King Ludwig Way

€675 per person

Join us on the most astonishing self-guided tour in Germany – The King Ludwig Way. King Ludwig II, also known as the ‘Fairytale king’, is the person behind the castle-filled iconic look of the Baravian landscape. You will encounter true Bavarian cultural treasures, little monastery towns, tranquil villages and playful paths past lakes and moors. Enjoy the fantastic panoramic views onto the Ammergauer Alps, the Zugspitze summit and the Allgäu mountains as you retrace the famous visionary king’s footsteps.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    7 nights in 3* country hotels incl. breakfast; Boat fare from Herrsching to Dießen; Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 25 kg); Well prepared route guidance; Elaborated travel documents (1 set per room); GPS tracks upon request; Service-Hotline
  • What is not included
    Entry fees, other meals and drinks, transfer from/to airport, bus fare from Andechs to Herrsching, approx. EUR 3 per person, tourist tax.
  • Best period
    mid-April, May, June, July, August, September, mid-October
Day 1: Arrival in Bernried on Lake Starnberg
Day 2: From Bernried to Dießen on Lake Ammer (21km, 5-6hrs, +250m/-150m)
The first day of the independent walking route takes you through the natural reserve surrounding Lake Starnberg passing the Ilka cave with beautiful viewpoints towards the lake. You reach the Deixfurter pond and continue through charming Bavarian on your way to the Andechs monastery with its own brewery. From there you take a short bus ride to the village of Herrsching am Ammersee and a short boat ride to Dießen am Ammersee where your overnight will be.
Day 3: From Dießen on Lake Ammer to Wessobrunn (13km, 4-5hrs, +250m/-100m)
Today you leave Dießen following a scenic path through lush meadows into the idyllic Stiller forest. Passing some hilltops with fascinating views, you reach the Wessobrunn monastery, home of the well-known ‚grey duke’ Romanesque bell tower. In the distance, you can admire the proud Zugspitze summit.
Day 4: From Wessobrunn to Peiting (21km, 5-6hrs, +450m/-400m)
This section of the independent hiking tour is dedicated to the exploration of the Bavarian Alpine foothills with their cozy little villages and the remote moor areas. A short but steep ascent takes you to the Hohen Peissenberg mountain, a wonderful site with a weather station and marvelous panoramic views over the Alps from the Großvenediger all the way into the Allgäu region. Descend from the Hohen Peissenberg and continue walking through forests and across fields all the way to Peiting where your next overnight will be.
Day 5: From Peiting to Wildsteig/Bad Bayersoien (14km, 4hrs, +250m/-100m)
After a healthy breakfast, you head to the pristine and romantic Ammer ravine. Cross the river over the numerous footbridges and follow the trail to Rottenbuch with its stunningly beautiful ornate monastery church. Your overnight is in Wildsteig/Bad Bayersoien, where you arrive across hills and meadows with glorious views onto the Alpine mountain range.
Day 6: From Wildsteig/Bad Bayersoien to Buching (19km, 4-5hrs, +150m/-200m)
You bid Wildsteig farewell and follow the self-guided walking route through idyllic moor regions to Wieskirche (Church in the Meadow), listed as one of Germany’s sites on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The hiking trail takes you to pass green hilltops, forests and colorful meadows with distant views onto the Allgäu Alps and the King-Ludwig-country on Lake Forggensee. Your overnight is in Buching.
Day 7: From Buching to Füssen/surroundings (17km, 4,30hrs, +300m/-300m)
The last day of the walking tour is dedicated to one of the most iconic Bavarian castles - Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau on Lake Schwansee. Passing through the Kalvarienberg, you enter the historic market town of Füssen where you can celebrate with a fantastic Bavarian meal.
Day 8: Departure day


675 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (09/04-08/05; 19/09-08/10)
715 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (09/05-19/06; 22/08-18/09)
765 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (20/06-21/08)
* N.B.: If your travel period falls into two periods with different prices, the one with the higher price will be invoiced!
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement: 230 Euro
Solo traveler supplement: 310 Euro (incl. sgl. room supplement)
The tour is available for departures on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday between the beginning of April and mid-October! Arrival in Munich and then a 45 mins train journey to Bernried on Lake Starnberg. Return train journey from Füssen to Bernried, duration approx. 3 hours (2x change trains). Organised transfer from Füssen to Bernried available, cost EUR 65 per person. Booking in advance required, payable on-site. You walk on walking paths or forest trails as well as on asphalted paths. For tours through the Alpine foothills with a walking time of 4 to max. 6 hours, stamina and a good basic fitness level is required.

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