Southern Germany

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  My travels to Europe began with a conducted tour, Astrid Baur's Bavarian Castles Tour: King Ludwig's Castles and the Bavarian Lakes. Great start. The castles (Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee, Hohenschwangau, and Nymphenburg) were all impressive, but no more so than the Bavarian lakes, foothills, and mountains.

This section presents photos of the castles, the Bavarian countryside, pretty towns like Oberammergau and Bad Tölz, the Church in the Meadow and Andechs Monastery, Munich, Lindau and Mainau in Lake Constance, and Mount Zugspitze.

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Route Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and printable forms.

Quick Start: Southern-Germany.pdf

Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture files.  You can click or tap on these to see larger versions.

Lake Hopfen, Fussen

Lake Hopfen

Neuschwanstein Castle


Linderhof Castle


Oberammergau painted building


Wieskirche / The Church in the Meadow

Wieskirche, Church in the Meadow

Lindau, Lake Constance

Lindau, Lake Constance

Mainau, Lake Constance

Mainau, Lake Constance

Austrian Tyrol, from Mt. Zugspitze

Austrian Tyrol, from Mt. Zugspitze



Link to Pictures File


You can access the PDF pictures file by clicking or tapping on the link below.


Route Map

Home base for these Bavarian explorations was at Hopfen am See, just north of Füssen and the Austrian border.  Daily excursions radiated out from there.

A package of printable Germany Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

Denmark route map

Table of Contents

Here is the table of contents from the PDF file.  If you wish a printed copy to target your browsing you can use  Germany Printable Contents.

Contents   2
Introduction   3
Map   4
Hopfen am See   5
Hohenschwangau  12
King Ludwig II's Castles  
Neuschwanstein  18
Linderhof  27
Herrenchiemsee  37
Lake Starnberg  45
Bavarian Towns
Oberammergau  47
Bad Tölz  52
Wieskirche  55
Andechs Monastery  59
Nymphenburg  62
Central Munich  70
Munich Residenz  76
Olympic Park  82
Allianz Arena  87
Lake Constance  
Lindau  92
Mainau 100
Mount Zugspitze 109
End 120