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Places to visit between Munich and Fussing/Reutte

My husband and I will be travelling in Germany by car during the last week of September and the first week of October. We fly into Munich, but decided not to stay there more than one night as we want to avoid the Oktoberfest crowds. So, that leaves us with 2 nights/2 1/2 days to fill between Dachau and Fussen/Reutte. We are considering going to Lindau. Is that a good voice, or does anyone have recommendations of better places to visit during our extra time?

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Spend two nights in Oberammergau. On the full day, go to Linderhof and (maybe, I didn't find anything there to see) Ettal. The second day, take the bus to Füssen to see the castles. If you don't want to see Linderhof, go instead to Mittenwald. Spend the night there. The next morning, take the train through Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Pfronten or Reutte for the night. Go to Füssen the last day. Or go from Mittenwald to Pfronten for the night and go from Pfronten to Füssen the next day.

Lindau is beautiful, but not a good choice for a two day trip including Füssen.

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I'd suggest 2 nights in Mittenwald. Mittenwald iOS an extremely charming Bavarian village with an alpine backdrop. In Mittenwald you could take the Karwendelbahn cable car trip, visit Garmisch 20 minutes away and the luge ride here (called Sommerrodelbahn) and maybe the Zugspitze trip instead of the Karwendelbahn. Ettal is close and I'd recommend visiting nearby Linderhof Palace. You could visit Linderhof palace on the drive between Mittenwald and Fuessen. In fact, you could even do the Zugsptize trip on that day instead (if the weather is clear, of course) from Ehrwald, Austria. It's cheaper than the Zugspitze trip in Garmisch and you could plan your drive from Mittenwald to Fuessen to include this.


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One of the best German beer halls is going in that direction: Andechs Monastery. It's well worth the trip.
Last time I looked, many of the B&B's and hotels in that part of Germany were pretty expensive.

I suggest dropping down into Western Tirol and the incredible Austrian Alps--just south of Fuesen. They have an incredible number of accommodations available down there. Innsbruck's not but about 90 miles from Munich. We absolutely love to just get in the rental car and ramble from village to village up on the mountain.