If you’re looking for a base from which to explore the Alps, the scenic village of Mittenwald is worth considering. It takes less than two hours to get here from Munich by train, and the trains run frequently. Mittenwald has decoratively painted houses, surrounded by the mountains, and covered with the wide Bavarian sky.
Climate: Generally the same as Munich’s, only a bit chillier and with a bit more precipitaion.
How to Get Here: Regional trains leave from Munich’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof) once an hour.
Things to Do
Geigenbaumuseum Mittenwald (Violin Making Museum): Mittenwald has a tradition of making violins dating back to the 17th century. This museum chronicles its history and is housed in a tradtional Bavarian workshop.
Ballenhausgasse 3, 82481 Mittenwald
Where to Stay
Post Hotel: A 4-star hotel which is a short walk from Mittenwald train station and close to skiing and hiking trails.
Karwendelstrasse 14, 82481 Mittenwald
Romantische 5-Sterne Ferienwohnungen (Romatic 5-Star Holiday Apartments): These holiday apartments are a short walk from the town center and offer mountain views and a free pick-up from Mittenwald train station.
Tiefkarstrasse 19, 82481 Mittenwald