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Highlights Bavarian Alps

  • Paradise for nature lovers
  • Ideal for hikers and cyclists
  • Varied programme of events
  • Worth a trip all year round

Best Vacation Rentals in Bavarian Alps

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Ruhpolding, Landkreis Traunstein
Vacation Rental • 1507 ft² • 4 Bedrooms
(31 reviews)
5-room house 140 m2 on 2 levels. Simple and cosy furnishings: living/sleeping room with 1 double sofabed, dining table and satellite TV (flat screen). Exit to the terrace. Kitchen (oven, dishwasher, 3 gas rings, toaster, kettle, electric coffee machine). Sep. WC. Upper floor: 4 rooms, each room with 1 double bed. Bath/shower/WC, double hand-basin. Heating. Wooden floors. Terrace partly roofed. Terrace furniture, barbecue (portable), deck chairs. Facilities: children's high chair, baby cot. Internet (WiFi, free). Please note: non-smoking house. Maximum 2 pets/ dogs allowed. Private entrance,...
from $141 / night
Ruhpolding, Landkreis Traunstein
Vacation Rental • 1830 ft² • 5 Bedrooms
(4 reviews)
Situated in Ruhpolding in southeastern Bavaria, this holiday home with 5 bedrooms can host groups of 5. Just 100 m from the forest and lake, the home has a swimming pool and sauna to unwind after an active day. Hit Ruhpolding's "Three Lakes Area" to enjoy water fun. The area also has ample opportunities for cross-country skiing. With an ideal ski area nearby, winter sports enthusiasts are sure to enjoy here. For hikers and mountain bikers, a variety of trails start right at the doorstep. Don’t forget to visit the Holzknecht Museum and Biathlon Centre along with nearby cities of Munich, Salz...
from $447 / night
Grainau, Zugspitze
Vacation Rental • 484 ft² • 2 Bedrooms
(41 reviews)
"Franke", 3-room house 45 m2. Tasteful and cosy furnishings: living/dining room with cable TV, CD-player and DVD. Exit to the terrace. 2 small rooms, each room with 2 beds. Open kitchen (oven, 2 ceramic glass hob hotplates, toaster, kettle, electric coffee machine). Shower/WC. Electric heating. Parquet floors. Terrace partly roofed, small garden. Terrace furniture. Facilities: Internet (WiFi, extra). Please note: non-smokers only. 1 pet/ dog allowed. Smoke alarm.
from $99 / night

Prices and availability

Vacation rental prices Bavarian Alps

$157for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
$174 annual average
Average price per week

Vacation rentals availability Bavarian Alps

51%for 10 Dec - 17 Dec
50% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Apartments in the Bavarian Alps

Holidays in the Bavarian Alps

Since the Bavarian Alps are one of the most popular holiday regions in Germany, you will find a large selection of holiday accommodations, ranging from modern apartments in the city to cosy holiday apartments and vacation rentals to idyllic chalets on the banks of the large Alpine lakes. You will find what you are looking for, especially in the larger cities such as Oberammergau, Garmisch-Patenkirchen, Bad Reichenhall, Berchtesgaden and Füssen. But you also live very picturesquely directly on Lake Chiemsee and on the eastern shore of Lake Constance.

View over Lake Eibsee
View over Lake Eibsee

Vacation in the Bavarian Alps

Location and orientation

Spatial structure

The Bavarian Alps encompass the entire Alpine region on German soil and extend from Lake Constance in the west to Lake Königssee in the east. The mountain range is also subdivided into further partial mountains, the geological shape of which is characterised by glaciers from the last ice age. In detail, the Bavarian Alps consist of the Chiemgau Alps, the Berchtesgaden Alps, the Karwendel Mountains, the Ammergau Alps, the Allgäu Alps and the Wetterstein Mountains with the Zugspitze.

Locomotion on site

For the locomotion locally as well as for the journey to your vacation home in the Bavarian alps an own car or a rented car is very recommendable. This is especially true if you come to the region for mountain biking or hiking, especially as the most beautiful places as well as many hiking car parks are difficult to reach by public transport. Only the larger cities are connected by regularly scheduled train and bus lines. Anyone who arrives in winter or moves into a vacation rental at higher altitudes should also bear in mind that a four-wheel drive vehicle is an advantage on the partly gravelled mountain roads.

Winter landscape Bavarian Alps
Winter landscape Bavarian Alps

Things to know

Best travel time

The variety of possible activities, ranging from hiking and cycling to swimming in the alpine lakes and skiing, makes the Bavarian Alps an ideal destination all year round. While the region is in the hands of winter sports enthusiasts thanks to a snow guarantee at high altitudes between December and early March, the first hours of sunshine in April already attract nature lovers and cyclists. This optimal travel period extends into October, with bathing holidaymakers betting on July and August when the lakes have warmed up to a refreshing bathing temperature of up to 20 degrees Celsius.

Regular events

The small and large towns in the Bavarian Alps are characterised by their broad programme of events, which includes highlights such as the Oberammergau Passion Festival, the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmisch-Patenkirchen in June and the music festival "Füssen goes Jazz". The region also boasts sporting highlights such as the New Year's Jumping of the Four Hills Tournament and the König-Ludwig Run in February.

With a height of 2962 metres, the Zugspitze is the highest point in the Bavarian Alps.

Top travel tips

Fantastic mountain panorama on the AlpspiX

Free as a bird hovering over the rugged mountain landscape of the Bavarian Alps? You can fulfil this dream on the 25-metre-long AlpspiX viewing platform, which rises above the approximately 1,000-metre-deep abyss on the summit of Oberfelderkopf and opens up a breathtaking panorama.

Trip to the castle of the fairytale king

Neuschwanstein Castle, built in the 19th century, is not only one of the most famous sights in Germany, but also the epitome of a fairytale castle. Immerse yourself in the fairytale world of King Ludwig II as part of a guided tour and let yourself be carried away by a Disney film.

Relax at Lake Chiemsee

As one of the largest German lakes, Lake Chiemsee is very popular with both sailors and bathers. Those who spend their summer holidays in the Bavarian Alps should definitely pay a visit to the picturesque lake.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Bavarian Alps

How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Bavarian Alps?

Bavarian Alps is one of the most expensive destinations in Germany. The costs for a vacation rental here amount to around $158 per night.

When are vacation rentals cheaper in Bavarian Alps?

According to last year, the months that hurt your pocket the least in Bavarian Alps are May, April and November, with average prices of $148, $151, and $153, respectively.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental in Bavarian Alps?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of February ($173), January ($169), and March ($161).

Is Bavarian Alps a good location for a last-minute getaway?

It is better to book your stay well in advance when visiting Bavarian Alps, as only 35% of our properties are usually available throughout the year.

What time of the year can I find more available vacation rentals?

The best months to find free accommodation in Bavarian Alps are April (the average amount of properties that are available reached 65% of the total last year), March (52%), and November (50%).

During which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?

The months with the lowest properties available in Bavarian Alps are, in order, August, July, and September with respective average availability figures of 3%, 10%, and 15%, based on the previous year. During these three months, the availability is very low (9%). It is therefore recommended to book early.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have in Bavarian Alps?

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