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Old February 1st, 2010, 03:47 AM   #1
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Road trip: Bavaria and Alps

First of all sorry for this being a non entirely urban thread. It will include nature views (mountains) and a some roads. I can't really separate those because it was all a single and one-off trip around 4 countries in just one day with everything on the go from empty mountains to bustling cities and super-fast German Autobahnen. Hope this will be interesting


Here is the route map:

day one: trip around the Alps from Munich via Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and back to Munich

day two: Munich - Salzburg
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Views around the Jaufenpass in Northern Italy.
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Jaufenpass is a very twisted and dangerous (or at least looks so) mountain pass in Northern Italy, the German-speaking area known as Südtirol. It doesn't feel like Italy at all... more like Austria or Switzerland flocked by cars with "D" on their numberplates (including ours )
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Fancy a sky?
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Jaufenpass is only open in daytime
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Drive with a view
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Video from the same location

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More views from Jaufenpass
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Not a very urban view
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Slightly more urban
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Driving towards the Swiss border... it takes time on those little mountain roads and is tiring too
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A semi-autobahn
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Some good routes for those who want to enjoy nice views from their car
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Countryside. In summer it should look much better methinks
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Audi Quattro is precisely what you need to drive in those conditions... Although Subaru 4WD would do as well
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Italy ends here. I only looked back to take a photo of the informartion sign about the roads... the Swiss border guards did not seem to be interested in our passports so we just drove past into Switzerland
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True, driving in the Alps is an extreme fun. It is important, however, to have a suitable car (ideally an Audi Quattro). My experience was slightly ruined by the weak engine of the car as even in 2nd gear pushing pedal to the bottom didn't help much while driving up some steeper roads.

Next is Switzerland driving from the Italian border towards Liechtenstein

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Later it got too dark to take photos from a moving car... we made it to Liechtenstein, then shortcut via Austria and back to Germany where we took the A96 Autobahn to "fly" back to Munich.

A couple of videos from the 19km long Vereina rail Tunnel in Switzerland that transports passenger vehicles from one side of the mountain to another and duplicates the Flüela Pass that connects towns of Susch and Davos.

Entering the train


In the tunnel (note the Garmin satnav "thinks" it's a ferry ship
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The day after we are in Deutschland and the amazing Bavarian capital München. Just a few photos taken from a car.

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A video of driving in Munich. It's an easy city to drive a car.
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After that we're driving to Salzburg in Austria

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A94 junction with A99 (Munich ring-road)
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A couple of videos of the Autobahn (A99 and A8) on the way from Munich to Salzburg


Despite the poor condition of the road (built in the 1930's by one famous political leader of those days) some are maintaining extreme speeds of 170-180km/h or more. We were not crawling either
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Salzburg, Austria

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Salzburg operates a trolleybus network
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Salzburg cathedral
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Salzburg Castle. One of the largest and best preserved castles in Europe
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Cathedral
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Beautiful historic skyline
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Up in the castle
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The last bit of the day...

Back to Munich (Autobahn A8)


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Munich next to BMW Welt and inner ring road
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Munich Airport (MUC)
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MUC was listed as the 5th best airport in the world by Skytax survey and 2nd best in Europe. I think it deserves the high position
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This is it.
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Old February 1st, 2010, 09:15 AM   #18
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Wow! Nice trip!
May I ask, what car did you drive?
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A BMW 5 Series GT???

It must have been a nice trip. Thanks for the pictures and videos.
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@elrusodan
we drove a rented Mercedes Benz A-class 160. It looks like a nice little car (and completely new) but this is where it all ends. The engine was absolute rubbish and apart from some nicer interior plastics it was no better than cheaper equivalents (such as Mitsubishi Colt or Honda Jazz which cost about 1/2 the price). The funny thing is that we booked a "VW Golf or similar". I wonder if Europcar just fooled us or they really think that MB A-class is "similar" to VW Golf (which is in the same class as Toyota Corolla).


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that wasn't our car (I wish it was) . There were quite a few of those on the road in Bavaria. Not sure if I realy like the design though.
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