Short stop / lunch in Bavaria

Our next Europe trip begins with 4 nights in Munich, followed by a 7-day bike tour around Lake Constance.

We're picking up a rental car in Munich the morning we leave, and we need to be in Konstanz by late afternoon. Any suggestions on the best place(s) to spend 2-3 hours in between? Thanks!

Posted by Tom
Lewiston, NY
10387 posts

You can try Memmlingen, which has a nice walled historical center. Or, if the weather is clear, perhaps stop in Oberstdorf and even take a lift to one of the mountain restaurants. If you stop in Oberstdorf, though, you may not want to leave.

Posted by Jill
Boulder, USA
659 posts

Joe, We've done the 7 day bike tour around Lake Constance and it is probably the most fun thing we've ever done in Europe in 5 trips! Have fun! You do know it is easy to take a train from Munich to Konstanz? Just under 4 hours. If you want to drive you could go through Fussen and see the Castles.

Posted by Brad
Gainesville, VA
7813 posts

Maybe Andechs or Wieskirche? Andechs Monastary makes their own beer, so perfect for lunch. Wieskirche is a pilgramage church (rococo) with a very small community around it where you can get lunch.

Neither is quite half-way to Konstanz.

Posted by JoeC
Northern California
106 posts

Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'll check out Andechs, Wieskirche, Memmlingen and Oberstdorf (and heed Tom's warning if we stop at this last one :)

Jill- that's great to hear you enjoyed the tour! We're really looking forward to it-- and to a week of hiking in the Salzkammergut after! We did look into trains, but the flexibility of having a car won out.