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Must-See Stops Between Munich and Lucerne?

Old Sep 7th, 2016, 07:57 AM
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Must-See Stops Between Munich and Lucerne?

We are taking a train to travel from Munich to Lucerne and intend to make a leisurely day of it (leave Munich in the morning, arrive in Lucerne by dinnertime). Is there anywhere we should hop off to walk around for a few hours between those two areas, especially scenic sights or towns? We will wait to do Zurich for a few days, as we catch a flight out from there later on.

Unfortunately we only have time to do Lucerne this trip so we have some excursions planned (Mt. Pilatus, Brienz) but would love to see a little more of the country when we have chances.

We will have a small amount of luggage with us but we're young and excited about the trip so it shouldn't slow us down much!
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Along the direct train line from München to Zürich (where you switch trains for Luzern) there are not too many spots that I’d call worthy of a trip interruption, but two of them are: Lindau and St. Gallen. Google each and read up on them, you’ll see why.

If you take the fast EuroCity EC 196 train at 07:03 from München Hbf (Hauptbahnhof = principal central station), you’ll stop for a minute or two at Buchloe, Memmingen, then Lindau, Bregenz, St. Margrethen, St. Gallen, then four more before you get into central Zürich.

About the luggage - I’m not sure about Lindau, but St. Gallen has what’s called Gepäckaufbewahrung (luggage storage) at the station.

So take your pick - Lindau for the scenic lakeside beauty mostly, St. Gallen for the history and the architecture mostly.

Schedules etc at www.bahn.de and www.sbb.ch
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