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"How can I get from Munich airport to Marquartstein, at a reasonable cost?" (posted 07/06/2014)

I am happy to answer the question. Munich Airport by S-Bahn (best S8) to Munich Ostbahnhof. Buy ticket at the station. Then continue by local train or Intercity train to Prien or Uebersee. From there, buses run regularly into the Achental to Marquartstein. Regards, Franz Gscheidmeyer
Answer provided by Franz Gscheidmeyer on 07/06/2014
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With the Bavaria ticket costs 22 € + 4 € per person more. Including: Train, train and bus. Departures approximately every hour.
Answer provided by Irmengard Honsowitz on 07/06/2014
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I think taxi is the fastest and the easiest way.
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"Why should someone do a vacation in Marquartstein? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Marquartstein, which everyone visiting Marquartstein should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Marquartstein that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/17/2014)

Things to do in any case the Chiemsee with its beautiful promenades and viewpoints, in the summer of beautiful beaches. Then the surrounding Marquartstein mountains and alpine huts, some can also be reached by a funicular railway, the historic Berchtesgaden (about 50km) with its rock giant and of course the city of Salzburg (approx. 50km). See also www.marquartstein.de. With best regards, Franz Gscheidmeyer
Answer provided by Franz Gscheidmeyer on 06/07/2014
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Marquartstein is a nice litle and dormant village in the Southern part of Upper Bavaria approx. 15 km ( 10 miles) off the Motorway between Munich and Salzburg. It has a nice and quaint Market Square amd a great Recreation Park of the children: http://www.maerchenpark.de/. Don´t forget to bring a water proof coat for the children as they will get a "wet" surprise at one of the attractions. Great fun! Marquartstein is surrounded by some beatiful and picturesque villages like Ruhpolding, ReitimWinkl, Aschau, Schleching, Unter- and Oberwössen. A very romantic road into Austria along the river "Tiroler Achen" with many waterfalls in the river. (Bring your camera!) A good place to make Marquartstein as a base for a great holiday for young and old!
Answer provided by Martin Wink on 05/17/2014
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I do not mind spending about Marquartstein. The small town crosses a main road to Reit im Winkl and Kössen. The place is located on this street along, there is no center. A beautiful fairy tale park for families who Hochplatten chairlift, hiking and biking trails. In winter, cross-country trails and a toboggan run. Some inns. An old castle, which to my knowledge, but this is not to visit. Many more can be found in Reit im Winkl, or even more in Ruhpolding. Ruhpolding in the heart of the Chiemgau region there is the extra card which offers many recreational facilities daily free of charge. The place is beautiful nestled in the valley and rungherum there are beautiful hiking and biking trails. Here is an excerpt of an extra card - which are released daily: - Vita Alpina Spa Bath - Outdoor swimming pool - Leisure Park - Holzknechtmuseum - Glockenschmiede - Untersbergbahn - Rauschenberg lane 1 x per stay - free parking in town - shuttle in and around Ruhpolding - stadium tour Chiemgau Arena Biathlon Center - Qi Gong and more From here you can reach many interesting places to visit soon. Salzburg Chiemsee 40 km 30 km 60 km Altötting Kitzbühel 60 km Munich 120 km Greetings Irmengard Honsowitz
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Marquartstein Overview

Marquartstein is a municipality in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany and is part of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach.

It is situated in a region called Chiemgau, approximately 10 km south of Lake Chiemsee (Chiemsee vacation rentals | Chiemsee travel guide) between Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide) and Salzburg, 15 km north of the Alps, and 30 km west of Salzburg. Most of the area is situated in the valley of the river Tiroler Achen, which separates the village into two parts.

Things to See in Marquartstein

The historic castle Marquartstein from the year 1075, built by Marquart Knight II was fully refurbished in the 1990s, privately owned an art and antiques dealer from Munich

The Gasthof zur Post Hofwirth is considered one of the oldest inns in the entire Chiemgau and was extensively refurbished a few years ago. Composer Richard Strauss was a regular guest.

Hochplattenbahn which was built in 1973 is a 1330-meter-long double chair lift, which runs from the to 560 meters above sea level situated Marquartstein valley to the mountain station on the Hochplatte in 1110 meters altitude. The Hochplattenbahn was built by the company Doppelmayr, and has 17 columns.

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More about the History of Marquartstein

1075: the castle was founded

1803: Pflegamt (municipal jurisdiction) was united with the court in Traunstein

1857: the castle ruin was rebuilt by Cajetan Freiherr von Tautphoeus

1884: railway from Übersee (Übersee vacation rentals | Übersee travel guide) was built

1890-1908 The composer Richard Strauss lived in Marquartsein

1958 Romanian-American actress Tala Birell was buried in the village

1978: Marquartstein becomes head of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach

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Marquartstein is a municipality in the southeastern part of Bavaria, Germany and is part of the Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Marquartstein and Staudach-Egerndach.

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