Looking at various travel possibilities for my niece and I in February 2014. I am now considering returning to the Bavarian area. I can get free air travel into Munich as well as a possibility for our trip.
When we visited in April last year we rented a car. I am looking at this as a possible itinerary this time:
Feb 20 arrive Munich (spend day/night Munich)
Feb 21 depart Munich to Salzburg, Austria (stay 2 nights, possible side trip to Halstatt)
Feb 23 depart Salzburg to Garmisch area (stay 2 nights)side trip to Mittenwald, do Zugspite)
Feb 25 depart Garmisch area to Fussen (visit Linderhof castle, side trip to Oberommergau)
Feb 26 depart Fussen to Munich for last night before flights out on Feb 27th
My main question I guess is the ease of train travel between these areas since I am not used to using train travel that much, we usually rent a car but with it being winter don't think we want to do this time, plus I want to try that european experience of train travel.
Also, we stayed in Hall of Tirol last year x 1 night by the river; what about staying in Innsbruck in a bigger city this time for maybe 2 nights and day tripping into Mittenwald/Garmisch? We have done Wieskirche, Neushwanstein/Hohenswangau,Hall, Lake Kognisee, actually have done Salzburg but my niece loved it and said she wouldn't mind going back again and we had a great stay in a lovely pension that I would be thrilled to visit again, we both really enjoyed the small town of Mittenwald and I wouldn't mind spending more time there for a day browsing/shopping, we only had lunch in Garmisch so didn't really stay there long...niece sat in car after lunch cause she was cold and I went in 1 shop. The day we visited Oberammergau it was late in the day and all was closed. I would like to return to shop for a nativity set possibly.
Anyway, then we would basically work our way back to Munich to spend the night again before our departures out of the airport again to home.
I wouldn't mind leaving Munich on our arrival day and going on to Salzburg as this would give us an extra night somewhere different than Munich or we could do Munich 2 nights at the end of our trip ????. On our previous trip we did pass through Munich one afternoon and went in 1 church and a few shops ate lunch and had to leave to drive on to Salzburg so we never really saw much here. Spending more time here could be a possibility.
I am open for suggestions. I am just so confused about what is the best thing to do for travel in february. We really just want to enjoy spending time together since she is now living in Paris and I am in North Carolina. I am looking for a more relaxed slow paced kind of trip and picture us laughing and giggling and talking and absorbing Germany street scenes, warm mugs of coffee/chocolate with sweet pasteries, good potato dishes in small cafes/restaurants and hopefully this trip some wurst hahahaha (missed that somehow last trip ;) The scattered sightseeing possibilites a plus .:)
Thanks in advance to any and ALL suggestions, possibilities or other small town scenery ideas.
Our days are limited, these are the only days she can travel.
rhondaEdited: 1:41 pm, December 09, 2013