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Best Day Trips from Munich To Get Back The Real Zest Of Life

Looking forward to kick back the ash of your tired life? Here are some of the best destinations and sights in nearby Munich which are in reach by one-day trips from Munich.

Though Munich is one of the best places to visit in Germany, but its destinations which are adjacent to this capital city of Bavaria are concurring most number of Castle in the world with beautiful architecture and sculpture of European style.

Furthermore, you will get to have the real essence of Roman history yet now in many of the cities and old towns with family-friendly bars and restaurants to have some authentic platers over there.

Apart from history, there are sights which are of great interest for adventure lovers, as germans hight peak and huge ranges of mountains are not so far from the capital to take a Munich day tour for great exposure with the nature and trails of lush greenery.

Even more, you will have some places near Munich which will take you back to the time of Hitler ruling and torture of Nazi at the prison camps.

More or less day trips from Munich will have all the destinations of everyone’s interest. So these are some of the best day trips from Munich to take one step up for fun with your family and friends.

Best Day Trips From Munich

  1. Salzburg
  2. Neuschwanstein Castle
  3. Dachau
  4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber
  5. Berchtesgaden
  6. Nuremberg
  7. Herrenchiemsee
  8. Regensburg
  9. Garmish-Partenkirchen
  10. Linderhof Palace
  11. Chiemsee Lake

1. Salzburg

City Salzburg is pretty as picture

Want to travel abroad, but you have lack of time? You must try to plan to travel over one of the wonderful cities of Austria, Salzburg trip from Munich which has been located just nearby the south of Germany. City is remembered by the hit movie, named “The Sound of Music”. 

It’s an ideal city for day trips from Munich in a foreign land to explore the historic era as this city of Austria has many Baroque design buildings like  Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Another famous one which has been now turn to hotel is the von Trapp family home which been constructed in European architecture.

For picturesque landscape, tourists can trek to the top of Hohensalzburg Fortress which will give you some wonderful scenic view from the peak, which will make you feel day trips from Munich well worth it.

Apart from this, ladies out there, you will be happy to hear that, the city occupies some most popular shopping streets, one is Getreidegasse and the second is Linzer Gasse. So, carry extra bags with you girls!!!

Time to reach: 1 & ½ hours to 2 hours by car approx.

2. Neuschwanstein Castle 

Neuschwanstein Castle, best day trips from Munich
Beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle

Munich to Neuschwanstein day trip is such a great plan to spend some good time at the Ludwig’s fairy tale castle. If you have ever watched Disney, you will get to relate this Neuschwanstein castle as pretty as a picture that comes in the movies of Cinderellas. Moreover comes in most.

This lovely Castle is in the downtown of the little village, Fussen in Germany which has been built by a Mad King Ludwig over a rocky hill which has been a top visited Munich tourist attractions since the king’s death in 1886.

You have to take a hike as the castle is mounted over some height, away from the crowd of the city. Castle was surrounded by beautiful nature which will give you a charming view of the castle too.

This day trip from Munich which is just in reach of 2-hours drive will surely turn you bucked up life with freshness and zeal inside you.

Time to reach: 2 hours & 15 mins by car approx.

3. Dachau 

Terror Ground of Nazi, Dachau

Dachau is nothing like other tourist attraction, but its been a freaky tourist destination, as it is one of the first Hitler’s concentration camps located within reach of less than 30 mins to have a terrific day trips from Munich.

In 1933, the Nazi regime’s first camp was built, basically to let the political prisoner kept behind the bars for committing any crime. It is been estimated that its been gound of more than 200,000 prisoners living and more than 45,000 were led to death by the ill-treatment of the Nazis.

In your day trips from Munich to this murder deck, Dachau, you will have a look over memorial center which includes the ghosty barricades, hall of torture which is quite terrifying, living areas of the prisoners crying out of pain which will be horrific to imagine.

Moreover, the museum exhibiting the history of the camp, as well as an art gallery showcasing the posters, art giving the message ‘Never Again’. Whenever you will image the history after a visit to this place you will have a pinch of fear inside you for sure.

Time to reach: 21 to 38 mins by car approx.

4. Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, best day trips from Munich
Ancient old building and streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Wondering about how Germany was some centuries ago? You have to take the Rothenburg ob der Tauber day trip from Munich. Here you will feel that you have gone back to the era of mid-aged as streets, lanes, stoned buildings of the city are still preserved now.

This walled town is located between Stuttgart and Nuremberg and based over north of Munich is the most chosen day trips from Munich by the tourists, to get some unique different atmosphere rather than other normal modern cities and towns.

In this trip, you will find packed full of tourism which includes many famous museums such as the Imperial City Museum, the well known Medieval Criminal Museum, the Germann Christmas Museum and many more.

Apart from a tour of the old city, you must try to walk at the top of ‘City Wall’ which is been very popular in the town. Furthermore, you should even head to Plönlein Corner for getting the most beautiful postcard-perfect views in the whole of Germany.

Time to reach: 2 & ½ hours by car approx.

5. Berchtesgaden

Berchtesgaden, day trips from Munich
The Eagle’s Nest of Berchtesgaden

Looking to travel down to nature’s lap? Here it is all in Berchtesgaden. You will get plenty full of nature in the range of Bavarian Alps which includes high mountains, and hills.

The Berchtesgaden National Park has been blessed with charming Konigssee lakes, surrounding with lushed up flora and greenery by its beautiful trails of forests. 

Over the heights of Kehlsteinhaus situated in the Berchtesgaden, there is one historic sight, ‘The Eagle’s Nest’ for which travelers plan a day trips from Munich.

Its been build at the top-edged of the mountain which has been gifted to the great Hitler in his 50th birthday. This place is has been the meeting site and party hall for Nazi’s or place to impress the foreign guest. Tourists love to take eagles nest tour from Munich for sure when they plan to Berchtesgaden. 

Apart from the mountain ranges, City has a famous Salt mine which has been built at the time of WWII. A journey to reach mine is quite interesting, you can take a train or rowboat to have a look at its wonderful night light show. Visitors claimed that it’s been great to explore this place in their Munich day tour.

Time to reach: 2 & ½ hours by car approx.

6. Nuremberg 

Famous City Wall of Nuremberg

This city is been 2nd biggest city of Bavaria, almost similar to the old town Rothenburg, where you will get the European style buildings, stoned paved streets, and many more things which make the Nuremberg tour from Munich popular.

The city was bombed out in WWII which had destroyed plenty of national monuments and ancient buildings of the city, but it has been restored beautifully again by few decades back. The City Wall is standing undisturbed, separating the old town and the rest of the town.

This vibrant city is best for Munich day tours at the time of winter which will be of great fun as the Christmas market of Nuremberg is world-famous known as ‘Christkindlsmarkt’.

But for all year round, tourists coming to this place can enjoy some old architectures, some restored monuments, and museums to allure the city. Whereas for more, you will have plenty of family-friendly pubs and restaurants where you will get authentic German food.

Time to reach: 1 & ½ hours by car approx.

7. Herrenchiemsee

Herrenchiemsee, day trips from Munich
Beautiful Herrenchiemsee Palace

In your Munich castle tours, you must list up this popular yet less crowed Herrenchiemsee New Castle which is been a royal property based in the middle of the island Herrenchiemsee between large Chiemsee Lake.

This castle is another masterpiece of the Mad King Ludwig build in honor of the Sun King of France, Louis XIV. Though the lake spreading beauty around the palace, but its interior is much more gorgeous than the outer environment which can’t be express in words.

Castle is a replica of Versailles in France. When you get into the entrance of the Castle, you will see that the interior of the Hall of Mirror has been designed and decorated with shiny gold mirrors.

Visitors for day trips from Munich coming here knowing nothing and leaving these places with the remarkable memories to keep for their life.

Time to reach: 1 hour 45 mins by car approx.

8. Regensburg

Old town of Bavaria, Regensburg

With the beautiful riverscape of the city, its been the 4th biggest city in Bavaria state. This riverside city is a water meeting junction of these three rivers Danube, Naab, and Regen give some picture-perfect views to adore.

Localities of this city often say that Regensburg City is a “Germany’s Medieval wonder”, as it has been able to keep the Roman sculpture and architecture reserved till now. Like Roman fort, Castra Regina located it the northern-most part of Danube which is one of Munich tourist destinations.

Furthermore, city’s some of the pretty places for tourism are Cathedral of St Peter, the Stone Bridge, the Bridge Tower, and the ‘Salt Barn’ which makes your day trips from Munich well good.

In fact, Regensburg city is one of the most visited cities among Germany for exploring the history of Romans. Thus day trips from Munich to Regensburg are something which travelers enjoy to come to make their weekend from Munich make a little change in the environment.

Time to reach: 1 & ½ hours by car approx.

9. Garmish-Partenkirchen

Hike trails of Garmisch-Partenkirchen mountain ranges

Garmish-Partenkirchen is located over the ranges of the Bavarian Alps. Ranges are having the highest towering mountain peak in the whole of Germany, Zugspitze Peak which is been impressive for the adventure lover to hike to it.

Place is quite appealing to many due to the cool weather and the greenery spread all around giving the feeling of freshness. To reach the town of this giant peak, you can take a cogwheel train and cable car from Garmish-Partenkirchen which will reach you in 2 hours.

Garmish-Partenkirchen is majorly the best place for skiing and ice skating and ow could you forget hiking when there is a peak. These 2 towns are specialized differ from each other. 

Garmish is known to be the fashionable town whereas Partenkirchen is a stoned streets preserved the real aroma of Bavaria country. In all the total who are adventure lovers, they will definitely come to this place of day trips from Munich.

Time to reach: 2 hours approx.

10. Linderhof Palace

Linderhof Palace, best day trips from Munich
Stunning Linderhof Palace

Linderhof palace comes in the bucket list of the places where people prefer to go for their weekend trips from Munich. It is nearby Neuschwanstein Castle and is build by the Mad King.’

Its one of among three the Castle made out by the King Ludwig in his life span, which is just stunning, mind-blowing for its design and sculpture done over it. You can even combine it with the Neuschwanstein castle tour from Munich.

It has also a Hall of Mirror which has been fully embraced with mirror work which will make your mind blow. Don’t miss Tapestry Chambers and the famous Venus Grotto which are across the campus of the Castle.

This castle is rich with culture and beauty. There are many wonderful hangings over the walls of the castle. Even outside the castle, you will get gorgeous fountains and sculptured statues that beautify your day trips from Munich valid.

Time to reach: 2 hours

11. Chiemsee Lake

Chiemsee, best day trips from Munich
Chiemsee Lake

Countries biggest lake, Chiemsee which has been mounted with the largest lake island in Germany, Herrenchiemsee. 

Special attraction of the island is Herrenchiemsee palace decorated with mirrors inside and outside with many sculptures and fountains. 

Apart from this, the lake has many things to do in day trips from Munich. There is one place named Prienavera, where you will get outdoor as well as indoor pool.

Hours spend in this customer complex will be of great fun and enjoyment with your family and kids. So don’t forget to pack your swimming costumes.

Or perhaps just sit beside the lake enjoy the nature and mountains. Taking some insta-pictures to upload spend your day tour from Munich in a quiet manner which the pretty silence of nature and the scenic view.

Time to reach: 1 hour by car approx.


So, at the end of the blog, we hope that this list of destinations which are been reach of you, if you are being in the capital city of Bavaria, Munich; are best-suited for your enjoyable day trips from Munich.

Neighboring places of Munich which we have mentioned above are accessible to you by a car drive of at most 3 hours. Making a quick weekend trip from Munich possible for you to plan with your family. 

While being in royal state and still separated with the root are a matter of shame. Thus you should frequently plan to visit these nearby places by day trips from Munich to old cities and town which shows the European history. Or just hike to many of Munich castle tours to let your eyes open wide.

Thus, do visit these within reach places from Munich and let yourself give a chance to make your worn-out life to enjoy with the beauty of the state. And let others also refer to go to these places to adore the glory of the capital.

Don’t listen to us what we say, go and see. And remember, “to travel is to live”. So don’t stop traveling.

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