Guidebook describing the Bavarian Alps, which lie along the German–Austrian border, containing some of the most spectacular walking and beautiful scenery that Germany has to offer. Reasonable prices and an excellent tourist infrastructure make the area perfect for an easy-to-organise and affordable walking holiday.
Valley walking: from April; mountain walking: from June (peaks over 1500m snow free by end of May) to late October
Oberstdorf, Füssen, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Lenggries, Marquartstein, Bad Reichenhall
Range from half-day walks to 4 or 5 day tours; valley and mountain walks
Neuschwanstein castle; Eibsee lake; ascent of the Zugspitze; two-day hike Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Leutasch in Austria; via ferrata