train travel through Alps

Old May 23rd, 2019, 11:23 AM
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train travel through Alps

We will be traveling in June to Germany and Austria. We plan to travel by train and/or bus. We will be in Salzburg for a few days, including a day trip to Königssee (Berchtesgaden). Next we want to go to Mittenwald. It looks like we need to take a train from Salzburg through Munich to get to Mittenwald. Is there a better way to get to Munich from Salzburg (or Konigssee) without renting a car? Thanks!
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Old May 23rd, 2019, 01:30 PM
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Going via Munich is about an hour longer than taking the really scenic inland route thru Austria, from Salzburg to Innsbruck, down a deep Alpine valley, and then a short train ride to Mittenwald. See www.bahn.de/en for schedules and put in that routing - check Willkommen and www.oebb.at for fares and possible discount tickets Salzburg to Innsbruck. www.seat61.com has loads on booking tickets on line. General info trains - BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com.
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We will be traveling in June to Germany and Austria. We plan to travel by train and/or bus. We will be in Salzburg for a few days, including a day trip to Königssee (Berchtesgaden). Next we want to go to Mittenwald. It looks like we need to take a train from Salzburg through Munich to get to Mittenwald. Is there a better way to get to Munich from Salzburg (or Konigssee) without renting a car? Thanks!
You do NOT need to go through Munich; you can go from Salzburg through Innsbruck and in some instances change in Innsbruck for a train which goes directly to Mittenwald. You might want to consult the GermanRail site: www.bahn.de and click on the English version.

You can buy the tickets in Salzburg at the train station; you do not need to consult any ticket agencies or other rail ticket re-sellers unless you want to.
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instances change in Innsbruck for a train which goes directly to Mittenwald.>

Yes but many require a simple change of trains in Seefeld - no problem but a direct train. You always have to change in Innsbruck.
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Thanks, everyone, for clearing this up. We will definitely go through Innsbruck. It sounds like a great ride!
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If possible stop n Innsbruck for a while or better the whole day of first journey - neat city.
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