Weekend Mountain Blogging: From The Mittenwaldbahn

There are two ways to travel between Munich and Innsbruck by train. The first way is the heavily traveled Eurocity route which follows the Inn to Kufstein, then crosses the rolling farmlands past Rosenheim and approaches Munich from the east. The other way winds over the mountains and gorges to Mittenwald and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and then approaches Munich from the southwest.(https://klavierzimmer.wordpress.com)

Because the second (or third?) place I call home is now the “Five Lakes Region” in southern Bavaria, I’ve been riding the Mittenwald regional line more often. It’s a longer, creakier ride but it’s less crowded, more scenic and —surprise — considerably cheaper.

Whether this is because the route has some extra subsidy, or because the other way involves some additional tariff, I can’t say. But I use the extra hour to read, catch up on learning music, and generally just chill out and enjoy the view.

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4 Responses to Weekend Mountain Blogging: From The Mittenwaldbahn

  1. Paschberg says:

    The Mittenwaldbahn is one of my favorite railways. Btw. it was constructed by Josef Riehl (see http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Josef_Riehl), who also built the Iglerbahn.
    Travelling to the five lakes regions via Mittenwald might be the shorter way (less km) than going via Kufstein an Munich. Compare it with a routeplanner (road): IBK-Starnberg via Munich 190km, IBK Starberg via Mittenwald or Achenpass ca. 130km.
    Tha track on the last picture might be an artwork 😉 Like Lois Weinberges contribution to Documenta X http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Documenta_x_Beitrag_lois_weinberger.JPG&filetimestamp=20080826184106

  2. Marcellina says:

    It may be shorter in kilometers but not in time, and in addition to that, my final destination is actually Inning. This involves changing trains in Weilheim and getting picked up in the car in Schondorf. (Inning’s big disadvantage is not being near a train line, which made the rent affordable…) On the return trip the wait in Weilheim is sometimes 30 minutes. The other option is with the S-Bahn from Steinebach to Pasing, but that way crosses several pay zones and is more expensive than the first route…

    But I do like the Mittenwaldbahn and enjoy riding it. And the Martinswandtunnel and I share a birthday. 🙂

  3. Paschberg says:

    Therefore, lagging behind – happy birthday!

  4. Marcellina says:

    Danke! 🙂

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