Three unique Capitals and some fairytale Landscapes - Germany
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Three unique Capitals and some fairytale Landscapes

This unusual tour combines the most important capitals of Central Europe: Berlin, Prague, and Vienna. In between enjoy wonderful landscapes, vineyards, lakes and towering mountains.

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Berlin

Berlin

12 km | 18 minutes
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Berlin

Germany's hip capital

Unlike other Euro­pean capitals, Berlin is a young city that only grew in importance with the rise of Prussia to a Euro­pean power­house in 1815.

Yet there is hardly a city that affected – and was affected by – 20th century history more than Berlin. After the peaceful reuni­fica­tion Berlin became a world city of culture, politics, media and science. In the 21st century the city has become a magnet for entrepreneurs, crea­tive people and immigrants. Berlin’s archi­tec­ture, festivals, nightlife and crea­tive alterna­tive scenes attract millions of visitors to the city.

Accommodation: A turn-of-the-century residence

3 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The hotel is a tremendous value in the heart of Berlin. Its loca­tion on a quiet, tree-lined street just off the Kurfürs­tendamm couldn't be better.

The five-story building, built around 1900 as a private resi­dence, has a nostalgic, old-fash­ioned look with ornate designs on its cream-coloured facade, tall windows, romantic balconies edged with flowerboxes, and a large tree shading the entrance. You step inside to a hallway with a black-and-white marble floor, mirrored walls, and a vaulted ceiling. The rooms are spacious and nicely furnished in a tradi­tional style with dark wooden furni­ture, pastel-coloured fabrics and lace curtains. Many of the rooms face onto the quiet court­yard.

Bendlerblock

Memo­rial for the resistance against Hitler

During the National Socialist era, the building at Bendler­s­trasse 11-13 was the seat of the General Army Office. There was the centre of resistance against Hitler within the Wehrmacht (armed forces). The attack carried out by Colonel Graf von Stauffenberg in the Wolfss­chanze on 20 July 1944 was planned and orga­nized here.
The perma­nent exhi­bi­tion Memo­rial to the German Resistance in some of the former offices commem­o­rate the resistance fight­er­s and the memo­rial in the court­yard  reminds of the offi­cers executed there.

Bran­denburg Gate

Symbol of Berlin

Using the Bran­denburg Gate as an example it is possible to illus­trate the city's history: Built in 1791 the gate was designed with the Quadriga as Triumphal Arch through which the glorious Prus­sian soldiers were to march into the city. When Napoleon defeated Prussia a few years later, the Quadriga was deported to Paris and returned only in the wars of liber­a­tion. Ever since that time it was consid­ered a monu­ment with national symbolism. On 30 January 1933 after the seizure of power, the Nazis staged an eerie torch­light proces­sion through the gate. Twelve years later the heavily damaged bombed gate became the sector boundary between the eastern and western parts of a city that was lying in ruins. The walled gate also became the symbol of the walled city and the front of the iron curtain that divided Europe from the Baltic Sea all the way to the Mediterranean. Thus, the Cold War ended logically on 9 November 1989, with a cheerful spectacle and cele­bra­tion on the Wall at Bran­denburg Gate.

Jewish museum Berlin

Largest Jewish museum in Europe

The largest Jewish museum in Europe offers a perma­nent exhi­bi­tion with an overview of two millennia of German-Jewish history – depicting highs and lows of the rela­tion­ships between Jews and non-Jews in Germany. In addi­tion, there are several tempo­rary and changing exhi­bi­tions each year. Even the building in itself is worth a visit. The baroque Kollegien­haus was symbolically extended in 1999 after a design by Daniel Libe­skind with a zigzag-shaped building and a tita­nium facade.

From Berlin to Dresden by rail

200 km – 2 hours 10 minutes

For much of the trip south you will pass through the great forests of the Spree­wald, an area designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991.

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.bahn.de. Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Dresden

Resurrected from ruins

The polit­ical and cultural capital of Saxony has an eventful history. Although already mentioned in 1206, it was largely insig­nif­icant until the 15th century.

After it survived the 30-year war, it burned to the ground in 1685. The city of the Saxon Elector was then rebuilt in glorious fashion and given a uniform baroque townscape which earned her the name “Florence of the North”. In February 1945 the hitherto scarcely damaged city was razed to the ground in one night by a devastating bomb attack. For decades the ruins of the Frauenkirche were a memo­rial to the horrors of war. The glorious resto­ra­tion of the Frauenkirche in 2005 unleashed the ambi­tion of the city to reconnect with its former splendor and beauty before the 2nd World War. The old town between the Zwinger (palace) and Kreuzkirche (Church of the Holy Cross) has been restored to its former glory and many other sites in the city are being rebuilt.

Accommodation: A townhouse near the Frauenkirche

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast | 1x Parking Garage

Behind its impres­sive Baroque façade this small luxury hotel is an elegant retreat in the heart of the city. It offers a gourmet restau­rant, impeccable service and a stunning spa over­looking the rooftops of Dresden.

Remi­nis­cent of a 19th century palace, the décor is dist­inctly regal. The comfort­able Bied­ermeier-style bedrooms and suites are furnished with clas­sical furni­ture. The city centre is at your doorstep: the Resi­den­zschloss, the Saxon State Opera and the new market (Neumarkt) are all within easy walking distance. After a busy day of sightseeing, guests can treat them­selves to a gourmet dinner on the restau­rant terrace with breathtaking views of the famous Church of Our Lady.

Frauenkirche and Neumarkt

Of splendor and destruc­tion

The heart and tourist magnet of Dresden is the rebuilt Frauenkirche in the centre of the old town. The monu­mental Protestant church building is the old and new landmark of the city. Built between 1726 and 1743, destroyed on 13 and 14 February 1945, it has been rebuilt since the 1990s with the help of a large amount of dona­tions. In 2005 the new conse­cra­tion took place.
Also the place at the church, the Neumarkt, was recon­structed. After the Second World War, the most important inner-city square next to the Altmarkt with the symbolic ruins of the Frauenkirche remained almost untouched for half a century. Then a lively building activity set in, quarter by quarter the typical baroque gabled houses were rebuilt.

Proces­sion of princes

Gigantic eques­trian picture made of Meissen porce­lain

Behind the Resi­den­zschloss the proces­sion of princes connects the Neumarkt with the Schlossplatz. The rulers of the House of Wettin are depicted as a cavalcade on a 100 meter long mural made of Meissen porce­lain tiles. Between 1872 and 1876 the gigantic work of art was painted. However, the colors on the outer wall quickly faded and the pictures were trans­ferred to porce­lain tiles. This required 24,000 indi­vidual tiles.

Resi­den­tial palace

Centre of power of the Saxon electors

The Renais­sance building was first erected in the late 15th century as the new power centre of the Saxon electors and kings and was rebuilt after a fire in 1701 under August the Strong. After its destruc­tion in the Second World War, it was recon­structed in 1985 as a museum complex of the Dresden State Art Collec­tions. Since then the castle has housed the Histor­ical and the New Green Vaults, the Kupfer­s­tich-Kabi­nett, the Rüstkammer with the Turkish Chamber and the Münzk­abi­nett.

Schrammstein views and Hohe Liebe

Pheno­m­enal views, wild romantic gorges, fairy­tale houses

The medium intensity hike leads from Bad Schandau to the Schrammsteine and on to Hohe Liebe. After climbing the stairs through the Schrammtor, you will find dream­like views, wildly romantic gorges, natural monu­ments and fairy­tale houses. There is an inn on the way in the Schrammsteinbaude. (round trip: 14.9 kilome­ters, 4:30 hours, up and down: 440 meters)

From Dresden to Praha by rail

141 km | 3:00 h

You will cross the border at Schöna. After crossing the border you will enter Bohemia, a region histor­ically settled by ethnic Germans that has been the object of much conten­tion through the centuries.

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.bahn.de. Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Praha

Golden City on the Vltava

The city on the Vltava, also known as the city of 100 towers or the Golden City, is consid­ered one of the most beau­tiful capitals of Europe.

Since 1992 the entire histor­ical old town has been declared a World Heritage Site. The region has been densely popu­lated since prehistoric times. In the 6th century the Slavs settled there first. German and Jewish merchants made the city one of the main trading centers of Central Europe in the 10th century. The real heyday of Prague began in the 14th century with Charles IV. who became King of Bohemia in 1346. The Charles Bridge and Charles Univer­sity, which is the oldest univer­sity north of the Alps, bear his name. Until World War II the city was inhabited by Czechs, Germans and Jews. Espe­cially for the German culture the city has contributed substan­tially, as evidenced in names such as Albert Einstein, Franz Kaffka or Rainer Maria Rilke.

Accommodation: A historic residence on embassy row

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast | 1x Parking

This histor­ical resi­dence stands next to the US and German embassies on a hill below Prague Castle and is only a five-minute walk from Charles Bridge.

Having been recently restored, the bedrooms and suites offer the best of Prague's past combined with contem­po­rary comfort. Largely devoid of big city bustle and traffic, this peaceful part of town creates a welcoming atmo­sphere for both short and extended stays. A private garden and under­ground parking garage comple­ment the high standard of service. All 21 suites are stylishly furnished with parquet floors, kitch­enettes and marble bath­rooms.

Vladislav Hall

Knight tourna­ments and a momentous fall from a window.

At 62 metres long, 16 metres wide and 13 metres high, the Hall of Homage of the Bohemian Kings in Prague Castle is one of the largest rooms ever created during the Renais­sance. Orig­inally, banquets and tourna­ments were held here, with the knights riding in on horseback over the eques­trian stairs. In 1618 the hall was once the focus of world history, or more precisely: the large window. The governor of Emperor Ferd­inand II was thrown out of it. The Defenes­tra­tion of Prague marks the beginning of the Protestant revolt against the Habsburgs, which marks the beginning of the Thirty Years' War.

Basilica St. George

From the spir­itual power of the Roma­nesque

At Jiřské náměstí, the George Square, stands one of the most important Roma­nesque build­ings in the world: the second oldest church in Prague, founded around the year 920. Two white towers, reaching a height of 41 metres, dominate the basilica. The wider tower on the south side is called Adam, the narrower, northern tower Eve. It's crooked and tilts 40 centime­ters. Inside, the Roma­nesque choir is impres­sive. On the gallery of the basilica you can see remains of the painted ceiling “Heav­enly Jerusalem” from around 1200. The neigh­boring Bene­dic­tine monastery was founded in 973.

Nový Svět

Artists, Bohemians and Students in the "New World

The artists' quarter near the Loreto Sanctuary dates from the 16th century and was orig­inally the quarter for the castle servants. Over the centuries the “New World” crumbled more and more and became the poor quarter of Prague. In the 1920s, the district even had to be evac­u­ated once because of the danger of epidemics. But then Bohemians and students started to settle there. After the fall of commu­nism, most houses were sold and reno­vated. Simple cottages and magnif­i­cent town houses stand side by side and are by far not as crowded as the Golden Lane.

From Praha to Wien by rail

The route leads through Bohemia and Moravia past the city of Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. You will cross the border into Austria just past Breclav.

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.oebb.at. Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Vienna

Nostalgic cosmopolitan city with an imperial past

The city on the Danube, which is situ­ated at the crossroads of the trans­port routes from the Baltic to the Adri­atic and from southern Germany to the Great Hungarian Plain, is much more than the capital of Austria.

For many centuries Vienna was the center of a powerful empire covering much of south­east Europe, the seat of the powerful Habsburg Monarchy which ruled from the Middle Ages to the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918.The city's illus­trious past is reflected in its stately palaces and other majestic landmarks along the ring surrounding the old town, such as the Staatsoper (state opera) and the ducal Hofburg. Today Vienna, former capital of the former multi­na­tional state, is a modern, cosmopol­itan city with a touch of nostalgia for the glorious days of old. It is still the mecca of clas­sical music with the world's largest music conser­vatory, the most famous concert halls with count­less music events each year.

Accommodation: A quiet residence outside the Ring

3 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The small hotel with 26 bedrooms is imbued with home­like atmo­sphere rarely found in a commer­cial estab­lish­ment.

This is not due to chance: It was the inten­tion of owner Otto Wiesenthal from the start to provide guests with an extra measure of hospitality. Before opening his hotel in 1991, Herr Wiesenthal was in the computer busi­ness, where his unpleasant expe­r­i­ences with imper­sonal hotels inspired him to create an inn where guests are welcomed as friends. Located on a quiet side street outside the Inner Ring, the hotel is a 15-minute walk to the heart of Vienna. A staircase leads up one level to the recep­tion area. The recep­tion staff will gladly assist with sightseeing plans, dinner reser­va­tions and tickets for events. On the same floor there is a cozy lounge with an open fireplace, which is a popular meeting point for regular guests and local artists and musi­cians.

Hofburg

Resi­dence of the Habsburgs

For six centuries, from the 13th century to 1918, the Vienna Hofburg was the resi­dence of the Habsburgs. The Hofburg grew with the rise of the noble family from a small country nobility to Europe's leading dynasty. In the beginning there was a small castle. In the end, it had 2,500 rooms. In addi­tion there is the Winter Riding School, where the Lipizzaner horses train, the National Library with a magnif­i­cent domed hall, the Museum of Art History and the seat of the Federal Pres­i­dent. A large part of the Hofburg is open to the public.

Rings­traße

Very high end: Splendid boul­evard

In 1857, Emperor Franz ordered the old fortifica­tions to be razed. In its place, a magnif­i­cent boul­evard was built around historic Vienna, which leads to the Danube at both ends. The almost 5 km long road is lined by public and private build­ings, which try to surpass each other in splendor, pomp and pathos. The build­ings imitate earlier style epochs, from Greek antiq­uity to Gothic cathedrals and the Renais­sance. The ring road was inau­gu­rated in 1865. Today it is regarded as a complete work of art, which is unique in the world.

Sigmund Freud Museum

Where psycho­anal­ysis was invented.

The museum is located at Berggasse 19, where Sigmund Freud lived and worked for 47 years. In his study he wrote the majority of his writ­ings, which are an integral part of the intel­lectual history of the 20th century. When the family moved in in 1891, the house was a new building. After the transfer of power to the Nazis in 1939, the seri­ously cancer-ill founder of psycho­anal­ysis had to emigrate to London. Orig­inal pieces from Freud's posses­sion can be seen in the museum as well as the waiting room of the practice and some pieces from Freud's exten­sive collec­tion of antique works of art, mainly small statues. Most of the earlier furni­ture with the famous couch, however, is in today's Freud Museum in London, where Anna Freud lived until her death in 1982.

Vienna (OPTIONAL)

Tour of Old City

Guided Tour with Gerda
“You only see what you know”

After a walking tour with certi­fied guide Gerda you will know Vienna in a way that could never be accomplished on your own. The Vienna native combines her love for the town with her knowl­edge as a state-certi­fied tourist guide (Austria Guide) ever since her return home from a long stay abroad (South Africa, Germany, Italy). 

She will take you on an informa­tive, entertaining 1 1/2-hour walk through the history-laden streets of the Old Town, the former centre of the Habsburg dynasty and the powerful capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Key stops include the Hofburg Impe­rial Palace, the Kohlmarkt (Vienna's elegant shopping avenue), the Spanish Riding School and, of course, St. Stephan's Cathedral in the heart of the city. The tour can be modi­fied to accommo­date your special inter­ests. 


Unless other­wise arranged, you will be picked up at your hotel at 10 a.m.

From Wien to Salzburg by rail

As you travel west from Lower Austria to Upper Austria the Alps will grow more and more promi­nent on your left.

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.oebb.at. Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Salzburg

Mozart's romantic birthplace

The city located at the northern boundary of the Alps is one the most beau­tiful in central Europe. The backdrop of the Alps to the south contrasts strongly with the rolling plains to the north.

The closest Alpine peak – the 1,972 m Unter­sberg – is only a few kilome­ters from the city center. The inner city, or old town, is dominated by baroque towers and churches. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is Salzburg's most famous son. The houses where he was born and also lived in are popular tourist attrac­tions and there are many monu­ments remem­bering the “Wolferl” in the city. His family is buried in a small church grave­yard in the old town.

Accommodation: A quiet hotel near the city centre

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The 19th century villa, converted into a boutique hotel, is located in a resi­den­tial area south of the Kapuzinerberg.

Each of the 14 rooms is indi­vid­u­ally furnished and offers modern comfort. In the morning a rich Breakfast buffet with local and seasonal special­i­ties awaits and in good weather can also be served on a terrace in the garden with a natural pond. Those who want can take a stroll along the Salzach and reach the oldtown in approx­i­mately 15 minutes; with the bus (line 7), it takes about five minutes.

Bercht­esgaden National Park

National Park around Lake Königssee and Mount Watzmann

The park is located in the mountai­nous area south of the town of Bercht­esgaden. The eastern, southern, and western bound­aries of the park coincide with the state border between Germany and Austria. The area of the park is econom­ically unde­vel­oped, and there are no settle­ments. In the center of the park is a large lake, the Königssee. West of the lake is the massif of Watzmann (2,713 metres (8,901 ft)), the third highest mountain in Germany.

Bercht­esgaden

From the salt mine to the restricted Führer area

The village with almost 8,000 inhab­i­tants lies picturesquely in a basin surrounded by high mountains. The settle­ment emerged in the 11th century from a monastery foun­da­tion. The monastery had forestry sovereignty and the mining rights to salt and metal, which led to an early boom. The first holiday guests arrived in the middle of the 19th century. During National Socialism Bercht­esgaden was declared a “Führ­ersperrge­biet” (restricted area for the Führer). The market square is surrounded by medieval houses with frescoes. The nearby Wittelsbach Castle now houses a museum.

St. Wolfgang

Pilgrims Church above Lake Wolfgang

At the end of an eventful polit­ical life in 976, when Saint Wolfgang built a monastery with his own hands and worked several miracles, he had no idea that his hermitage would become one of the most famous tourist resorts in Austria. St. Wolfgang owes this above all to the pilgrimage church, which is dedicated to him and enthroned in perfect grace over the Wolfgangsee. Inside, the late Gothic church impresses with a richly deco­rated altar, which Michael Pacher completed in 1481. He shows Our Lady kneeling in front of her child and framed by two monks, Saint Bene­dict and of course Saint Wolfgang.

Schafberg

Mountain with a view above the Salzkammergut

The 1,783 meter high rock is only for those who are free from vertigo. It towers above the foothills of the Alps and offers a fantastic view across the Salzkammergut. However, the ascent to the summit can even be done by sheep. It belongs to the most beau­tiful hikes near and far. For those who find just under 1,200 metres of alti­tude too much, you can take the rack-railway, which was opened in 1893. The valley station is in St. Wolfgang, where the hiking trail begins. At the top you can stop at a hotel. (one way: 7.3 kilome­ters, 4 hours, up: 1170 meters)

Ramsauer Schatt­seitweg

Through the magic forest to Hintersee

The varied hike leads along the Schatt­seitweg from the Gasthof Oberwirt in Ramsau to Hintersee. After a few minutes you reach the glacier springs, which are fed by the melt­water of the Blaueis glacier at Hochkalter, 1,500 metres above sea level. After you have crossed the Marxen­klamm gorge, through which a torren­tial white water rushes, you go on a nature trail through the magical forest. Over bridges and footbridges you reach the Hintersee and go back halfway up. (round trip: 15.7 kilome­ters, 5:15 hours, up and down: 734 meters)

Via the Grünstein to St. Bartholomä

Hike and boat trip

The great hike begins at the large parking lot at Königssee. The first high­light is the Grünstein (1304 m) with a beau­tiful view over the Bercht­esgaden basin. From there it is possible to cross over to the Kphrointhütte. After a snack you can descend to the church of St. Bartholomä and return by boat to the starting point. The world-famous pilgrimage church, the first parts of which date back to the 12th century, is picturesquely situ­ated on a peninsula. Adja­cent to it is the former hunting lodge, which now serves as an inn. (Hin: 5:30 hours, 11 kilome­ters, up and down: 680 meters, only for expe­r­i­enced and sure-footed hikers, contains secured passages)

From Salzburg to Füssen by rail

286 km | 4:30 h

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.bahn.de.

Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Füssen

Castle and old town at the foot of the Alps

The town is located in the Eastern Allgäu on the river Lech, which exits spectac­u­larly from a gorge between Ammergauer and Allgäu Alps into their foothills.

That's why it has its name. The Romans called the settle­ment on the Via Augusta “Fauces”, which means “gorge”. Today Füssen marks the southern end of the Romantic Road and is a good starting point to visit the Bavarian royal castles. Worth seeing is the old town with its gabled houses and the High Castle, which lies on a steep rock high above the city.

Accommodation: Hotel in the old town of Füssen

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

Located right in the center of Füssen, this small hotel offers historic flair. The comfort­able rooms are spacious with high quality furnish­ings.

Some have a balcony with views of the Alps or the old town. Service and quality are the hosts' top priority and one can expect far more than just a comfort­able hotel bed. Due to its central loca­tion you are only a few steps away from small cobble­stone streets, shops and restau­rants and the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau are just three kilome­ters up the hill.

Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Quaint farm­houses in the shadow of the Zugspitze

The town dates back to the Roman route station “Partanum” on the Via Claudia. In 1361 it gained in importance when it became the offi­cial resting station on the trade route from Augsburg to Italy. Quaint farm­houses are found espe­cially in Garmisch. Southwest lies the Zugspitze – the highest mountain in Germany at 2,964 meters – and its top can be reached by cable car! The famous Bene­dic­tine Abbey from 1330 is located 15 kilome­ters north in Ettal.

Hohenschwangau

From medieval castle to royal summer resi­dence

Hohenschwangau Castle, then also known as Schwanstein Castle, was first mentioned in docu­ments in the 12th century. It was owned by the Knights of Schwangau until the 16th century, after which it changed hands several times and was severely damaged in various wars. In 1832 the later King Maxi­m­ilian II, father of King Ludwig II, acquired it and had it rebuilt in the neo-Gothic style according to orig­inal plans. The Bavarian royal family used Hohenschwangau as a summer and hunting resi­dence. King Ludwig II spent his child­hood here and used it as his summer resi­dence until his death in 1886.

Neuschwanstein

Fairy­tale castle of King Ludwig II.

Three miles south of Füssen at the foot of the Alps lies the fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein built by King Ludwig II. One of the most popular tourist destina­tions in Germany, its design was inspired by stage deco­ra­tions used for two Wagner operas, Tannhäuser and Parzival. The King, also known as “Ludwig the Mad”, was offi­cially declared insane before the castle's comple­tion in 1896 and he drowned under myste­r­ious circum­stances in Lake Starnberg in southern Bavaria shortly after being removed from power. Consequently, no one has ever lived in the castle. Tours can be taken through several rooms, including the Throne Room and the Singers' Hall. The best views of the castle can be had from the Marienbrücke (Mary's Bridge).

Lechfall

Spectac­ular exit of the River Lech from the Alps

The waterfall near Füssen is a unique natural monu­ment of the Bavarian Alps. The water masses of the River Lech, fed from the Alps, plunge over five steps twelve metres into the depth. Below the Lech Falls, the river narrows and enters the Lech Gorge. It is the only one in the entire Bavarian Alpine region through which a larger Alpine river can still flow freely and unim­peded by man. From the Lechfall car park you can take a tour of the royal castles, which leads to Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau through magnif­i­cent landscape. (return: 13 kilome­ters, 6 hours, up and down 522 meters)

Aggenstein

Mountain with a view between Germany and Austria

On the border between Germany and Austria lies the 1,986 meter high Aggenstein. From the Breit­enbergbahn base station you can hike along a scenic trail to the Bad Kissinger hut. The last part to the summit is a secured climb. You can take a break at the Bad Kissinger hut. The ascent to the summit requires sure-foot­ed­ness and concen­tra­tion. At the top you have a pano­ramic view over the Tannheimer mountains. On your way down you pass the Hochalphütte, where you can stop again. (return: 10.7 kilome­ters, 5 hours, up and down: 1172 meters)

Schönegger Käsealm

Moor walk and Brotzeit

From the Wieskirche the Brettlesweg runs through the Wiesfilz. The board­walk leads through a moist bog with many ponds. After a few minutes you reach the Schönegger Käsealm, where you can buy several dozen kinds of cheese, sausage, fresh hay milk and farm­house bread. Every­thing is from their own produc­tion. Or you can enjoy a Schönegger Brotzeit (snack) at one of the sunny tables. (There and back: 3.4 kilome­ters, 1:30 hour, up and down 52 meters)

From Füssen to Munich by rail

133 km | 2:30 h

Your train tickets will not be booked by Umfu­lana. Please book online on www.bahn.de.

Alterna­tively you can book on www.raileu­rope.com, where prices will be displayed in most currencies, but tend to be more expen­sive than on the the local provider's website. Another option is to purchase your ticket on arrival at the station.

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Munich

Tech, art and folklore

Although it is still a rela­tively young city, Munich’s charisma extends far beyond the Bavarian borders. Around the 11th century a few monks settled on the Isar – hence the name (apud Munichen – with the monks).

Because of its strategic loca­tion at a bridge and also at the inter­sec­tion of two trade routes, the city soon became the resi­dence of the Wittelsbach family who reigned as dukes, electors and kings of Bavaria. The city expe­r­i­enced a boom in the Baroque era and finally also in the 20th century. Munich became the capital of Art Nouveau – but also of the National Socialist move­ment. In 1919 Hitler already tested the demonic effect of his speeches in the Hofbräukeller. Although Munich is a high-tech loca­tion today, the Bavarian folklore is lovingly cared for, espe­cially in the last week of September when the Okto­berfest beer festival takes place.

Accommodation: A downtown hotel next to the Hofbräuhaus

2 Nights | 1x Double Occupancy | Bed & Breakfast

The 4-star hotel with an authentic Bavarian ambi­ence is just a few steps from the famous Hofbräuhaus in the very heart of Munich.

In addi­tion to spacious, modern bedrooms with indi­vid­u­ally adjustable air-condi­tioning, the prop­erty features an award-winning restau­rant, a cosy bar and spa/fitness facil­i­ties. An espe­cially popular feature is the lavish Breakfast buffet. All major sites in the Munich Old Town are within easy walking distance.

Marienplatz

Munich's pulsating heart

The square with the New Town Hall is Munich's pulsating heart. The carillon in the town hall attracts thou­sands of visitors. As the inter­sec­tion of the east-west axis between Isartor and Karlstor and the south-north axis between Sendlinger Tor and Schwabing, it is an ideal starting point for sightseeing tours through the Bavarian capital. In the pre-Christmas period the Christmas Market takes place here.

Church of Our Lady

Cathedral and landmark of Munich

The Gothic cathedral and city parish church “Zu Unserer Lieben Frau” dating back to the 15th century is the landmark of the city. The nave is 109 meters long, 40 meters wide and 37 meters high and is said to accommo­date 20,000 people. The 100 meter high towers with the so called “Welschen Hauben” are based on the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. From the south tower of the Frauenkirche one has a magnif­i­cent view over the city. The footprint in the entrance hall is called the Devil's Step. The devil himself is said to have stood here because he had bet with master builder Jörg von Halspach for his soul. The church regu­larly gives organ concerts, has several choirs and its own cathedral singing school.

Viktu­al­ienmarkt

Munich's culinary centre

The Viktu­al­ienmarkt is the culinary centre of Munich. On 22,000 square metres you will find every­thing from fresh fruit and vegeta­bles and unusual cheeses to exotic spices. There are also snack and coffee stands and a cosy beer garden with a maypole. Munich's star chefs are also taking advantage of the wide range of prod­ucts on offer, and, in addi­tion to gourmets from all over the world, they are also welcome customers at the Viktu­al­ienmarkt.

Munich

Munich

38 km | 33 minutes
17 days
from € 2,325.00
per person based on two people sharing a double room
Services
  • Accommodation in a double room
  • Meals (as listed above)
  • Climate Compensation



You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time: April–October

The prices can vary depending on the season.
Your Consultants
Melissa Nußbaum

Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-57


Leslie Jalowiecki

Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-67


Jessica Parkin

Ph.: +49 (0)2268 92298-23

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