With the Bavarian Alps as an enchanting backdrop, this one-of-a-kind tour through the south of the state connects Lake Constance with the Eastern Lake Königssee. In order to experience the full plate of cultural and natural highlights, there are two ways to go about the tour. One is by taking the famous German Alpine Road, a winding road of 450 kilometres. The other, aimed at bicycle lovers, is the 418-kilometre-long Lake Constance – Lake Königssee bike path, through the Alpine Foreland. Early writings about the German Alpine Road originate from an 1879 account of Bavarian King Maximilian II travelling a similar route, like so many people do today. After the initial idea for a fully built road sparked interest in the 1920s, actual construction began in 1932.