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Nov 24th, 2014, 11:04 PM
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2 Weeks Austria December 2015

Together with my wife we are planning our December 2015 2 weeks vacation, I know it is still early, but we need to make plans especially for hotels. 5 years ago in May we visited Austria and based ourselves in Innsbruck, Salzburg and Vienna. We really liked Austria, and I love Vienna. We are thinking of going back there again this time, do you think if I use the same bases it will be nice? This time I would like to take some day trips by trains, any recommendation? Also apart from doing the same thing, what about Munich > Salzburg > Vienna, or Salzburg > Graz > Vienna. We are not into skiing, but if there is a nice easy day trip to some mountains we can do. I will travel by train.
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Nov 25th, 2014, 04:43 AM
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Graz is a handsome town and one of our favorite places in Austria. It has excellent Christmas markets. http://www.graztourismus.at/advent/e...istmas-markets

Plenty of places to enjoy the regional wines and food (including Styrian pumpkin oil). From Graz, you could even build a night in Ljubljana, Slovenia, into your holiday (about 3.5 hours from Graz by the direct -- no changes -- train).

Of course Munich is fab too. I am a little less a fan of Salzburg than I used to be -- it has long been a popular tourist destination, of course, but when i was there at the end of August/beginning of September this year, it was much more crowded than I had expected.
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Nov 25th, 2014, 06:08 AM
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Well you will be there in winter versus summer so the weather - and scenery - will be a lot different. And yes, you can easily get into the mountains for winter sports from Salzburg and Innsbruck.
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