Later this month, we arrive for a few days in Munich before heading on to a timeshare in the Austrian Alps. We land at 11:45 and have to get our rental car, and then will be dropping our bags off at the Laimer Hof. We're hoping to have dozed well enough on the plane (early flight with Heathrow early morning stopover, ugh) so that we don't need to nap, because we want to walk up the street to the Nymphenburg Palace and Parks. We'll then do dinner nearby and plan to get to bed early.
On a previous trip to Bavaria, I did not make it to the Zugspitze because there was 100% cloud cover and it's not worth the price to go up there when it's no more interesting than looking out an airplane window. My husband, who's been to Munich and Bavaria for work (years ago) and as a child, has never been to Zugspitze either. So if the weather is good, we'd really like to go there the following morning. We'd plan to get out the door by 8 or 9 at the latest; it's an hour drive from our hotel.
We'd also like to be able to explore the altstadt and visit the Viktuelienmarkt. The tours go in the morning, so we'd likely use Munich Greeters to do a personalized tour later in the day. Since so many places close at 6 pm, is it worth trying to do that if we meet a tour guide as late as 3 pm? (We figure on spending at most 4 hours in Garmisch before heading back, so we'd be back by 2.)
Staying in Munich and doing a leisurely tour of the altstadt and perhaps relaxing in the Englischer Garten is our back-up plan if clouds would kill the views at the Zugspitze, but we don't want to inconvenience a tour guide with a tentative tour time.
We won't have another time to do either, because first thing the following morning we are going to Dachau, and then we are immediately leaving there to pick up a friend at the Salzburg train station and heading to our Austrian resort. I missed Dachau the last time because I was sick, so it means a lot to me and to my husband to go there.
Thoughts on Zugspitze and an afternoon tour? Thanks!Edited: 07 June 2018, 02:07