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Kossen, Austria

RVC
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Kossen, Austria

Planning to travel from Kossen, Austria to Zurich. It seems the rail connection is complicated and long. Is rental car the easiest way? Are there autobahns in the vicinity?

Edited: 27 March 2010, 09:28
vienna
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1. Re: Kossen, Austria

Kössen is a relatively small town not far from the german border .in Tirol.

Probably 15-20 kilometers south and east from the -A-12 Inntal autobahn- this a major highway in the direction to Swiss. .

I would look for train connections from Kufstein , a good sized place with frequent train service - much less complicated from there perhpas direct or 1- 2 transfers to Zurich in about 5 hours.

Easy to get to Kufstein by taxi transfer from Kössen and this would save 3- 4 hours trying to make other connections.

If you do not already have the rail website

www.oebb.at

Yes, you can rent a car but this can make for a very expensive transfer due to auto drop off fees.

RVC
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2. Re: Kossen, Austria

thanks very much- this is very helpful

Edited: 27 March 2010, 13:50
Colorado Springs...
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3. Re: Kossen, Austria

Wil,. you be stayin g at the Peternhof resort in Koessen?

From there it is 25km to Kufstein by taxi, not inexpensive, because they will charge you round trip. There's normally no return trip for them. The taxi takes about 40minutes (I drive the distance frequently).

The Peternhof is a 3km yaxi ride from Reit im Winkel, a Geman resort village. From there you can take the bus to the Prien railroad station, then the train to Munich and from there a direct train to Zuerich, via Lindau.

Travel time &:40 hrs.

To check your options, see www,. bahn.de. It covers the Reit to Prien bus as well.

RVC
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4. Re: Kossen, Austria

Thanks for your suggestion. We'll be staying at the Peternhof. We have decided to drive back to Munich, return a rental car and take the train to Zurich.

Edited: 28 March 2010, 10:27
Colorado Springs...
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5. Re: Kossen, Austria

You will like the Peternhof - - nice location, good accomodations, good food. I'm not a golfer, but have been told that their course is good.

Since you will have a cat, if you have the time to do a bit of sightseeing, Berchtesgaden is just a good hour's drive from P. Follow the B-305 south and east from Reit im Winkel. This is part of the Deutsche Alpenstrasse (German Alpine Road) network. Very good and scenic highway.

Also, within less than an hour (going the opposite way from Reit, toward Bernau) is Prien-Stock, where the boats leave for the Herrenchimesee palace of King Ludwig, located on an island of the same name in the Chiemsee. Allow 3 hours from the Peternhof for the whole excursion and visit to the Schloss.

Places to eat: In Reit: The Zwirbelstuben is a popular restaurant. It is at the beginning of the street that branches off to the north right across from the May pole. In Oberwoessen, 6km from Reit is the Cafe Marchl. It is in an old, attractive farm house and has a very good lunch/dinner restaraunt. They are closed on Thursday. Also, there is an alp in the Wilde Kaiser mountain massif, not far from the Peternhof. Ask the hotel, they can direct you there.

On the Autobahn A-8 from/to M unich, Bernau is your exit.

PS: I'm originally from Unterwoessen, 12km from Reit. So, if you have any other questions, let me know.

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