In the heart of Bavaria, among the foothills of the Alps, your base for this self-guided walking tour is the quaint and 'chocolate box' village of Oberammergau. Known for its world-famous Passion Plays, performed every ten years, it is impossibly picturesque; its houses are decorated with elaborate paintings known as Luftmalerei and prettily carved wooden balconies overflow with geraniums. Here, the locals embrace their rich history, where traditional Bavarian dress is often worn in recognition of their heritage and the custom of Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and a generously sized portion of cake!) is still an afternoon ritual.
The village is also an absolute Mecca for the walking enthusiast. From exhilarating mountain hikes with amazing views all the way to the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain, to relaxed strolls through lush green valleys and wetland nature reserves, Oberammergau's wealth of well-signed paths and easy-to-follow trails make it a great choice for wonderfully varied walking. We provide a choice of both one and two boot walks for all days, using the highly efficient local public transport system so you can explore further afield. You also have the mountain lifts to take the sting out of more challenging ascents.
You stay as guests of Sabine Feldmeier and her family at the traditional *** Hotel Feldmeier, less than 5 minutes' walk from the village center. The 31 rooms all offer high comfort levels and Breakaway rooms also come with private balcony or terrace, as well as views onto the surrounding Laber and Kofel mountains. You also have a Roman steam bath, sauna, jacuzzis and beauty room at your disposal (pay locally). less than a mile from the hotel is the WellenBerg leisure complex offering indoor and outdoor swimming - ideal if you'd like a day off from walking.
|Meals||Buffet breakfast and all evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Pick up from Munich airport at 15:35. Transfer to hotel, 90 mins, provided.|
|Tour Ends||Return to Munich airport by 14:25 (drop off time, transfer provided).|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $13 per night. Solo traveler supplement add $264.|
|Other details||Airport transfers are subject to at least 2 people (in total) booked. Allow approx 45 euro/US$52 per person for the use of local trains/buses and ski lifts for the walks. Before Jun some mountain restaurants and ski lifts are only open on weekends.|
|Hotels||*** Room upgrade: Prices from $19 per person, per night for Deluxe room (larger room, apartment style) based on 2 people sharing.|