With typical picturesque Bavarian houses, quaint gardens and cute inns, Grainau doesn’t disappoint. It also happens to sit at the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, Zugspitze. During this tour you also visit the municipality of Berchtesgaden, high in the Bavarian Alps and just across the border with Austria. About half of the terrain is protected by the National Park Berchtesgaden, which offers wonderful hiking and other outdoor opportunities. The park is also home to the pristine Lake Königsee, the country’s highest lake.
Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer from the airport to Grainau.
Day 2: Grainau
Get to know Grainau and walk to Garmisch, exploring the famous alpine resort town.
Day 3: Partnachklamm
Walk through the magnificent rock-hewn gorge of Partnachklamm.
Day 4: Zugspitze
Spend a day on Germany’s highest mountain: Zugspitze. To get to the top, you will take the Zugspitzbahn (an electric railcar), while enjoying wonderful views of the surrounding area.
Day 5: Mittenwald
Visit Mittenwald, a well-known health-resort and also famed for violin making. Ascend by cable car to Karwendel Mountain, offering exhilarating views.
Day 6: River rafting
Prepare for a day of action and fun! From Bad Toelz you will raft down River Isar.
Day 7: Alpine Meadow Hike
To start the hike you follow a forestry trail to Jenner, where you will take a cable car up to the summit. Continue walking through the beautiful meadow landscape.
Day 8: Berchtesgaden National Park
Make an excursion to Germany’s most beautiful national park where a park ranger will join you. The landscape is a contrast of lakes, limestone and Dolomite cliffs, meadows and mixed forests.
Day 9: Kehlsteinhaus – Eagle’s Nest
Today you walk up to Mt. Kehlstein, where Hitler’s men built a diplomatic meetinghouse. Apart from its iconic history, this peak stands as one of Germany’s most scenic spots.
Day 10: “Malerwinkel am Königssee”
Walk to Lake Königssee where you can enjoy a beautiful stroll along the lake shore or through the woods.
Day 11: Departure day
Transfer to the airport.