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Old 06-23-2019, 07:12 AM
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Stop ideas from Rothenburg to Salzburg

After three BMW ED's, I am doing one with Mercedes next week (please don't flame me!!). Their Euro forums are paltry compared to this one (although the program IMO so far has been better), so I venture to ask for some advise about some stops along the way from Rothenburg to Salzburg. Google maps has the drive at 3h48mins mostly via A9 and A8. I don't want to add too much time to an already long drive, but need a good spot to stop along the way at least for a lunch and a walk, maybe another couple ideas to stretch legs for 30 mins or so. Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:55 AM
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I have come up with a prelim plan, but still open to suggestions:

Rothenburg
Dinkelsbühl
Neuburg an der Donau
Prien am Chiemsee (optional, maybe visit Ludwig II palace in Herrenchiemsee)
Salzburg

This adds about 1h20mins to total travel time but adds some interesting stops and breaks it down nicely between Autobahn and country road driving.
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We have stopped in Priem on our previous two EDs. Take the boat ride over to see Herrenchiemsee palace. It was another of Mad King Ludwig's dream castles. Had it been completed it would've rivaled Versailles in splendor. As it is, the gardens and forest walkway are absolutely gorgeous and a great place to spend a few hours. The restaurant just above the boat landing has some fabulous desserts. A cold beer sipped on the patio overlooking the lake is unforgettable.

If you still have time you can take the boat over to Fraueinsel where there are a couple of other restaurants, an old cloister and a lovely old church. It only takes a few minutes to circle around this little island. This suggestion is all predicated on your having beautiful weather. The boats don't run all through the Winter and even on a rainy Summer day it can get kind of cold.

To me, Salzburg is the prettiest town in the World. It deserves at least a full day. Rothenburg also deserves more than a coupe of hours to fully appreciate. Dinkelsbuhl is a great spot for a couple of pictures but not worth spending more than a half hour looking around.

Neuberg an der Donau is a new one on me. Never heard of it but I just located it on the map. Maybe combine it with a stop in Ingolstadt to see the Audi museum? IMHO the Audi car museum is the coolest I've ever visited. Lunch at the delivery center is open to all (but you have to pay of course).
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:31 AM
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That is very helpful, you have awakened my appetite for Priem. I will stay overnight in Rothenburg, so that takes care of that. If possible I may try stopping at Dinkelsbuhl briefly from Stuttgart to Rothenburg the day prior, which is a 30 min detour, and this may allow an earlier arrival via all Autobahn at Priem/Herrenchiemsee, which will likely require some time and energy. I will stay three nights in Salzburg, and it is my second time there, agree it is a beautiful city and its why I am going back. Thanks for the feedback particularly about the beer and desert!
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I would guess that you have been to the Eagle's Nest on one of your previous trips - but, if not, you might go up if you have time to spare while in Salzburg,
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I have been but my family has not, so I am going back on a private tour this time. Last time I took the bus from Salzburg, but since I have a new car, why not drive? Any issues driving into Berchtesgaden? I saw a few parking places walking from the tour check-in point.
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I have been but my family has not, so I am going back on a private tour this time. Last time I took the bus from Salzburg, but since I have a new car, why not drive? Any issues driving into Berchtesgaden? I saw a few parking places walking from the tour check-in point.
It's been about six years since my last visit so things may well have changed but my recollection is:
Yes you can drive into Bercchtesgaden, but no you are not allowed to drive your car up to the Eagle's Nest. You have to park at the foot of the hill and catch the bus.
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There is a parking lot for the Eagle's Nest just below the Dokumentation Center (also worth a visit there to see the story of the growth of Nazism and a good explanation of why Hitler had so much appeal to a starving Germany). The lot isn't big and it usually gets full by 11 am. Do an early tour. You have to hike up a little bit of an incline to get from the parking lot past the Dokumentation Center than across a private parking lot to get to the ticket booths for the Eagle's Nest bus ride. The earlier you get there the better. And be sure to hop on the bus as soon as possible to get a seat. Standing is tricky on the twisting road to the top.

Check out the map in the link below. The parking lot is to the left center and you walk toward the right to the "Hintereck".

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Do...4!4d13.0402994
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I have come up with a prelim plan, but still open to suggestions:

Rothenburg
Dinkelsbühl
Neuburg an der Donau
Prien am Chiemsee (optional, maybe visit Ludwig II palace in Herrenchiemsee)
Salzburg

This adds about 1h20mins to total travel time but adds some interesting stops and breaks it down nicely between Autobahn and country road driving.

Last time I was there, the Authobahn near Salzburg was an old stretch with a lot of traffic and was in need of resurfacing. It was not a fun autobahn to drive. Another option *could* be to drive to Garmisch and take the Alpinestrasse to Salzburg. Overall your plan is fine though.
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