Munich to Liechtenstein via Innsbruck

Munich to Liechtenstein via Innsbruck

Munich is a city in Germany which is part of the EU and Schengen community.  The main points of interest for tourists and photographers are;

  • English Garden (beer garden)
  • Nymphenburg Palace
  • Marienplatz
  • Munich Residenz
  • Trips to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich
  • New town hall
  • Frauenkirche
  • BMW headquarters
Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Marienplatz, Munich, Germany

Munich is a cheap city to stay compared with other major European cities.  There are lots of good value hotels and places to eat/drink here.  The train and bus stations are very close together and within walking distance of the Marienplatz, the center of the city.  Around the Marienplatz there is a pedestrian zone with lots of German architecture to admire, great places to eat and delicious German beer.

The U-Bahn is the metro of the city, it’s easy to use and makes the whole city accessible.  You can take the U-Bahn to the Allianz Arena, the home of Bayern Munich, or the BMW headquarters.

Bavarian State Theater - MunichBavarian State Theater – Munich

I recommend a walk around the Marienplatz, like the photo above of the Bavarian state theater, there are literally thousands of beautiful buildings to photograph!  After taking photos of all the buildings you may need a cold German beer, the famous place to visit in Munich is the English beer garden.  It’s a very social place, it’s designed that way with the long tables and liter size steins!

Flixbus - Munich to InnsbruckFlixbus – Munich to Innsbruck

I took the Flixbus from Munich to Innsbruck which took about 2 hours and was very cheap, about €7 one way.  Because this bus was so cheap and convenient, I decided not to visit the Neuschwanstein castle, I do really wish i’d made the effort to at least go look at and get a photo of the castle though.  Its a train ride from Munich to Füssen, then a bus to the castle.  From the castle to Innsbruck I would have needed to have taken another train, so you can see why the 2 hour bus ride was so tempting.

Innsbruck - City CenterInnsbruck – City Center

I left my luggage in the lockers in Innsbruck train station, which is around the corner from where the Flixbus drops you off.  It was about €2,50 for up to 24 hours so great value.  I walked around Innsbruck town center, which is a nice calm place, especially after arriving from Munich.  There are lots of traditional restaurants and bars to enjoy the Austrian beer.  Around town you’ll find lots of traditional buildings to photograph.

It is possible to visit the Ski Resort in summer, why would you do this you ask?  Because from the top of the mountain there are great panoramic views of Innsbruck and the surrounding mountains.

Train from Innsbruck to FeldkirchTrain from Innsbruck to Feldkirch

There are regular 2 hour trains (€32) from Innsbruck to Feldkirch, which is a small town close to the Liechtenstein border.  These have phone charges and free WiFi for all passengers.  The views of the mountains are amazing and if you’re a chocolate fan, shortly before Feldkirch the train passes a Milka chocolate factory.

Liechtenstein Bus from Feldkirch to Schaan / VaduzLiechtenstein Bus from Feldkirch to Schaan / Vaduz

From right outside the train station you can catch a bus (€5,20) to Schaan / Vaduz or anywhere in between.  If you are staying in Liechtenstein then find out the name of your stop, as there’s a TV on the bus, showing you the next stop and you can press the bell when yours is the next stop.

 

Vaduz to Zurich

2017-03-13T15:15:53+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Austria, Germany, Western Europe|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Jennifer March 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    There are so many things to see in Germany, it can be overwhelming. This article helps simplify what to see and how to see it. The next time I head to Germany, I will have a better idea of what I should take in!

  2. Anita March 19, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    I love how you stated the prices for bus trips to certain locations, I find that is my most researched topic – transportation. Its also a great way to see the City. I hope to visit Germany one day and thank you for posting this.

  3. Vrithi Pushkar March 20, 2017 at 2:32 am - Reply

    This is such a helpful article. Germany is in out list of coutries we want to visit soon. I am saving this to use when we go. You just made our travel planning so much easier.Thank you.

  4. Torgeir Lindland March 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    Greay article about Munich. I habr always wanted to visit the beer garden tvere. Must be so much fun. Also the view from the top of the ski resort must be great 🙂

  5. Katie March 20, 2017 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Wow Munich looks so fun! I have visited Black Forest before and I loved the cute little villages around the area. Would love to check out the bigger cities and I am sure Calum would love to visit the Football!

  6. Melissa March 20, 2017 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    I didn’t realize Munich to Innsbruck was so close. We almost made this trip a few years ago but decided to fly into Zurich instead. We did end up visiting Munich last summer and had a great time. I wish we would have visited the castle, too.

  7. The Travel Ninjas March 20, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    I lived in Germany years ago, and really enjoyed visiting Munich. I don’t remember the Flixbus back then. That sounds like a great way to get around. Modern and comfy and cheap, that’s a great tip. When we make it back, I’d use it for sure.

  8. Global Girl Travels March 21, 2017 at 6:39 am - Reply

    I am really in awe by the beauty of the architecture in Germany. Munich seems to be one of the most popular cities. I would love to explore the sights you’ve listed here.

  9. Jackie Taylor March 21, 2017 at 8:13 am - Reply

    I love how easy it is to travel by bus whil in Europe! When I was in Germany, I also used flixBus, and it worked out great. 🙂 I do wish I had the chance to visit Liechtenstein though! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

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