338 Kilometers from Lindau to Berchtesgaden

By Jonathan Spira on 24 December 2009
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The Diesel Driver’s BMW 335d had its maiden voyage yesterday from Munich (München) to Lindau, a trip of ca. 200 kilometers. DSC_0682After a short visit, it was off to Berchtesgaden, in the Bavarian Alps.

Lindau is a Bavarian town on a 0.68-square-kilometer island in the eastern part of the Bodensee (Lake Constance). The route from Lindau to Berchtesgaden takes one through the Allgäu (a region in southwestern Bavaria and also part of Baden-Württemberg). The Bodensee is common to Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. On its shores lie the German states of Bavaria (Bayern) and Baden-Württemberg, the Austrian state of Vorarlberg, and the Swiss cantons of Thurgau and St. Gallen.

The drive from Lindau to Berchtesgaden takes one on the A96 Autobahn towards Memmingen and then Munich for ca. 170 kilometers, 8 kilometers through Munich proper, and then 115 kilometers on the Autobahn A8. The fun part comes at the end, driving up the windy Bundesstraße 319 as the InterContinental Resort (our destination) is 1000 meters up in the mountains.

The BMW 335d averaged 7.5 l/100 km (31.4 mpg) on the trip and now has travelled over 500 kilometers.

Join us on the drive from Lindau to Berchtesgaden.

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