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Munich, Bavaria and skiing itinerary

My husband and I would like to visit Munich and Bavaria over Christmas, we'll be coming from London, with a few days spent at a ski resort for some skiing. We'd prefer to ski and stay somewhere with a village with a variety of restaurants and shops to explore after a day on the mountain. I've penciled out an itinerary and would love some feedback. I'm trying to figure out the best way to travel amongst towns, travel by train would be preferred, but we're open to renting a car if necessary. I've read about bus routes between towns, but I wonder about the reliability of these in the winter with possible snow. Anyway, here's our tentative itinerary: Days 1-3: Munich Christmas markets, explore Munich and day trip to Dachau Days 4-5: Train to Fussen, visit Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau (can we walk to these from Fussen or do we need to take a bus?) Days 6-10: Train to Garmish-Partenkirchen to ski. (I'm an intermediate skier and my husband is a beginner.) We could switch the order and ski before visiting Fussen, if it seems like that may be a better idea. I also thought about adding Salzburg or Berlin on at the end of our trip, but don't know how many days to spend there or if it would be feasible with the travel time. We'd like to be traveling for about 2 weeks, so should probably add another place to visit rather than extending our days in any of the other places. Thoughts? Any suggestions and/or feedback would be super helpful! Thanks!

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You may have to scramble to find lodging that fits your time frame in GaP. You'll be visiting during one of the busiest times of the year, and many hotels require a minimum stay of several nights. It would, however, fit nicely with your requirement of plenty of restaurants and shops. If you can't find something in GaP, you can also look at nearby Ehrwald, Lermoos or Mittenwald.

You can also conside, Oberstdorf which I think actually has better skiing. The town is just as nice as GaP.

There is skiing on Tegelberg right by Füssen, but not nearly as extensive. And the slopes sit at a lower elevation, so the conditions aren't as consistent.