The German Alpine Road is one of Europe’s oldest and most beautiful traverses, criss-crossing the entirety of the Bavarian Alps. The trail winds for 300 scenic miles which passes natural vistas, ancient castles, and mountaintop Bavarian villages. The trail begins in Munich, a ye-olde-style city filled with beautiful Bavarian architecture with a modern touch. It is a perfect site for skiers, bikers, hikers, and climbers.
Halfway up the trail, the trekkers can stand on the highest mountain in Germany, the 9,731 foot Zugspitze. The trail ends at the glacial Konigssee Lake. Mountains surround the lake making it one of the most beautiful places in all of Europe.
The trail also passes the 11th century castle St. Bartholoma and through the Berchtesgaden National Park and all of its 120 miles of trails. The best time to hike is all through mid-April until mid-September.