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Munich & Füssen - Romantic Bavaria

City life & scenic walking
 
Experience an exciting contrast of city and mountains on this self-guided, two-centre walking break. You’ll be equipped with notes for a walking tour of Munich, and will have the option to visit one of King Ludwig’s romantic castles in the scenic countryside around Füssen.
Munich & Füssen - Romantic Bavaria . 4 nights
Munich & Füssen - Romantic Bavaria . 4 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A walking holiday in Bavaria

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, 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 sparkling 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.
 

Book now for summer 2021

We are now taking bookings for 2021. We are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.

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This holiday is not available in 2020.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
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  • Arrival in Munich
    Night 1: at Hotel Torbräu (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Explore Munich
    Our city walking notes lead you on a fascinating discovery of this sometimes surprising city – to iconic landmarks like the Frauenkirche with its unmistakeable twin-domed towers and the vast urban greenspace, the Englischer Garten. There’s the BMW Museum, too, and the Deutsches Museum on an island in the River Isar, as well as six breweries to visit, and the tempting food stalls of the Viktualienmarkt! Take time out from exploring to visit a Konditorei – indulging in Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) is a must during your stay.
    Spend time with the tempting food of Viktualienmarkt on the route around Munich
  • Munich to Füssen

    Journey by train: 2hrs (included)
    Today you take the morning train into the heart of the spectacular Bavarian Alps, close to the border with Austria, arguably some of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. Your destination is Füssen, where you spend two nights at the Altstadthotel zum Hechten, though you can choose to upgrade here to the Hotel Hirsch. Füssen is well worth exploring as it is the highest town in Bavaria, located at the southernmost end of the 'Romantische Strasse' long-distance cycle route. The old town is a maze of cobbled streets, dominated by the old castle, while the centre is full of lovely cafés and restaurants where you can sit outside and relax over lunch and a chilled Bavarian beer.

    Circular walk from Füssen: 10km, 2.5hrs
    In the afternoon, there is plenty of time to enjoy a short circuit to the two small lakes to the south-east of the town, Alatsee and Obersee.
    Circular walk from Füssen: 10km
  • Free day in Füssen

    Linear walk via Buchenberg: 12km, 5hrs
    This first walking option begins with a bus to Buching (pay locally), from where you follow wide, undulating gravel tracks high up in the forest. Pause at a mountain hut for refreshments and enjoy the fabulous views from the top of Buchenberg before descending to the Tegelbergbahn and then returning to Füssen by bus (pay locally).

    'The Royal Descent' circular walk: 11km, 4hrs
    The second option is a real highlight for serious walkers, though it is mostly downhill! You begin by taking a bus and cable car (pay locally) up to the Tegelberghaus (built for King Ludwig's mother, Queen Mary) from where there are stunning views. Make a detour to the Ahornspitze for more breathtaking views, before descending via the hunting lodge at Bleckenau. This is called 'The Royal Descent' as it ends at Neuschwanstein, one of the most romantic castles in Europe. Return to Füssen by bus (pay locally).

    'The Three Marys' circular walk: 11km, 3.5hrs
    Take a bus (pay locally) to visit Neuschwanstein and then walk back to Füssen along a quiet, high path above Alpsee. Descend to walk around the lake, then ascend past Schwansee and up over the last of the hills to arrive back in Füssen.

    Visit King Ludwig's castles
    Alternatively, you could spend the day visiting the two magnificent castles that give this captivating corner of Bavaria such a romantic feel. Hohenschwangau is the Gothic castle whose elaborate murals were inspired by King Ludwig II’s love of the Middle Ages, while dramatically sited Neuschwanstein, with its fairy-tale turrets and opulent interiors, was actually designed by the king. If you are planning on a visit to the castles, you should book online in advance.

    Take a boat trip
    In the summer months, you could also enjoy a boat trip on the Forggensee. Regular 2-hour round-trips allow you to alight for lunch on the northern shore before catching the next boat back; or you could join one of the romantic evening cruises to watch the sun set over these majestic mountains.   
    Linear walk via Buchenberg: 12km
    'The Royal Descent' circular walk: 11km
    'The Three Marys' circular walk: 11km
    Neuschwanstein Castle (c) Füssen Tourismus
 

Accommodation

You stay in family-run hotels where you will find a warm and friendly welcome.

To make your holiday all the more special, opt for our upgrade hotel in Füssen. Please indicate your preference at the time of booking. Whichever hotel you choose, we recommend an extra night here for more time to discover this lovely town and its famous castles.

Please note: most beds in German hotels are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. We refer to these as 'Austrian Twins' and they are locally regarded to serve requests for both double and twin bedded rooms. Separate twin beds or traditional double beds with one large mattress are rare and cannot be guaranteed.
 

Summer 2021

We are keeping our prices the same, so you can book for summer 2021 at 2020 prices.
 
Prices & travel options
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  • 4 nights: 02 May 2020 - 19 September 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    2 May - 5 Jun 2020 # £595 £215
    6 - 12 Jun 2020 £645 £275
    13 Jun - 31 Jul 2020 # £675 £285
    1 - 31 Aug 2020 £595 £215
    1 - 15 Sep 2020 £645 £275
    3rd & 4th person discount -£20
    Single traveller supplement £20

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    # ADD £50pp/n (£70pn in single room) if staying in Munich 4-8 May & 16-19 Jun 2020

    Included travel: rail from Munich to Füssen, and rail from Füssen to Munich airport. On arrival take U-Bahn from airport to city centre (pay locally)

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • 4 nights, staying at Hotel Hirsch: 02 May 2020 - 19 September 2020

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    2 May - 5 Jun 2020 # £665 £240
    6 - 12 Jun 2020 £715 £300
    13 Jun - 31 Jul 2020 # £745 £310
    1 - 31 Aug 2020 £665 £240
    1 - 15 Sep 2020 £715 £300
    3rd & 4th person discount -£20
    Single traveller supplement £20

    Includes accommodation, meals and services integral to the holiday as described, plus walking notes and maps, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    # ADD £50pp/n (£70pn in single room) if staying in Munich 4-8 May & 16-19 Jun 2020

    Included travel: rail from Munich to Füssen, and rail from Füssen to Munich airport. On arrival take U-Bahn from airport to city centre (pay locally)

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Torbräu, Munich
    Deluxe: 02 May - 19 Sep 2020 £35
    Altstadthotel zum Hechten, Füssen
    Superior: 02 May - 19 Sep 2020 £11

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Torbräu, Munich (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 May - 30 May 2020 # £145 £210
    31 May - 31 Jul 2020 # £172 £262
    01 Aug - 30 Aug 2020 £145 £210
    31 Aug - 16 Sep 2020 £172 £262
    # ADD £50pp/n (£70pn in single room) if staying in Munich 4-8 May & 16-19 Jun 2020
    Altstadthotel zum Hechten, Füssen (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 May - 19 Sep 2020 £72 £94
  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Hotel Torbräu, Munich
    Deluxe: 02 May - 19 Sep 2020 £35

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel Torbräu, Munich (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 May - 30 May 2020 # £145 £210
    31 May - 31 Jul 2020 # £172 £262
    01 Aug - 30 Aug 2020 £145 £210
    31 Aug - 16 Sep 2020 £172 £262
    # ADD £50pp/n (£70pn in single room) if staying in Munich 4-8 May & 16-19 Jun 2020
    Hotel Hirsch, Füssen (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 May - 19 Sep 2020 £98 £130
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Munich

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Munich. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Munich Lufthansa 
    Birmingham - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Munich easyJet,  Eurowings,  Lufthansa 
    Edinburgh - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Munich Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Munich British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Munich British Airways,  Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Munich easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Munich easyJet,  Lufthansa 
    Manchester - Munich (via Frankfurt) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Munich Lufthansa 
    Newcastle - Munich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Newcastle - Munich (via Düsseldorf) Lufthansa 
    Outward route Airline
    Norwich - Munich (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Munich. To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time stated in the connecting travel section, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service (£60 for India and Nepal). Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together. If you are travelling solo or as a party of 3 or more and our arrangements include a taxi, please contact us for prices; additional passengers often pay less.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Munich

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    own transport between airport and city centre pay locally flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    walk to station (0h05), rail Füssen to Munich airport (2h50) included 1315
What is included
  • 4 nights
  • 4 breakfasts
  • route notes and maps
  • return rail between Munich and Füssen
 
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FAQs

If you have any questions relating to this or any other Inntravel holiday, our friendly travel experts will be happy to help. You might also find our General FAQs section helpful.
  • We sincerely hope that your holiday experience will be as enjoyable as it would have been before the pandemic – walking holidays are ideal in these times of social distancing, and we’re not operating holidays if the key highlights can no longer be delivered – but, naturally, there will be some changes to ensure your and other people’s safety.
    Your holiday experience: what to expect >
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  • We’ll send you route notes and maps 2-3 weeks before your holiday. The route notes not only contain directions to get from hotel to hotel, but also include practical information about places of interest and eateries along each route, plus cultural information about the area. If/when you are moving between hotels, you leave your luggage in reception as you leave, and it will be transferred ahead to your next accommodation, meaning that all you need to take with you are a camera, sun cream, drinks, food and waterproofs.

    For more detailed information, see our walking holidays in Europe page.
  • We can book a wide range of airlines and routes from the UK. As well as being more convenient for you to book all elements of your holiday together, it also means that we’ll accept liability for your travel arrangements, so if things go wrong, such as the airline going bust, we’ll make suitable alternative arrangements for you. For Europe and Morocco, there’s a £35 booking fee per person (£15 for children aged 2-11). For India and Nepal, the booking fee is £60 per person. More information on flights >
  • We can’t book flights that originate outside the UK, but if you wanted book your own flights to London (or elsewhere in the UK), we can make all onward travel arrangements (including flights) from there. Alternatively, if you are booking your own flights to an airport in continental Europe that’s appropriate for your holiday, we can book onward rail travel and/or taxis. More information about how we can tailor holidays for customers outside the UK >
  • Since our holidays are self-guided, we recommend calling us for a chat about your plans before making a booking, especially if it’s the first time you’ve booked with us.
    The price panel shows the supplement for a single room and also the single traveller charge (this covers (luggage) transfers and other costs which are usually shared between two people).
  • Once you’ve decided on your exact itinerary (our travel experts will be happy to offer advice), you need to provide us with your party’s details, either by phone or via our booking form. At this point we also ask you to pay a deposit so that we can secure a room for you immediately on confirming availability with the hotel(s). If it turns out that we can’t secure the accommodation for the holiday you’ve requested, or offer an acceptable alternative, we’ll refund your deposit promptly and in full. After booking your accommodation and other key elements, we'll then book your travel (or you can do so if you’re making your own arrangements) and send you a Booking Confirmation and Invoice.

    More information about the booking process >
    Information about accommodation, general practicalities and more >
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  • Yes, it’s something we insist on, even for holidays in the UK. The vast majority of holidays go smoothly, but when things go wrong, it can be expensive to put them right. Buying a new pair of walking boots after your suitcase is stolen mightn’t seem so bad, but the bill for being airlifted down from a mountain with a broken leg or flown home while still recovering from an illness or accident can cost tens of thousands of pounds.

    You don’t have to buy our travel insurance policy (if you live outside Europe you’ll definitely need to make your own arrangements, as the policy is only for UK and EU residents), but you do need to make sure that you’re covered for medical emergencies – including falling ill with Covid-19 while on holiday – and repatriation. We also recommend that you are covered for other eventualities, such as cancellation and loss of luggage and passports.

    We'll ask you for the details of your alternative policy (insurer, policy number and medical emergency phone number) so that we can help out if the worst happens while you are on holiday. It's up to you, though, to check that your policy covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs; we don't check alternative policies.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in possession of the correct travel documents, with the correct validity. If you’re a UK citizen, you need a full British passport to travel to Germany, but not a visa. If you are a citizen of another country, you’ll need to check requirements with the national embassy or your own consulate.

    Current information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice for UK citizens can be found through www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/before-you-travel and the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). You must make sure you have adequate insurance cover for illness, accidents and repatriation (see the insurance question). UK citizens should also obtain a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) by applying at a Post Office or at www.ehic.org.uk. The EHIC allows reciprocal health care but should not be seen as a substitute for travel insurance.
  • The official language is German. The currency is the Euro. German time is GMT/UTC + 1. It uses Daylight Saving Time, so in summer is on BST + 1.
  • At Inntravel we work in close partnership with our hoteliers, taxi drivers and other local suppliers to provide our self-guided holidays directly to you. We are entirely confident that you will continue to receive the usual warm welcome from them when the UK withdraws from the European Union (EU).

    It currently seems highly likely the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will take place on 31 January 2020, at which point the UK will enter a minimum 11-month transition period through to the end of December 2020. During this transition period there will be absolutely no changes to current arrangements for UK citizens travelling to an EU destination, so you can book your 2020 holiday certain that there will be no disruptions or complications caused by Brexit.
  • The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) provides up-to-date, country-by-country travel advice, as well as information on security, local laws, passports and visas for UK citizens.
    If you live outside the UK, see our essential travel information page for a list of relevant websites.
  • You are the best judge of your child’s/children’s capabilities. We are happy to take bookings for families of older children/teenagers if they walk regularly, love the outdoors and are comfortable with the distances and ascent/descent involved. Please note that the bedrooms at most of the accommodation we use will normally only sleep a maximum of 3 people, and sometimes only 2.
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