Place within 2.5 hrs of Munich airport

Looking for a nice old town/alpine village to stay 2 nights within a 2.5 hour drive of Munich airport.
First off, we'll have a car and we have a 3:30pm flight back to the US.

Our tentative plan is arrive Munich and drive to Ramsau am Dachstein for 3 nights, as we normally do 2 to 3 hour drives upon arrival, no problem. Then 4 nights in Slovenia. That leaves our last 2 nights before the flight home. Any recommendations?

Just to note: our last few trips we've stayed in Hall in Tirol, Berchtesgaden area and Mittenwald for our "last night" before our flight home, plus we've already been to Zell am See, Fuessen, Zillertal, Garmisch, Salzburg, Prien (Chiemsee), Bad Tolz.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
14177 posts

As an Alpine village less than 2½ hrs from Munich, I would normally suggest Oberstdorf or one of the small towns in the Innertal, but it's to the west of Munich so coming from Slovenia might be a long day's trip.

You might try Seefeld (next to Mittenwald) or Oberammergau.

Another thought is Burghausen, a picturesque town on the Salzach River. It claims to have the longest castle (at 1 km) in the world. I'm not sure there is enough to do in Burghausen (except to tour the castle), but Passau is only an hour away.

Posted by Patsy
Tahoe Vista, CA., USA
69 posts

We loved St. Gilgen on Wolfgangsee.....biking, hiking, walking along the lake.....didn't have time to take the tram to mountain top or boat ride on the lake. Will return.
We found Hotel Schernthaner on Tripadvisor & were not disappointed. Request upper floor with peek lake view. Delicious breakfast.....use of
Easy drive to Munchen airport.

Have you stayed in of our favorite places on earth?

Auf wiedersehen!

Posted by Paul
NYC area
2056 posts

Hi Lee and Patsy,

Thank you. Yes, we've been to St. Gilgen, Hallstatt, St. Wolfgang, etc. For the moment, we've decided on Alpbach.