The Alpenstrasse or Alpine Road is your ticket to a superb Bavarian odyssey.
It's a safe road trip through unforgettable views of Germany's high-altitude meadows, mountains, crystal-clear lakes and cosy countryside restaurants!
Start at the shore lake in Lindau and head to Oberstaufen if you don't mind the therapeutic treatment in the country's 'health capital'.
After Oberstaufen, head east to the stunning Breitachklamm Gorge, where the Breitat River flows through, cutting through green cliffs and colossal boulders.
Drive through the town of Füssen - famous for its consummate violin masters. Along the way you can stop in quaint alpine villages, of which there are many. The famous Neuschwanstein Castle is also just around the corner. This is exactly the stunning structure that inspired Walt Disney to create his own version of a castle for Cinderella!
Be sure to hit the slopes in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, if the season is right for visiting these places. Then, on your way to the medieval town of Bad Tölz, stop in Benediktbührn. Afterwards, travel through the stunning desert landscapes of the Himgauch Alps.
After the alpine road you can reach Munich, the capital of the region. If you can't get enough of the mountain roads, continue on to Salzburg. On the way to Salzburg, don't forget to linger at the ice caves of Werfen.
You can cover the German alpine road by car in three days. If you go leisurely, with longer stops, you can manage seven days.