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One day to spend south of Munich

My wife and I will be staying with German friends for a few days in late August this year and have one day we need to fill with them. They live in Oberhaching just south of Munich, so we thought of checking out one or two towns or villages within a couple hours from there on a day trip. We've been to Ludwigs castles, Garmish-P, Fussen, Oberammergau previously and don't need to revisit those, although that isn't out of the question.

Looking for suggestions on destinations for the day please. Our German friends will have a vehicle. We enjoy simply strolling around authentic old town areas connecting with the locals, checking out architecture, people watching, stepping into cafés, and great meals (..and beer, of course).

Thanks

Posted by
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Andechs, Chiemsee/Herrenchiemsee, and Tegernsee are all close by.

August is the perfect time of year to go hiking and enjoy some beers at a mountain hut. I prefer the area around Spitzingsee.

There's also a lot to do in Munich. Most tourists are here only a day or two but you could easily spend much longer.

Posted by
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You'll be on the S3 line out of Munich to Holzkirchen. It's less than 15 min from Oberhaching to Holzkirchen, from which you can take the BOB (Bayerischeoberlandbahn) to the beautiful lake towns of Bad Tölz (and from there by bus to Kochelsee), Tegernsee, or Schliersee or on to Bayrischzell.

Posted by
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Christopher and Lee, thanks very much. Your advice and suggestions are most appreciated. As for Munich, we're spending a couple days there with our friends before we venture out on our one day excursion, and we were there on our own in September 2012 for four days. It is truly a wonderful city and we look forward to seeing it again.

Thanks again for your help.

Peter

Posted by
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" authentic old town areas connecting with the locals, checking out architecture, people watching, stepping into cafés, and great meals (..and beer, of course)."

If you just want to see an attractive old town, all be it one that doesn't really have any "sites", you could do much worse than Rosenheim. You would probably be the only tourists you see all day. I never know what exactly people mean by "authentic" with regards to food or towns (as far as I know, Germany doesn't have any Potemkin Villages), but Rosenheim is definately a nice town.

Chiemsee is also an excellent option, although the only "locals" you'll connect with are those running the hotels, restaurants and other tourist infrastructure.

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After researching Rosenheim, it's possible we could string together Bad Tolz, Tegernsee or Schliersee and Rosenheim into one good day. Rosenheim should have their Herbstfest starting on the last Saturday in August and that's the day we're looking at for this, so that works out well.

Thanks again for the help.