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Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« on: January 21, 2020, 04:17:30 PM »
Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR

Aug 13/18 part one 

   We wanted a vacation with kosher food and nice weather. We chose Austria and got a nice hotel with great food. We were debating between Switzerland and Austria but Austria weather was nicer.
   When we looked at the weather it showed rain everyday but in the seven days we were there it only rained the day we arrived.

We booked a one way with United points for 30k. We flew with Lufthansa. Flight left 9:50pm and we landed in MUC 10:20am.
We took along our 2 kids and could only find economy seats. The flight was good and fast. Once we landed I picked up my car with Avis. They gave me a nice BMW.
And now we are on our way to Alpen Karawanserai. The trip takes about 2 hours and  45 minutes. We made it in 2.5 hours. Itís a very long ride after a flight with no sleep. The kids slept most of the trip to the hotel. The views were amazing beautiful. The first half of the way there is no speed limit so I got to test my car how fast it can go.

Flight of the night
 


pictures of the way





 

 

As you see it was cloudy but still nice.
   
We arrived at out hotel about 2 pm. Since it was the last week they were open for the season the hotel was only half full. They gave me an upgraded room, a connecting room so the kids slept in a separate room.

After check in we wanted to lay down for a bit but the kids were too excited and only wanted to see everything already. So about 4:30 we went out for a walk and took in our surroundings. It was really nice. We were back for supper, which was everyday from 6-8.

Pictures of our walk near the hotel first day
 


 

 

 


The food was delicious, and enough. We ate and davened and made it an early night.

First night supper pictures
 


 

 

 

 

Menu for the day
 


For the kids
 


 

 

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2020, 04:23:42 PM »
Nice Report!
I've been to Austria as well, very enjoyable area!

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2020, 04:30:36 PM »
Nice TR can you share the details for the hotel?

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2020, 04:49:15 PM »
Details on the test drive please.

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2020, 04:51:41 PM »
Nice Report!
I've been to Austria as well, very enjoyable area!

thanks full report coming soon

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2020, 04:52:00 PM »
Details on the test drive please.

LOL it was amazing

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2020, 04:52:20 PM »
Nice TR can you share the details for the hotel?

coming soon

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2020, 07:07:30 PM »
Great start! What age kids did you take along?

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2020, 08:39:03 PM »
Great start! What age kids did you take along?
4 and 10

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 08:58:58 PM »
thanks full report coming soon
hope you don't make us wait to long....

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 10:50:47 AM »
Aug 15, our first full day

The minyan in the morning was 8AM. Then breakfast was available till 10:30.

We woke up around 9:30 only to find the kids still deep asleep. We rushed down to eat breakfast and bought up breakfast for the kids, so when they wake up they have a good hearty breakfast.

We spoke to the concierge as to where to go. They were great in helping us plan out our days and telling us exactly where to go and how to get there. They gave us a Joker card, one per person. All chairlifts in the area were free and some attractions were free or discounted. Make sure to keep it in your trip bag because you must have it with you. 

For the first day we wanted to take it easy and the weather was a bit cloudy so this is what we did.

We left our hotel at  about 11:15. We went to a place called Der Talschluss here is a link to their site http://www.talschluss.at
   
The address the give you to put in the gps takes you somewhere else. The way was supposed to take 20 minutes from the hotel and it took us an hour. When you get near the place the gps kept sending us somewhere else. If you go remember when you see the big parking lot thatís where you have to park. The main attraction is up on a hill so you park on the bottom.
   
There are two ways to get up on the mountain. Either you can walk up or take a bus. The walk is about 45 minutes. At first we started walking but the kids got tired, so we went back down and took the bus. The bus runs every ten minutes. It costs money but if you have the Joker card its free.


Pictures of the way up and train ride

 

 

Pictures of the place

Suspension Bridge
 





    
This park is a fun place for bigger kids. It has a big climbing adventure with lots of zip lining. The suspension bridge shakes when you walk onto it. It has amazing views. We were there about three hours. The weather wasnít the nicest that day so thatís why we did this the first day. The other days we had beautiful blue skies.
   
From there we went to a place called Glemmy Ralley Karts. Itís a place where you can rent ATVs or go karts. They let my 10 year old drive a small ATV by herself and they let me drive a big ATV with my 4 year old as a passenger. We were there for an hour and called it a day.


Kid on the Atv
 



Bigger Atv
 



   
We went back to the hotel to rest a bit. Then we took the kids swimming, the hotel has two large pools. Then we ate supper. And after supper every night we went out on a long relaxing walk while the kids stayed behind in the hotel playing with the rest of the kids.


 




In the hotel kids enjoying the trampoline





 

Our 2 rooms in the hotel
 

 


 


Kids room
 


 

View from kids room

 



Supper night 2

 

 

 

 

 
 

   
The area in which the hotel is, is beautiful. At the side of the road it has a running water in the entire area and mountains all around, its stunning. If you want to stay in the hotel area and not drive around you can. There is plenty to do there. A few chairlifts, mountain biking, mountain climbing, hiking. On top of the mountain there are playgrounds for the kids chairs for everyone to sit around and enjoy the breathtaking views.  But we chose to go sightseeing every day and explore many sites.

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2020, 12:45:37 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Which hotel did you stay in? Did they serve 3 meals daily?

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2020, 02:36:35 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Which hotel did you stay in? Did they serve 3 meals daily?
see the name of the thread

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2020, 08:54:12 PM »

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Re: Sam 28 Austria Saalbach - Hinterglemm Alpen Karawanserai TR
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 09:20:06 PM »
This looks amazing. What is the cost of the hotel with room and board? The website doesnt have prices at the moment.