If you are looking for an unforgettable travel in Europe, you should try the German Alpine Road trip. The German Alpine Road, or as it is called in German the Deutsche Alpenstraße, is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful themed roads in the world, and the oldest one in Germany.
The road is a truly exhilarating stretch of 450 Kilometers through the Bavarian Alps. It starts from the Lindau, a town on the shores of Lake Constance in the west, and ends in the Königssee in the east.
Throughout the road you can enjoy the brilliant landscape of Bavarian Alps, breathtaking castles, mirror mountain lakes, alpine meadows, various rejuvenating wellness resorts, lush valleys, and impressive farms. These attractions together guarantee an unforgettable road trip of a lifetime.
Although the route is twisted and full of turns all over it, as a driver you will enjoy the long length of straight road and wider lanes as well as more generous German speed limits.
As this is the “German” Alpine road, you can be sure about safety and comfortability even at higher speeds.
With all the features mentioned above, the German Alpine Road trip is an experience you should absolutely give a chance to. In this article, we will review some of the most famous attractions, as well as some tips about the trip.
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Lindau im Bodensee
The impressive island of Lindau is located in the middle of a crystal clear lake, surrounded by the pure green color of the plants and the brilliant snow-covered mountains.
Lindau, as a historic town, offers historic sights and amazing alleys, but that is not all you can have in there. There is an absolutely fantastic panorama view of the Alps and Lake Constance. This view and atmosphere is something you cannot experience anywhere else in the world.
There are two churches in the town that is old enough to be counted as historic sights. The Evangelical Church of Saint Stephen, which is founded in 1180, and remodeled in 1782. And the Church of Saint Peter, a church founded in about 1000, which is known as a war memorial church since 1928.
You can also take the chance to pay a visit to the famous harbor of the town, with its famous Bavarian lion and dazzling lighthouse. There is also maritime life running through the veins of the harbor, which you can watch as you are spending some time in one of the cafés around.
Built in the end of the 19th century, this castle was intended to reflect the true spirit of a medieval German castle. At least this is what King Ludwig II who the castle had been built for, wrote to famous German musician, Richard Wagner.
The Castle, whose name means the new castle, reminds you of a 13th-century Romanesque style building, both impressive and magnificent. With the best architects and artists of the time working on this building, it is no wonder why it looks like a true masterpiece.
Although he has moved some years before his death and lived here, it is so sad that the king could not see the castle completed. The progress was so slow and he has died before the construction finished.
Neuschwanstein Castle is one of the best highlights of the German Alpine Road trip. Every road tripper should spend some time observing it. The beauty of the castle is incomparable.
Stood majestic on top of the mountains, it gives visitors a brilliant view of the area, as well as pleasant weather.
A crossroad which some of the most popular roads of the regions pass through it. The 700-year-old town of Füssen is on the famous Romantic Road, the “Via Claudia Augusta” tourist route, and the Germany Alpine Road.
Füssen is a delightful town, which is home to some of the most brilliant sights of the German Alpine Road trip.
Plenty of Baroque churches, each one impressive in their own way, are just a part of the attractions you will see in this amazing town. The abbey of St. Mang, which is said to be built back in the 9th century, is a fabulous building to visit. The entrance of this Benedictine abbey is among the beautiful sights you can visit. It also homes the oldest fresco in Germany.
The High Castle, or as the locals call it Hohes Schloss, is another magnificent attraction of the town, which houses a branch of the Bavarian State Art Gallery in the town. There is also the impressive municipal museum, including amazing artworks for the visitors who are fond of these sorts of attractions.
The town is famous for its violin-making industry, so if you are into music, you can pay a visit to the workshops or the shops in order to have a taste of the unique artworks of the local masters.
Although it seems the town’s history starts in the middle of the ice age, the current constructions are dated to the 12th century, which is a long time ago itself.
Bad Tölz is a very famous town due to its spas, medieval buildings, and undoubtedly fabulous views of the Alps.
No matter what, with every taste and from each side of the road you are, you will definitely find something absolutely fit for your desires in this dream town. Have a stop and enjoy the beauty.