Guidebook to mountain walks and treks in the Bavarian Alps, on the border of Germany and Austria, between Lake Constance and Berchtesgaden. Accessible from Munich, Salzburg and Innsbruck, these 70 routes range from half-day walks to 3-day hut-to-hut treks. Highlights include the Königssee and Breitach, Partnach and Höllental gorges.
Most valley walks can be attempted early in the season (April-May); the majority of routes are best walked from June-September; lower altitudes until mid-October
Oberstdorf, Riezlern, Tannheim, Füssen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Mittenwald, Walchensee, Lenggries, Tegernsee, Bayrischzell, Marquartstein, Reit im Winkl, Ruhpolding, Inzell, Bad Reichenhall, Ramsau, Berchtesgaden
Valley walks suitable for all abilities; main routes are graded 1-3; none of the routes require climbing skills, and no special equipment required
The Zugspitze (Germany's highest peak), Königssee (a stunning mountain lake), karst landscapes, picture-book towns Oberammergau and Mittenwald, wild mountain gorges, alpine meadows, Neuschwanstein Castle, folklore traditions, opulent baroque churches, scenic rack railways and exhilarating multi-day tours.