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lauren cahill Jan 19th, 2003 06:10 PM

munich to lake como
Quick question...<BR>My husband and I will be going to Munich for a wedding in July. From there we were thinking of heading to Lake Como (not sure if I am spelling that correctly) and wondered if there was a train to take or if driving were the only option? If driving does anyone know about how long it would take? We then thought we would just fly home out of Milan.<BR>Thank you!<BR>

bettyk Jan 20th, 2003 07:10 AM

Based on what I could find on the Rail Europe site and, it would take about 8 hours by train from Munich to Lake Como (with a change of trains in Zurich) versus 5 hours by car.<BR><BR>Unless you especially want to go to Italy there are some beautiful mountain/lake areas in Germany and Austria that would be closer. Bodensee/Lake Constance in Germany is lovely as is the Salzkammergut area in Austria (Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang, etc.)

lisa Jan 20th, 2003 07:23 AM

<BR>Beware:<BR>Last July it took us 4 hours to get thru the St. Gottard Tunnel (Altdorf - Airolo).<BR>Averaging about 25 km/hour in a stick shift car is no fun.

Ingo Jan 20th, 2003 10:01 AM

It would not take you more than 5 hours by car if you drive via Garmisch-Fernpass-Landeck-St. Moritz-Chiavenna.<BR><BR>I use to drive this route when going on vacation to St. Moritz area. A very scenic route (maybe the fantastic views cause any delay :-))<BR><BR>Ingo

jack Jan 22nd, 2003 07:59 AM

We drove from Como(Verenna)to munich last may.We took four days but stopped in the mountains of northern italy one night and then in Innsbruch and Reutte austria) then drovefrom Como to Bolzano taking the high road. was a beautiful trip,mountain goats,waterfalls.Glurn is a small walled city.

munich Jan 22nd, 2003 08:22 AM

There is a night train leaving Munich 23:39, arriving Milan 8:55. Day trains from Munich 7:30 (change in Verona, arriving Milano C 14:55), 9:30, 11:30, 13:30 and 15:30 (arr Milan 22:50).

BOB THE NAVIGATOR Jan 22nd, 2003 08:23 AM

I agree with Ingo--that is a fantastic route with much to see. I would make it a day and stop enroute--hard to beat.<BR>Trains will be too much hassle.

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