Tour 2 – Adventure in the Alps

9 days self-guided itinerary
Day 1-2: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Day 3-4: Munich
Day 5-6: Salzburg
Day 7-9: Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Sample program components:

Rothenburg ob der Tauber
- Walking tour with the Night Watchman through the Old Town
- Visit of the Medieval Crime and Justice Museum

- Guided bike tour through the city and the English Garden
- Visit of the Deutsches Museum, the world's biggest museum of science and technology
- Traditional German dinner at a Bavarian Brauhaus
- Castle Tour of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof
- Visit to Schloss Herrenchiemsee on the way to Salzburg

- Sound of Music bus tour
- Excursion to the salt mines in Berchtesgaden
- Visit of Hohensalzburg Fortress including train ride

- Cogwheel train up to the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain
- Hike through the impressive "Partnachklamm" gorge
- Ride with the Flying Fox down the famous Olympic ski-jumping hill

travel components
MEININGER Hotel München City Center
The Meininger Hotel, with its friendly and cosy atmosphere, is located in close proximity to the Theresienwiese. The Hauptbahnhof (central station) is approximately 1 km away. Many of the sights of the Altstadt (old town) as well as shops, restaurants and cafés are just a walk away. Whether by tram, bus or S-Bahn, public transport leaving outside the front door makes it easy to reach destinations a little further away.
wombat’s City Hostel
One of the most popular hostels in the city. A combination of unique charm and one of the most central locations, close to the Altstadt (old town) and the Hauptbahnhof (central station).
a&o München Hackerbrücke
The a&o Hackerbrücke is located very close to the Hauptbahnhof (central station). The rooms are bright and modern, the breakfast buffet is generous and the view of Munich and the Alps from the rooftop terrace is breath-taking. The sights of Munich, such as the Viktualienmarkt, Hofbräuhaus and the Marienkirche are just a short walk away.
haus international
The haus international, located in the heart of Munich in the district of Schwabing, is well suited for student stays. The kempted accommodation offers various acitity facilities, a disco and a terrace with bar for its young guests. Well-known attractions such as the Allianz Arena, the English Garden and the Olympic Park are just a stone's throw away.
CVJM München
The YMCA Youth Hotel is located in the heart of Munich. The main station, the Karlsplatz (Stachus) and the pedestrian area with numerous shops are only a few minutes walk away. Due to the well-developed public transport network many attractions of Munich are easy to reach.
a&o München Laim
This a&o hostel is located only four S-Bahn stations from the Hauptbahnhof (central station). Conference rooms are available for class trip group projects during your stay. The Schlosspark and famous Schloss Nymphenburg (castle) are located in close proximity. The centre of town and the famous Theresienwiese are just a few minutes away. In the evening, play a round of table soccer or billiard in the lobby.
Family Stay Munich region
Staying with a host family is an excellent way to visit Germany for a reasonable price whilst learning about our way of life and with the added opportunity to practice and speak our language. All families are carefully checked for accommodation comfort, friendliness and safety to ensure our high standards are maintained. Minimum age required: 14 years. Important information: In the mornings and evenings the students will be gathered and dropped at specific meeting points close to their respective host families.
Hotel Brunnenhof ***
This central Munich hotel offers comfortable, contemporary rooms just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. Its downtown location and the wide range of public transport links available close by provide easy access to the city's attractions.
MEININGER Hotel City Center Salzburg
This hotel offers you 3* comfort and is located on the Kapuzinerberg, the most beautiful lookout mountain in Salzburg, right next to the ZiB shopping centre. Its perfect location makes it a great starting point to discover Salzburg. Using public transport, it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the Altstadt (old town) with its pretty streets and town squares, as well as the most important sights, such as the Mozarthaus, the famous Getreidegasse with its diverse shopping areas, the Dom (cathedral) and the Festung Hohensalzburg (castle). You could also reach the city by foot in about 25 minutes. The rooms are bright and nicely-furnished. Soak in a breath-taking view of the city from the rooftop terrace.
a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
This newly-opened design budget hotel boasts 116 rooms housed in the historically-protected "Alten Brotfabrik" (old bakery) in the Fanny-von-Lehnert street in Salzburg. The former factory is a true one-of-a-kind in the Salzburg city history. The new design concept "a&o: next generation" makes the building a real highlight! The new heart of the building is the bright lobby and welcomes its guests with reception counters in a modern, colourful city look. A great night's sleep at a good price! Its central location, about 6 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof (central station), makes it easy to reach the Salzburg Altstadt (old town) in minutes using public transport. The hostel's friendly staff has plenty of suggestions for how to fill your leisure time. The a&o Hostels offer special services for class trips: There is free WiFi in all rooms, in the lobby and at the bar. Teachers and chaperones are welcome to have free open, non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.
Hotel Hohenstauffen ***
This picturesque hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms just 10 minutes' walk from the old town Salzburg. Its location offers short walking distances to the central station with shops as well as to the nearby riverside. Some rooms are designed in the very typical “Alt-Salzburger-Stil”.
Hotel Roter Hahn
Located right in the centre of the city. Here, where Garmisch and Partenkirchen come together, the bed-and-breakfast hotel Roter Hahn gives you the closeness to the people and the places. The “Kurpark” (spa gardens) and the Convention Centre offer a wide range of programms and are just a stones throw away from the hotel. The many different restaurants and coffee bars leave nothing to be desired. It is this excellent location that gives you the freedom to do whatever you please.
Hotel Rappen
For over 400 years the Rappen has been located by the Gallow’s Tower (Galgenturm) of Rothenburg ob der Tauber and is therefore a fixture in the history of the past imperial city. The Rappen was first documented as tavern and inn in the year 1603. The reconstruction in the post-war period and the continuous development of the establishment, such as including another historical neighbouring building in 1960 and the expansion of the newly opened Toppler House in the year 2009 resulted in the present state of the Hotel Rappen Rothenburg: a modernly furnished hotel with imperial city flair, in which hospitality and satisfaction of the guests has been emphasized for over 4 centuries.