Discover The King Ludwig Way from Starnberg

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Starnberg / Fussen
  • Distance 117 km / 73 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
  • Availability
    May - September
  • Price From $1,245


Feel as if you're part of a fairytale as you tour The King Ludwig Way, one of Germany's most romantic and magical routes. Immerse yourself in the natural and architectural beauty of Upper Bavaria, discover its fantastic castles, such as the iconic Neuschwanstein or Hohenschwangau, and enjoy incredible views following in the footsteps of Louis II of Bavaria.

  • Start this unforgettable route on Lake Starnberg, Germany's fifth largest, located 25 km (15.5 miles) southwest of Munich.
  • Get to know Bavarian history and traditions by visiting charming villages and monasteries.
  • Take in the beautiful Ammergauer Alps and the Allgau Mountains.
  • Enjoy traditional German sausages accompanied by a regional beer.

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    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • 2 evening meals
    • Ferry transfer from Herrsching to Diessen
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service on days 3, 5 and 7
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights before, during or after the tour
    • Improved hotel room upgrades (if available)


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    The best option to get to the starting point of this walking holiday is to take a flight to Munich Airport and from there go by train to Starnberg (15-20 minutes approximately)

    You can visit the Deutsche Bahn website for train options.

    When you've finished your trip, you'll be able to travel by train from Fussen to Munich (about 2h) and then head to the airport and return to your home city.


    We recommend you take this walking holiday between May and mid-October. At these times, you can enjoy the wonderful spring and autumn colours.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    This route has a medium-low level of difficulty, so you can complete it without problems if you are in good physical condition.

    Every day you will walk between 16 and 30 km (10 and 18.6 miles), on mostly easy trails. There will only be a few sections where you will have to pass through rocky terrain and cross bridges. On day 4, you can decide whether to ascend to Hohenpeißenberg or take a train.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    You can call us to arrange a private transfer for you.

    Also, if you prefer, you can use public transport or local taxis to go to your next accommodation.