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Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

Philo
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Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

Hi, everyone. My husband and I are arriving in Munich on 14 June for one week and tentatively are thinking of taking the train to Innsbruck for two days, then on to Salzburg for two days, and finally back to Munich, departing on 21 June.

We prefer our days to be active so that we have no guilt enjoying food and drink later. We’re up for moderate hiking, biking, and water activities. We’re up for cable cars, cog trains, etc. We prefer being as local and native and embrace the culture, which is why we want to stay in these cities. Our questions are:

- Airbnb or hotel?

- Best location/way to get into the Alps?

- Scenic route from Munich-Innsbruck? (We prefer scenic but not if it’s hours more.)

- Open to adventures around Innsbruck and Salzburg. Any recommendations? (Needs to be public transport.)

- If you’ve been, what was your favorite activity?

Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer!

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Gyor, Hungary
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1. Re: Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

"- Scenic route from Munich-Innsbruck? (We prefer scenic but not if it’s hours more.)"

1 )Main, fast route via Kufstein: 1 hour 44 min

2) Scenic route via Mittenwald: 2 hours 51 min https:/…Mittenwald_Railway

Both routes have frequent direct trains.

For a scenic route Innsbruck-*Salzburg see this topic: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g19044…

Philo
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2. Re: Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

Thank you!

Innsbruck, Austria
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3. Re: Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

The train from Munich to Innsbruck can be as fast as 1 hour 44 minutes via Kufstein and Rosenheim. However, there is also a more scenic route from Munich to Innsbruck via Garmisch Partenkirchen and Seefeld in Tirol which takes almost 3 hours.

When in Innsbruck, you can stay either in the city or in one of the villages in the Middle Mountains, all with easy public transport access (anything from 10 to 30 minutes) from the city. They include Igls, Lans, Sistrans, Rinn and Tulfes. Many have small guest houses or self-catering apartments. They are beautiful traditional villages with hiking trails at your doorstep. The Zirbenweg trail is one of them and one of the most beautiful easy hikes in the region. A great experience with views over the Inn Valley, taking cable cars to get to the top and then walking all along the tree line.

A trip up the Nordkette with the Nordkette cable cars is another great option. Consider buying the Innsbruck Card which includes the cable car tickets.

A day trip to one of the valleys (Stubai Valley or Zillertal) is also a possibility and even Lake Achen. Too many to mention!

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4. Re: Munich-Innsbruck-Salzburg

Linda, this is terrific. We are liking the suggestion of staying outside of Innsbruck. Thank you very much.

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