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Walk King Ludwig's Way

Listed under Walking in Bavaria, Germany.

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At the beginning of your journey standing on the meadows beside Lake Starnberg you can see the periodically increasing gradient as the landscape rises to meet the Alps near where your path finishes. But the distance and gradient is far greater than it looks.

The architecture of the resort town is pale and appealing and as you walk upwards the theme continues, passing through several villages of pretty, pale chalets and Orthodox churches, Andrechs and Wessobrunn monasteries, Diessen Cathedral and the Rococo church at Wies. The way also crosses two dramatic gorges and passes two of Bavaria’s lovely alpine lakes.

Supposedly a favourite pathway for Bavaria’s King Ludwig it begins at the shrine near where he died and finishes near the fairytale castle of his imagination, Neuschwanstein. The pathway is well signposted, with a K for King Ludwig, along footpaths and gravel roads. Assuming you cover 15 to 20 kilometres a day this journey will take you between five days and a week staying overnight in chalet and B&B style accommodation.

Written by  Hanselle.

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My husband and I are walking this trail in June. I've only been able to make reservations in the first two towns. Is it possible to walk and find plenty of rooms for rent - zimmer frei - in the small villages?

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