New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Uncle Phil » 21 Aug 2014, 17:51

When you are in Italy, you may wish you had purchased the Garmin Maps ... ;-)

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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby zebedeee » 21 Aug 2014, 17:54

Tom I would wait for the locals to comment better.

But I would have thought Salzburg would be a preferable place to sightsee than Munich. My impression of Munich is a big busy city, whereas Salzburg I have only passed through when scouting my trip with Uncle Phil, but decided to give it a miss only due to the ride there being not as nice as other roads, but it looked a nice place if you wanted a day off the bike.
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby zebedeee » 21 Aug 2014, 18:08

Tom

Also look at Uncle Phils link but at Day 5. Are the castles.......Schloss Linderhoff and Schloss Neuschwanstein on your organised trip. Neuschwanstein I think is what Disney based his castle at Disneyland on.
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Tom Wright » 21 Aug 2014, 18:30

Schloss Neuschwanstein is definitely on the tour. I'm not crazy about cities so I'll avoid Munich in favor of Salzburg.

I'm looking at how I can get reasonably priced Euro maps for my Zumo. Maybe it will be easier to rent a GPS unit upon arrival.
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby BB08 MCN » 21 Aug 2014, 18:41

Don't forget Innsbruck, and the 'Sound of music'. ;)

Was at neuschwanstein castle last year, 'mad king Ludwig 11' and all that, if you want to go in/park/photo in grounds it all costs, but there are some vantage points in the area for photos, apparently if you go in its only in certain areas and a lot of it is painted to look like stonework, this is original, but not what is expected, Ludwig 11 did a lot of it on the 'cheap' so to speak. :o

http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisch/tourist/index.htm

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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Pieter Huizinga » 21 Aug 2014, 19:29

Munich could be attractive to mrs. Wright. And your credit card. :mrgreen:
Kidding aside the BMW museum is worth a detour. I didn't find the city very spectecular.
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Uncle Phil » 21 Aug 2014, 22:22

Tom - What I found 'interesting' about the road signs in Italy that they were not 'signed' consistently like some of the other countries. And the Italian maps might highlight a town and the highway signs might reference the town before or after the one the map highlights. You can do it without a GPS as I did, but it can get pretty interesting ... ;-)
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Tom Wright » 22 Aug 2014, 21:44

I ordered the Garmin Euro map on the SD card. Amazon one day shipping. It is scheduled to arrive the day we leave. That's cutting it close.
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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Ali in Austria » 23 Aug 2014, 16:56

Salzburg over Munich any time and it is Salzburg which is the setting for The Sound of Music along with the associated Tours.

Take the train, it is easier.

Salzburg is a very beautiful small city with much to see. A horse and carriage ride around the city is recommended. Get a Guide Leaflet to sniff out some of the tucked away history such as the Catacombs and the Old Mill & Bakery powered by the Water Mill. You can also buy a Salzburg Card which is a cheaper way to see many of the sights and attractions. Available from the several Tourist Offices in the city.

The Großglockner is reachable from Seefeld but would be a long day. You would take the Zillertaler Route on you itinerary but instead of looping back on the Zillertaller Hohenstraße, you would go over Gerlos Pass and The Krimml Falls.


Oh, be prepared; This was The Großglockner on Thursday


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Re: New Jersey to Edelweiss Tour August - September

Postby Tom Wright » 24 Aug 2014, 15:28

We will try to see Salzburg and take your recommendations on what to see. So it looks like Innsbruck, Salzburg will be where we concentrate prior to the tour. After the formal Edelweiss tour we are going to Lake Garda, Italy for a few days, then back to the Innsbruck area.

These seem to be more reasonable schedules than we were initially thinking.

We are packing layers for the riding gear. I'm guessing it will be more cooler than warmer.

I'll post follow ups along the way.
Thanks again for all the great advice.
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