Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Help needed for our trip to Munich, Salzburg, Prague & Vienna

Notices

Help needed for our trip to Munich, Salzburg, Prague & Vienna

Old Apr 24th, 2017, 06:03 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Help needed for our trip to Munich, Salzburg, Prague & Vienna

Me & my wife intend to travel from Mumbai to Munich - Prague - Vienna & Salzburg.

We are in our late 40s & are interested in exploring each of these places - experience the local culture, historical sights, experience the city life & of course the natural beauty.

I have plans to spend 4 days each in Munich, Prague & Vienna and 3 days in Salzburg.

Please advise if this is good enough.

Since we are travelling to these places for the first time I need help & guidance as to what all we should cover, how do we commute & where to stay.

For stay we prefer Air B&B type accomodation. What I mean is that instead of staying in a hotel we will prefer to stay with a local family who are in the business of letting our a room in their homes. This will enable us ti intere act with the family & learn from them their way of life.

We would want the costs to be mid-budget.

Thanks in advance for all the advice & suggestions
shaishav is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2017, 06:22 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 2,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Three days in Salzburg is probably one day too many if all you are going to do is see Salzburg. If you will have a car, I'd use it take a day trip to the Salzkammergut southeast of Salzburg--Halstatt and surrounding area. Beautiful scenery and very interesting.

I'd also recommend a day trip from each of the other cities given the amount of time you have. Where you would go depends on your interests. While you could of course spend more time in each, for a first visit, I think that three full days is plenty to see the cities.

E.g. Melk Abbey between Salzburg and Vienna, perhaps Eszterhaza palace in northern Hungary as a day trip from Vienna (if you're into classical music, it's where Joseph Haydn spent much of his career) and is fascinating to boot.

While I've never used AirB&B, I don't think it works like that: generally, my understanding is you rent the home or apartment but the owner and his or her family would not be there.

As to how to get around, my spouse and I rented a car for when we did a trip similar to this , but it was more an encumbrance than a help in Vienna and Prague, and we dropped it as soon as we got to Munich. However, there are so many charming places to see that a car would be very useful.

Bon voyage!
dwdvagamundo is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2017, 06:26 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks dwdvagamundo for the guidance
shaishav is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2017, 06:55 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 53,670
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
you could also look at ordinary Bed and Breakfast places which you can find through the local tourist boards - there are lots in Austria and you are more likely to meet people with whom you can interact.

I appreciate that you might not want to drive but instead of doing a day trip to Melk, you might consider renting a car as you leave Vienna and driving along the Wachau valley to Melk, and then driving via the Salzkammergut to Salzburg, staying a night at Hallstatt or St Wolfgang for example. That would enable you to see some of the wonderful scenery of the area before you go to Salzburg.

[in fact, given that all your other stays are in cities, i wonder if it might be preferable to stay in the Salzkammergut for that part of your trip and do a day trip to Salzburg by train - just a thought].
annhig is online now  
Old Apr 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,708
Received 10 Likes on 3 Posts
"...4 days each in Munich, Prague & Vienna and 3 days in Salzburg." Does this include the travel time between destinations? If so, you do not really have all the time you think. The Munich to Prague connection, for example, is about 5 hours; Prague to Vienna, about 4; and Vienna to Salzburg, 3. The time of year for your holiday may influence your itinerary, as well.

While this is an easy route to do with train travel, annhig makes the excellent point that in order to really enjoy the natural beauty, having a car would allow much greater flexibility for exploring Bavaria and the Salzkammergut.

If your final itinerary has you staying in Salzburg, Haus am Moos is a lovely guesthouse. http://www.ammoos.at

I hope this is helpful.
fourfortravel is offline  
Old Apr 24th, 2017, 11:52 PM
  #6  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Thanks for your suggestions annhig & fourfortravel.

Will certainly check that out.
shaishav is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
imelda72
Europe
8
Dec 27th, 2014 09:43 PM
kram
Europe
10
Jul 29th, 2012 08:57 PM
Cindy_Chan
Europe
6
Apr 29th, 2009 03:22 PM
sktenney
Europe
6
May 28th, 2008 04:11 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

FODOR'S VIDEO