Cross meadows with Alpine views, before reaching the UNESCO Site of Wieskirche, a baroque masterpiece of space and light with magnificent frescoes, before walking to Buching.
Today you can choose between two variants of the King Ludwig Way; a slightly shorter route via the Bavarian villages of the Trauchgau, or a longer walk across moorland and via Steingaden.
Though today's walk via Steingaden is the longer one, it doesn't involve a lot of ascent - in fact there is more descent than ascent. You'll pass through a lot of forest land and some scenic pastureland. As with other days, way-marking of the route is generally good. However, it is a bit less plentiful after Steingaden. Note that you will need to leave the KLW near the end of the route to get to Buching.
There are few shops on route to buy food and drink. Make sure to bring plenty of water for the day's walk. There are also a number of restaurants and cafés enroute at Wies, Steingaden, Urspring and Prem.
This walk is part of the following itinerary:
There are few shops on route to buy food and drink. You would be well advised to fill your water flask before leaving. There are however a number of restaurants and cafés en route at Wies, Steingaden, Urspring and Prem.
Alternative Transport: Bus from Wildsteig via Wies and Steingaden to Buching (number 73, approx. 20 mins, see http://fahrplan-bus-bahn.de/bayern/fuessen/bus_linie_bus_73)
Points of Interest:
Wies Church - see: http://www.wieskirche.de/eframset.htm
Marshland between Wies and Steingaden; boardwalks for pedestrian to cross.
Forest near Prem; declared a 'Lebensraum fur Mensch und Tier' (habitat for humans and animals). Some interesting wood carvings can be found here.
Reservoir between Prem and Ostern; a large expanse of water that fits well into the landscape.
Area around Ostern; which boasts some of the most scenic walking of the whole trip.