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Anyone driven from Munich to Ischgl in Winter?

Anyone driven from Munich to Ischgl in Winter?

Old Oct 21st, 2003, 07:13 AM
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Anyone driven from Munich to Ischgl in Winter?

We are skiing in Ischgl in late February, and having trouble with the train/bus/flight connection. I was wondering if anyone has driven this route, what the approx time is, and what the road conditions might be like (do they keep them fairly plowed or not?). Thanks for your time. Anyone who has taken the bus/train I would like to hear from also.
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Old Oct 21st, 2003, 11:52 PM
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Depending on the weather and traffic, the drive should take about 3 to 31/2 hours.
The normal arrival days are saturday or sunday and often heavy traffic causes long delays on the autobahn and the two lane highway you take from Landeck to Ischgl.Thus travel time increases.
If possible a week day arrival and departure means much less traffic.
The road conditions are usually good as the road workers are accustomed to handling snow and ice.
The Munich Airport is convenient to the Autobahn south towards Salzburg.The Autobahn is famous for fast speeds and you must keep to the right except to pass.South of Munich several areas of the Autobahn have speed restrictions due to terrain and traffic congestion.
Before Salzburg, you take the turn towards Innsbruck and Austria on the Inntal Autobahn.The travel lanes reduce from 3 to 2 and in Austria ,a speed limit of 130 km(about 75 mph).The highways are in good condition and regularly salted and plowed during snow.
You leave the autobahn at Landeck in Austria for a 2 lane highway into the valley to Ischgl(about 30-40 minutes) . This stretch can be very congested on weekend days.
Have you considered flying into Innsbruck? this would cut your transfer time by at least 2 hours. I believe transfer by bus or taxi could be arranged by your hotel.
The train route is an alternative, but longer and requies a transfer by bus or taxi from Landeck or Innsbruck as the train does not go to Ischgl.
An alternate road route is possible through Garmish or Achensee but involve long stretches of 2 lane highway and can be a problem in snow as they go through mountain passes.
As tourism is the major business of that region, they do their best to keep the roads in good condition at all times for the tourist and driving may be a good alternative, especially with suitcases and skis.
Ischgl provides good skiing and an active night-life
Have fun!
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Old Oct 22nd, 2003, 01:53 AM
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Do keep in mind that school holidays in many countries (Belgium, part of Holland, part of France, and probably Germany) start on Saturday 21st February. That weekend will be extremely busy on the roads, as well as the following weekend when everyone returns.
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