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Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip

Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Bad Tölz - Reit im Winkl - Berchtesgaden - Salzburg

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Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km260 h/stage1.3

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip in Germany?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 162EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 176EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 430EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 592EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 189EUR drive & more 50EUR sleep & more 275EUR eat & more 324EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 649EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 838EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 243EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 495EUR eat & more 432EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 990EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,233EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 675EUR drive & more 75EUR sleep & more 165EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 456EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,131EUR
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Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Itinerary

Embark on a memorable journey from Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany to Salzburg in Austria on a road trip that covers a distance of ca. 260km. Along the way, you will pass through the towns of Bad Tölz, Reit im Winkl and Berchtesgaden. This road trip is best enjoyed during the summer months when the weather is pleasant and the roads are in excellent condition. There are many attractions and sights to explore along the way, including UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. The route is partly curvy and narrow, so it is important to drive with caution. During certain seasons, some roads may be closed due to weather, and there is a border crossing involved. This road trip is an unforgettable experience and is suitable for drivers of all skill levels. However, due to the attractions and sights along the way, it can be quite costly to complete. It is recommended to take 3 days to complete this journey, so you can fully appreciate the experience and the memories it offers.
number of days 3 number of days
route length 260 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level low accident level

START Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Distance 260 km Driving time 5.0 h Pace: modest 67.7 kWh Airports INN , OBF
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a small town nestled in the Bavarian Alps that serves as an ideal starting point for the “Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip”. Located just an hour and a half drive from Munich, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a great location for those traveling by air, as the closest international airport is Munich Airport (MUC). Car rentals are available at the airport for those wanting to start their road trip from this iconic Bavarian town. Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a stunning town with plenty of things to see and do. The town is split into two parts, Garmisch and Partenkirchen, and is known for its beautiful mountains, ski resorts, and outdoor adventures. Visitors can explore the many alpine hiking trails, go skiing, or take a cable car up to the Zugspitze, the highest peak in Germany. The town also offers several museums, churches, and monuments to explore. Additionally, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local culture and cuisine, with plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bars to choose from. No matter what your interests, Garmisch-Partenkirchen is an excellent starting point for the “Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip”. With plenty of sights to explore, this charming Bavarian town promises to be an unforgettable stop on your journey.

1 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Bad Tölz

Distance 65 km Driving time 1.2 h Pace: modest 16.9 kWh View map Itinerary
dining venues scenic road junction of road trips attractive landscape accommodation options camper parking available
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Welcome to a beautiful road trip from Garmisch-Partenkirchen to Bad Tölz! This 65 km journey takes less than two hours, and you can enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the Bavarian Alps. You will pass through some of the most picturesque landscapes, and witness the scenic roads of this region. Start your journey in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, where you can explore the beautiful Zugspitze mountain, the highest peak in Germany. Make sure to visit the Partnach Gorge, and the Olympic Ski Stadium, which hosted the 1936 Winter Olympics. Continue your journey to Bad Tölz, a charming Bavarian town, where you can visit the historic Old Town, the Tölzer Schloss, and the nearby mountains and lakes. The Isar River is also a great spot for swimming and fishing. For more information regarding attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

2 Bad Tölz - Reit im Winkl

Distance 107 km Driving time 2.2 h Pace: modest 27.7 kWh View map Itinerary
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Get ready for an amazing road trip from Bad Tölz to Reit im Winkl! This 107km drive will take you less than 3 hours, with plenty of interesting sights to see along the way. You'll get to experience the beauty of Bavaria in full, as you drive through winding roads and narrow passes. Don't forget to look out for the scenic views of the countryside, which will make your journey even more memorable. In some sections, the road may be closed seasonally, so make sure to check before you leave. Your journey will start in Bad Tölz, a charming small town with a historic center and plenty of cultural attractions. Make sure to visit the Tölzer Schloss, a medieval castle, and the nearby St. Johannes Baptist Church. From there, you'll drive through the picturesque Bavarian countryside, and you'll eventually arrive in Reit im Winkl. Here, you'll find a beautiful Alpine village with a stunning view of the Alps. You should also visit the Wendelstein Church, a stunning baroque church, and the nearby St. Sebastian Chapel. This is just one stage of your larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route is available in the “Itinerary” of this stage. So, pack your bags and get ready for an unforgettable journey!

3 Reit im Winkl - Berchtesgaden

Distance 63 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: fast 18.9 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues scenic road junction of road trips attractive landscape accommodation options camper parking available
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Start your road trip adventure in Reit im Winkl, Germany and make your way to the majestic Berchtesgaden. Enjoy the picturesque landscapes and the scenic road as you make your way through this 63 km drive. The drive should take you no more than an hour, so make sure to take your time and enjoy the sights! Along the way, you will be able to take in the beauty of the Bavarian Alps, and even stop to visit the lovely Lake Königssee. When you reach Berchtesgaden, you will be able to explore the area’s many attractions, such as the Eagle's Nest, the Konigsee, and the Berchtesgaden National Park. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, be sure to check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

4 Berchtesgaden - Salzburg

Distance 25 km Driving time 0.6 h Pace: modest 6.6 kWh View map Itinerary
EV charging station dining venues junction of road trips UNESCO World Heritage Site interesting  historic site attractive landscape accommodation options camper parking available border crossing
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Are you ready to explore the stunning beauty of the Bavarian Alps on a road trip from Berchtesgaden to Salzburg? This route is full of breathtaking views and interesting places to visit. The total distance is 25 km and the drive takes less than an hour. You will cross the German-Austrian state border, so make sure to have your passport ready. On your way, you will be able to explore some of the UNESCO Heritage sites, such as the Old Town of Salzburg and the Berchtesgaden National Park. You will be able to take beautiful photos of the picturesque landscapes, as well as explore the historical sites. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please check the Itinerary of this stage. So, what are you waiting for? Start your road trip from Berchtesgaden to Salzburg and enjoy the beauty of the Bavarian Alps!

  Salzburg

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The city of Salzburg in Austria is the perfect end to the Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg Road Trip. Located in the Alpine region of Austria, Salzburg is the perfect place to spend a few days taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful city. Salzburg's old town is the perfect place to start your journey. Here you can find the iconic Hohensalzburg Fortress, the impressive Baroque architecture, and the stunning Mirabell Palace and Gardens. From here you can also take a stroll along the Salzach River to get a better view of the city. For those who love nature, there's the Hellbrunn Palace and its grounds where you can take a leisurely walk and admire the views from the top of the hill. You can also take a boat ride on the Salzach and explore the city from the waterside. For a unique experience, you can visit the Salzburg Cathedral, where the famous "Sound of Music" was filmed. The views from the top of the hill are simply breathtaking, and the architecture and history of the city is truly remarkable. For those who are looking for a more modern experience, Salzburg has plenty of interesting museums and galleries. The Mozart Museum and the Salzburg Museum are both worth a visit, while the Salzburg Zoo is great for the whole family. The closest international airport to Salzburg is Salzburg Airport (SZG). This airport is located just outside of the city and is a great option for those who are flying into the city. From here you can easily get around by car or public transportation. At the end of your trip, you will be glad you chose to end your journey in Salzburg. With its stunning scenery, fascinating history, and exciting attractions, Salzburg is the perfect destination for any road trip.

Garmisch Partenkirchen to Salzburg at a glance

Facts for safer driving in Germany

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.5
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 100 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 130 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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