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Five Highlights Tour


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Discover two of Europe's most famous castles on a guided tour into the foothills of the Alps. With your expert guide leading the way, you'll see the highlights of this scenic wonders of the world, and hear the folklore and real background stories behind as you visit the castles Linderhof and/or Neuschwanstein, as well as making a short excursion into Austria.

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The tour begins in Munich and will cover one of the most typical and at beautiful Bavarian villages. The village is also known as the home of a long tradition of woodcarving. The streets of central Oberammergau are home to dozens of woodcarver shops, with pieces ranging from religious subjects, to toys, to humoristic portraits. The village is also known for its tasty Bavarian food.

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Linderhof castle clad in snow
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The next highlight is Ettal is a nice alpine village with some nice houses. The landmark of the village is the monastery with its great church and dome, which can be seen for far already.
Ettal Abbey was founded on 28 April 1330, Saint Vitalis of Milan's day, by Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian in the Graswang valley, in fulfilment of an oath on his return from Italy, on a site of strategic importance on the primary trade route between Italy and Augsburg. The foundation legend is that Ludwig's horse genuflected three times on the site of the original church building, where a statuette of the Virgin Mary ("Frau Stifterin" or the "Ettal Madonna") of the Pisano School now stands, a gift from Ludwig to his new foundation. This statue soon became an object of pilgrimage. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
The foundation originally consisted of a Benedictine double monastery - a community for men and another for women - and also a house of the Teutonic Knights.
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 Winter Wonderland near Ettal
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The original Gothic abbey church, built between 1330 and 1370, was a modest structure in comparison to the great churches of mediaeval Bavaria.

The abbey suffered great damage during the Reformation at the hands of the troops of Maurice of Saxony, but survived the troubles of the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648).
Famous as well with connoisseurs the Ettal liquour which is produced from 40 different herbs and matures in German Oak barrels.
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But not only Bavaria´s most picturesquely situated old monastery is on the round trip but also another Unesco World Heritage sites that many tourists miss all too often due to restricted time table and because of the remote location. Miraculously preserved in the beautiful setting of an Alpine valley, the Church of Wies (1745–54), the work of architect Dominikus Zimmermann, is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo – exuberant, colourful and joyful. Experts call it the only 3D church in the world, therefore some call it the highlight of the highlights.

Your advantages:

- You decide the time of departure
- You need not fear coming too late
- Pick-up from your hotel, if possible
- Getting as close as possible to the sites, no parking on far-away parking lots because they charge small fees...
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Smaller Tour Group means more interaction with the Tour Guide
- Time for lunch included
- Possibility of photostops during the tour, where you want to capture the grandious Alpine scenery
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Five Highlights during a single day tour - in-depth background knowledge yet no hustle - where else can you book this for a moderate price? Do not hesitate to contact us.




   


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