Must sees in Salzburg.

Apr 26th, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Must sees in Salzburg.

This September we're heading to Salzburg for one week with four small children. Nothing planned yet. Any suggestions?
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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:22 PM
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We enjoyed the Sound of Music Tour... cheesy but fun (it helps to rent the movie and watch it again before you go).
Also the fortress is interesting and on a September afternoon the Bier Garten patio at the fortress is a great place to sit and enjoy a 108 degree view of the alps. We used it as a good place to call home and say "neaner neaner".
The guidebooks, click "Destinations" above, will tell you about Helbruen castle, the Marionettes, Mozart's birthhouse, the cathedral, etc.
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Apr 26th, 2006, 04:25 PM
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Thank you. What else do you recommend with four small children?
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Apr 27th, 2006, 03:40 AM
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don't forget to take a day trip to the salt mines.......cool fun!
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Apr 27th, 2006, 12:33 PM
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how small?

I liked the Ice caves in nearby Werfen.
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Apr 27th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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The fort at the top of the hill overlooking Salzburg is cool for kids, and adults, too.
 
Apr 27th, 2006, 01:36 PM
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The children may enjoy the boat ride on the Konigssee. Its a beautiful fjord-like lake in Schonau, a short 20 miles from Salzburg. The scenery is spectacular.

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Apr 27th, 2006, 01:49 PM
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I love the zoo on the grounds of Hellbrunn Palace, which has a tour of the "trick" water fountains. Kids should love both. I've been twice and took a picnic the second trip. If go through the tour (skip the house interior ... nothing exciting there), walk past the reflecting pools and follow the signs to the zoo. There is a large park to the left if your back is to the house. The zoo has a small petting zoo and is quite delightful.

http://www.hellbrunn.at/hellbrunn/en...tart/index.asp

Also, the marionette theater is amazing. I've seen 3 performances and "The Nutcracker" is the best of those.

http://www.marionetten.at/

You've probably already been on the city's site:

http://www2.salzburg.info/

Have a wonderful trip!
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Apr 29th, 2006, 07:53 AM
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What are the ages of your children?

We rode the cable car up the mountain at St. Gilgen. The views from the top are beautiful - you can see the 12 highest peaks in the Austrian alps.
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Apr 29th, 2006, 10:28 AM
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This looks like a good list to select from. I would add that the Marionetten Theater is well worth a visit.
The people who manipulate those little figures are magicians.

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