munich and romantic road


Jun 20th, 2016, 02:38 AM
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munich and romantic road

Hi im trying to come up with an itienary for Munich and the romantic road and woulld appreciate some advice on how to do it.
My wife an i will be travelling from zurich into germany (munich most likely) from the 17th of September.
17th-train into munich
18th-sightsee around munich
20-21- rent car and see romantic road. stay overnight in a small town along the way.
22- drop car off and travel to berlin for 4 days
(we can add an extra day its too time restrained and leave for berlin on the 23rd)
We would really like to see fussen with its surrounding castles and rothenborg and a few small towns along the way.

My problem is how to go about seeing what we would like above in the days mentioned.
Should we catch a train from zurich to a small town in germany and do the romantic road first before driving into munich or should we rent a car from munich an do as above?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Jun 20th, 2016, 04:50 AM
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Because Munich is so overcrowded pricey around O'fest it might be wise to stay in the RR town of Augsburg instead and day trip in for O'fest. Use the Bayern Ticket day pass (E28/2 adults) on the direct regional express train and you'll be in Munich in less than 45 minutes. The same ticket allows you to use public transport within Munich and is valid all day so use it for the return trip too.

Augsburg can also serve as a base for the southern Romantic Road. You do not need a car to get to nearby RR towns like Landsberg, Fuessen and Ludwig's palaces (these are not genuine castles,) Donauwoerth, Harburg, and Noerdlingen. You could do some or all of these places as day trips from Augsburg on the 20th and 21st using the Bayern Ticket. On the 22nd, take the train to Rothenburg on the Bayern Ticket for the aftenoon and evening. Head to Berlin the next day by train, possibly after a stopover in the impressive city of Wuerzburg, another Romantic Road town with a UNESCO World Heritage palace.

By using the train to Rothenburg you end up skipping a town or two in the central part of the Romantic Road. But IME driving every single mile of the RR is not such an incredible experience anyway; it's just a normal rural road with very flashy name.
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Jun 20th, 2016, 01:45 PM
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Hi Guy86-
Fussgaenger gave you some very good advice. However,if you do insist on renting a car, try to pick it up in a small town close to Fussen (Fussen?) and plan to drive all the way to Berlin. You might even squeeze in another town between Rothenburg and Berlin...Don't drive in Munich itself especially after a few libations at the Oktoberfest!!!

Have a great trip!!!

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Jun 20th, 2016, 06:55 PM
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Thank you for the great advice, definitely not planning to drive in Munich with Oktoberfest on the cards
Would it possibly be worth going from zurich to munich, a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle. then the next day go from munich along the romantic road up towards berlin?
We would probably want to be closer to munich and prefer to drive so we can take our time.
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