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Garmisch-P to Rothensburg odt.....travel time? what about slight detours ?

I am trying to figure out the time frames of traveling to Roth. from Garmisch P or actually going from Garmisch P to the town of Ravensburg for a few hours, and then to Rothensburg.....I just cannot figure out a time frame for this from the road maps I have access to. Originally I was going to spend one night in Garmisch and one in Ravensburg (for family) but it is just so much easier to stay in one place (G-P) for 2 nights, see sites such as Zugspitz and Ludwigs castles, and Ettal and drive to Rothensburg via Ravensburg.
I am just afraid of booking the hotels until I can figure the timing out. Any advice is appreciated!

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I would suggest you use ViaMichelin (www.viamichelin.com) or maybe Google to figure out driving times. If you're driving, and not using trains, I can't help you, but I can tell you that Ravensburg is nowhere near "on the way" from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Rothenburg.

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I know about Ravensburg...and having been there myself (it is lovely and historic) I would avoid it. But their late father was from there...so a quick stop I promised them. But I really would rather spend a second night in G-P (it is so lovely) and just make a quicky stop to see where their grandfathers family owned a restaurant.

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We traveled last fall from Mittenwald to Rothenburg in a day with a 4 hour stop at Dachau. Mittenwald is about 20 minutes further from Rothenburg. Unfortunately, I don't know where Ravensburg is - but we definitely did more distance than you are talking about with a significant detour and made it to Rothenburg ODT by about 5 pm.
I also agree with the use a Via Michellin - but always add extra time to their stated times.

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Kathryn, FYI, Ravensburg is located in Baden-Württemberg, a few km north of Friedrichshafen, which is on Bodensee (Lk Constance). It's not anywhere near Rothenburg or Garmisch-P. That must have been one heck of a detour.