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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2015, 03:34:00 AM »
If going to Salzburg, I would recommend Sheraton hoif bei Salzburg. Cheap SPG, very nice property, beautiful surroundings and very peaceful. 20 min drive to Salzburg. Good for a night or 2.

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2015, 10:37:41 AM »
Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Austria


On the way between Zell Am See and Kaprun


Sigmund-Thun-Gorge www.klammkaprun.at Is a nice and quick attraction, you walk (up) on steps for 15-20 minutes through a canyon. The entire way is really nice and relaxing.


By the end of the trail is this waterfall




View from Victoria hotel


A house made out of wood chunks near the hotel


Alpine Coaster Maisifiltzer www.maiskogel.at is one of the longest mountain coasters in Austria

The following pictures are from Kitzsteinhorn – the highest mountain of Salzburg
Kitzsteinhorn www.kitzsteinhorn.at is really amazing; it takes 3 cable cars to reach the top. Make sure to be there before 10:00 am, as the line to the last (highest) cable car gets really crowded after 10:00 am. Some people who arrived at 10:30 had to wait more than two hours (!)
There are activities to do by every station like by all major mountains. I prefer to go straight to the top first and then do the activities on the way down.
On top you’ve got a outdoor Gipfelwelt (balcony) with beautiful panoramic scenes, it is freezing up there. From here you can also take a mountain train to a designated area for snow tubing.


On the way up


The line starts forming at the third station to go to the top


A small fraction of the view on top


View seen from the restaurant on top. Note the snow tubing area


This photo was taken while resting behind the snow tubing area


At the third station - before going down to the second station


Getting lower


And lower


At the second station (one before the bottom) you can take some breathtaking hikes

The following are typical scenes on the way to Innsbruck






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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #47 on: August 12, 2015, 12:26:51 PM »
very nice pictures, any skiing there in the summer or not enough snow?

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #48 on: August 12, 2015, 12:43:48 PM »
very nice pictures, any skiing there in the summer or not enough snow?

You most definitely can in certain parts.
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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #49 on: August 12, 2015, 12:53:11 PM »
Awesome pictures. What's the difference in temperature from the top of the mountain to the bottom ?
Any details on the flights , hotels, shabbos ?
Unless you're saving that for a separate TR ...

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #50 on: August 12, 2015, 01:01:23 PM »
very nice pictures, any skiing there in the summer or not enough snow?
In the summer? not really. Rather go to southern Switzerland ie. Saas Fee or Montana. The main reason people go to Austria vs. Switzerland is because economically Austria is much cheaper  in every aspect from gasoline to hotels and everything in between.

However, after visiting both i can confirm that you get what you pay for. Switzerland has much better attractions and is more tourist friendly.

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #51 on: August 12, 2015, 01:06:04 PM »
Awesome pictures. What's the difference in temperature from the top of the mountain to the bottom ?
Any details on the flights , hotels, shabbos ?
Unless you're saving that for a separate TR ...
For personal reasons i will not write up a full detailed TR. But i can help you with your questions.

I assume that in the city it was about 65F and on top of Kitzsteinhorn it was about 35F

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2015, 06:32:03 PM »
Very nice pictures!

How was the hotel in Kaprun? How would you compare it the other the kosher hotels in Europe? In terms of food, accomodations etc.

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2015, 06:32:31 PM »
Any details on the flights , hotels, shabbos ?
Unless you're saving that for a separate TR ...
Flew into MUC stayed at Victoria hotel in Kaprun - a Kosher hotel so that also answers Shabbos
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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2015, 06:39:49 PM »
Very nice pictures!

How was the hotel in Kaprun? How would you compare it the other the kosher hotels in Europe? In terms of food, accomodations etc.
Hotel wise - top of the line! Food wise - plenty of good food. However,  the cook was an Israeli so it was not exactly my taste but food is food and I did not stay hungry...

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2015, 08:29:55 PM »
Nice TR! Thanks. ....What activities exactly is there to do at every cable  station?
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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2015, 08:38:35 PM »
Nice TR! Thanks. ....What activities exactly is there to do at every cable  station?
I was referring vs. Other mountains. On Kitzsteinhorn you have got a small petting zoo, restaurants,  gift shops, snow tubing, 3D movie, kids play area, little lake and waterfalls, designated hikes and more.

When are you coming out with your TR?

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2015, 09:20:38 PM »
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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2015, 11:00:34 AM »
Here are some pictures from my recent trip to Austria


On the way between Zell Am See and Kaprun


Sigmund-Thun-Gorge www.klammkaprun.at Is a nice and quick attraction, you walk (up) on steps for 15-20 minutes through a canyon. The entire way is really nice and relaxing.


By the end of the trail is this waterfall




View from Victoria hotel


A house made out of wood chunks near the hotel


Alpine Coaster Maisifiltzer www.maiskogel.at is one of the longest mountain coasters in Austria

The following pictures are from Kitzsteinhorn – the highest mountain of Salzburg
Kitzsteinhorn www.kitzsteinhorn.at is really amazing; it takes 3 cable cars to reach the top. Make sure to be there before 10:00 am, as the line to the last (highest) cable car gets really crowded after 10:00 am. Some people who arrived at 10:30 had to wait more than two hours (!)
There are activities to do by every station like by all major mountains. I prefer to go straight to the top first and then do the activities on the way down.
On top you’ve got a outdoor Gipfelwelt (balcony) with beautiful panoramic scenes, it is freezing up there. From here you can also take a mountain train to a designated area for snow tubing.


On the way up


The line starts forming at the third station to go to the top


A small fraction of the view on top


View seen from the restaurant on top. Note the snow tubing area


This photo was taken while resting behind the snow tubing area


At the third station - before going down to the second station


Getting lower


And lower


At the second station (one before the bottom) you can take some breathtaking hikes

The following are typical scenes on the way to Innsbruck






Wow! Some real nice pictures!!!
Absolutely a gorgeous place and looks like you took out the most of it!
Oiy you're bringing back memories of my 2 trips there.
Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Salzburg Austria
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2015, 05:13:50 PM »
Wow! Some real nice pictures!!!
Absolutely a gorgeous place and looks like you took out the most of it!
Oiy you're bringing back memories of my 2 trips there.
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks. Were you also at Kitzsteinhorn?