5 days in Salzburg & Germany Itinerary

5 days in Salzburg & Germany Itinerary

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5 days in Salzburg & Germany Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Berchtesgaden, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Hohenschwangau, Germany
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
End: Zurich, Switzerland

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Mozart-Wohnhaus, then take an in-depth tour of Mozarts Geburtshaus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), and finally explore the historical opulence of Hellbrunn Castle (Schloss Hellbrun). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, browse the exhibits of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), and finally stroll the grounds of Petersfriedhof.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg vacation builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to Salzburg is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. February in Salzburg sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Berchtesgaden.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums
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Salzburg Cathedral ©
Salzburg Cathedral
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

1
night
Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden ©
Bordered on three sides by Austria, Berchtesgaden is encircled by snow-capped mountain peaks that offer sweeping views of the entire region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the activities along Konigssee, then contemplate the long history of Hotel Zum Turken WWII Bunkers, and then take an in-depth tour of Schloss Berchtesgaden.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Berchtesgaden trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Salzburg to Berchtesgaden in an hour. February in Berchtesgaden sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hohenschwangau.

Things to do in Berchtesgaden

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Konigssee
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Konigssee ©
Konigssee
Bunkeranlage ©
Bunkeranlage
Schloss Berchtesgaden ©
Schloss Berchtesgaden

1
night
Hohenschwangau, Germany

Hohenschwangau ©
A picturesque village nestled in a green valley on the shores of a lake, Hohenschwangau receives nearly two million visitors every year.
On the 10th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hohenschwangau, hit the slopes at Zugspitze, and then steep yourself in history at Altstadt von Fuessen. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Neuschwanstein Castle, step into the grandiose world of Linderhof Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Wies Church.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Hohenschwangau trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Berchtesgaden to Hohenschwangau in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Hohenschwangau are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Hohenschwangau

Historic Sites Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Zugspitze, Schloss Neuschwanstein, Altstadt von Fuessen, Pilgrimage Church of Wies, Schloss Linderhof
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Schloss Neuschwanstein ©
Schloss Neuschwanstein
Schloss Linderhof ©
Schloss Linderhof
Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau

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