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