Germany and Austria walking holiday, self guided
Description of Germany and Austria walking holiday, self guided
Hike through beautiful Upper Bavaria, starting in Germany and walking into Austria, on this eight-day self guided holiday in the shadow of the Hochkönig massif. The walks are on well marked paths, with short sections on rural roads. Enjoy different scenery every day – Alpine meadows, mountains capped with snow, panoramic views and sparkling lakes – as you hike along, helpfully supported by a unique walking booklet written by one of our team.
Highlights of this week include the beautiful lake at Königssee, the famous Seisenbergklamm Gorge and the final day’s energetic but exhilarating trek to the Jenner mountain cable car station. Once here, admire the views before relaxing and enjoying the glorious 25-minute ride back down to Königssee.
Enjoy staying in a range of accommodation in different locations, with your baggage transferred for you. The first and last nights are in Germany, by beautiful Lake Königssee and after that, you stay in a hamlet, an Alpine village, at a high alpine pass and in a small town in Austria. You won’t need passports to hike between the two countries, since they both belong to the Schengen Agreement (Borderless Europe).
3 Reviews of Germany and Austria walking holiday, self guided
Reviewed on 04 Aug 2018 by Anna NorrisOur favorite walking day was the foothills of Hochkonig. This is one of the most amazing hikes we have ever done. We loved our challenging final day to the peak of Mount Jenner. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2017 by Maeve JenkinsonClimbing high up into the mountains and seeing stunning views all around was the most memorable. A fantastic new experience for me and my 15 year old son. We will definitely do it again. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Jul 2017 by Dylia SassoThe scenery throughout the trip was wonderful and the most impressive was that everyday the trails were different from the others. Being a fairly small area it was not the same scenery everyday which is something we did not expect. Read full review
PlanetWe advise all of our clients to stay to the marked paths. This is to maintain the environment as they pass so that it remains pristine for walkers using the pathways in the future. We also advise that they take all of their rubbish with them until the end of the day and recycle or dispose of it as is appropriate.
As much as is possible on this trek we have tried to ensure that the walking is done from hotel to hotel each day, meaning that there is no need to be transported from or to a hotel each day and reduces the need for transportation journeys and their effect on the environment.
To get between the airport and the walking area we give information about the public transport route necessary to make the journey, booking tickets in advance where possible. This reduces the environmental impact compared to what would be a long transfer in a private car.
PeopleMost of the hotels which we use on this trek are small and family run. This enables the establishments to continue into the future so that more people are able to enjoy this section of the Danube in Austria. We also arrange for our clients to eat either at the hotels or at small local restaurants, again keeping the income in the small towns and villages where they stay overnight.
We partner with a local Austrian company in order to run this trek. We are therefore able to use their outstanding local knowledge to arrange excellent walks as well as the accommodation options along the route.
We provide all of our clients with a list of phrases in German which they can use on their holiday. This can not just help in situations where they meet non-English speakers but can be a pleasant way to break the ice when arriving at a hotel or restaurant.