Fussen - A Winter FairytaleEnjoy sparkling winter walking in the German Alps and around the magical Oberammergau and King Ludwig’s castles
Bavaria is a true gem of Germany; rich in history, old time traditions, with a unique identity, and a striking beauty. A land of fairy tales, Bavaria is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year, but we happen to think that winter is extra special. Feel invigorated by the pure mountain air; enjoy long periods of fine weather with clear visibility allowing for spectacular views of snow capped mountain peaks, fairytale castles and stunning winter scenery. We walk through well-tracked gentle forest roads and paths magically transformed by fresh layers of snow.
We are based in the delightful and cosy, 700 year old town of Füssen, just north of the Austrian border, in the heart of the finest holiday region. Its attractive location on the edge of the Alps never fails to captivate visitors. Formed by imposing peaks and an idyllic lakeland area, this was the inspiriation for Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. At an altitude of 800-1,200 metres, it is the highest town in Bavaria.
This is the Königswinkel, home to Bavaria’s most charming attractions such as the stunning and beautifully located palace castles of Neuschwanstein, Hohenschwangau, and Linderhof places of paradise, as King Ludwig named them. On our first departure, we will greet the New Year in this winter wonderland.
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- Lakeland and woodland walks with splendid views.
- Explore the stunning residences of King Ludwig.
- Excursions to Oberammergau and Linderhof Castle.
- We stay in a comfortable spa hotel, in the centre of town.
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- Return flights and airport transfers.
- Half board en-suite accommodation.
- All local transport for 2017 departures.
We stay at the excellent family run three-star superior Kur-und Relaxhotel Filser in Füssen with sauna and spa facilities. This spa hotel is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Füssen.
- Arrival transfer by road (c2hrs 30mins).
- Flights Heathrow–Munich (c2hrs), British Airways.
- UK add-on flights from £95 return, British Airways.
- Upgrades Business Class available, please ask for a competitive quote.
Holiday: I liked that we went to several restaurants and cafes and visited 3 castles and 2 churches. also a Bavarian evening was put on for us one night in the hotel.
Holiday: We were blessed with snow so definitely a winter wonderland with fairytale castles, forest walks and frozen lakes adding variety to sampling the local beer or gluhwein.
Holiday: The leader was excellent - the hotel, likewise, and the group numbers just right.
Holiday: Great tour leader, she was very informative and helpful.
Holiday: The winter fairy tale was a good holiday, it was interesting to visit Ludwig's castles and enjoy the sceneary that south Germany offers. We were fortunate to experienced snow and walked around some of the forest parts which surround Fussen and go on a day trip.
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