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Austria Itinerary for Jan (arriving in Munich)

Hey folks,

I'm considering heading to Austria for ~ 2 weeks in January. I would arrive in Munich, as I have a direct flight from Miami.

I'm fully vaccinated (plus booster), which means I think I'm OK restrictions-wise.

I'd love some ideas. I'm thinking of spending some time in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, and maybe also Linz. Would you add some days in Munich to round out the time? I would arrive in Munich Jan 4 and depart from Munich Jan 19th, so I need a minimum a day in Munich when I arrive and when I head back.

Any advice?

Thanks!

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The one place I recommend in Munich is taking a 15-minute train to the Dachau Concentration Camp. It’s powerful and well worth spending a half day. Afterwards visit a beer hall in Marienplatz, Munich's old town.

Posted by
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You should definitely spend a few days in Munich! It's a fun, historical city with plenty to keep you busy. In addition to beer halls/gardens and a historical center, there are world class museums and a couple of palaces. Agree with the above recommendation to visit Dachau. The castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwanstein are also worth visiting (about 2 hours each way by car). If you drive consider visiting the beautiful rococo Weiskirche in route.

Posted by
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Thanks for the recommendations! I will keep this in mind if I end up going to Austria via MUC.

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If you are interested in this kind of stuff, the "Deutsches Museum" in Munich is one of the best museums, if not the best, about technology and science I know in Europe, even outpacing the "Technisches Museum" in Vienna, which is very good, and the science museums in London and Paris as well.

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Definitely give Munich a couple of nights. The beer halls are fun, as is walking around the Marienplatz. Catch a dinner at https://www.ratskeller.com/. It's amazing. We recommend the Metropol hotel near the train station. Easy walk. The train to Salzburg is an easy commute. Innsbruck was just ok for us. We spent one night, but to us, it would have been better as a short day trip from Garmisch which is another lovely place.