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Author: Jenny

Munich

Munich

For my last full day in Europe, we did a lot of sightseeing within Munich. Unfortunately it was also significantly colder, so I was pretty much wearing all my layers when we went out that morning.  After grabbing breakfast, we first took a stroll around Viktualienmarkt. Not all the stalls were opened so early in the morning, but we found a few selling local produce and handmade crafts. It was fun browsing through the stalls and seeing all the freshly prepared foods…

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Neuschwanstein Castle

Neuschwanstein Castle

The day after Oktoberfest was the second of our two side trips. I was a little relieved that it would be the last day in a row where we had to travel long distance on the train. However, it was also our earliest start and I had the hardest time dragging myself out of bed that morning. (T__T) From Munich HBF we took the train to Füssen, then waited for a bus to take us directly into Schwangau. There were so many tourists heading…

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Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Moving onto the main highlight of the trip – Oktoberfest. The day after Hallstatt was another long train journey to Munich. For the next two days in the city I bought a regional ticket to travel within Bavaria. One of the cool things about riding the DB is that group rates are often a lot cheaper. A ticket for a single traveler would cost €25, while an additional person was only €7 extra.  Once we arrived in Munich, we stopped by the hotel to drop…

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Hallstatt

Hallstatt

When I was planning my trip to Europe, I had some side trips I knew I wanted to do. However, in addition to traveling between three major cities, figuring out the logistics of how to fit in these side trips was a bit of a hassle. For the most part I had planned everything perfectly – I left enough time for sightseeing, made all the reservations I needed, and got all my connections figured out – with the exception of my…

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Salzburg

Salzburg

The next morning we headed over to our next stop – Salzburg. Prior to leaving on my trip I bought my train tickets directly through the ÖBB website. If you buy tickets well in advance, you can get what is called a Sparschiene ticket, which is essentially a discount ticket. Instead of paying €55 for a regular ticket, I only paid €19 for it, so I definitely recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time! 
 The journey to Salzburg took a…

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