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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!

Would you like to travel burden free? No problem! The Eurohike team offers hiking tours without luggage. Book now and discover the most beautiful corners of Germany.

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

Hotel example: NYX Hotel

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
300 m
150 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
150 m
200 m

Passing the Augustinerstift Dießen, you hike across flowering meadows into the extensive Stiller Wald forest. Over hilltops with great views to the monastery in Wessobrunn. Lonely field and forest paths lead you to the market town of Weilheim, which is well worth seeing. 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. 5.5 hours
26 km
500 m
500 m

You leave Weilheim and hike on the Way of St. James through the small monastery village of Polling and along the Ammer River over the hills of Berghof to Peißenberg. The pilgrimage path leads you to the Hoher Peißenberg, from where you can enjoy fantastic views of the Zugspitze and the Tyrolean and Allgäu mountains.

Hotel example: Pfaffenwinkel

approx. 5 hours
20 km
500 m
350 m

You start your hike through the gorge Ammerschlucht on a fascinating trail system above the river to Rottenbuch with monastery worth seeing, 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 Buching.

Hotel example: Alpchalet Schwanstein

approx. 5.5 hours
24 km
500 m
500 m

To crown your hiking week, you will head into the nature reserve of Buchinger Filz and along Lake Hegratsried to the world-famous fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein. Passing the idyllic Schwansee, your way leads you over the Kalvarienberg to the market town of Füssen, the destination of your eventful hiking week.

Hotel example: Hirsch

approx. 4.5 hours
17 km
300 m
300 m

Characteristics of the route

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 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
08.04.2023 - 06.05.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
07.05.2023 - 17.06.2023
06.08.2023 - 02.09.2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
18.06.2023 - 05.08.2023
03.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

Arrival Saturday
From Munich into Allgäu, 8 days, DE-MUWMF-08X
Base price
799.00
879.00
939.00
Surcharge single room 329.00 329.00 329.00

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

For arrivals after 16.09.2023 double overnight stay in Schäftlarn instead of overnight stay in Munich

Extra night prices for Munich valid until 15.09.2023, dates after that on request

Season 1
Apr 8, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 7, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
Aug 6, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 18, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Arrival Saturday
From Munich into Allgäu, 8 days, DE-MUWMF-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
799.00
329.00
879.00
329.00
939.00
329.00

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

For arrivals after 16.09.2023 double overnight stay in Schäftlarn instead of overnight stay in Munich

Extra night prices for Munich valid until 15.09.2023, dates after that on request

Season 1
Apr 8, 2023 - May 6, 2023
Season 2
May 7, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
Aug 6, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023
Season 3
Jun 18, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Munich
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Füssen/Surroundings
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
99.00
75.00
89.00
69.00
99.00
75.00
89.00
69.00
99.00
75.00
89.00
69.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Munich
  Season 1
Apr 8, 2023 - May 6, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 7, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023
Aug 6, 2023 - Sep 2, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 18, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023
Sep 3, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

Arrival Saturday
Munich
Double room p. P. 99.00 99.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 75.00 75.00 75.00
Füssen/Surroundings
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 69.00 69.00 69.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • 1 Transfer from Schäftlarn to Starnberg

 

  • 1 Boat ride from Herrsching to Diessen
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Train station Munich and underground to hotel.
  • Munich airport.
  • Parking: parking spaces available in garage approx. € 15 per day, 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).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Train fare from Peissenberg to Peiting, approx. EUR 5 per person
  • Bus fare from Steingaden to Buching, approx. EUR 5 per person
  • With double overnight stay in Schäftlarn: Tram ride Schäftlarn – Munich, approx. EUR 5 per person
  • Special dates on request
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
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Sarah Putz, Travel specialist
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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (7 Ratings)
4 stars
Uwe Fronczek DE | 27.06.2022
Sehr abwechslungsreiche Wanderung mit vielen Höhepunkten
Bis auf eine Ausnahme war die Strecke von Eurohike sehr gut ausgearbeitet und sehr abwechslungsreich angelegt. Auf dem Weg von den Isarauen in München bis zur Bergwelt in Füssen hatte jeder Tag eine andere Landschaft zu bieten. Die Ausnahme bezog sich auf Tag 4: Der in der Wanderbeschreibung genannte Weg von Zellsee zum Eibenwald ist seit 3 Monaten gesperrt.
Valerie Haring
Valerie Haring answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr Fronczek, vielen Dank für Ihr tolles Feedback! Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie Ihre Wanderreise mit uns genossen haben. Bedanken möchten wir uns auch für Ihren Hinweis. Gerne haben wir seither einen Infozettel für die Wanderreise erstellt, welcher fortan gemeinsam mit den Reiseunterlagen zu dieser Teilsperre überreicht wird. Eine Alternativroute wurde ausgearbeitet und es kann nun wieder die gesamte Wanderetappe ungestört gewandert werden. Bis zur nächsten Wanderreise!
5 stars
Kristin Hertzog DE | 02.10.2021
Umwerfend schön!
Leider hat dieser Wanderurlaub viel zu schnell geendet. Am liebsten hätten wir das wunderschöne Bayern noch viel länger zu Fuß erkundet. Die landschaftliche Vielfalt dieser Region ist sehr beeindruckend und umwerfend schön. Vor allem das Märchenschloss Neuschwanenstein sollte man unebdingt gesehen haben. Sehr märchenhaft. Wir werden auf alle Fälle wieder zurück kommen und die Tour unseren Freunden weiterempfehlen.
5 stars
John Kennedy IE | 12.05.2018
Wonderful walking experience
Tour was well organised, rout is not difficult with lots to see on the way. Accommodation was generally very good.
Tanja Haring
Tanja Haring 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 | 06.10.2017
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 | 27.04.2017
Wunderschön!
Wunderbare Wanderstrecke, sehr gute Hotels/Gasthäuser. Gute Bus- und Zugverbindungen, wenn überhaupt notwendig.
Valerie Haring
Valerie Haring answered:
Sehr geehrter Herr van Kerkom, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr tolles Reisefeedback! Es freut uns sehr, dass Sie mit den Reiseunterlagen, der Auswahl der Unterkünfte und auch dem Angebot an Abkürzungsmöglickeiten sehr zufrieden waren. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre nächste Buchung!
5 stars
Herbert Wallinger AT | 12.04.2017
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 | 29.05.2016
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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