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Munich and beyond

A weekend (or longer) trip, more expensive than the nearest Czech mountains but still relatively on budget, and it’s the Alps dude!

Ski resorts

Lots of them! Just to name a few:

  • Mayrhofen: 2.5hrs away by train from Munich Hbf, 44eur return.
  • Kitzsteinhorn at Zell am See, 2hrs by train
  • Söll: 1.5hrs away by train (from Munich Hbf to Wörgl Hbf), 52eur return.
  • A couple of nice places in Bavaria reached best by car, e.g. Herzogstand, Dammkar.
  • Garmisch-Partenkirchen & Zugspitze: ~1.5hrs by train from Munich Hbf to Garmisch + ~1hr Zahnradbahn to Zugspitze. There’s also a cheap overnight FlixBus from Berlin to Garmisch.


  • Train: on average, return trip is from 100eur (look out for sales though!)
  • Skipass: from 50eur/day
  • Accommodation: from 60eur

Itineraries by train (to Munich)

A suitable EuroNight (sleeper) train via Hannover leaves at 19:49 and arrives at 7:05.
Return: EuroNight via Mannheim, 20:44 > 06:06.

There’s also an option to save some money by going back on Monday during the day on ICE train.

Itineraries by plane (to Munich)

Lots of direct flights from ... return.

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We have to say Garmisch and Zugspitze are slightly boring and overpriced. If you’re interested in having a beer on the highest point of Germany, go ahead, but otherwise, it makes sense to go there only after a really good snowfall.

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