Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Bavarian Lakes Walking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Fuschl, Austria To Munich, Germany


Day 1
Fuschl, Austria
Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Peruse the town of Mondsee then set out along the lake shore promenade in the direction of the Frauenkopf, a summit that divides Lake Mond and Lake Fuschl. Enjoy lunch in a mountain hut, surrounded by incredible views!

Day 2
Fuschl, Austria
Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg Breakfast, Dinner, Snack

Take the railway from St Wolfgang im Salzkammerhut to the summit of the Schafberg where you'll have a chance to admire the view of surrounding lakes and the Dachstein glacier before setting out downhill. Tonight you'll embark on a private guided walk of the city before a delightful dinner.

Day 3
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden (Salzburg) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Today you walk through the Berchtesgadener Alps! This journey leads us to a hearty alpine lunch and finally to our hotel nestled between the Kehlstein and Watzmann mountains.

Day 4
Berchtesgaden, Germany
Kempinski Hotel Berchtesgaden (Salzburg) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today set out for the Jenner summit via cable car, and after a couple hours of flat Alpine walking (a delightful oxymoron), reach the Schneibsteinhaus where lunch awaits. After lunch embark on a boat to cross the pristine glacier lake!

Day 5
Aschau Im Chiemgau, Germany
Residenz Heinz Winkler Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Journey to the banks of the Chiemsee where you'll begin your walk along its eastern bank until the town of Chieming. Enjoy lunch on a private boat on the lake while our local guide tells you about the life and times of Mad King Ludwig II. Tonight you'll reconvene for a Michelin-starred final night dinner.

Day 6
Munich, Germany
None Breakfast

This morning, we wake to a sumptuous breakfast, after which we will drop you off in either the center of Munich or at the Munich Airport for onward travel.

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When wishing someone goodbye in standard German you’d say Aufwiedersehen, which means “may we meet again”. In southern Bavaria and the area surrounding Salzburg, people say Pfüati. Say this to a German-speaker living 100 miles north of Munich and they will quickly disappear! The exceptionally strong local dialect along the northern edge of the Alps is not the only thing that is alive and well. Local traditions—be it communication, clothing, cuisine or community—are like holy cows. They are cherished and maintained with an intensity that is rare in this day and age. Upon arriving, forget the standard Hello and try a joyful Hawediäre. But only if you’re talking to one person. If you’re addressing two or more, say Griàsaichgodbeianand. A tongue-twister that’ll warrant you an invitation to a beer. A large one.

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