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REGISTRATION & PAYMENT REQUIRED: Once you've reviewed the event details, and decided you'd like to join us, you MUST sign up at the bottom of this page. This is a paid event with payment managed by the trip leader(s) and NOT the AOC. Please read the event description carefully for payment details and instructions.

Hikes and Sightseeing in the Bavarian Alps (with visit to the Oktoberfest)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bavaria, Germany
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Sep 25 2015  3:00 pm >> Sun, Oct 4 2015 3:00 pm
Registration Opens: Sun, Jan 11 2015 12:00 pm
Registration Cut Off: Sun, Jan 11 2015 12:00 pm
Event Duration:9 Days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Distance:35 Miles
Trip Leader(s):
Thomas W.
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Member Cost:$850.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:21
Minimum Group Size:16
Number Registered So Far: 21 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No


What about hiking and sightseeing in the Bavarian Alps in Germany? This will be a “no-stress” trip, suitable also for beginner and intermediate hikers.

Note: This will be the 3rd and last trip I will organize and lead to and in the Bavarian Alps. So, if you have not joined me yet on this amazing trip ... here is your last opportunity. The good news is ... I was able to negotiate the same price like last year. Yeah!


We will alternate D2 and D3 hikes (and one slower paced D4) with sightseeing trips (by private bus) to visit castles, e.g. the Neuschwanstei n Castle (the Disney Cinderella castle :). The palace was commissioned by King Ludwig II of Bavaria as a retreat and as homage to Richard Wagner.

We will visit the place of the famous Oberam mergau Passion Play, Salzburg (think of “The Sound of Music”), and one of the most beautiful lakes in Germany, the Königssee, known as the cleanest lake in Germany. The lake's position surrounded by sheer rock walls creates an echo, which we will hear when the electric- powered boat stops and the skipper plays the trumpet.

Another highlight will be a day trip to Munich, by train, where we do a city tour in the morning (I’ll be your tour guide … have lived in Munich for many years) and in the afternoon we will be visiting and enjoying the Oktoberfest for a couple of hours.



NOTE:  We will schedule several meetings to answer questions and organize ourselves.

Check-out a seven minute Photo/Video Show from the 2013 trip. Best to be viewed in HD mode.

Required Items to Bring:

US Citizens only need a valid passport with an expiration date at least six months beyond the end of the trip.

  • A good attitude
  • Adventures spirit
  • Always ready to expect the unexpected 
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.

- Hiking boots
- Sandals
- Sun hat
- Several changes of clothing
- Rain gear
- Gloves
- Extra socks
- Toiletries
- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Insect repellent and after bite medication
- Lip balm
- Personal First-aid kit
- Head lamp and batteries
- Water bottle / Camelbak
- Camera
- Binoculars
- Trekking poles
- Ear plugs


Payment Schedule: A deposit of $350 must be received by Wilhelm (Lemmy) Lembeck by March 1, 2015. The balance of $500 must be received by Wilhelm (Lemmy) Lembeck by May 19, 2015. Payment instructions will be sent to you after you register.


1. You must be either an AOC trip leader, be recommended by an AOC trip leader, or personally be known by me.  This requirement is in place to verify that you have the necessary level of fitness and, most important, that you are a sociable person that will get along with the rest of the group and will not engage in disruptive behavior.  Please put yourself on the waiting list.  I (Lemmy) will check whether you qualify, and, if you do, will move you to the list of participants by February 1.  People that put themselves on the waiting list before you will generally have precedence.

Note: Assigning & matching rooms by couples, gender, preference of double or single beds will also play a role as to how I will be able to move people from the wait list to the participant list.

2. After I move you to the list of participants, and only then, mail me your deposit. If I don't receive your check by March 1, 2015 I will move you back to the waiting list.


DISCLAIMER: The Trip Leader for this event has elected either to personally collect the funds that event participants are required to pay, or to require participants to pay funds directly to a third party. No funds will be paid to the Atlanta Outdoor Club for this event. Therefore, by registering for this event, you acknowledge and agree to the following: (1) the monies paid by registrants will not be monitored, managed, or otherwise accounted for by the Atlanta Outdoor Club; (2) that the Atlanta Outdoor Club bears no financial responsibility for this event; and (3) you waive any and all claims against the Atlanta Outdoor Club, and hold the Atlanta Outdoor Club harmless for the loss of any monies you paid for this event.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, any paying registrant may request directly from the Trip Leader, prior to the event, a breakdown of funds collected, estimated expenses, and deposits made in anticipation of the event. Following the event, the Trip Leader must complete his or her financial accounting for the event, with supporting documentation, within 30 days of the completion of the event, and a paid registrant may request a breakdown of funds collected, money spent and supporting documentation after that time. If you are unable to obtain requested documentation, please contact the Director of Paid Events.

In addition to sending us your payment, please email us the following information: Your name as it appears in your passport, date of birth, your country of citizenship, and your address.

Lodging: We will stay at a very nice hotel (a former fortress) in Eschenlohe (small village, about 60 miles southwest of Munich) at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, near Garmisch Partenkirchen. Double room occupancy, all rooms with private bath or shower. Bavarian breakfast is included.

Weather: Expect temperatures during the day between 50 degrees (on the low end) and the mid 70ties. It is quite possible that we may have some rain. So, select and pack your clothes accordingly.

* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.

Member Cost:$850.00/Person
Cost Includes:


Eight nights in double occupancy room with breakfast … all with private bath / shower

Transportation from and to Munich airport by private bus

Two all-day sightseeing trips by private bus, incl. admission fees to attractions

One day-trip to Munich by train (city tour & Oktoberfest)

Two times transportation to and from trail heads by private bus

One Bavarian Dinner (w/o drinks) at our hotel


Cost does NOT include anything not explicitly mentioned above, including:

Airfare: ~ $1,500, lunch, dinner, beverages, tips for bus drivers / guides, insurance, incidentals ... nor are cuckoo clocks, beer steins, leder hosen, etc. included :)


Note: The price of the trip was calculated based on the current exchange rate of $1.18266 for 1 Euro. If the exchange rate at the time of the payment is different you will either get money back, or may have to pay some additional dollars.


Note: The price is based on double occupancy in rooms with one double bed, respectively with two single beds.

However, the hotel offers also a few other room types with various discounts / surcharges:

1 single room with bath/shower … surcharge: $70.00

1 single room with sink, however bath room / shower is on the floor … no price difference

1 double bed room with sink, however bath room / shower is on the floor … discount $60.00 / pp

1 apartment (two rooms with each one double bed, sharing one bath room / shower … discount $50.00 / pp

1 roomier double occupancy room with 4 single beds … surcharge $40.00 / pp

Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the AOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:   Please review the AOC cancellation policy.

The deposit of $350.00 is fully refundable until May 15, 2015 provided that there are suitable*)  people on the waitlist.

Refunds after June 15, 2015 are only possible if a suitable*)   replacement person of the same gender will take your place.

The deadline for replacing participants is June 20, 2015, i.e.  someone (approved by the trip leader) replaces you from the wait list and pays in full. If you are replaced, you will receive a full refund.

To implement the change both the old and the new participant must send the tripleader an email confirming the change.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations after June 20, 2015

*) Suitable means: Be either an AOC trip leader, be recommended by an AOC trip leader, or personally be known by me.  This requirement is in place to verify that you have the necessary level of fitness and, most important, that you are a sociable person that will get along with the rest of the group and will not engage in disruptive behavior.