Bavarian Highlights Scheduled Day Tour from Füssen

Neuschwanstein , Wieskirche (The Church in the Meadow), Oberammergau, and Linderhof

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Saturdays  –  May through October

This highlights tour features Bavaria's four most famous destinations, with spectacular natural scenery and exquisite architectural creations.

Enjoy an unforgettable day and leave the planning to our experts!  You do not need to worry about reservations, taking a wrong turn, parking, finding the right local transportation, or waiting in line.  All entrances are included!  And make the most of the day with our local expert guide showing not only the major sights but also giving you lots of background information!

Running commentary is provided in English.

This is an all-inclusive tour:  coach transportation, guide services, entrance fees, and taxes are all included.

 

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Itinerary

 

This tour departs from Füssen at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays, May through October.

 

Our first destination is King Ludwig II's NEUSCHWANSTEIN, Germany's most famous castle, and probably the most famous in the world, perched atop Swan Rock in the foothills of the Alps.

First we go to Marienbruecke (Mary's Bridge) sitting high above the Poellat Gorge, where you can take the best pictures.

From there we walk downhill for our inside guided tour.  Neuschwanstein was designed for Ludwig by Christian Jank, a theatrical set designer, and built in the period from 1869 to 1876 incorporating the latest technologies of the day.  Marvel at its architecture, opulence, and stunning views.


Neuschwanstein

Neuschwanstein

 

Our next stop is at WIESKIRCHE, the Church in the Meadow, an oval rococo church built between 1745 and 1754 as a shrine for a new sacred pilgrimage site.

The Church in the Meadow actually is in a remote rural setting, in a meadow, with horses grazing nearby.

The interior is decorated with frescoes and elaborate stuccowork.  The Wieskirche underwent extensive restoration between 1985 and 1991, and is the only monument in the region on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.


Wieskirche

Wieskirche

 

We continue to picturesque OBERAMMERGAU, the village internationally famous for the Passion Play which it mounts every ten years in thanks for being spared during the bubonic plague.

Oberammergau is also famous for the "Lüftlmalerei," or frescoes, of traditional Bavarian themes, fairy tales, or religious scenes that are found on many homes and buildings. 

Oberammergau has a long tradition of woodcarving, and the streets of the town are home to dozens of woodcarver shops and Christmas shops.


Oberammergau

Oberammergau

 

Our final destination is LINDERHOF CASTLE, King Ludwig II's beautiful palace tucked away in the mountains.  This most elegant of Ludwig's creations was built between 1870 and 1879, in an elaborate rococo style recalling the Bourbon Kings.  This is the only one of Ludwig's own creations where he lived for any appreciable period of time.

We tour inside the palace and  you have time to go for a stroll in the formal gardens.  (The Grotto is closed for extensive restoration until 2022.)


Linderhof Palace

Linderhof

We arrive back in Füssen at about 6 p.m.

 

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Prices and Reservations

 

 

Age

Price Each
 

Adults

EUR 89
 

Youth  14 - 17

EUR 49
 

Children  6 - 13

EUR 39
 

5 Years and Under

Free

 

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Reservations

 

For last-minute reservations, please ask your hotel.

 

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