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Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

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Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

In July, my husband and I will be traveling to Munich, where he has a meeting. We would also like to explore a little of Bavaria outside the city while we are in Germany. I'm looking for suggestions of one or two towns or villages where we might spend a couple of nights before flying out of Munich- our schedule is flexible. We like art, culture, castles, monasteries, architecture and good food! We have been to Passau but nowhere else in Bavaria. Many thanks for your thoughts and suggestions.

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1. Re: Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

Do you want mountains? Will you have a car, or be using the trains?

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Yes, we'll have a car. Mountains would be lovely but not essential.

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3. Re: Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

As you're travelling in summer, maybe to spend some time at Chiemsee (lake) would be interesting for you. It is near the mountains, and on the lake there are some islands with a castle (island Herrenchiemsee) and monastery (island Frauenchiemsee). You could stay in a nice place at the lake, and for example do a half day tour to get on one of the mountains nearby. I once visited the Kampenwand, from where you have a beutiful view of the lake.

Anyway around Munich there are so many places to see, many lakes, many castles, many small typical villages. This is only one recommendation.

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4. Re: Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

Hi,

I second Chiemsee. It's a very scenic and relaxing little lakeside area.

http://tourismus.prien.de/en/main/home.htm

Another smaller town along the German-Austrian border is Reit im Winkl.

http://www.reitimwinkl.de/en/index

You also won't be far from Berchtesgaden, Königsee, and Salzburg.

www.berchtesgaden.de/en/startseite.html

http://www.koenigssee.com/

If you do drive into Austria, remember that their Autobahns require a toll sticker properly affixed to the windshield of your car. You can buy a sticker valid for 10 days for 8,30 €.

http://www.asfinag.at/toll;jsessionid=9B251FC487E748E25056D2E359C44A3A

Enjoy!

Edited: 2:22 pm, February 05, 2013
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5. Re: Choosing a Bavarian town (or two)

Thank you so much for your suggestions.

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