Discover the culture and conviviality of Munich, before exploring the romantic castles of the beautiful Bavarian Alps on this self-guided walking holiday.
On this enticing break combining Munich and Füssen, you will experience the very best of Bavaria. The regional capital, renowned as much for its sense of history as for its annual Oktoberfest celebration, is a city to be savoured. Explore its museums and indulge in its rich cuisine (and brilliant beer) before heading out into the mountains.
South of Munich, the Bavarian Alps’ wooded slopes and craggy limestone peaks form a spectacular backdrop to glistening lakes, idyllic villages of ornately frescoed houses, and lush meadows that are filled with flowers in early summer. One such lake is that of Füssen, whose picturesque shores afford awe-inspiring views of the mountains, taking in the region’s two magnificent castles: Gothic Hohenschwangau and fairy-tale Neuschwanstein – a true sight to behold… The town of Füssen grew up on the site of a Roman military camp on the Via Claudia Augustus which linked the Danube with the River Po, and you will find many references to its Roman origins in the town – even its name is derived from Latin.