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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 07:23 AM
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Help!!

In June 2008, myself and daughter (16)will be going to Germany for two weeks. We are flying into Munich and staying in Garmisch. Outside of the "standard" tours offered from my hotel, Edelwiess Lodge. While my daughter says she just wants to "chill", I think that if we can go off the beaten path, her perspective about history, the world and "just chilling" will change.

I would welcome any suggestions for historic/scenic daytrips by train/car. Also, do you think trips to Krakow, Florence or Prague are too ambitious? How would I map that out?

Any advice will help. Did I mention we are on a budget.

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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 07:35 AM
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If you have a car, then you can map directions using maps.google.com.

If you are limited to train, then check www.bahn.de for timetables.

Krakow, Florence, and Prague are definitely too far for day trips.

Reasonable day trips include:

- Neuschwanstein/Hohenschwangau (probably offered by your hotel)
- Hiking in the hills around Garmisch (take cable car to the summit and and walk down)
- Cog rail or cable car to the summit of the Zugspitze
- Salzburg (long day trip)
- Innsbruck (little far for a day trip, but do-able)
- Bertchesgaden (incl salt mine tour)
- There's an indoor pool/swimming hall in Garmish. Nice thing to do on a cloudy day when you want to chill but also get out
- Visit Olympic park in Garmish (including taking a ride on the Sommerrodelbahn). There are often festivals of one sort or another held on the grounds on weekends - ask your hotel to check.
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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Thank you for your reply.

I know that Krakow, Florence and Prague are not doable as day trips, but is it possible to fit any/or all of them into my 15 day itenerary.

I will be flying in and out of Munich.

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Old Jan 21st, 2008, 08:43 AM
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Welcome to Fodors florennes!

Just a suggestion - you have received one good response. But your chances of getting many more would go up a LOT if you re-post w/ a better title. All threads are lumped together on one forum - "Europe". "Help!!" could be asking anything about anywhere in Europe. Most every thread is asking for "help" w/ something.

The forum is very active and before you know it, this one may drop off page 1 and sink to where no one sees it.

Something like "2 weeks in Garmisch w/ 16 year old. Suggestions for day trips and activities?"

That way everyone will know what you are asking about.
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IMO, you should find time to visit Dachau. Although the subject matter is quite disturbing, actually visiting the camp was powerful in a positive way. Our sons were 16, 21, and 23. Each was affected to the core.
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