Travel tips for Austria

Old Jun 15th, 2000, 09:32 AM
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Travel tips for Austria

My wife and I will be visiting Austria for 10 days in mid September. Here is our rough itinery: 3 nights in Vienna, then rent a car,and on to Salzburg for 2 nights. Then head south, and possibly stay in a rural inn for a few nights for some hiking. We then may spend a night in Klagenfort and explore Carinthia. We then may cross over into Italy for a night in the Italian alps. Then on to Graz where we fly out. If anyone has any suggestions for spots not to miss, or places to stay I would love some input. We tend to favor small inns and B&B's that are not to 'resorty' feeling.
A few questions - What can we expect as far as weather? Are there any areas between Vienna and Salzburg that might be worth a night's stay?
Old Jun 15th, 2000, 11:55 AM
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The weather should be pleasant and the foliage lovely. Depending on your route, we loved the town of Melk. Our plan called for us to stay there two nights, but we found it so pleasant we stayed for 5, including 1 night we were in Budapest and still paid for our room in Melk.
Old Jun 21st, 2000, 02:21 AM
David Wagner
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I live in Austria. September ist perfect for cities and walking the countryside.
Dont't miss the Salzkammergut between Vienna and Salzburg. It's a 3 hour drive from Vienna. I would visit Hallstadt and Gmunden. In September you can swim in the lakes. If you like mountains, try the Traunstein in Gmunden or the Totes Gebirge.
Old Jul 9th, 2000, 12:46 PM
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This is directed to David,

What type of clothing do you recommend packing for a trip to Vienna in mid-September? Especially for an 83 yr old. whom does not like being cold.
Old Jul 9th, 2000, 01:55 PM
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Doug, Go to Melk from Vienna and then
south thru Gmunden. Stay at either.
However, then drive down and spend time
in Hallstatt enroute to St. Gilgen.
This is the perfect place to stay and
explore the Salzkammergaut area. You can even stay here to see Salzburg
which is only:40 by bus or train.
Stay at the Gasthof Kendler. This is a
village right out of a movie set--enjoy
Old Jul 9th, 2000, 02:23 PM
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It's been a few years, but I second the recommendation of Halstatt and the Salzkammergut area, including Bad Ischl and other towns around the Wolfsee. Incredibly scenic, with opportunities for hiking and water sports.
Old Aug 31st, 2000, 05:30 AM
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Beautiful area.Especially Halstatts.
Don"t forget to get a Vienette (sticker)
when you rent a car.These are required in Austria. The fine is steep.Have fun
Old Aug 31st, 2000, 05:20 PM
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Why not go to Linz? It is a charming town just about half-way between Vienna and Salzburg. I stayed at the Drei Morens Hotel, a small hotel in the center of town.

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