Route – Golden Land | BAYERN, GERMANY
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Route – Golden Land | BAYERN, GERMANY

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Route - Golden Land

Places on this route:

  • Garmisch- Partenkirchen
  • Oberammergau
  • Linderhof
  • Plansee
  • Fernpass
  • Seefeld in Tirol
  • Krun
  • Wallgau
  • Eibsee

This route tour through the borderland between Bavaria and Tyrol takes us from the Olympic town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen around the flanks of the Zugspitze (The highest mountain) , through the “Goldene Land”, as the Werdenfelser Land is also called. We swing over Linderhof Castle and the Plansee Fernpass and then over the idyllic Mieminger Plateau and historic Mittenwald, well worth seeing, back to the starting point.

We will also pass by Linderhof Castle which is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria and the only one who lived to see finished.

Description of the route

The route consists of 220 km and can be done in 6 – 7 hours. On the route you can find gas stations, bars and restaurants, as well as many places where you can take impressive photos. so you can ride without worries.

This route can be done from mid-March to the end of October.

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“This route is easy to do but very entertaining because it has many sites to see in addition to many curves, we recommend it for all types of drivers from beginners to experts…”

-GS Wolves

Types of motorcycles we rode on this route

  • BMW R 1250 GS
  • BMW R 1250 GS ADV
  • BMW F 750 GS
  • BMW R 1200 GS ADV
  • BMW R 80 GS.
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1.- Garmisch-Partenkirchen

At the foot of Germany’s highest mountain, the 2,962 m high Zugspitze, lies the famous Olympic town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Every year in July, it and the surrounding “Golden Land” belong to us bikers, when the well-known BMW Motorrad Days take place. Garmisch (in the west) and Partenkirchen (in the east) were separate towns for many centuries, and still maintain quite separate identities.

Partenkirchen originated as the Roman town of Partanum on the trade route from Venice to Augsburg and is first mentioned in the year A.D. 15. Its main street, Ludwigsstrasse, follows the original Roman road.

2.- Oberammergau

In 1633, the year of the plague, the inhabitants of Oberammergau vowed to regularly perform a passion play if they were largely spared the terrible disease. The beginning of the now world-famous Passion Play was laid. Today the well- known games take place every ten years with broad participation from the local population – the last performance was in the summer of 2010. You should explore the historic core of the Passion Play site, which is well worth seeing. Park your bike in the center and take a leisurely stroll past cafes, restaurants and shopping opportunities. It is worth it!

3.- Linderhof

Just a stone’s throw from the Plansee in the middle of an opaque forest, Linderhof Palace rises up into the often blue sky as a magnificent testimony to bygone days. Only in autumn, when the winds have already blown the leaves from the trees, you can enjoy the once very private fairy tale King.

See the residential and hunting lodge flashing through the bare branches from the street. The “Royal Villa” in the Graswangtal was built in several construction phases from 1869 to 1886 under the Bavarian King Ludwig II. It is the smallest of Ludwig II’s three castles and the only one that was completed during his lifetime his favorite castle.

4.- Plansee

Its entire promenade is basically a single biker meeting place. The wonderfully situated mountain lake is not only a must for all Tyrolean and Allgäu bikers on warm summer days, we commute from one pit stop to the next along the winding and panoramic road. Wonderfully situated cafes and inns are a delight for all the senses.

5.- Fernpass

It has been famous as an alpine crossing since historical days, it is notorious as one of the busiest routes in Tyrol. But it leads us to the most idyllic mountain lakes, such as Blindsee and Fernsteinsee and its castle of the same name, enthroned on one slope over the emerald green lake.

Bavarian King Ludwig II was so enthusiastic about the hotel that from 1872 he reserved two rooms all year round and had them furnished in his very own style at state expense. And the beauty of the landscape, which already fascinated the fairy tale king, has not lost any of its attraction to this day.

6.- Seefeld in Tirol

Is an old farming village, now a major tourist resort, in Innsbruck-Land District in the Austrian state of Tyrol.

With more than one million overnight stays each year, it is one of the most popular Tyrolean tourist destinations especially for skiing in winter, but also for walking holidays in the summer.

On the east side of the Seefelder Joch rise the tributaries of the Haglbach, which flows west through the valley of Hermannstal, then swings south on reaching the plateau to run along the municipal boundary and feed the Wildsee.

7.- Krun

Krün is a municipality in the Upper Bavarian district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. It belongs with Garmisch-Partenkirchen as district capital and cultural center as well as other municipalities to the Werdenfelser Land region. A few kilometers south runs the German-Austrian border.

The village, together with Mittenwald and Wallgau, builds the tourism network Alpenwelt Karwendel who markets the holiday region throughout the year as a starting point for sports and recreational activities such as hiking and cross- country skiing.

8.- Wallgau

Surrounded by the Karwendel, Wetterstein and Ester Mountains, Wallgau is a paradise for nature lovers and friends of Bavarian culture. Extensive walking and cycling paths to picturesque alpine pastures, peaks and lakes lead through the untouched landscape. Discover Wallgau actively in the mountains and relax at the numerous festivities and events in the valley.

9.- Eibsee

Away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life – towards relaxation at the Eibsee. A refreshing swim in small bays. On the stand-up paddle board through the breathtaking natural panorama. Glide over the water in a pedal boat or rowing boat or on a guided tour with the excursion boat “Reserl”. An exhilarating feeling. As a unique bathing lake, the Eibsee has top water quality.

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