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Salzburg Austria
« on: August 10, 2014, 02:45:50 PM »
I searched for a thread on Salzburg but couldn't find one. Hope there isn't one already....

Anyway I'm going tomorrow to Salzburg for 2 days and was looking for any tips or ideas on what's a "must" to do there?
TIA

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2014, 02:51:53 PM »
I searched for a thread on Salzburg but couldn't find one. Hope there isn't one already....

Anyway I'm going tomorrow to Salzburg for 2 days and was looking for any tips or ideas on what's a "must" to do there?
TIA
Are you going to salzburg city are a village in salzburg like Hinterglem et"c?

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2014, 03:36:41 PM »

Are you going to salzburg city are a village in salzburg like Hinterglem et"c?
Not sure we're I'm going yet... That's what I'm asking...

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2014, 04:04:35 PM »
what are your interests?

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2014, 04:08:37 PM »
Oh wow going tomorrow with no plans!

If you are going to the city Salzburg there are the salt mountain and some water park as far as I remember (I was there at least 12 years ago as a kid)

Also you could go to Munich in germany it is very close by.

If you are going to Salzburg the State  (Bundesland) so depense were you are going....


(It is like NY (just a bit smaller ;) ) the city is in the state)

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2014, 04:18:05 PM »
Hallstatt is nearby for a day trip.
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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2014, 04:37:33 PM »
Salzburg festival in the summer.

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2014, 04:47:26 PM »
here is a quick TR, hope this can give you ideas:
We went for 3 days with a 2 year old

Day One
- We flew into Munich airport and rented a car (tip: if you need a car seat, make sure you book as part of the reservation. They told us we could just pick one up when we get there but they didn't end up having one and we wasted half a day driving around Munich getting one)
-Important to note: In Austria you need some type of toll sticker. You can buy these at the gas stations near the border. Also, officially you need an international driver's license to drive there (can be acquired at your local AAA office).
- On the way to our hotel near Salzburg, we went to Lake Konigsee. It's a gorgeous lake in Germany near the border of Austria. There are many things to do around there but we took a boat ride on the lake and it was great. There are different places to get off and places to walk around, etc.
-We stayed in the Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa using spg points. It is about 25 min drive from town of Salzburg. It is a gorgeous hotel with amazing views, right on a lake and in the mountains. When we went it was cat 6, now it is a 7. There is Sheraton that is a lower category right next to it. We booked with plat account and were upgraded to junior suite.


Day Two
- First stop, Hellbrun Palace and Trick Fountains. We did the tour of the trick fountains. It's very interesting. You probably will get a bit wet, although there are ways to dodge the water if you need to. We enjoyed this a lot. I think you can take a boat or bike from the town of Salzburg to get here as a way to add to the trip.
-Second stop, Untersberg Cable Car. Amazing, amazing views. There is a small trek at the top to get to the peak. It's not a difficult walk but you have to hold on to your kids. Paragliders take off from here, so you can either go or watch them.
-Third stop, the town of Salzburg. Quaint town to walk around. There are interesting shops and it is the birthplace of Mozart, so you can go to his house and there are museums and opera houses, etc. We just walked around and ate supper next to the river. It was nice and relaxing.

Day Three
-We enjoyed the hotel's many ammenities - beautiful pool and spa and they have boats that you can rent and go out on the lake. The weather was excellent and we really enjoyed this.
-Drove back to Munich, ate supper at Einstein. Sort of Israeli style, food pretty good. It's in the building with the Jewish center and security is tight.
-Stayed in Munich airport hotel and flew back the next morning.

The trip was a year ago, so this is just what I remember off-hand. If you have any other questions, please ask. Also, Lonely Planet's Austria book was amazing - there is a lot to do in the area if you are willing to drive a bit. There are ice caves (not doable with little kids), lookouts, Swarovski headquarters, etc. Always remember  - GIYF  :D

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2014, 04:48:26 PM »
I would like to post pics but can't figure out how to embed from pics that are saved on my computer..?

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2014, 04:56:03 PM »
I would like to post pics but can't figure out how to embed from pics that are saved on my computer..?
Upload them to a third party image hosting site (e.g. imgur.com or photobucket.com) and then embed the link in your post.

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2014, 05:36:20 PM »

here is a quick TR, hope this can give you ideas:
We went for 3 days with a 2 year old

Day One
- We flew into Munich airport and rented a car (tip: if you need a car seat, make sure you book as part of the reservation. They told us we could just pick one up when we get there but they didn't end up having one and we wasted half a day driving around Munich getting one)
-Important to note: In Austria you need some type of toll sticker. You can buy these at the gas stations near the border. Also, officially you need an international driver's license to drive there (can be acquired at your local AAA office).
- On the way to our hotel near Salzburg, we went to Lake Konigsee. It's a gorgeous lake in Germany near the border of Austria. There are many things to do around there but we took a boat ride on the lake and it was great. There are different places to get off and places to walk around, etc.
-We stayed in the Schloss Fuschl Resort and Spa using spg points. It is about 25 min drive from town of Salzburg. It is a gorgeous hotel with amazing views, right on a lake and in the mountains. When we went it was cat 6, now it is a 7. There is Sheraton that is a lower category right next to it. We booked with plat account and were upgraded to junior suite.


Day Two
- First stop, Hellbrun Palace and Trick Fountains. We did the tour of the trick fountains. It's very interesting. You probably will get a bit wet, although there are ways to dodge the water if you need to. We enjoyed this a lot. I think you can take a boat or bike from the town of Salzburg to get here as a way to add to the trip.
-Second stop, Untersberg Cable Car. Amazing, amazing views. There is a small trek at the top to get to the peak. It's not a difficult walk but you have to hold on to your kids. Paragliders take off from here, so you can either go or watch them.
-Third stop, the town of Salzburg. Quaint town to walk around. There are interesting shops and it is the birthplace of Mozart, so you can go to his house and there are museums and opera houses, etc. We just walked around and ate supper next to the river. It was nice and relaxing.

Day Three
-We enjoyed the hotel's many ammenities - beautiful pool and spa and they have boats that you can rent and go out on the lake. The weather was excellent and we really enjoyed this.
-Drove back to Munich, ate supper at Einstein. Sort of Israeli style, food pretty good. It's in the building with the Jewish center and security is tight.
-Stayed in Munich airport hotel and flew back the next morning.

The trip was a year ago, so this is just what I remember off-hand. If you have any other questions, please ask. Also, Lonely Planet's Austria book was amazing - there is a lot to do in the area if you are willing to drive a bit. There are ice caves (not doable with little kids), lookouts, Swarovski headquarters, etc. Always remember  - GIYF  :D
Thank you very much looks very good! I'll let you know what I end up doing out of all that you wrote...

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2014, 05:56:55 PM »
Thank you very much looks very good! I'll let you know what I end up doing out of all that you wrote...
If you can get your hands on the lonely planet book you'll be much better off!
pics to come

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2014, 06:14:34 PM »
Konigsee





Mincha minyan after the boat ride on Konigsee





Junior Suite at Schloss-Fuschl Resort & Spa





View of the lake from the patio outside the room





Trick fountains





grounds around the palace/fountains





Paragliders taking off from Untersberg





Old Town of Salzburg





Hotel Goldner-Hirsch, another hotel from SPG Luxury collection. This one is right in the town itself and supposedly many celebrities stay here. We went to have a look around and it seems more old-style - we were glad we spent our points on the one a little further out.





The river that runs through Salzburg. Great place to eat cold cuts sandwiches  ;)





Pedestrian bridge over the river. If you look closely, you can see little locks on the bridge. Similar to Ponte dell'Accademia in Venice, people attach padlocks to show that their love is forever.





Fishery next to the lake at Schloss-Fuschl Resort. They catch the fish, smoke them (shown here), and serve in the restaurant.





Renting a boat from the hotel





View of the hotel from the lake





Hotel pool





Outside the hotel





Einstein restaurant


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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2014, 10:52:39 PM »
nice pictures

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2014, 11:16:41 PM »
Upload them to a third party image hosting site (e.g. imgur.com or photobucket.com) and then embed the link in your post.
Thanks, done.
The pictures in the post are pretty big. How do you get them to be smaller and then clickable for full-size?