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Clear alpine air, snow-covered peaks, refreshing mountain lakes: the German Alpine Road is the road trip highlight in Germany.

A minimalist map with the outlines of Bavaria, on which the German Alpine Road is drawn.

450 kilometres long, it connects Upper Bavaria and Allgäu. As an "E-Alpine Road", it is also a destination for electric vehicles: the charging infrastructure is very well developed.  

A photo collage with impressions of Bavaria, such as the Alps, Neuschwanstein Castle and mugs of beer.


Must Drive

The Oberjoch Pass Road is a section of the German Alpine Road. 100 bends lead uphill, and the Kanzel viewpoint offers a panoramic view of Alpine peaks and valleys.



Neuschwanstein Castle was built by King Ludwig II according to his romanticised idea of a medieval knight’s castle. The walls are dedicated to Richard Wagner, and the magnificent picture cycles inside are reminiscent of the composer’s operas.



Must-drink: Bavarian beer. There are more than 650 breweries in the free state. In summer, a good way to discover many breweries is by going on a beer tour, such as the Pottenstein Beer Trilogy Trail.

Text   Julia Fiedler
Photos   Getty Images, iStockphoto, Shutterstock


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