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Old 06-15-2015, 03:12 PM
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Alpenstrasse: Neuschwanstein to Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Finalizing the routes...going the Alpenstrasse from Munich to Salzburg and wondering which route to take after Neuschwanstein:
1) Up: Neuschwanstein -> Schwangu, Steingaden -> Garmish-Partenkirchen: Can visit Steingaden, Echelsbach Bridge, Wieskirche (although we're passing it on a Sunday morning and can't go inside)
2) Down: Neuschwanstein -> Linderhof Palace -> Garmish-Partenkirchen: Well, just to see the Linderhof

(I've attached both routes via Google Maps)
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:47 PM
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You can find the official route here:

http://www.deutsche-alpenstrasse.de/...ing-road/info/

Overall the route is pretty well marked by signs like this:



What ever the mapping program calculates for driving time, add at least 30%. We drove the Alpenstrasse in mid May. With slow traffic, agriculture equipment, and road construction, you will get slowed down on parts of the road. You will also want to make many stops for pictures.

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Old 06-15-2015, 04:28 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Yes, I know about the official website. I've been planning our route based on the website and adding/removing places here and there based on our plans/tastes. The website recommends the Steingaden route but I'm thinking since we won't be able to see the Wieskirche, we take the Linderhof route and see that instead. I'm wondering would we loose any nice beautiful parts of the "official route" by doing this?

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What ever the mapping program calculates for driving time, add at least 30%. We drove the Alpenstrasse in mid May. With slow traffic, agriculture equipment, and road construction, you will get slowed down on parts of the road. You will also want to make many stops for pictures.

Thanks also for the tips
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:06 PM
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When I was going back to Stuttgart from Garmish, BMW nav (full Euro maps) put me on B23 past Graineau.

I was going the fast route, but got stuck in traffic and got this cool pic of Ehrenberg Castle.
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Finalizing the routes...going the Alpenstrasse from Munich to Salzburg and wondering which route to take after Neuschwanstein:
1) Up: Neuschwanstein -> Schwangu, Steingaden -> Garmish-Partenkirchen: Can visit Steingaden, Echelsbach Bridge, Wieskirche (although we're passing it on a Sunday morning and can't go inside)
2) Down: Neuschwanstein -> Linderhof Palace -> Garmish-Partenkirchen: Well, just to see the Linderhof

(I've attached both routes via Google Maps)
The beautiful part of Wieskirche is its interior. The exterior is nice but not really worth a detour. So I would take Route 2. The best part about Linderhof is its exterior, IMO, but others have enjoyed the interior.
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The beautiful part of Wieskirche is its interior. The exterior is nice but not really worth a detour. So I would take Route 2. The best part about Linderhof is its exterior, IMO, but others have enjoyed the interior.
Yup, you basically summed up my reasons for leaning towards Route 2. As I said, I'm just worried that we might miss some nice scenes of the official route.
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I only took the route past Linderhof, but I enjoyed the drive including the twisties east of Ettal. Speaking of Ettal, you can stop to visit the monastery there and pick up their beer from the gift shop (or see the process a few blocks away). If you do visit the brewery, there is a cheese shop across the parking lot that's also worth a quick stop.
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One more thing. When we drove the route 2.5 weeks ago, 305 between Ruhpolding and Inzell was closed. Apple maps correctly reflected that. It no longer appears closed but in case it still is, detour north to Seigsdorf and come back down 306.
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I only took the route past Linderhof, but I enjoyed the drive including the twisties east of Ettal. Speaking of Ettal, you can stop to visit the monastery there and pick up their beer from the gift shop (or see the process a few blocks away). If you do visit the brewery, there is a cheese shop across the parking lot that's also worth a quick stop.
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One more thing. When we drove the route 2.5 weeks ago, 305 between Ruhpolding and Inzell was closed. Apple maps correctly reflected that. It no longer appears closed but in case it still is, detour north to Seigsdorf and come back down 306.
Thanks for the suggestions and the tip regarding the Apple Maps. I've actually found Apple Maps to be quite useful on my business trips out of US.
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