A country-side Castle with magic and lure!
The legendary Neuschwanstein castle, built by Ludwig II of Bavaria, is very arguably the world's most famous castle, and it's just 90 minutes Southwest of Munich and only one of several wonderful places we take our guests on an excursion here from Munich.
Tour the lovely castles of southern Germany!
This is lovely Linderhof Palace, which is little more than an hour South of Munich. This is just one of several gorgeous places we take our guests on our most popular private tours outside of Munich.
One of the peak attractions!
The gorgous Watzman, Germany's 2nd tallest peak is quite a site and can be seen on our private excursions to Berchtesgaden, with or without a visit to Salzburg.
A piece of history!
This is a photo of the so-called Eagle's Nest, Hitler's tea house atop mount Kehlstein. A very interesting place to visit in Berchtesgaden, about 2 hours from Munich.
Think big...as in Germany's highest mountains!
These mountains are in Garmisch, which is a bit more than an hour south of Munich and home of Germany's tallest and most famous mountain, the Zugspitze. If you want us to take you there, let us know, and we will include it on our classic excursion to Neuschwanstein castle, or customize a tour according to your interests.
Drive fast....on the Autobahn!
On Germany's legendary autobahn, we'll only get up to about 100 m.p.h. (160 kmh), unless you want us to keep the tempo lower. That's Germany's tallest mountain up ahead, the Zugspitze.
The amazing alpine town of Berchtesgaden is approximately a two-hour drive from Munich and only about 30 minutes from the lovely Austrian city of Salzburg, site of the story of the van Trapp family of Sound of Music fame.
From a tourism standpoint, Berchtesgaden is best known as the location of Hitler's "Eagle's Nest", which was a tea house atop a mountain that his personal secretary and other cronies had built for him as a gift to their "Führer" for his 50th birthday in 1939. A visit to this historic site is really amazing when the weather is good. The winding road to the top is not for those afraid of heights, but the views are incredible and the road is very safe and well maintained.
Also really worth the time and added expense is a boat ride across the spectacular Königssee, the stunningly pristine lake which is overlooked by Germany's second highest peak, the Watzman. The lake is located at the end of a charming pedestrian area on the frontier between the town and the bordering mountainous National Park, where many of Germany's best alpinists and climbers have garnered much of their experience.
After a (preferably) 8:30 pick up at your hotel, we would usually arrive in Berchtesgaden around 10:30. Weather permitting, we would take the bus up the mountain road to the Eagle's Nest and be up there sometime after 11:00 a.m. After coming down and going to the lake, we would have lunch at St. Bartholomä monastery and beer garden at the far end of the Königsee, at the foot of the Watzman sometime between 1:00 and 2:00. After lunch and the boat ride back, there would be some time for shopping, a coffee, ice cream and / or apple strudel in thepedestrian area.
At around 5:00 we would either head back to Munich, or onward to Salzburg, where after arrival we would do walking tour through the town's most historic areas and see almost all of the city's landmark buildings. This tour would take about 1.5 hours, which can take place either before or after supper. Departure from Salzburg for Munich would be around 8:00 p.m. and arrival back in Munich would be approximately 9:30-10:00 p.m.
This indeed does make for a relatively long, yet highly productive and enjoyable day. For the extended tour over to Salzburg we request an additional payment of 100 Euros above our other 10-hour, full day tour prices published here.
Naturally, if desired, we can also gladly take you directly to Salzburg, in which case we would spend more time in the city than can at the only the end of the day after visiting Berchtesgaden first. Another option is to first visit Schloss Herrenchiemsee and then go on to Salzburg and back to Munich. This itinerary is priced at our normal 10-hour daily rate.
We are happy to consult with you offer the phone personally regarding any and all possibilities for private guided sightseeing tours from Munich. Simply
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