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I am flying into Munich on Dec 14, 2013 and taking the first train to anywhere there is some good powder for 3 days. Any recommendations for a good spot right now? Originally I was thinking St. Anton but it appears they are not open yet.
Thanks for any advise!!
We have about 12-14 days to hike from Innsbruck next summer and are thinking of doing the Stubai rucksack route approx 6-7 nights and then something to the west in the Otztaler for about 3-5 nights and being adventurous continue on the E5 from say Zwielselstein to Balzano over another 3-4 nights. The last can be shortened if better suggestions for prior days. From Balzano we go east over the Dolomites.
We prefer point to point vs out and back and can do 6-9 hours hard days but nothing technical (ferrata,crampons etc) . We have 3 books so far--Hurdle, Hartley ( trekking in the Stubai Alps) and Reynolds ( walking in Austria).
Does anyone out there have suggestions as how to link the Stubai and Otztaler in a way to get the best of hike days in ?. Do you think linking the above 2 routes is a good plan?
Also does the E5 seem best way to Balzano vs the yellow trail on the Via-Alpina ?. ... more »
Have just made a last minute decision to take a quick trip to Vienna.
I will have 2 full days there (a Friday and Saturday) next weekend. I'm just starting to google to see what there is that I should be trying to see but I thought I'd ask here too. I've got no particular interests or things that need to take precedence, just an average traveler looking to enjoy a brief taste of the city in 2 days.
All suggestions appreciated, especially if they're ones I'm not likely to come up with easily myself after googling.
A friend and I are coming to the alps to complete an epic ski trip! We just need some suggestions on the best ways to get around. Our plan is to land in Geneva on the morning of the 5th, head to Verbier for a day, then on to St. Anton, Austria for 5 days. Afterwards we are going back to Geneva then heading to Les 3 Valles in France for around ten days. We are having some difficulties planning our way around.
1. What is the best way to get around? Train? Bus? Plane? Car, even though we are most likely against this one?
2. Do the trains only run during the daytime?
3. Is a train multipass the most cost effective way?
4. Are these locations all linked by trains?
5. Where are the cheapest places to stay in between?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! We are soo pumped to be riding the alps in a few weeks, but need to lock down the logistics of it all.
Thanks all, a... more »
Could anybody help me with the things and places to see in Austria. I will have 4 nights and 5 days to spend and I don't want to miss out on any of the important places there. Kindly help.
Hello! I will be in Vienna for only one night, from like 11 PM to 8 AM, and it is a night from Sunday to Monday in the middle of February, too! I was wondering - is there anything to do there in such short inconvenient time? Obviously there might be clubs that are open all night, but maybe something else, maybe even something original? Thanks!
I've been studying in Vienna for 2 months now and dying to get out of town and travel for a day or 2 on the next weekend somewhere outside of the city.
I know there's buses for 25 EUR to Budapest (round trip), but I don't wanna go there, and I wanna check other options than Bratislava, but everything I'm looking at seems to cost too much - train/bus to Munich or Salzburg is minimum of 60 EUR, same goes for Venice, Klagenfurt, Linz, Prague etc.
Can anyone offer other interesting options or the same places but with cheaper methods of traveling?
Also, when checking for train tickets in OEBB.at I'm trying to look for student discount on the list of discounts, but apparently there isn't one?!
I will be flying in Vienna and leaving via Paris for a 12 days trip on next February and I'm struggling to fit in which cities/town to visit. What I have on my mind at this moment would be:
Day 1: Arrive in Vienna early in the morning and depart to Salzburg
Day 2: Day trip to Hallstatt and the rest of the day in the Salzburg
Day 3: Half day in Salzburg and leave for Vienna via train
Day 4: Vienna
Day 5: Vienna
Day 6: Leave for Bratislava in the morning, stay overnite in Bratislava
Day 7: Depart for Prague in the morning
Day 8: Prague
Day 9: Half day in Prague and leave for Paris via flight
Day 10: Paris
Day 11: Paris
Day 12: Depart from Paris late in the evening
I'm not sure if the plan is overly ambitious as it involves lots of travelling by train to and from cities. Not sure if 2-2.5 days in Vienna is enough or do I need to stay longer in Vienna. Besides t... more »
hello what is the cheapest way to go from Salzburg to Zurich i know there are cheap train tickets but u have to reserve way in advance
is there any bus going ? or ?
Where can I buy peanut butter (with no sugar or sweetener) in Vienna? Willing to travel to the suburbs if necessary. Thanks
Hi fellow travelers - I have a quick question re: left luggage at Vienna Hauptbahnof and was wondering if any of you could help?
I am in Bratislava currently and need to take a 7:30 pm flight from the Vienna Airport tomorrow. I thought I'll take an early morning train to Vienna tomorrow and wander through the day before heading to the airport in the evening. However, I don't want to carry my backpack around - and according to the OBB website (http://www.oebb.at/en/Planning_your_trip/Luggage/Luggage_lockers/), there are no left luggage lockers at the Hauptbahnof, where the train from Bratislava stops at. I was just wandering whether this information could be dated and things may have changed?
In the alternative, would it be feasible to travel from the Hauptbahnof to the Wein Meidling station - the Meidling station has a left luggage facility, and is also connected to the airport ... more »
Please forgive me if this seems a silly question, but we are visiting Vienna next year, mainly to visit the Riding School. Why is it that there's no mention of it on TT. Thanks, Jac.
Myself and my partner are hoping to travel between Vienna and Budapest next year (we are flexiable at the moment which we fly into and which we fly out of) - from the 15th to 22nd February.
We would like to spend a few nights in each place but would also like to stop at other places of interest along the way and spend a night or so in them. We will be travelling by public transport.
Would anyone be able to advise us of places that might be good to stop over please. Also is there are any local festivals or celebrations around these areas at this time that might be interesting to go to that would also be something we would be very interested in.
We also like walking and cycling - so if anyone has any advice of great places to do this it would also be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Greetings - I will be in Graz on a sabbatical at one of the universities until christmas... I was wondering if any locals, or anybody whose been to Graz recently, can suggest or cast their verdict on the local Irish pubs?
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Hello, I'm flying into Salzburg on a Wednesday morning, October 9, and I have to be in Strasbourg on Saturday night. I can get a really cheap advance ticket on the Deutsch Bann from Freilassing (just across the border from Salzburg) or Konstanz (across from Bregenz on Lake Constance) to Kehl (just across the border from Strasbourg), so basically I'd like to get my first taste of Austria in 3.5 days.
I thought perhaps I'd start in Salzburg and make my way to Lake Constance via Innsbruck, picking up the train to Strasbourg by Saturday afternoon. However, I'm open to suggestions---I've read about all the things to do and see in and around Salzburg, in Tyrol, etc., and it's just overwhelming. I know I don't have much time (and I'm using transport, not a car), so I'd appreciate some tips on must-sees considering my constraints and the time of year, etc.
As for priorities, I do want ... more »
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