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Zus Jan 28th, 2013 01:31 PM

Munich & Innsbruck
 
My son & I will be traveling to Munich the last of February. We want to tour
Newschwanstein castle, ski in Garmisch, and travel o Innsbruck for more skiing
And sightseeing. We will use public transportation. What is the best route to
Travel to all of these places? We will only be there for 6 days!
Thank you for suggestions..

PalenQ Jan 28th, 2013 01:42 PM

Garmisch and Innsbruck are on the same main rail line - about 2 hours to Innsbruck - so maybe stay in Garmisch then mosey on by train to Innsbruck - for Fussen and Mad Ludwig's castles take the train - about 2 hours and get a Bavarian Pass where up to five people can travel on regional trains all day as well as buses and trams ans S-bahns in Munich. Buy that pass at train stations - if you want to stay in Fussen you can take a train from there to Garmisch by taking a short bus ride thru the gap to Reutte, Austria, on a train line to Garmisch and Innsbruck.

For loads of great info on German and Austrian trains I always highlight these IMO superb sites - www.seat61.com; http://www.budgeteuropetravel.com/id9.html and www.ricksteves.com. And never worry about getting on those trains - never a problem if you just show up IME right before the train.

PalenQ Jan 29th, 2013 08:51 AM

Garmisch would be a good base for all three IMO - check out the buses to Fussen from there or the train to Reutte and bus thru the gap to Fussen - Innsbruck is a short train trip and you can day trip easily into Munich. Could ski at Innsbruck and Garmisch both. Nice to base in one town and not have to relocated IMO.

Zus Jan 29th, 2013 09:34 AM

I greatly appreciate your suggestions. A couple of additional questions...
Is it feasible to go Munich to Garmisch (to check into hotel) and on to the castles in one day?
Any specific ski areas that you would recommend - my son is a 22 year old very good skier -
Skies several times a week here in Utah.
Thank you very much.

PalenQ Jan 29th, 2013 01:15 PM

Not an expert on skiing but I have been to Innsbruck's Olympic Skiing areas - I believe they are more widespread and challenging than anything in Garmisch.

One such ski area is just south of Innsbruck and reachable my a mountain tram from the city center.

Not sure how far Kitzbuhel is from Innsbruck but think it is not far and that, along with St Anton are some of the primo Alpine resorts.

Zus Jan 29th, 2013 06:42 PM

I will check out those ski areas.....
Do you recommend staying in Garmisch or Partenkirchen - we'll be using public transportation
or walking......arriving and leaving by train.
Thnx


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