"Don´t listen to Rick Steves" Reutte by LeatherBikerGene

Reutte Travel Guide: 27 reviews and 82 photos

Rick Steves, author of the "Europe through the back door" series of travel guides, sings the praises of this small town. Why, I still can´t figure out! There´s nothing here..skiing in the winter but not much else. It does have decent train connections to Germany to visit Mad King Ludwig´s castles. Germans from the areas around Füssen and Garmisch-Partenkirchen go to Reutte on German (but not Austrian) holidays to shop. Gasoline is MUCH cheaper (15-20 EuroCents per liter) in Austria. In the summer there is a weekend medieval festival on the mountain with the ruins of the Ehrenburg castle. The nearby Plansee is a beautiful clear mountain lake, popular with divers, naturists (nekkid swimmin!) and motorcyclists who like to ride along the twisty 6km road along the bank of the lake.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Scenic train ride
  • Cons:Germans on holidays!
  • In a nutshell:Best for cheap gas.
  • Last visit to Reutte: Apr 2004
  • Intro Written Apr 23, 2004
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