South German Castle Tour
Explore the south of Germany with a roundtrip starting in Biberach, a small town in the middle of Swabia. Along your first legs you will follow the Danube river, fly along the Swabian Alb, a low mountrain range, flying over multiple castles such as Hohenzollern, Lichtenstein, Hohenneuffen, Teck and Hohenurach along the way. You then head to the Rhine Falls and Lake Constance in the south.
You will pass the largest lake in Europe three times including a landing in Switzerland before heading into the german part of the Alps. The alpine mountrain range to the south should make for some great views. Highlight of the trip is the climbing to the Zugspitze, the highest mountain of Germany before descending to the famous Castle Neuschwanstein.
Exploring the Allgäu region you will head back north following rivers and moors making a stop right next to the castle Zeil in Leutkirch before continuing to Illertissen. You will end your trip in Mengen not far away from where you started. Enjoy!
The navlog features for each single waypoint an image and navigational instructions to allow for a pure VFR flight without a loaded flight plan. It also features supplemental information of the surrounding area to give some insight into the region and keep you entertained along the way. All legs are kept under 30 minutes to avoid very exhaustive and dull passages.
Bush Trip Facts & Configuration
- Plane: DA40NG (can be manually changed)
- Legs: 11
- Total Flight Distance: 452 nm
- Duration: approx. 3:30 hours
- Shortest Leg: 9 min
- Longest Leg: 29 min
- Activated Configurations
- Weather (Preset: Spring with few clouds)
- ATC with voice
- VFR Map
- Legs are ended by activation of parking brake (allows taxi and parking)
Unzip the folder into your Community folder. In the main menu go to Activities > Bushtrips and select "Castle Tour - South Germany".
The used airplane is the DA40NG. In case you want to use another airplane check the questions for a quick guide. I definitely would also recommend the Asobo XCub maybe even with the ability to land on water to explore Lake Constance. I chose the DA40NG since it is slightly faster and comes with some good mods while not beeing too fast to alter the bush trip experience.
This bush trip can be flown without any modifications. However, the following mod should be definitiely installed to make it into a proper castle trip: Swabian Castles. Please watch out for current World Update 6 Incompatibilities (no CTD). You can deactivate the Swabian Castles mod for the third leg between EDZA and EDNN and reactivate it afterwards. Otherwise, the Hohenzollern castle will be not correctly displayed.
Please see this list and the dependencies tab for a full list of all recommended sceneries and add-ons. Especially the cities around lake constance, the airport mods for Illertissen and Leutkirch are highly recommended for it's great level of detail bringing so much more immersion into the flight.
- Swabian Castles (MUST HAVE) please deactivate for the third leg from EDZA to EDNN)
- Tübingen center and Castle
- Konstanz (Constance) Germany
- Bregenz, Austria
- Meersburg, Germany
- Insel Mainau (Island) Germany
- Friedrichshafen (Bodensee) Landmarks | Mini Pack
- GERMAN ALPS 20m DEM - High Resolution Terrain Elevation Data from LIDAR Imaging
This trip was created with BushTripInjector (thanks @BuffyGC) and LittleNavMap.