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Chiemsee to Salzburg

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Chiemsee to Salzburg

Are thinking of stopping in the Chiemsee area for an overnight on the way to Salzburg (late September). Has anyone driven from Chiemsee to Salzburg? (We will already have a rental car). How does the border crossing compare train vs. car? I am trying to decide if it will be more enjoyable and less stressful to book several days in the Chiemsee area and travel to and from Salzburg. Another option is to travel via car and make Salzburg the next overnight stop. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!

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1. Re: Chiemsee to Salzburg

> How does the border crossing compare train vs. car?

This is an inner Schengen trip. Thus no border controls.

If you travel on the autobahn into Austria you need however a vignette (toll sticker). EUR 8 for 10 days. If you travel by train to Salzburg Hbf this counts even as a domestic German/Bavarian trip. As Salzburg Hbf is the border between the German and Austrian railway systems. This brings as advantage that you can use a Bayern Ticket for a day trip to Salzburg.

www.toytowngermany.com/wiki/Bayern_ticket

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Prien is well suited as a base either by train (it is on the main line Munich - Salzburg) or by car. For trips into Munich and Salzburg I would take the train. Most sights are in the city centre where many roads are pedestrian zones and parking is often not easy to find. And never for free.

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2. Re: Chiemsee to Salzburg

Thank you, very helpful! :)

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