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Moving around in South Germany

Manama, Bahrain
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Moving around in South Germany

Hi - We are planning to visit Germany this end of July. After visiting Berlin and Prague, we intend to spend 4 days in South Germany and need some advice how to efficiently cover these following areas of interest :

Munich City, Dachau Concentration Camp, Neoschwanstein Castle, Eagles Nest (Kelsteinhaus), Baden Badel (Black Forest), Rothberg town, either Mercedes (Stuttgart) or BMW.

Does it make sense to make Munich city our base and make day trips to these locations or spend time in different parts of South Germany. Also need suggestions on preferred travel mode (car/train/bus) around this place. Just a note that we are a group of 7 plus 2 toddlers.

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1. Re: Moving around in South Germany

Far too much for four days and impossible to cover from one base even for a group of adults, let alone with small children! Cut down your list to one half, or better to one third, and then we can start with sensible advice.

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2. Re: Moving around in South Germany

No, it does not make any sense at all to make Munich your "base" for trips as far away as Baden Baden, Neuschwanstein and Berchtesgaden. For seeing Dachau, of course, it makes sense. It only takes 20 minutes on the S-Bahn plus some time on the bus to get there, so this is a day trip.

I've never heard of Rothberg, so can't advise on this.

But I'd spend a night at Füssen (near Neuschwanstein) and another night at Berchtesgaden (where the Eagle's Nest is).

Oh, and four days are not enough for all of this. You'd need some time for sightseeing in Munich itself as well, and if you want to do a BMW factory tour, this will take about half a day as well. And it needs to be prearranged - these tours are very much in demand, so you can't just show up there and expect to be able to participate. ... Since you don't have much time, I'd say make a choice between Mercedes and BMW.

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3. Re: Moving around in South Germany

Thank you very much for your responses. Yeah, we also had a feeling that we were being too ambitious. alternatively, we were thinking of staying in frankfurt and visiting black forest, Neoschwanstein castle and maybe munich city

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4. Re: Moving around in South Germany

That's even worth. You're totally underestimating the travel times. And it makes no sense to make day trips with travel times of 6-7 hours return as there are as worthwhile destinations much closer.

Dachau is close to Munich and going there will just need half a day. MVV partner day ticket "München XXL" EUR 14,20.

mvv-muenchen.de/en/…index.html

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Hohenschwangau (Neuschwanstein Castle) is so 2,5 hours from Munich. Can be done on a Bayern Ticket. EUR 39 for your group (children younger than 6 years need no tickets at all).

bahn.de/i/…bavaria-ticket.shtml

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An alternative could be another palace of King Ludwig II. Herrenchiemsee New Palace

herrenchiemsee.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

http://www.chiemsee-schifffahrt.de/

Train to Prien (60 min, Bayern Ticket) from there using the Chiemseebahn (a cute 2 km steam tram) and boats to get on Herreninsel island (these are not covered by a Bayern Ticket). Also a nice location, interior is anyway more interesting than at Neuschwanstein and it is far less crowded. With 2 toddlers for sure the more relaxing day trip.

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> Mercedes (Stuttgart) or BMW.

BMW Welt in Munich or Audi Forum in Ingolstadt (80 min, Bayern Ticket)

http://www.bmw-welt.com/en/

audi.com/etc/medialib/ngw/brand/audi_forum_i…

If you are interested in technology the Deutsches Museum in Munich is a must. Here you can find the first car (by Carl Benz) and the first Diesel engine and many more (it's a damn huge museum).

www.deutsches-museum.de/index.php?id=1&L=1

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A must do in Munich is a beergarden. Most of them are really family friendly.

hirschgarten.com/family-outings-in-munich-be…

There is much more to discover in Munich, thus allocate at least half the time of your 4 days for Munich itself.

muenchen.de/int/en/sights/attractions.html

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