Austria Germany Travel Itineraries
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is in Bavaraia which borders Swiss in the south and Austria
in the East.
if you are in Munich, you can also visit Austria or north Swiss.
suggest that you do visit Salzburg in Austria which is couple
of hours from Munich.
1 – Munich City- BMW museum, Olympic stadium.
There is a convenient metro train that you can take to go here.
These are quite close to each other so better to do together.
BMW museum is a piston shaped building (quite impressive, like
the car) and houses several BMW models from over the years.
2- Fairy tale castle Neuschwanstein. Located just outside
of the town of Fussen in the Bavarian Alps. So you need to take
a train to get there.
served as the inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty Castle at
Disneyland. Neuschwanstein appears prominently in several films,
including The Great Escape, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Timekeeper,
Ludwig, and Spaceballs. It is the most photographed building
in Germany, and is one of Germany's most popular tourist destinations.
One place to get best view of the castle is to walk up the hill
(short walk) – from the hanging wooden bridge. Don’t
miss the view.
Konigsee – This place is a little Gem. Don’t miss.
The Königssee lake lies below the Watzmann, nestled in
the mountains of Berchtesgaden National Park. The emerald-green
hue of the shimmering water captures the heart of everyone who
is a small, picturesque and historic town (population 9,000)
located in the southeast of the German state of Bavaria, within
a small enclave surrounded on three sides by the Austrian border.
The town lies some 30 km south of the Austrian city of Salzburg
and some 180 km south-east of Munich.
The pilgrimage church of St Bartholomew is located on the shore
of the Königssee; it is a former hunting lodge of the Bavarian
kings. A boat trip on this beautiful lake is an experience that
is not to be missed during a trip to Germany.
From Salzburg Central Station, take bus number 25 to St. Leonhard
(the Untersberg cable-car valley station). OR From Munich take
a train to Berchtesgaden
If you are travelling from Munich, my suggestion is to travel
to Salzburg to spend the night there, as its very close.
Day 4: Salzburg – Breath the fresh air.
If you have not seen yet, do see ‘Sound of Music’
before you visit. If you stay in a youth hostel in Salzburg,
many of them play the video every night. Most of the film was
shot in Salzburg and when you see those places for real as against
on the reel, it’s a delight to watch.
are many bus companies who do a ‘Sound of Music’
tour. Its half a day tour and the bus takes you around places
where the film was shot. Some are outside Salzburg. One of the
funny things about the films – In the last shot, the family
is shown crossing the Alps to go to Switzerland ( a neutral
reality, there is no border with Switzerland.
If you have seen the film, you would enjoy the tour more. I
saw the film again after taking the your, it was more fun!
If you decide to stay for one more day in Salzburg, visit the
castle, which you can reach by cable car. See the city centre,
enjoy classical music concerts – no wonder, since it’s
a birth place of Mozart.
5 – Take a train to Vienna which is 3+ hours
Best way to see Vienna is tram. Most of the tourist attractions
are around the tram routes 1 and 2 around the city centre. One
of the trams goes clockwise and second one anticlockwise. Get
down wherever you see an interesting building.
heard, one of the kings wanted to make Vienna architecture capital
of Europe. So most buildings on this tram route have a different
architecture. You will feel that you are back in the future.
Some of the interesting things to see are the famous Church,
Austrian parliament, Library – on the same tram route.
You can also visit Hundertwasser House is an
apartment house in Vienna designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich
Hundertwasser. This landmark of Vienna is located in the 3.
district, Kegelgasse 34-38 / Löwengasse 41-43. It features
undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a melody to the
feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large
trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from
windows. Hundertwasser took no payment for the design of the
house, declaring that it was worth it, to prevent something
ugly from going up in its place.
Within the house there are 52 apartments, four offices, 16 private
terraces and three communal terraces, and a total of 250 trees
and bushes. The Hundertwasser House is one of Austria's most
visited buildings and has become part of Austria's cultural