Whether you are arriving from the US or a neighboring European country, we recommended starting and ending your road trip through Bavaria in the state’s capital city of Munich.
If you’re able and interested, one of the best ways to discover Munich is on foot. You can embark on a private walking tour through the heart of the city while learning about its colorful history and culture. Don’t worry about the distance or wonder if it will be too strenuous – as long as you pack comfortable shoes, this is an easy-paced, short walking tour. This is a great way to see key attractions and historical sites up-close and personal while hearing famous stories and intriguing facts from a local tour guide.
Tenon Tip: Not interested in walking? Ask your Travel Specialist about other options if you’d rather see these sites from the comfort of your car!
FUESSEN & ETTAL
Two hours outside of Munich lies the enchanting, old-world town of Fuessen. Situated in the foothills of the Alps, this town is framed by one of the most breathtaking natural settings in the world.
Towering far above the village, seemingly sculpted out of the mountains that rise magnificently to the heavens, is a sight you’ve only dreamed of: Neuschwanstein Castle.
After a tour of Fuessen, we can arrange private transport to nearby Linderhof Palace. This Bavarian palace is the smallest of three built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, and the only one that he lived to see completed. Although Linderhof is much smaller than Versailles, it is evident that the palace of King Louis XIV (who was an idol for Ludwig) was its inspiration.
After a full day of touring these two historical sites, you’ll spend the night in the famous town of Oberammergau.