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Visiting Munich & Berthesgarten

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Visiting Munich & Berthesgarten

I am visiting my son in November who is studying abroad. We plan to travel to Germany for 3 1/12 days and not sure we can get all of this stuff into the trip. Planning to fly into Munich and see Berthesgarten too. Wanted to fly into Salzburg which is close to Bgarten and then take train back to Munich but not working with schedule. What are best options for this trip? Thanks for suggestions! We need to make some reservations.

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1. Re: Visiting Munich & Berthesgarten

Berchtesgaden and Salzburg are not even 1 hour away from each other, Salzburg is only 90 minutes from Munich. Fly into Munich, rent a car only for the trip to Salzburg and Berchtesgaden (not at the airport, expensive and you don't need a car in Munich, think about SFO-like cops ticketing you within 10min with outrages amounts).

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As suggested, renting a car is the most time efficient way to see both Berchtesgaden and Salzburg on one day, although you really don't do justice to either place. It would be strictly a "driving" trip, albeit a very scenic one on a clear day.

Here is my suggestion: Drive from Munich on the A-8 (the Munich - Salzburg Autoibahn, east as far as the Siegsdorf exit. From Siegsdorf, follow the signs to Berchtesgaden. The first part Siesgdorf - Inzell is on the B-305 highway ( similar to our Federal highways). After Inzell, it merges into the B-306, coming from Reit im Winkl. Both highways are part of the Deusche Alpenstrasse ( German Alpine Highway). The B-305 takes you right to Berchtesgaden, at the Railway station. The town itself is above the station. Can't miss the road to the town center.

Afterward, if you still want to go to Salzburg, return to the B-305 and take it to Salzburg. Much of the center of the old town is pedestrian zones.

Upon your return from Salzburg, DO NOT GET ON THE AUSTRIAN AUTOBAHN without a toll sticker, the stickercosts about $10 at every gas station, the penalty is EUR 140 on the spot, and you can be sure that they will get you.

Instead, follow the road signs to the Salzburg airport. Go past it on stay on that back road. After you pass the border into Germany continue until you come to a major intersection. Keep right, and follow the signs to the Autobahn Muenchen (A-8)

My suggestion would be to skip Salzburg and, if you have an extra 2-3 hours time - on your way back to Munich visit the Herrenchiemsee Palace of King Ludwig (of Neuschwnastein fame) on the Herreninsel (island) in the Chiemsee. For that, from B'gdn take the road to Bad Reichenhall, take the by-pass to the Autobahn Muench (A-8). Get off in Bernau, follow the signs to Prien and the Chiemsee. Outside of Prien , in Stock, pick the boat to the island.

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