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  1. Barcon

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    Going to book a holiday this weekend. We'll be staying in Munich for five nights and then looking to do something else.
    Is there much else to see and do in that area (I'll be flying back out of Munich), or should I head over to Prague or Vienna by train?
    I have never been over to that area and really know very little about it at all. Any advise would be appreciated.
    P.s, Mrs. B loves old buildings, castles etc. Thanks.
     
  2. 117 M34

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    Hamburg is good for window shopping - let your mrs go shopping elsewhere though
     
  3. aguero93:20

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    There's a cracking Disney style medieval castle in the black forest near Munich, well worth seeing. Whole country is full of fuedal and Gothic architecture though so she'll be spoiled for choice.
     

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  4. Innsbruckblue

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    You can easily enjoy a couple of days in Munich, the city has got a lot to see and do. Visit Schloss Neuschwanstein, the castle that Disney based his on. The Black Forest, Nuremberg, Salzburg and Innsbruck are only two hours away by train. You could get a Bayern ticket for the trains (about 25-30 euros for you both) and travel to most places in Bavaria. Loads of castles around, some lovely lakes, and you're almost at the foot of the Alps.
     
  5. Garrinchas---Dog

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    Heidleburg is the place to go and if you have time go to Rothenburg
    You won't regret it
     
  6. acquiesce

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    If you're up for cathedral's, check out Koln, about a two hour train ride from Munich. Known as the cathedral city. Koln Cathedral is beyond spectacular and then the rest of the city is riddled with them. Nice town with a good bit of shopping for the missus. The only place you can get authentic Kolsch beer straight from the source. Great country, enjoy.
     
  7. Ruhr

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    From Munich:

    Nürnberg

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35KYUWmqmYA[/video]

    Bamberg (beer city, if you are into a drink)
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLkj2hlCnd4[/video]

    i´m not the greatest fan of bavaria, but Berchtesgaden of course is well known
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSyH3LtSqzo&list=PL7BD4E49D4F16F475&index=2[/video]

    that disney castle mentioned at 3.00
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_XqJfdBdro&list=PL7BD4E49D4F16F475&index=76[/video]

    other great cities like Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg, Marburg, Quedlinburg, Erfurt, Tübingen, Lübeck, Freiburg, Heidelberg are too far away for a day trip, i think
     
  8. Barcon

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    Great replies and advise, really appreciated. Does it make sense that I stay in Munich for the full ten nights and just do day trips from there? I was thinking that the prices would go through the roof once Oktoberfest starts. The plan is to be in Munich on the Saturday for the opening of Oktoberfest and then possible look at staying elsewhere for the remaining five nights.
     
  9. acquiesce

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    I can't speak of Munich, though I'm sure there are plenty here that can with our annual Champions League visits, but I was just in Köln last spring and stayed at a nice 3.5/4 star place 5minutes from the cathedral and right next to the train station for under €100/night.

    Also train travel is plentiful and cheap.
     
  10. FromPollockToSilva

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    Prague is close and a wonderful city. Also incredibly cheap compared to Munich. I second the recommendation for Bamberg too; it's a beautiful little medieval city with some cracking pubs. Pretty much all of Central Europe is great though, it's hard to go wrong.
     

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