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advice on travel to Zurich

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advice on travel to Zurich

Four of us will be attending the Passion Play in May. Afterwards, we were considering going to Zurich. We are thinking about renting a car. How long will the drive be to Zurich?Any advice on other methods of transportation will be appreciated. 1bull

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1. Re: advice on travel to Zurich

You can drive it in 1 day. Allow 2 days if you want to do some sigtseeing. Suggsted route: Oberammergau to Fuessen, Reutte either via Linderhof (an unnumbered, but well marked road off the B-23 south of Oerammergau), or via Ettal, Garmisch - Partenkirchen, Leermoos.

From Reutte on Rt. 198 south to Weissenbach am Lech, from there on the Rt 199 to Nessellwaengle, Oberjoch, Hindelang. From Hindelang take the German B-308 to Sonthofen, Immenstadt, Oberstaufen to the Autobahn A-96 (all this is part of the Deutsche Alpenstrasse /German Alpine Highway). Take the A-96 south to Lindau. From Lindau, head west along Lake Constance/Bodensee to Friedrichshafen and- Meersburg.

Take the car ferry across the lake and from the ferrty landing, follow the signs to the Swiss border and Zuerich.

Worthwhile stops: Schloss Linderhof, Fuessen I(Neuschwanstein), Oberjoch, Lindau, Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen, Meersburg, Insel Mainau on the Konstanz side of the lake.

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2. Re: advice on travel to Zurich

Hi 1Bull,

I live in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and travel often to Switzerland. I think the train is the best way to go!

The trip will take about six-seven hours with two to four changes. This is a painless and fun way to go, no worries about speeding, traffic, traffic jams, parking, etc. You can take along a book or magazines and music, and spend your time people-watching, munching a picnic, chatting together, or even dozing.

We Americans don't often get the chance to experience a real, working train system, so this might be a great opportunity for you -- it's a way to expand the European experience of your European vacation!

Plus, of course, it's more green **grin**

If you buy your tickets in advance (starting about 89 days early), you can get fares at about 30-40 E.

You can get all the information you'll need at the German rail site

www.bahn.de

Have fun!

s

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3. Re: advice on travel to Zurich

Thanks for both replies. We have decided to rent a car and possibly continue on to Interlaken. We have 3 days to go there & return to Munich. Is this possible? 1bull

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4. Re: advice on travel to Zurich

I wouldn't do it. Too much driving. Besides, Interlaken makes only sense if you take the time to drive either to Lauterbrunnen or Grindlewald and from there take the trains or lifts to the mountains of the Berner Oberland. And for that you will defintely not have the time.

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