Has anyone been to Salzburg, Austria?

Sep 14th, 2000, 03:49 PM
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Has anyone been to Salzburg, Austria?

Heading to Munich, Germany this Saturday and am planning a day trip to Salzburg. Is it worth it or do you recomend elsewhere?
Sep 14th, 2000, 04:51 PM
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Walt, in my opinion Salzburg is one of the most magical cities on earth!! There is so much to see, Mozart, a nice castle the town square and old section of town are positively fantastic and the people first rate. I would definately suggest you visit there, I think you may be sorry that you only had one day. Have a great trip!
Sep 14th, 2000, 05:11 PM
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Hi Walt,
I definitely agree with Thyra. I was in Salzburg this May and thought it was beautiful. I enjoyed walking down the streets and soaking up the atmosphere. I stopped at the Domplatz and heard a choir sing the Hallelujah Chorus. I visited the Mirabell Palace and the Salzburg Castle. I think you'd be sorry if you didn't go.
Sep 14th, 2000, 05:13 PM
Bill Fleites
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Do not miss it. Salzburg is a beautiful little town sitting on the Salzach river. If you are at all interested in Mozart and his music, then it becomes a must stop. While there don't miss the outdoor market on the square right next to the cathedral.
Sep 15th, 2000, 12:16 PM
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IMHO, except for Venice, Europe's most beautiful city. Also, however, one of Europe's wettest, so keep flexible, watch the weather reports, and try to hold out for a really nice day. But definitely go.
Sep 15th, 2000, 12:30 PM
Ken Horn
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Walt- I wholeheartily agree with the other posters re Salzburg. You might want to wait until you're a little tired of the 'Fest and spend a nite in Salzburg, especially on the weekend. King Ludwig's castles are also worth a daytrip. Have fun and lift one for me!
Sep 15th, 2000, 03:41 PM
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pay attention to the above posts

They are spot on
Sep 15th, 2000, 06:06 PM
the turnip
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Yes go to Salzburg but only if you've already seen Ludwigs castles. Neuschwanstein is to die for and not that far from Munich. Personally I'd rather seen the Konigsee than Salzburg...
Sep 15th, 2000, 08:36 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with all of the above posts, but how can the "Sound of Music Tour" be left off the list??????? As a completely die-hard lover of this movie, I was not about to miss seeing the sets/sites of the greatest movie ever made!

Aside from this tidbit--I'm also a big fan of Salzburg regardless of the "Sound of Music" connection!
Sep 16th, 2000, 05:55 AM
steve rankin
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I spent a wk. in Salzburg-What a
beautiful place-I remember going up
into the Alps and doing alot of hiking
(there were shelters along the trails
in case you were caught in a sudden snowstorm, which were stocked with wood).
I had a Euarail pass and vividly recall riding the "local" trains through
the Alps south of town. The train would stop very frequently at little villages
along the way. Kids were getting out of
school for the day, and they all travel-
ed on skis. The trains were set up so the kids could "ski" right onto the trains (as well as other locals too,
since this seemed to be the best way
to get around). It was so magical to see
the small kids (especially) who were
5,6, & 7 yrs old just "ski" onto the train, ride it for 2 or 3 stops, then
"ski" off with their little backpacks
on and their very colorful winter apparel.
The Euarail pass was also good for
riding the local buses that traveled up into the mountains, also providing you
with spectacular views (sometimes scary).HAVE FUN
Sep 16th, 2000, 06:54 PM
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maybe it's b/c all three times i was in salzburg i was a college student, but my favorite thing was that huge brewery/pub that's in the monastery! i can't remember the name, but that, the sound of music tour and the saltmine tour are three of my favorite memories of europe(not counting all my italy memories, of course.)
Sep 17th, 2000, 07:02 AM
Joaquin Bustamante
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Nothing to add. Definitely is one of those cities that fills all your expectations. Donīt miss the Salzburgher nokel. Most probably misspelled. Sound of music tour a must.Good luck.
Sep 17th, 2000, 09:41 AM
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Any hotel recommendations?
We'll be there for a few days next summer (first week of July, before the Festival). Our preference would be the best, coziest, most friendly, most convenient, 3-star rather than luxury for its own sake, but would be willing to go for the "high price spread" if there is a not-to-be-missed spot (as I've heard the Schloss Monchstein described to be).
Sep 21st, 2000, 05:52 AM
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Sound of Music tour
Ice caves at Werfen
Salt mine at Hallein
walking around the town again and again

A day's not enough - at least 2. Spent 9 days there last time and would go again tomorrow if I could
Sep 21st, 2000, 07:06 AM
Bob Brown
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Salzburg is worth a day or two or three, more if you can find concerts to attend.
As for the Sound of Music tour, I thought the one I took was an egregious rip off. All we did was drive by places , take a glimpse at some gazebo that might or might not have been the one in the movie, and then have 50 minutes in Mondsee to see the church where the wedding was filmed.
We got to Mondsee at noon, so the choice was eat or see the church, but not both because there was no time. Then there were all of those recommendations to eat strudel as Frau Braun's place in Mondsee. As if we could do any of that in 34 minutes, because it took 8 minutes to walk in from the bus and another 8 to get back.
I don't know which tour the other folks took, but they must have had a better one than I did. I went with Gray (Grey ??) Line Tours. My advice is don't take that one.
Sep 21st, 2000, 09:24 AM
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GO! I was there for a day and felt that I really saw a lot. Its a good change of pace from the big city feel of Munich. You can always visit Salzburg again some other time if you feel you didn't get your fill.
Sep 21st, 2000, 09:28 AM
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Stay at the Hotel Trumer Stube and eat at the Cafe Winkler at sunset. Fabulous.
Sep 21st, 2000, 10:23 AM
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Agree with above messages.
Don't miss the Bishop's Palace (Hellbrun - I think its called) Gives one a new appreciation of what water can do.

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