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Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

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Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

My wife and I are going to be in Munich for a few days later in September. We'd like to spend a day heading out to the Eagle's Nest and perhaps in the Alps. But, I haven't been able to find much information to help me do a day trip like this:

1. Is this a good idea?

2. Are we better off renting a car or taking the train?

3. Unfortunately, we won't be able to do much strenuous hiking as my wife is pregnant, but we'd like to see some nice views and maybe do some light walking around. Any thoughts on where to go?

4. Any good places to rest, have a beer, grab dinner before heading back to Munich?

Thanks so much!

Andy

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1. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

> My wife and I are going to be in Munich for a few days later in September.

I hope you have already accommodation in Munich?

Alps as such is a good idea. Füssen and Neuschwanstein Castle. Garmisch-Partenkirchen or Mittenwald.

http://www.fuessen.de

http://www.neuschwanstein.de

http://www.gapa.de

http://www.mittenwald.de

There are good connections to these places with public transport from Munich. And you can use the Bayern Ticket for this trip. EUR 28 for both of you. Return (it's a day ticket).

Eagle's Nest, i.e. the Berchtesgadener Land is the most distant corner in the Bavarian Alps seen from Munich. Nearly impossible as a day trip using public transport. Also by car a rather long day trip.

http://www.berchtesgadender-land.info

> Unfortunately, we won't be able to do much strenuous hiking as my wife is pregnant, but we'd like to see some nice views and maybe do some light walking around. Any thoughts on where to go?

There are cogwheel trains, cable cars up to nice viewpoints. And endless of walking options. Always also a number of easy ones.

http://www.tegelbergbahn.de

http://www.zugspitze.de

http://www.karnwendelbahn.de

http://www.jennerbahn.de

> Any good places to rest, have a beer, grab dinner before heading back to Munich?

All these places are still populated by Bavarians. Thus it is never far to the next beer and "Brotzeit" (snack).

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2. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

If you end up near Eagle's Nest with a car, I would highly recommend the Rossfeld Panoramastrasse. It's a toll road (I think around 6 Euro), and it doesn't really go anywhere -- just up a mountain and back down, around 16km or so. But the views are really stunning, and there are plenty of places to park and get out to enjoy the views and take photos. I believe there are also one or two restaurants along the road, although we didn't stop at any since we had eaten lunch just before we found the Panoramastrasse.

I agree that Eagle's Nest is quite far for a day trip, but if you start early and don't mind a lot of driving, I think it could be done. It would be pretty rushed, though. We stayed one night in Berchtesgaden, and we were able to see Konigsee (which I also recommend), Kehlsteinhaus (i.e., Eagle's Nest), drive the Panoramastrasse, enjoy a relaxing evening in Berchtesgaden, and also visit Ramsau to see the beautiful Pfarrkirche St. Sebastian. I felt it was just the right amount of time to see what we wanted.

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3. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

In your situation, you may want to consider one of the bus tour companies. Gray Line offers a tour to the Eagle's Nest from Munich and most likely there are other companies that do this.This would be a bit less stressful as you wouldn't have 4 hours of driving a rental car. You and your wife could enjoy the scenery without having to worry about directions or traffic.

<http://www.grayline.com/Grayline/destinations/europe/munich.go?mode=activityDetail&apid=1323&sid=581>

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4. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

We used Panorama Tours for "Eagles Nest" (and for 6 other tours) and loved it. We hardly ever rent a car...the driver never gets to really "see" the country side, he has to drive, not much fun. {:"}

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5. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

Thank you all for the help. Looks like we might pass on heading to the alps, instead going to Andechs for the day. Although, if it turns out that the view from Zugspitze is great that day, we might make a last minute adjustment.

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6. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

Can i just check something, is it completely impossible to get a train to eagle's nest using Bayern ticket?

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7. Re: Side Trip to Eagle's Nest and the Alps?

DB timetable

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en

From: Munich

To: Dokumentation (Kehlst. BA), Berchtesgaden

and select as means of transport "only local transport" if you want to use a Bayern Ticket. Keep also in mind that the Bayern Ticket is on weekdays only valid from 9am on. Sa or Su however all day.

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Dokumentation (Kehlst. BA) = Dokumenationzentrum Obersalzberg (Kehlstein Busbabfahrt) = documentation center Obersalzberg (Kehlstein (Eagle's Nest) bus departure)

http://www.obersalzberg.de/

Bayern Ticket covers the trip as far the documentation center ("Busabfahrt") from where the special buses to the Kehlsteinparkplatz (parking lot below the Eagle's Nest) depart.

timetable and prices for the Kehlstein bus route #849

rvo-bus.de/site/…kehlstein__2010.pdf

From the parking lot there is a short tunnel and an elevator up to the Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest). The elevator fare is included in the bus fare.

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