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Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

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Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

Hi!

We will be driving from Zurich to Salzburg using the north route in May, is there anything worth stopping for along the way? We will take the south route through Innsbruck and Vaduz on the way back to Zurich.

Do you think we should spend a few hours in Munich at all (or any towns along the way)? We will be driving on a Monday. Please advise us of the traffic and driving condition.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

You don't specify your exact route, just that it's "the north route" via Munich. As it's about 5 hours drive I'm sure you'll want a break somewhere. Munich is definitely worth a few hours, but I've no idea where you'd park a car if you want to do that.

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2. Re: Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

When you drive south from Munich to Salzburg, do make an overnight stop in Prien am Chiemsee.

On an island in the middle of the lake is Ludwig's castle patterned after Versailles.

http://www.herrenchiemsee.de/index.htm

I visit here a couple times every year. It is a favorite resort city for Germans. I always stay in the Hotel Bayerischer Hof. It is moderately-priced and in the town (near the train station. It is a short walk down to the lake.

http://bayerischerhof-prien.de/

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3. Re: Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

To Norman:

Thanks for the response. We probably will be driving on A96 and A8, we have not decided on it yet. Any suggestions?

To Castleblanca:

Thanks for the idea on visiting Ludwig's castle!

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4. Re: Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

Sorry, I've only done the route via Innsbruck.

Edited: 03 February 2014, 00:17
5. Re: Driving from Zurich to Salzburg via Munich in May

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