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Travel advice from Munich to Switzerland

We are planning a 10 day trip to visit Munich and Switzerland. The places that we wanted to see are

Romantic road
Bavarian Alps

One first stop is at Munich and thinking of renting car. please help us in planning the trip like where to go from where.

Posted by
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Chech the post "Traveling from Munich to Lucerne" further below (on page 2 of this topic at the moment)

Posted by
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Thanks Andreas.My main concern was Munich to Romantic Road and Munich to Bavarian alps are separate routes ( thats what I heard). How can I plan my trip around this

Munich to Romantic Road to Munich

Munich to Bavarian Alps to Munich

Munich to Lucerne to Interlaken to Munich.

Please advice,

Posted by
769 posts

Id recommend a quick trip to the book store for a good Germany/Swiss map (or euro map) to help (along with a RS AND Lonley Planet or RoughGuide book!) You can also use the internet or a good atlas at the library so you get a good idea!

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just did an 18 day driving tour starting at munich to herrenchiemsee where the newer palace of versailles was built as a replica in the middle of the lake(1) to berchestgaden(4)konigsee, obersalzberg(hitlers documentation), watzmann therme,(health spa) salt mine, salzbergwerk. Salzberg, austrian lake district of hallstadtt, st wolfgang. it is much more scenic, friendlier and cheaper around berchestgaden.
we did the bavarian alps along the southern border ending in fussen(1) or reutte to see hohenschwangau and neuscheiwanstein castles. I recommend that u do bodeensee, lake constance and stay in meersberg(1) as your base. ride the ferry to switzerland to constance and mainau the island garden with a butterfly farm. meersberg is magical. it has the largest waterwheel in germany, really picturesque buildings and a good promenade with great restaurants.
then head north to stuttgart(1) for the mercedes benz museum, heidelberg(1) n rothenberg(1)to munich. switzerland is twice as expensive.

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You do, unfortunately, need a car for the Romantic Road. But if at all possible I would highly recommend that you take the train in Switzerland. Swiss trains are absolutely THE best that I've ever used. Their extensive and on-time network includes trains, bus, boats, gondolas, funiculars and all are included in a Swiss Pass.

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You could rent a car in Munich to tour the Romantic Road and then go to Füssen for the Bavarian Alps and the castles. Return the car and catch the train from Munich to Luzern (a journey of about 6 hours; you could break it up with a stop at Schaffhausen to see the falls). Then train to Interlaken. You can see the train schedules at