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I will visit Munich for a business trip. I have purchased around trip flight tickets from my home country to Munich. I have a week for doing nothing so I want to visit one or more other countries in Schengen area but I want to minimize the cost. Transportation cost should be not more than around 100 euros.

Which countries can I visit?

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"Schengen" in the question is superfluous, as there are no non-Schengen countries nearby. –  vartec Jun 21 '13 at 8:44
    
but what is "minimal cost" for you? going to Denmark from Munich is probably the same cost as going to Munich from home for me! –  Vince Jun 21 '13 at 12:00
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@vartec: To make it clearer and avoid responding unnecessary comments for sure. –  Oh my ghost Jun 21 '13 at 12:33
    
@Vince: Transportation cost is not more than around 100 euros in total. –  Oh my ghost Jun 21 '13 at 12:35

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Austria is pretty close. Salzburg is +- 2 hours by train and a single ticket costs 22 EUR. Vienna is also within reach. It's 6 hours by bus. With Orangeways you can find single tickets for as low as 16 EUR.

You can also consider a trip to the Czech Republic. Prague is a bit less than 6 hours by direct train from Munich. A return ticket costs 65 EUR. You can also go there by bus. There are several providers. It may be a bit cheaper, depending on when you book and travel. Travel time by bus will be around 5 hours.

Switzerland can be an option too. It is more or less 4 hours you can go by bus from Munich to Zurich. Prices with MeinFernbus.de start at 15 EUR, depending on when you book and when you travel.

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It will be the first time for me visiting other Schengen countries. My question: Is there an immigration gate, in which immigration procedure will be redone, when leaving and entering the border between 2 adjacent Schengen countries? –  Oh my ghost Jun 20 '13 at 20:46
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No, there are no more systematic checks. In many cases you will hardly notice that you are crossing a border. However, in times of populist pressure and generalised paranoia, even in Europe, there can be more or less sporadic controls. But then they will only check if your documents are ok. –  PERSONA NON GRATA Jun 20 '13 at 20:50
    
OK. Thank you. I am waiting for other better answers (if any) before pressing the green check mark button. –  Oh my ghost Jun 20 '13 at 20:55
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Czech Republic would be a great option if you want to keep costs low. Zurich, for example, might be easy to travel to, but the cost of staying there would be quite higher. –  Yisela Jun 20 '13 at 22:29
    
München - Wien is 4 hours by train, I would not travel that route by bus... –  Krist van Besien Jun 21 '13 at 6:35

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