Hiker on the way to church Wieskirche
Beautiful hiking trails to Hohenschwangau castle
Hiker on Munich's Saint Jacob's Pilgrimage Path
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From Munich into Allgäu

Munich’s Jacobs Pilgrim Trail.

From the Bavarian capital of Munich, the Jakobsweg takes you to the idyllic Allgäu. Spectacular natural beauties, Bavarian cosiness and Swabian charm are nestled between Lake Constance and Lech. Special highlights: King Ludwig’s castles Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau! Imposing views are guaranteed!

Details of the hiking tour from Munich to the Allgäu

At the time of the first pilgrims, the city of Munich was only a small settlement and probably bore the name ‘zu den Mönchen’ (or ‘to the monks’). Today it has grown into the metropolis of Bavaria and is the starting point of your pilgrimage. From here you pass by the third largest lake in Bavaria – the Ammersee. Take time for a breather and a boat trip in this bathers paradise. You hike for three days in ‘Pfaffenwinkel’, from Dießen to Weilheim. Via the fascinating ‘Ammerschlucht’ you reach the main town of Rottenbach and the famous pilgrimage church of the monastery with the same name. Enjoy the view of the Tyrolean and Allgäu mountains!

Highlights of the pilgrimage trail from Munich to the Allgäu:

  • Discover Bavaria’s capital: Take your time! On day one you will explore the picturesque old town of Munich and the stately town hall on Marienplatz.
  • Hike through Pfaffenwinkel: A region between Lech and Loisach in Southern Bavaria that offers a great variety of pilgrimage churches.
  • Fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein: Feel like you’re in the Middle Ages. The castle was built in the 19th Century as an idealised idea of a medieval knight’s castle. Today it is one of the most visited castles in Europe. Don’t miss out on a visit!

Useful information about the pilgrimage trail on the Jakobsweg in Munich

Casual hikers and pilgrims will be comfortable on this trail from Munich to the Allgäu. The simple tours have a maximum duration of five and a half hours per day over flat terrain. The routes can also be partly shortened by bus. The countless lakes invite you to take a tip and cool off. Tip: The hiking trip is also perfect for your four legged friends!

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Walking

Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Hotel (example): Sheraton Westpark

From Munich along the river Isar heading south. Past a zoo and taking in final amazing views of Munich, through the forests along the Isar to Schäftlarn monastery with its inn and beer garden.

Hotel (example): Gut Schwaige

approx. 5 hours
23 km
350 m
220 m

Short transfer to Starnberg, Bavaria’s well known sailing and spa paradise. From Starnberg via a gorge called the ‚Maisinger Schlucht’ to the Maisingersee, an idyllic lake surrounded by reeds and inviting beer gardens. Onwards to Andechs monastery with stunning views of lake Ammersee. Walking trail descends to the banks of this untouched lake on to Herrsching or by boat to Diessen.

Hotel (example): Seefelder Hof

approx. 4 to 5 hours
20 km
160 m
220 m

A comfortable walk to Paterzeller Eibenwald, a forest with the biggest yew tree population in Bavaria. Through the Oderdinger Filz and characteristic Bavarian countryside on to Weilheim, a historic trade city. The next three days pass through a region in the South of Bavaria between the rivers Lech and Loisach called ‚Pfaffenwinkel’, which is renowned for its diversity in pilgrimage churches.

Hotel (example): Vollmann

approx. 5 to 5.5 hours
25 km
210 m
200 m

You leave Weilheim and walk on the Saint Jacob´s Trail through the small monastery-village Polling  to Peisenberg. Then the way leads you to the  High Peisenberg, from where you can enjoy wonderful wide views of the Zugspitze and the Tyrolean and Allgäu mountains. A short train fare or a comfortable walk will take you to Peiting/Schongau.

Hotel (example): Pfaffenwinkel

approx. 4.5 to 5.5 hours
24 km
450 m
300 m

You start your hike through the gorge Ammerschlucht on a fascinating trail system above the river to Rottenbuch, the main town of "Pfaffenwinkel". On the Pfaffenwinkler Milchweg you walk through the mill-village Wildsteig and continue to church Wieskirche, the famous church of pilgrimage (UNESCO World Heritage). Then you walk over boardwalks through the bog Wiesfilz to Steingaden. From there a short bus journey takes you to Halblech/Trauchgau.

Hotel (example): Alpchalet Schwanstein

approx. 5.5 hours
24 km
450 m
300 m

The highlight of this walking tour takes you to the banks of lake Forggensee, the gateway to the Allgäu region. Past lake Bannwaldsee along the ‚King Ludwig path’ and the river Ache straight to the world famous fairy tale castle ‚Neuschwanstein’. After King Ludwig’s neighbouring castle ‚Hohenschwangau’ on lake Alpsee, the trail finally leads to Füssen, the end of an exciting week of walking.

Hotel (example): Hirsch

approx. 4 to 5.5 hours
22 km
330 m
320 m

Tour character

Tours are easy however for tours up to 5.5 hours good basic fitness level is required. In parts some sections can be shortened by taking a bus. Walks are on well maintained walking and forest trails as well as asphalted paths. Only minor altitude differences due to walks mainly in valleys.

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
Saturday
Season 2
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 24, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Saturday
From Munich into Allgäu 8 days, DE-MUWMF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
535,00
189,00
565,00
189,00
595,00
189,00

Category: 4**** hotel in Munich, 3*** hotels and inns

Extra night prices valid until 16.09.2018, dates after that on request

Season 1
Apr 7, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 6, 2018
Season 2
May 27, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
Season 3
Jun 24, 2018 - Aug 11, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 29, 2018
Munich
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Füssen
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
86,00
151,00
80,00
118,00
86,00
151,00
80,00
118,00
86,00
151,00
80,00
118,00

Services and infos

  • 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Personal tour information
  • Transfer from Schäftlarn to Starnberg
  • Boat trip Herrsching - Diessen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service-Hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train station Munich and underground to hotel.
  • Parking: parking spaces available in hotel garage approx. EUR 50 per week, no reservation taken. Unguarded parking spaces near hotel free of charge.
  • Return train journey from Füssen to Munich, duration approx. 2 hours (1x change trains).

Notes

  • Other starting days upon request
  • Any visitor’s taxes not included in the tour price and payable on site
  • Train ride from Peissenberg to Peiting/Schongau and bus fare from Steingaden to Halblech/Trauchgau, approx. EUR 5 per person
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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
5 stars
John Kennedy IE | 13.05.2018
Wonderful walking experience
Tour was well organised, rout is not difficult with lots to see on the way. Accommodation was generally very good.
Madlene Reischl
Madlene Reischl answered:
Thank you very much for your nice feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed it and had a wonderful walking tour. Moreover we are always keen to choose the accommodations so that our guests feel comfortable. Hope to welcome you soon again!
5 stars
Norman G. GB | 07.10.2017
Fantastic hike through Southern Bavaria
We really enjoyed this amazing walk with fantastic scenery and friendly places to stay. The walk delivered all that was promised and more - sun, weissbeer, alpine meadows with cow bells, historic churches and castles, wildlife. Would recommend to anyone who wants to walk through a variety of peaceful meadows and woodland.
4 stars
Robert van Kerkom NL | 28.04.2017
Wunderschön!
Wunderbare Wanderstrecke, sehr gute Hotels/Gasthäuser. Gute Bus- und Zugverbindungen, wenn überhaupt notwendig.
5 stars
Herbert Wallinger AT | 13.04.2017
Super Wanderurlaub
Ein gelungener Wanderurlaub mit tollen Erlebnissen und schönen Strecken und Wanderwegen. Gute Unterkünfte mit freundlichen Gastgebern, wo man es sich nach den Etappen richtig gut gehen lassen kann. Wir behalten die Reise in sehr guter Erinnerung und können diese auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen.
5 stars
Ulrike Holzer DE | 30.05.2016
Tolle und abwechslungsreiche Wanderung durch wunderschöne Landschaft
Sehr schöne, manchmal auch anspruchsvolle Wanderung mit vielen interessanten Eindrücken und Sehenswürdigkeiten. Herrliche Landschaften zum erholen und die Seele baumeln lassen. Gepflegte Übernachtungen mit freundlichen Menschen. Rundum eine gelungene Wanderung :-)

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