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Day trips from Munich

What are some great day trips from Munich via train?

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What about the towns of Stuttgart and Nuremeburg, are they worth the train ride?

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Salzburg is 1 1/2 hrs. away; Dachau is 1 hr away; Fussen is 1 hr away according to Rick Steves' 2007 German/Austria Guidebook on page 98. From Fussen, you can take a bus to Neuschwanstein Castle. He lists other sites you can visit in the Fussen area. Frankfurt, Rothenburg and Baden-Baden are all at least 3 hrs away (one way). Have fun--Bavaria is beautiful!

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The town on Garmisch-Partenkirchen is wonderful-lots of Bavarian shops, great food and an unbelievable view of the Alps. Take the S3 train to "Pasing" from Munich, then change trains to the S8 train to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. The best ticket to buy is the 'Bayern ticket"- for 27 Euros up to 5 people can travel one way. From Garmisch you could even go up to the Zugspitz Mountain by Cogwheel train. On a clear day you are able to see 4 countries. That would require an additional day in the Garmisch area-hotels are abundant however. This is a huge ski resort area during the winter months. You won't regret a visit to this charming town. Enjoy.

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Nuremberg (Nürnberg) can be reach by ICE in a little over an hour, but it costs 90 euros round trip. It can be reached in one hour 45 minutes by regional express and a single Bayern-Ticket mentioned above will cover both directions if done as a day trip. We really enjoyed a visit to Nürnberg this year, but we lived near there years ago.

Stuttgart is not in Bavaria. It can be reached by ICE or IC trains (fast, limited stops) in about 2.5 hours. It costs between 98 euros (ICE) and 82 euros (IC).

I might also mention Regensburg, nearer than both and a treat to us. It escaped bombing in WWII and many of its medieval buildings are still intact. The downtown pedestrian zone is two blocks from the train station. In the pedestrian zone is the gothic cathedral, a marvelous medieval bridge over the Danube, roman ruins, etc. Regensburg is UNESCO World Heritage site.

Regards, Gary