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Driving from Fussen to Rothenburg

Manila, Philippines
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Driving from Fussen to Rothenburg

We are a family of 4 arriving in Munich 5:30am on October 25. Our plan is to take a train to Fussen using a Bayern ticket. Then the following day we want to drive up to Rothenburg.


1. Are there car rentals in Fussen and can we drop our car in Rothenburg?

2. Is it easy to get by train from Rothenburg to Salzburg which is our next stop?

3. Do you advise instead to rent a car and go munich-fussen-rothenburg-munich and take a train from Munich Hbf to Salzburg?


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1. Re: Driving from Fussen to Rothenburg

1. No. These towns are too small for branches of the big rental companies. You only have local ones where you have to return locally.

2. Rothenburg and Salzburg sit both directly at the border of Bavaria. However at opposite ends. And Bavaria is nearly twice as big as Switzerland. Not a short trip.

You can do each of these trips by train for cheap using Bayern Tickets.


Needs however more time than by car. Füssen and Rothenburg are the end points of branch lines.

If you want to rent a car get it in Munich, drive to Rothenburg, than to Füssen (both are directly connected by the A7). From Füssen you could follow the German Alpine Roads (at least in parts) towards Salzburg. Return the car in Berchtesgaden or Freilassing (just across the border from Salzburg). From these towns you can take a bus or train to Salzburg.

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2. Re: Driving from Fussen to Rothenburg

Since you will only have a partial (jetlagged) day in Fuessen, it hardly seems worth the trip - assuming you are coming driectly from the Phillipines. I'd either add more time to Fuessen or skip it and hang out in Munich.

3. Re: Driving from Fussen to Rothenburg

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