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salzburg or innsbruck daytrip from munich

Old Jul 14th, 2007, 12:03 PM
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salzburg or innsbruck daytrip from munich

My husband and will be in Munich for 5 days at the end of October. We would like to take a daytrip to either Innsbruck or Salzburg. We would be taking the train.

Which city do you suggest and why?

Thank you for your help! Laurie
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Old Jul 14th, 2007, 12:38 PM
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This is a no-brainer: Salzburg - much more to see and do...
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Old Jul 14th, 2007, 12:39 PM
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Salzburg!

I was very excited to visit Innsbruck since I remember when the Olympics were held there and I had loved the charm of the place. However, we were quite disappointed in our visit to Innsbruck--you can pretty much see the entire city in an afternoon.

Salzburg, on the other hand, can keep you busy for days. Rent the Sound of Music for a preview.

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Old Jul 14th, 2007, 01:12 PM
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Thank you for your answers. It sounds like Salzburg is the way to go.

Just to be clear, though, we will only be able to make a trip there and then head back to Munich in one day.

Thanks for your advice. Laurie
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Old Jul 14th, 2007, 02:27 PM
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Salzburg here as well. You can take the "Bayernkarte", which allows up to 5 of you to travel in second class on local trains after 9am from Munich to Salzburg and back for a total of 27 Euro. If it is a weekend, you can purches a Schoenes Wochenende pass for 30 Euro or so and not have the time constraints. Both are an execellent deal.
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I agree, Salzburg is the clear choice.

Just bear in mind that Sound of Music is a fairy story, a tale that does not exist in reality. The movie even moved the Swiss boundary a couple of hundred miles east. If the von Trapps had escaped by climbing the hills west of Salzburg, they would have walked into Germany.

Salzburg is more than that and to see it as an SOM set is highly restrictive, a romantic limitation of a city that should be more famous for Mozart and the Salzburg Music Festival than anything else.

I, for one, have never understood the appeal of even thinking Innsbruck is a good tourist city. Actually outside of the old town (churches et. al.), the Festung on the hill, Schloss Hellbrunn, the Mirabell gardens, the Festspielhaus and the music festival, and the Marionetten Theater, Salzburg is a modern city with light industry and other businesses.

As it is, the charm of Salzburg has appeal for many people. It has for me.
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Old Jul 15th, 2007, 08:43 AM
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Well, that settles it! We will go to Salzburg. Thank you all for confirming this decision and for the advice about what to see while we are there.
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Agree that Salzburg has more to see/do - although Innsbruck IS charming. Also the trip to Salzburg is about 30 miutes faster - so more time to enjoy it.
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Old Jul 15th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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When you get off the train, walk over to the Mirabell Gardens and take one of the walking tours of Old Town in English. They will fast forward you through the area and give you a few anecdotes about the Archbishops, the "movie'and Mozart. It's brief, you'll have time then to go up to the fortress, go through a museum, shop or go back and revisit any place in detail. You will wish you had more than one day! Lunch at the Stiftskellar St. Peter's was one of the most enjoyable midday meals we've ever had. It deserves a leisurely pace, however.
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Looks like you have alreay decided but I also would vote for Salzburg!!

Make sure you try a Sacher Torte.
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Salzburg is a wonderful spot - just came back in June and had a great time. If you are looking for a B&B in the area, we stayed art Sallerhof and loved it. http://sallerhof.com/. This was our favorite after 30 days in Europe and the first place we stayed. If you would like more info - email me offline and I will give you info - [email protected]
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Linda, Thanks for the info.

beirish, thanks for the offer, but we cannot stay in Salzburg, just visit for a day.
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Laurie;

let's make it one more for Salzburg. That's no slight to Innsbruck - it's a great city, but Salzburg is a true gem.

Be sure to visit Stiftskirche St. Peter - the coolest cemetery on Earth. E
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