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Hello all we have about 8-9 days free in Munich, when we come back from Turkey in late September. We have seen most of the Munich, Bavaria and salzburg. so this time we like to see new places. Any suggestions? Any ideas and or recommendations? Anywhere in Europe is a fair game except Swiss! Thank you all in adavance

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Thank you all for your help. Mike and Andreas I have done the car thing last time. We saw the romatic road and up. we have done the fussen and the Castle trips, that's something to look at.Don cheap flights sounds interesting do I have to book from here? or is it something I can do right there and then? Can you suggest any airlines? Is Amsterdam doable from Munich?

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LT, have you been to the Lake of Constance? Spend 2 or 3 days in Lindau, Friedrichshafen, Meersburg and on Mainau island. Then continue to the Black Forrest for a few days and maybe spend 1 or 2 day in the French region of Alsace, just across the rhine river from the black forrest. You could do Heidelberg and Stuttgart (Porsche museum, Mercedes Benz museum etc) on your way back to Munich. Legoland Germany would also be en route if you're traveling with children. Just out of curiosity: What's wrong with Switzerland?

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In May 07 I spent 2 nights in Munich. The English Garden is 3 times the size of NY's Central Park. Its nice to walk the trails and there are some beer gardens inside. Also, take the train to Fussen (2 hrs each way) and see Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau Castles built by King Ludwig II. Spend 2-3 hours walking around Fussen. Its a small town and the old section has narrow medieval streets. In Fussen is Hohes Schloss Castle and St. Mang monastery. Also, the Wieskirche Church is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I stayed overnight in Fussen at the Jugendherberge Fussen Youth Hostel. Breakfast included. Its a short walk from the train station. Also, at Lake Chiemsee is Herrenchiemsee Palace built by King Ludwig I. The scenery around Fussen is beautiful.

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There are many cheapo european flights from Munich to other places if you don't want to do the nearby stuff.

I'd take some of those flights to other places, etc.

You can find lots on Rick's links.

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You can also rent a car and go exploring through Rothenburg, Wurzburg, Rhine, Mosel, Baden Baden, etc.
You might want to get Rick's Germany book on it all.

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Hi LT,
Depending on what you like, with a car, the Italian Dolomites are well worth a visit. We've visited many beautiful area's such as Val Gardena and the Seiser Alm, Val Venosta, including a great castle (Churburg) and Val Badia. All are spectacular! Our favorite town so far is Brixen/Bressanone. Easy drive from Munich to the Dolomites as Innsbruck is about 2 hours from Munich and the Italian border is another 30 to 40 minutes.


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If you use the cheap flights be sure and check the luggage requirements. We flew from Dublin to England. Tickets $35 per person. Weight charge at the airport: $200 and $207. Our weight was fine for the regular airlines.

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Hi. You have probably planned but if not, I have an option. Last year we went to Berchtesgaden and did the "Eagles Nest Tour". It was wonderful. Plan to do again. The tour was very well done and FULL of info. My husband loved it. You can reserve your tickets online and pick them up at the Info center just across from the Berchtesgaden Bahnhof.

The Konigsee is also beautiful if there is time. Might be a little too much to do in one day if you have to return to Munich. Have fun!

Also for a quicker trip, the city of Ulm is easily reached and the Church there is fabulous! Has the tallest spire in the world. Ulm is Einsteins birthplace.

Have Fun!