Day Trips from Munich by train
For a wider view of Bavaria take a day excursion out to the lakes, castles and mountains of the beautiful Upper Bavarian countryside. Many of them can easiely be reached by train from Munich. Alternatively there are   organized bus tours that take to all main sights.

The Bayern-Ticket (Bavaria-Ticket) offers a cheap way to explore Bavaria by train. It is avaiable as Group Ticket up to 5 persons or as Single Ticket.

 Conditions Bayern-Ticket

See our proposals:
Tegernsee (Lake Tegernsee)
By train to Lake Tegernsee , the lake of millionaires. At no other place in Germany you will find such a congregation of super rich. Options from Tegernsee-town: Take the regular boat to the elegant spa Bad Wiessee (casino) or take Bus 9556 to Rottach-Egern to the cable car up to the 1722m high Wallberg with a beautiful view of the entire lake. Boat/cable car extra.
Open-Air Museum Glentleiten
Biggest open air museum in South Bavaria. Situated in the charming landscape of the foothills of the Alps about 70 buildings - farms, mills, Alpine buildings, workshops and much more - have been reconstructed here oomplete with their entire furnishings and convey so a living picture of Upper Bavaria's past. Train >Tutzing >Murnau, from here Bus 9611.
Around the Wendelstein
By BRB train (Bayerische Regio Bahn) to Brannenburg/Inn. Ascent by the cogwheel train to Wendelstein, the most popular mountain of the locals. Approx. 1 hour round trip under the summit offering wonderful views. Descent by cable car to Osterhofen. BRB to Munich. Cogwheel train and cable car extra.
Royal Castle of Herrenchiemsee
The palace is located on an island of Lake Chiemsee, the largest Bavarian lake. It is the biggest and most splendid of King Ludwig's dream castles - a replica of the palace of Versailles. The highlight is the magnificent Hall of Mirrors. Go by train to Prien, from the harbour by a scheduled boat to Herrenchiemsee Island. Boat and entrance fee extra.
Visit the old Ducal Town Burghausen and see the world's longest fortress (1,051 m long) dating from the 13th century set on a hill above the town. It spans a trail of six linked courtyards. Guided tour recommended.
Garmisch/Partnach Gorge
The gorge as a natural conduit for the Partnach river runs almost 1 km between 80 meters high limestone walls. In the wintertime night-walks in the light of burning torches are organized. Train from Munich to Garmisch-Partenkirchen every hour.
By train to the Violin-making village Mittenwald. The charming village with its colourful lüftl-painted houses is situated between two mountain-ranges. Visit to the violin-making museum. A train starts every hour from Munich.
Berchtesgaden Salt Mine Tour
Dressed in miner's clothing, the visitor enjoys rides on a train, a funicular, a raft and down slides through the fascinating underground world. Train directon Salzburg, change in Freilassing to Berchtesgaden, from the station 1,4 km on foot to the salt mine.
When using the Bayer.Regionalbahn BRB a trip to the destination Salzburg is included in the Bayern-Ticket. Enough time for the most important sights, e.g. Mirabell Garden, Mozart's birthplace, Getreidegasse, Cathedral, St.Peter's and the Rock Tombs, the Festival Houses, Hohensalzburg Fortress. Entrance fees extra.
Lindau at Lake Constance
A part of Lake Constance belongs to Bavaria. The lovely Bavarian small town Lindau situated on a peninsula can be reached from Munich by train several times per hour. Many ships offer crossings to the opposite Swiss shore or also to Bregenz on the Austrian shore. But Lindau itself has also a lot to offer.
Danube Breakthrough and Monastery Weltenburg
By train to Ingolstadt >Saal/Donau. From here Bus 6022 a.o. 6 km to Kelheim. A scheduled ship takes you through the spectacular Danube Breakthrough to Weltenburg Monastery, which is located directly on the banks of the Danube river. The monastery church is a pearl of the Bavarian Baroque, designed by the Asam brothers. Ship ride must be paid extra.
Regensburg with its 2,500 years of history is the only authentically preserved medieval city in Germany - without any war damage. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006. A tour of the city should also include a walk across the famous "Stone Bridge"
Train to Nuremberg, a beautiful medieval city with city walls and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), from which German emperors ruled. There are also faster ICE trains to this, but you are not allowed to use them with the Bayern-Ticket. However, the time difference is not high.

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Text © Rolf Gross für "München Erleben"