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Jul 28th, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Staying in Salzburg vs. Berchtesgaden

We are a retired couple wanting to visit the area for 4-5 days. Interested in the salt mines, Cog train, Hitler's Eagles Nest and Koenigssee.
We will arrive by train. Don't want to spend a lot of time driving around if we rent a car. Would probably prefer small-town stay over lot's of traffic?
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Jul 28th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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IF you stay in the old town section of Salzburg a car is unnecessary. In Brechtesgaden to do the tings you mention you'd probably be better off with a car although if you want to tour the Eagles Nest in completion including the underground bunkers, etc., you'll probably need to join the organized and only authorized tour.

http://www.eagles-nest-tours.com/EN/...on.php?navid=4
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Jul 28th, 2013, 08:40 AM
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Check out the village of Grodig. It's a few kilometers south of Salzburg, on a bus line, and is in between Salzburg and Berchesgarten. We have stayed about 4-5 times at the Hotel Sallerhof (http://www.sallerhof.com/en-index.ht...FQsV7AodQDwA3Q) and loved it. There are parking spaces and a great breakfast included.
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Jul 28th, 2013, 01:00 PM
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Thanks for the links and information; your in-put is very helpful.
Sallerhof looks beautiful!
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Jul 30th, 2013, 02:36 PM
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THE BRISTOL HOTEL is a nice spot if you stay in Salzburg. Close to Old Town. Nice hotel and reasonable. Take the SOUND OF MUSIC TOUR....corny, but great scenery and they have fun with it.
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Aug 10th, 2013, 04:37 PM
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Thank you for your input.
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Aug 12th, 2013, 02:17 AM
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I think with 4-5 nights you'll get bored in Berchtesgaden, you won't find much to do in the evenings.
You coukd divide your stay between Salzburg and Berchtesgaden if you like, I suggest a visit to the ice caves near Werfen (south of Sazlburg) if you have the time (trip will take most of your day).

Good luck, and yes I enjoyed my two nights stay in Berchtesgaden last June.
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Aug 12th, 2013, 05:04 AM
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In Salzburg consider a visit to the Schloss Hellbrun with the "trick" fountains and water features. It is easily reached by public transport.
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