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Munich start.

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Munich start.

I am starting to plan a trip , of a few days starting at Munich, maybe stay 2 nights there, then get a car and see some of the towns /villages nearby..staying 5 or 6 nights in total...

We are interested in seeing a castle worth seeing; other than Neuschwanstein Castle (upon reading some reviews, seems it is not really worth the time & hassle to get there as the tour is a short one ??? ) other things interested in is architecture, scenic views with some beautiful mountains & lakes, and is there a similar village to Rothenburg ob der Tauber; with its part wooden houses but closer to Munich or is it best to make the trip there??

Will also be spending a day in Augsburg visiting a friend ...so any 'must -see ' things there?

Any help will be appreciated...

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1. Re: Munich start.

I'd probably go to Noerdlingen, as it's closer than Rothenburg if just doing a day trip.

I'd consider driving to the Alps, going for example to Mittenwald which is small pretty and pedestrianised.

For palaces try Chiemsee, in the middle of the lake are two such palaces

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2. Re: Munich start.

Thank you for your reply, something to consider, l do like to see some of the medieval style of architecture ..

But as l am still planning... would it possibly be better to start from stuttgart and head down??

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3. Re: Munich start.

Down to where? For the Bavarian Alps Munich is definitely the better start point. Augsburg is also closer to Munich than to Stuttgart. Albeit on the railway from Stuttgart to Munich.

With medieval cities with half-timbered houses there are closer options to Stuttgart like Esslingen.

…esslingen.de/servlet/…index.html

The closer medieval cities to Munich are all of the Bavarian/Alpine style. No half-timbered houses.

Freising

www.freising.de/index.php…

Landshut

landshut.de/fileadmin/files_stadt/downloadbe…

Landsberg

http://www.landsberg.de/web.nsf/gfx/SLL07-E_web.pdf/$file/SLL07-E_web.pdf

Nördlingen is as said a good option for a town coming really close to Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Also still completely walled.

noerdlingen.de/Noerdlingen-entdecken/Histori…

Augsburg

http://www.augsburg.de/index.php?id=12401

A must see is the Fuggerei, the oldest social settlement in existence in the world.

http://www.fugger.de/en/1_geschichte.htm

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4. Re: Munich start.

Thank you both for the great links..

What town do you recommend with some mountain views...we are not skiers or interested in climbing.

Any closer to Munich or would Salzburg be best option, if you can recommend one that is less of a tourist attraction and easy to drive too..

Some castles or palaces in that region also, please,

Thank you all...

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5. Re: Munich start.

nice Alpine town close to Munich: Mittenwald

www.alpenwelt-karwendel.de/en/mittenwald

palaces owned by the state of Bavaria

…bayern.de/englisch/palace/index.htm

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6. Re: Munich start.

Having just been there - Munich to Fussen is about 2 hours by car, where you can have a great day in the town and easily spend at least half a day at the castle. We drove Salzburg - Fussen in about 3.5 hours which was really beautiful, particularly you were off the autobahn.

I would forget Nordlingen - the wall element was good, but as a town it is a waste of a limited time. We spent the night there and kicked ourselves we didn't spend another hour on the road to go further north up the romantic road and stay somewhere more special.

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7. Re: Munich start.

Thank you all for your advice and links you have given me plenty; and now l can start to plan..:)

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