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German & Austrian Alps Walking & Hiking Tour

Mountains, Lakes & Castles: Salzburg to Munich

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Levels 2-4

Premiere Hotels

From: $5,499 - $5,799 pp dbl occ

($1,150 for sgl occ)

Bring a journal and it will soon read like a storybook. Impossibly deep lakes beneath the snowcapped peaks of the Alps. Blankets of wildflowers flowing into the horizon. Majestic fairy-tale palaces. Mountaintop hideaways from world wars. If any pages are left empty, it will only be because sometimes words are simply not enough.

Germany and Austria Walking and Hiking Tour
Germany and Austria Walking and Hiking Tour

Austria & Germany

Start Salzburg / End Munich

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights

  • Follow some of Europe's most celebrated footpaths past limestone massifs, alpine meadows and sparkling lakes
  • Experience unforgettable hiking through the majestic Alps of both Austria and Germany
  • Discover the breathtaking landscapes and architecture of the magnificent gateway cities of Munich and Salzburg
  • Explore charming storybook villages, remote mountain huts and whimsical fairy-tale castles
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Itinerary

Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1
Description

Begin in beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart | See the hills that inspired Maria's song in The Sound of Music | Walk along the rocky ridgeline that borders Germany and Austria | Cowbells softly clang in nearby pastures as you sample local artisanal cheeses at a mountain farmhouse | Discover the history of this remote mountain region at the Obersalzberg Documentation Centre | Toast the journey ahead while tasting exquisite wines from both sides of the border.

Accommodations
Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden
Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden
Berchtesgaden
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the Bavarian Alps, an ultramodern property with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. (pool, spa)

Days 2-3
Description

Boat across glacier-carved Königssee, Germany's deepest and cleanest lake, and cool off in the spray of the country's highest waterfall | Admire the expansive vistas from high mountain passes | Gondolas whisk you from the valley floor to the upper reaches of the Tyrolean Alps to reveal world-class hiking trails | Explore medieval Kitzbühel, stopping for a Kaffee in the town's charming pedestrian-friendly center | Alpine elegance meets Relais & Châteaux hospitality at our family-owned mountain retreat.

Accommodations
Hotel Tennerhof
Hotel Tennerhof
Kitzbühel
| Premiere Hotel

This family-owned hotel offers a perfect balance of modern luxury and Tyrolean tradition, with sweeping mountain vistas. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Days 4-6
Description

Trek through the Isar Valley to cross the Germany-Austria border on foot | Plunge into the subterranean world of Leutasch Gorge, whose rushing waters are hidden by steep mountain walls | Hike to an alpine plateau replete with jewel-like lakes for a view of some of the highest mountains in Austria | Savor the surprising flavors of German fare | Feel part of a fairy tale when you set sights on iconic Neuschwanstein Castle, famed as the inspiration for Walt Disney's Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty castles | End your trip in welcoming Munich with its green parks and festive biergartens.

Accommodations
Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol
Interalpen-Hotel Tyrol
Seefeld
| Premiere Hotel

Enveloped by a verdant forest, relaxation comes easy at this secluded luxury retreat in the Austrian Alps. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

The terrain on this trip is rolling with a few steeper sections in the Alps and includes a mix of well-maintained dirt paths, paved roads and rugged terrain.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Other
Obersalzberg Documentation Center Visit (30 minutes)
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 900 ft. gain
Other
Königssee Boat Ride (1.5 hours round-trip)
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 6 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles* | 1400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 12 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 5 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1200 ft. gain
Level 3 | 9 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Day 6
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Level 2 | 5 miles | 900 ft. gain

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Straight talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Air-Conditioning

Hotel Tennerhof and Schloss Elmau are Premiere Hotels. While they offer outstanding service and amenities, please note that they are not equipped with air-conditioning. Despite the region's generally temperate climate and cool nights, guest rooms can occasionally become warm during peak temperatures.

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