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German road trip advice needed

Post by Dave1971 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:53 pm

Myself and the OH are looking at doing a bit of a road trip next year. The plan at the moment is to head down to the Black forest area and work our way along the German/Swiss/Austrian border to the Salzburg area. It's not going to be a full on road trip as we are planning on doing some walking/hiking and some sight seeing as well, we will have about 8 to 10 days in the area and thought 3 or 4 destinations would be about right.

Any pointers on things to see, places to go/stay and of course roads to drive would be gratefully received.

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Post by jaxZ4 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:16 pm

Have a look at my Monza thread and feel free to PM etc. We done plenty in Germany, Switzerland and touched Austria on our last trip.

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Re: German road trip advice needed

Post by Dave1971 » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:03 pm

Thanks very much, I'll have a good read of that when I get chance.
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Post by Lance » Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:23 pm

Berchtesgaden is a must see if nearby, the Kelstein, Hitlers gaff at the top of the mountain and the bus ride up to it is a must do/see.

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Post by Sprint » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:50 pm

Yes quite agree the Eagles nest is a must. Also try to do the Gloss Glockner alpine pass.we did these on our motorbike a few years back. Which has now been replaced by the Z and have to say its been a great replacement still getting the open air thrill but in more comfort, :driving:
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Re: German road trip advice needed

Post by Dave1971 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 12:09 am

Thanks. We were thinking about doing the eagles nest so it's good to know it's worth it.
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Re: German road trip advice needed

Post by roofless » Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:59 am

We've just visited Freiburg im Breisgau and Lindau on the Bodensee, both were lovely. The castles at Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau in Bavaria are also well worth looking at.
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Re: German road trip advice needed

Post by JayEmm » Sun Dec 28, 2014 10:17 am

I have done German-orientated road trips a few times before. Assuming you may not have been before, so a few thoughts/ideas (in no particular order)

Remember that you have to pay tax if driving Austrian or Swiss roads. Swiss road tax I buy here online in advance, it is about £35 and lasts a whole year. Austrian road tax you can buy at most petrol stations near the border, they call it the vignette - you can pay for 10 days tax, it is cheap - about £8 if memory serves.

Petrol is cheaper in Switzerland than Germany, Austria or France.

You can find the cafe serving the original black forest gateau in a village called Triberg, in the heart of the black forest. Also a very large waterfall is nearby.

There is an excellent hotel in Salzburg called the "Turnerwirt" - nothing fancy, but looks fun and traditional, is dirt cheap, has a free car park right next door and a bus stop outside that takes you directly into the old town.

I have not done it but the Eagles Nest tour looks amazing.

If you haven't done it, the BMW factory in Munich is excellent, I haven't done the factory tour but the museum is great and if you ask nicely they'll let you park your car outside the museum for a photo. I've got one of me and my car - very proud :) (Not the zed though :( )

From the black forest to salzburg, you'd probably be going around Munich anyway
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Post by pvr » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:26 am

Swiss vignette only required if you drive on the motorways, not if you do not touch those.
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Post by RubyBlueZ4MC » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:45 am

+1 on Neuschwanstein Schloss, Lindau and BMW Welt.
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Post by Midhurstman » Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:32 pm

Agree with the comments on visiting the Eagles Nest and Bodensee. If you are in the Salzburg region (try lofer-nice ski village) with snow on the ground, a night time horse drawn sledge tour is also fantastic.

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German road trip advice needed

Post by road warrior » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:59 am

Check out the romantic road, although I suspect you will find it hard to avoid anyway. I did it in my Uzz32 a few years ago. Stunning road 200 miles long I think.

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German road trip advice needed

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