Germany Trip Plan:
7 day Family Vacation to Murnau

Germany trip plan: 7 day Family Vacation to Murnau
Murnau
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Enjoy a 7 day getaway with your family in the peacefully serene market town of Murnau.




Note: This is a trip plan (self-driving, stay in a vacation apartment, explore on your own)
Duration: 7 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Munich Airport

Trip Plan Details:

Murnau is a great starting destination for sightseeing in the Bavarian Alps. Its beautiful location not only gives you unrivaled views of the sprawling countryside but it is also a major cultural hub for many. Artists once gathered here inspired by the countryside and picturesque landscapes. Murnau is also on the train line which makes getting from one place to the other a breeze.

Cost Estimate:

We compiled some starting prices and rough estimates to help you better with your Germany trip planning.

Lodging: starting at $739 for 2 persons / 7 days
Admissions: starting at $200 for 2 persons / 7 days
Car Rental: starting at $420 / 7 days
Gas: starting at $180 / 7 days
Estimated Total Cost:2 persons, starting at $1539 / 7 days
 4 persons, starting at $1870 / 7 days

Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Vacation Home

Day 1: Arrive at Vacation Home
Apartment Rental in Murnau

Being only 45 minutes away from Munich transportation from the two cities is fairly simple. Since Murnau is located at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps you will most definitely have a scenic ride there. Enjoy the tranquility that the forests have to offer. Once you get to your apartment, take a walk to the local market and get some high-quality German food to have at your new home away from home.


Day 2: Excursion to Oberammergau

Day 2: Excursion to Oberammergau
Linderhof Castle
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After waking up in your new apartment and having a hearty breakfast take a ride to Oberammergau for a visit to the excessively ornate Linderhof Castle, a fine example of rococo architecture. After your visit to the palace, head to the cheese factory nearby and sample some of the delicious cheeses made right at the factory.


Day 3: Hiking through Bavarian Nature Reserve

Day 3: Hiking through Bavarian Nature Reserve
View of Bavarian Forest
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Take advantage of the serene locale you are in by going on a day hike through the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. You may find that the peaceful splendor of the area is therapeutic. Murnau is home to the largest nature reserve in Germany. It is a preserved site that offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and there is no doubt that you will see birds a plenty.


Day 4: Trip to Mittenwald

Day 4: Trip to Mittenwald
Mittenwald
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Wake up and take a ride to Mittenwald. There you will find the Karwendel cable car that you can take to the impressive height of 2,244m into the largest nature reservation of the Bavarian limestone Alps offering a mountain restaurant, children’s playground, deckchair and sun terrace, panorama circuit, and mountain tours. There is also an impressive violin making factory in the town that will lead you and your family through a guided tour showing you the secrets of making these harmonic instruments.


Day 5: Explor Murnau

Day 5: Explor Murnau
Murnau
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Murnau is a "market town" and has a great pedestrian, outdoor mall. You can stroll outside gazing at the mountains while searching for German antiquities to take home with you. You will notice that there is also a lively art scene in the town. It was once home to Kandinsky and Münter and still harbors international, cultural and artistic vibes.


Day 6: Day Trip to Neuschwanstein

Day 6: Day Trip to Neuschwanstein
Neuschwanstein Castle
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Being one of the most popular castles in the world, Neuschwanstein is a must see when you are in the area. After all, Disney's Cinderella castle was inspired amongst other French castles by Neuschwanstein. Neuschwanstein Castle was built between 1869 and 1886 under King Ludwig II of Bavaria. Called the castle of the "fairy tale king" it attracts and estimated 1.3 million visitors a year. Built by King Ludwig II in 1886, his main goal was to have privacy within the castle and its idyllic surroundings. He was a very private and shy person and only had a certain number of guests that were allowed to visit him. Being a nature lover, King Ludwig II made sure that the surroundings would not be spoiled by the building of his castle. One location where you can witness how well his instructions were respected is the view from the close by Marienbrücke. Make sure to visit this beautiful castle. It is really amazing in every sense, be it the castle itself, its history, the surrounding nature with its lakes, mountains and waterfalls as well as the views that inspired so many great artists throughout time. Truly magical in every way!


Day 7: Departure Home

Day 7: Departure Home
Tschüss!

Take the train or rental car and head back to Munich. Take advantage of the time you have left and have some lunch at one of the many authentic German restaurants in the area. Hopefully you are full of memories of the Bavarian countryside and have exciting tales to tell of Germany.


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Murnau

Murnau
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