the clear air and enjoy the truly staggering view of more than 400 peaks of the Bavarian, Austrian, Swiss and Italian Alps.  Dine at one of the peak's restaurants (vegetarian and Halal dishes are available) and have some fun bobsledding or take a walk on the perpetual glacial ice.  After descending back down the mountain by historic cogwheel train, your comfortable bus will bring you back to Munich.

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What people are saying about Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Even though we had a snowy weather during our trip, we were able to enjoy the beauties of the town and castle itself. The tour was well planned and our guide was really helpful, kind and informative. We had enough free time in the town and additionally learned a lot of things about the history of the place thanks to our tour guide. I definitely recommend this tour to others, especially in snowy weather if you don’t have a big problem with cold. Because I believe that the castle gains an epic appearance under the falling snowflakes.

Our Tour Guide Thomas is excellent, our train is late but he’s trying to do everything he can so we can leave as early as we want.. i think its better if you also have a bus .. at least there’s alternative in case the train is late or if there’s a problem.. but overall still excellent Thomas did it all.. i would recommend your company to my Flight Attendant Friends who likes to go on tour.. Thank you so much until my next tour.. - Joanne

It was an excellent experience. Jose, our guide was kindly. He explained a lot of interesting information about Ludwig, the castle and Ludwig family. He waited us, helped everybody and answered to our question. At the end a train had an accident but he arranged a change trip with anorher train so we arrived almost in time , only half an hour later. We are satisfacted.

I went on the tour to Neuschwanstein castle and really enjoyed it! Steven was our tour guide and he made the trip very enjoyable. He was friendly, informative and always kept an eye out for the people on the tour. Thank you to Steven and Radius Tours for the great trip!

Migliorare l’ingresoo

Great stories from the guide made the 2-hour train rides fly by.