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hoginthesw
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Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
I will be in Munich next week and have one day that is free as of now. Need a day trip to fill the time. I'm already going to Salzburg/Berchtesgaden.

Anyone been Garmisch & Zugspitze? I'm open to any place that is reasonable for a day trip.

TIA

ETA: Just wanted to thank everyone and say I had fantastic trip. I will keep it very short and simple.

Munich- my apartment at Rosenheimer Platz was perfect. Great location and the train station was under my building. Munich was ok. Wasn't a fan of their christmas market and honestly if I had it to do all over again, I would skip Munich. FYI- The christmas market is Rosenheim is fantastic. I had a wonderful time. I visited there because I have a friend that lives there. While in Munich I ate at Kolsterwirt as recommended here. Good food and good beer. Glad I went. I visited the palace summer grounds on my last day in Germany. If you love history then you would enjoy it. I spent half a day there, so obviously I enjoyed it.

For that spare day trip-I went ahead and visited Dachau. I'm happy I made the choice and believe that's something everyone should see if they get a chance. Very moving.

Salzburg and Austria in general were fantastic. Everyone was extremely nice obviously it's quite beautiful there.

For me the highlight of my trip was Berchtesgaden. If you get a chance to go here- DO IT. Don't think twice. Just go. The village was amazing and Konigssee (kings lake) is phenomenal. Pictures will never be able to capture the beauty and magic of this place. Here are some pics from that area I though you guys might enjoy. These were taken with my s7 Edge. Once I was there I was wishing like hell I had a real camera.

Edit. In Berchtesgaden: YI- I stayed at Alpina Ros while there. 60 USD a night and the room was fully upgraded. Very modern. The free breakfast? I was expecting something like Holiday Inn at 60 bucks a night. Full spread that looked like something you would find at a reception. GREAT people work there and I highly recommend it to anyone.

That said...the small town village/everyone knows everyone bit me in the arse there. I received an email when I got back to the states from someone I met at the pub I went to. I made the mistake of telling him I was staying at Ros something... Well, guess what? He found it and his friend runs the front desk. He gave him my name!!!! If you google my name it takes you to my company website and my bio is there. He fricking emailed me. Harmless dude, but damn...

I loved the hotel other than that, but I'm going to have to write a review about that. Not ok. Especially for solo female travelers such as myself.














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Kraut Dawg
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
Fussen is a little west of Garmisch w/ Neuschwanstein & Hohenschwangau castles. If you're going to be in Munich, Regensburg is a little north & it's an old German city that wasn't flattened during WWII. Nuremburg is only about 1.5 hr drive if the weather is in good shape.

If you're into cars, you can take the train from Munich hbf to Stuttgart hbf & go to both the Porsche & Mercedes museums. DB to Stuttgart then change to S-Bahn. You get off the train at Porscheplatz & you're in the museum parking lot. Mercedes is about a five minute walk. I think the train is about 2hrs each way & cheap.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
Thanks. I think I'm skipping the castles of Fussen, but Regensburg and Nuremburg were on the maybe list.

Not so much into cars... but, I MIGHT do the BMW welt in Munich. Maybe.

Thanks, again.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
Hallstatt, Austria
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hoginthesw
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
details, please. Anything in particular about it?

Edit: Pics look amazing...but, I will need to go by train and that's too long for a day trip.
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
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Hallstatt, Austria


Not a daytrip.

Rothenburg is a decent daytrip.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
BMW Welt sucks & I'm a car guy. If you're going to be there next week I assume you're going to the Christmas Markets? The one in Esslingen is more of an older style. They have a medieval-type setting that has some games & rides that are good for kids, but it's about 2hrs driving.

Half way there from Munich is Ulm, where Einstein was born. Not a lot to do there, market isn't too bad. You can walk to the top of the church.

A8 is also considered to be the fastest Autobahn in Germany. There are some stretches where it's just wide open. We'd be doing 130 km/h & get blown by so much it shakes the car. But I'm not familiar w/ how much you've traveled over there.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
good stuff. thanks


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
All these are ~~ 2 hrs or less each way from Munich (some are much less):

--Zugspitze in the German Alps (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)
--Füssen near the Austrian border
--Innsbruck/Tirol area
--Neuschwanstein
--Dachau...we tied it in with Freising for visit to Weihenstephaner (they claim oldest brewery in the world)
--Andechs Monastery (also known for their brews)
--Nürnberg

We did all trains on the 2 trips we made, which worked well for us. Many train tickets are either within the S-Bahn zone (35 euro for up to 5-person day pass) or cheap (like the 2-hr train to Salzburg)

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Rothenburg is a decent daytrip.


Definitely a do-able daytrip, but lots of tourists...however, I prefer to stay the night in town if you go (Nightwatchman's Tour, etc)...really gorgeous city square after dark.
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
We just got back last week and I was not impressed with the Christmas Market at Marienplatz.


hoginthesw
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
I'm actually not going for the christmas markets. I will be going to one in Rosenheim, but only b/c I'm meeting a friend there.

If I make this day trip I need to schedule to Regensberg, I'm sure I will encounter it...but, that's ok.

I'm still contemplating heading to zugspitze, though. Down to those two totally different things. Good problem to have I guess.


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hoginthesw
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
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-Zugspitze in the German Alps (Garmisch-Partenkirchen)


Did you do this? What time of year did you go? I'm not worried about the cold weather on top of Zugspitze, but I'm worried about long lines for the cable cars and basically wasting a day "waiting".


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
If you ski catch an early train and go to Innsbruck. If I remember its about a 2 hour train ride from Munich. We used to do day trips to Munich all the time from there.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
We didn't get to go since we were doing the Jungfrau instead...can't provide any advice about the lines, though in my experience it's always best to go as early as possible before the lines get long and when the clouds may roll in.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
The Zugspitze & Garmisch/Partenkirchen are beautiful. A cool, vital town. The '36 Winter Olympics sites are there in G/P as well. If you're driving from Munich, you could get to see the minor Mad King castle (Linderhof*) as its not far off the main road between Munich & G/P.

*Linderhof Link

I love Schloss Linderhof, the setting is pristine.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
Andechs.....you can thank me later.


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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
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I love Schloss Linderhof, the setting is pristine.


It is very nice there but most of the garden and the fountain are all wrapped up for the winter now.
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
I vote Nurnberg...especially fro WW2 stuff, plus old town is always lively


hoginthesw
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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
thanks everyone!

I think I'm going to make it a last minute decision between zugspitze and Nuremberg based on the weather. If it's going to be cloudy all day then off to Nuremberg.



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re: Munich Trip - Updated w/Pics of Berchtesgaden
I second Neuschwanstein. Disney castle can't be beat.

Also Bamberg, they have a nice smoky beer called "Rauchbier." I can only manage to down two the smoke flavor is so strong.


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