Trip Reports Home | My Trip Reports | Create Trip Report | Recent Reports | Search Trip Reports

> SlowTrav > Trip Reports

Report 2063: Munich and the Dolomites

By teaberry from USA, Summer 2013

Trip Description: Four days in Munich, Germany and a week in Castelrotto, Italy, in the Dolomites, in July, hiking and enjoying the local ambiance. Heaven.

Destinations: Countries - Italy, Germany; Regions/Cities - Other Italy Region

Categories: Hotels/B&Bs; Sightseeing; Walking/Hiking; Independent Travel; 2 People

Next Page

Page 1 of 16: The Trip that Almost Didn't Happen

photo by

among the Dolomiti

This is the trip that almost didn’t happen. The planning had begun in September, and the ultimate goal was to go to the Dolomites the following July. Departing from Philadelphia, we were interested in direct flights, and we figured we had three arrival cities at our disposal that had proximity to the Dolomites: Milan, Venice, and Munich. I was really leaning towards Munich, as we’ve already been to Milan and Venice, and never in Germany. But round trip airfare to any of these cities, actually to any city at all in Europe, started at $1300 in September, and continued to rise as I tracked it (daily). By early May, we were looking at about $1600/ticket, and were getting ready to consider a state-side trip instead.

And then, on May 15, about six weeks before our expected departure date, an amazing airfare showed up on the USAir website. They were offering RT tickets to Munich for our dates in July for $1000. SOLD! This price saved us over a thousand dollars if we had bit the bullet any earlier, and that cash came in mighty handy during our travels. Big score!

Next Page

Back to Top

Car Rental Hotel Booking Flight Booking Train Tickets Books, Maps, Events
Europe Cell Phones Long Distance Cards Luggage, etc. Travel Insurance Classifieds

* Advertise on Slow Travel | Post your travel questions on the Slow Travel Forums

Copyright © 2000 - 2014 SlowTrav.com, unless noted otherwise. Slow Travel® is a registered trademark. Contact Slow Travel

RSS Feeds - Link to Us - Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Currency Converter - Colophon - Sponsors - Become a Member
Home | Forums | Slow Travel? | Europe Trip Planning | Photos | Trip Reports | Search | About Us | Classifieds