14 Easy Day Trips from Garmisch, Germany

I often get asked ‘What is there to do around the Garmisch area?’ so I’ve made a list of 14 easy day trips from Garmisch, Germany that covers multiple countries. It’s a free PDF file so you save it to your computer or print it out if needed.

Note that all these trips you can drive to in 2.5 hours or less from Garmisch and the Edelweiss Resort, the time is in (XX) after the location name. Also if there is a * before the name it means that we have been there and there is more info on the blog about that location. You can use the search box on the right and find that extra info.

This is an image of the printable, to download and print the file you can find it HERE.

I want to take a minute to highlight a few things on the list:

Austria – The salt mines are great, especially if your heading towards Salzburg. Reutte is an easy add on for the drive to or from the area with the castle ruins and the Highline 179 bridge.

*Bad Dürrnberg – Hallien Salt Mines tour: slides, boat crossing (2 hour 10 mins)
GPS: Ramsaustraße 3, 5422 Bad Dürrnberg, Austria
*Reutte – Highline 179 bridge, Ehrenburg Ruins, museum, playground (40 mins)
GPS: Klause 2, 6600 Gemeinde Reutte, Austria
*Salzburg – Castle, Sound of Music tours, Mozart’s home, & more (2 hours)
GPS: Parking lot on Petersbrunnstraße, 5020 Salzburg

Germany – If you go in season (May – XX) the Eagle’s Nest is worth a visit on a clear day and their is a rodelbann near it as well. Linderhof has been said to be the favorite of visitors even over Neuschwanstein, don’t miss the grotto with his swan boat!

*Berchtesgaden – Eagle’s Nest & Documentation Center, Coaster (2 hours 12 mins)
GPS: Salzbergstraße 41, 83471 Berchtesgaden – parking at Doc. Center
*Ettal – Linderhof Palace & Grotto, Monastery, Cheese store (30 mins)
GPS: Salzbergstraße 41, 83471 Berchtesgaden – parking at Doc. Center
Munich – *Dauchau, Surfers, Octoberfest, museums (1 hour)
GPS: Marienplatz 2, 80331 München, Germany- Tourism Office
*Oberammergau– Alpine coaster, hiking, cable car, museums, reptiles (25 mins)
GPS: Eugen-Papst-Straße 9A, 82487 Oberammergau – Tourism Office
*Schwangau– Neuschwanstein Castle, Lake, Luge, hiking, cable car (40 mins)
GPS: Neuschwansteinstraße 20, 87645 Schwangau

Italy – A great way to get another country in on your trip with some interesting sights to see, indoor & outdoor options.

Bolzano South Tyrol Musuem to see Ötzi the iceman (2 hours 20 mins)
GPS: Via Museo, 43, 39100 Bolzano BZ
Parcines Partschins waterfall, climbing tours, & rappelling (2 hours 20 mins)
GPS: 39020 Parcines BZ, Italy

Lichetenstein – A quick detour into this tiny country will add another checkmark to your countries visited bucket list.

Malbun – Skiing/winter, Falcon center/spring & summer ( 2 hours 35 mins)
GPS – 9497 Triesenberg, Liechtenstein – Falconry center
Vaduz – Castle, Cathedral, Art Museum, Hiking (2 hours 20 mins)
GPS: Städtle 37, 9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein – Tourism office

Switzerland – Head across the border for some tax free shopping, hiking or ropes course adventures! Keep in mind it’s a bit expensive in general so it could be worthwhile to take a picnic lunch from a grocery store in Germany.

Samnaun – Tax free Shopping, skiing, Fairy Tail Hiking trail (1 hour 50 mins)
GPS: Dorfstrasse 4, 7563 Samnaun-Dorf, Switzerland – Tourism office.
Sent – Suspension Bridge, Ropes Course, Sculpture Park (1 hour 50 mins)
        GPS: Via Veglia Vers Scuol, Sent, Switzerland – Sculpture Park

I hope this gives you some ideas to get started on some amazing adventures! Happy Travels!

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