The storybook landscapes South of Munich are dotted with picturesque villages where flower boxes billow with crimson geraniums. Pompous monasteries and baroque church steeples loom behind green flower-filled meadows as the fragrance of freshly cut hay and cowbell tinkle fills the air. 

Like no other village Oberammergau stands for heart-felt hospitality paired with centuries-old traditions as the staunch villagers prepare for their famous once-a-decade Passion Play – one of the most spectacular cultural events on the planet.

Feel like royalty for a day when Neuschwanstein Castle – the ultimate fairy-tale palace – unbolts its solid gates exclusively for Distinctly Deutschland guests for a private tour – long before the crowds arrive. 

Get propelled to the top of Mount Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak, as you soak up the epic scenery of snow-tipped summits rising above emerald lakes.