We will be driving from Bolzano, Italy to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. The trip exceeds 6 hours if no stops are made (and we'd like to be able to stop along the way). Where would be a good place to stay about half way along the route? We will be traveling by car north out of Bolzano to Innsbruck and then west into Switzerland. We're only going to use the site for a place to stay for one night but would love it if there was something interesting to see at that destination. Any ideas?
As long as you have a car, why not take a short cut on secondary roads by way of Merano. You won't have to buy an Austrian vignette (if you don't have one already). That will bring a lot of interesting spots into play not on the normal tourist routes. Just because its a "short cut" that doesn't mean time wise, but some interesting and scenic mountain passes.