Bavarian Alps

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Bavarian Alps

The Bavarian Alps (map) is part of the Alps and are located in Germany at the southern end of the federal state of Bavaria and continue across the border into Austria. The region is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of Germany and ranks as one of the most scenic places in all of Central Europe.

 It is also a very rural area, abundant with wildlife and many glacial lakes and thick fir tree forests. It has much in common, both culturally and geographically with its neighbours Tyrol and Salzburg Province in Austria than the rest of Germany to the north.

+ Mini guide to the Bavarian Alps (

+ More information > WikipediaWikivoyage

Considering the rural and mountainous nature of the region the area’s rail network is well established and finds its hub in Munich. Many connections can also be found to neighbouring Innsbruck and Salzburg in Austria. The road system is excellent as well and offers wonderful opportunities for road biking.

Cities > FüssenOberstdorfBad ReichenhallMittenwaldBerchtesgadenGarmisch-Partenkirchen

The highest peak in the Bavarian Alps and in Germany as a whole is the Zugspitze (map). It lies in the western part of the Wetterstein range and has a high Alpine character with its height of 2,962 m above NN as well as its two small glaciers.

+ South Tyrol Alpine Club

Public transport

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 BUS >   MeinFernbus | Stations & Destinations — Germany’s largest long-distance bus company. + FlixbusBerlin Linien BusPostbusMeinFernbusDeinBus. Information on almost all bus routes in Germany – >> (*Intercity buses in Germany)

 RAIL >   Deutsche BahnGerman Rail PassVGNRailEurope >> (*Rail travel in Germany)

 AIRPORTS >    Berlin Airport • Cologne Bonn AirportFrankfurt AirportStuttgart AirportHamburg AirportMunich AirportDüsseldorf Airport


Germany is, in general, bicycle friendly, with many bike lanes in cities. There is also a substantial network of well signed, long distance bike routes BICYCLE ROUTE PLANNER GERMANY + Germany – EuroVelo)