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German Alpine Road, Die Alpenstraße

The German Alpine Road is 450 miles of twisting roads from Lindau to on Lake Constance to Berchtesgaden on Lake Konigssee. The Alpine Road through its beauty has been described as a “Drive in Cinema”.

Set in the magnificent and stunning Bavarian Alps, where traditional living is still valued, were local fairs still fill the streets and live folk music still fills the air, the road passes through lush green alpine meadows, many of which are national parks, making it walkers or explorers paradise, listen and you can hear the cattle bells chime as you cruise relaxingly by. Drive over gentle hills through the historical towns and watch the mountainus steep peaks of the Alps all around you and you will notice the old traditional farm houses scattered amongst the sides of the valley walls. More than twenty Sparkling lakes are scattered along the journey as well as 25 ancient castles, monastries and of course the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle, all of which have the traditional German beauty, where you can stop to take in the sights, relax in the sunshine or sample the German Cuisine in one of the many Guest Houses or Bars that line the route.

Each season brings different highlights to the Alpine Road. The summer brings bloom to the trees, forests and flowers that fill the gardens and flower boxes on the traditinal wooden houses. The ski lifts now carry walkers and ramblers up the hill sides, allowing them to experience the natural beauty of the Alps that still exist, and maybe see the wild deers that live in the forests.

The autumn brings different colours to the leaves and scenery and looks just as beautiful, and of course the winter brings the snow. Everything becomes a gleaming white. Ski slopes open from all around, as well as old wooden cabins selling local beer and wine as well as local dishes. Children play on sledges and even go to school on them, and the mountain peaks beam out against the clear blue sky. The one constant of the year is the beauty and clean air that is all around. It really is one of the most amazing routes you could ever drive.

The Route

  • Lindau
  • Oberstaufen
  • Immenstadt
  • Illertals
  • Sonthofen
  • Bad Hindelang
  • Oberjoch
  • Unterjoch
  • Wertach
  • Nesselwang
  • Pfonten
  • Schwangau
  • Foggensee
  • Bannwaldsee
  • Steingaden
  • Oberammergau
  • Farchant
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen
  • Barmsee
  • Krun
  • Benediktbeuern
  • Bad Tolz
  • Sylvensteinsee
  • Rottach-Egern
  • Tegernsee
  • Schliersee
  • Bayrischzell
  • Brannenburg
  • Nussdorf
  • Frasdorf
  • Aschau
  • Bernau
  • Grassau
  • Weitsee
  • Mittersee
  • Londensee
  • Forchensee
  • Schneizlreuth
  • Shwarzbachwachct
  • Ramsau
  • Hindenburglinde
  • Berchtesgaden
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