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Ludwig II. - the "Fairytale
Ludwig II was not quite 19 years of age when, in
1864, he became King of Bavaria. The grandson of
Ludwig I was an exceptionally sensitive an d
romantic idealist, a monarch who didn't really
fit into his era.
He had barely taken up office when he bestowed
many favorrs on Richard Wagner who was being
hunted by his creditors. The composer thanked him
this by composing magnificent operas.
The emotianal and excentric correspondence
between the King and the composer fills volumes.
And then he started building like mad. Ludwig II
was the last King who, in this way, wa able to
realise his idea of life as a total work of art -
he failed because of the change of the times and
the misunderstanding of his environment. Today,
the world praises his unipue castles, millions of
visitors admire the magnificent buildings of
Neuschwanstei Castle, Linderhof Castle and
Herrenchiemsee Castle. These buildings and the
enormous sums of money spent - the three castles
cost 31 millions guldens - led to the King's
indiction. An expense, which, granted, today
seems significantly more sensible than near 90
million guldens which were literally pulverised
in the wars in Bavaria of his time.
King-Ludwig, a notable People
Arrive Starnberg: 3 miles
Walk to Herrsching, fairy or taxi to Diessen: 13 miles
Walk to Paterzell: 11 miles
Walk to Peiting: 9 miles
Walk to Wildsteig: 12 miles
Walk to Buching: 12 miles
Walk to Füssen: 15 miles
overnights with breakfast
transport from hotel to hotel
Fairy or Taxi Starnberg - Leoni/Berg
Fairy or Taxi
Herrsching - Dießen am Ammersee
3 maps 1 :
50.000 pro room
discription pro room
1 person in a double-room 572,00 €, single-room
for 4 and more persons
pro Person in double-rooms 518,00 €,
single-room 644,00 €
From Munich to Starnberg withe the
Arrival in Starnberg
Check in, "Hotel Bayerischer Hof".
Welcome and afterwards you´ll get your
travelpapers and informations to the hike.
With Ship or taxe to Leoni or Berg to visit the "Votiv-Chapel" - memories to the dead
Fresko in the "Votivkapelle"
of King-Ludwig. You walk to Starnberg back, 3 miles.
Starting in Starnberg you follow the marked way to the
"Maisinger Schlucht", "Maising" , "Aschering" and "Andechs" with its
famous brewery and through the "Kiental" to Herrsching
and then with the fairy over the "Ammersee" to "Diessen".
Overnight Hotel "Seefelderhof"
In "Diessen" you walk through the "Herrnstrasse" to the church of Maria,
After watching the church you walk to
Wessobrunn, the home of famous baroque architects.
From Wessobrunn to "Paterzell" in the yew forest.
Overnight in the "Hotel Eibenwald".
Starting in "Paterzell" you walk to the "Hohenpeissenberg", wonderful lookout
in 3260 ft. / 988 m heigh.
You can see
about 80 peaks if you have a good
walk through the first part of the "Ammerschlucht" the bavarian
Overnight in Peiting,
After a big breadfast you´ll walk down to the "Ammerschlucht" to Rottenbuch with a wonderful
monaesterychurch of the 12. century. In
Rottenbuch you are going on the lookoutway
with sight to the mountains upto Wildsteig.
On the next morning you are walking to the
Wieschurch the wonderful
building of the brothers
Zimmermann and the UNENSCO-cultural heritage.
From here on the way to "Trauchgau" and "Buching", overnight in
From Buching you´ll walk between the Forggen-
and Bannwaldlake to the Pöllathscanyon and up to
Here you´ll enjoy the
wonderful lookout over the way you´ve gone.
From the castle Neuschwanstein you´ll walk down
to the castle Hohenschwangau and on the
Alproseway between alplake and Schwanlake to the
fall of the river Lech.
Overnight in "Hotel
When you have breakfast you can leave Füssen.
There's also a railway station with trains,
always with one or two changes to Munich and to the Airports
Munich or Memmingen.
Onward travel to Starnberg:
By Air to
Munich Franz Josef
Strauss to the S-Bahn
S8) towards the city,
to S-Bahn station
Laim (S1) or
Marienplatz (S8), change to
the S6 towards
Tutzing to stop Bahnhof
You'll never walk alone