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Review of Salzburg

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Southeastern US
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
76 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2007

Unforgettable is what you will say about Salzburg! The mountains are magnificent and the whole town is fun to explore. When there, take time to:
Eat at Saran's (mentioned in Rick Steve's book)
Take the SOM Tour (one of the smaller tour bus companies)
Go up to a concert at the castle
Take the Eagle's Nest Tour
Take the tram up the mountain
Wait!!! I know I forgotten several of my favorites! There are too many to list. Just enjoy the beauty of the mountains.

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Cheadle Cheshire
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
21 helpful votes
“Short break in fantastic Salzburg”
Reviewed 21 June 2007

We have recently returned from Salzburg after a four day break. Our party consisted of myself, my husband, our daughter and my disabled sister in law. Salzburg is a wonderful city, it is extremely clean, the scenery is breathtaking and it is perfectly safe to wander around. We were led to believe that Austria was very expensive but we found this was not the case and that the prices were quite similar to the U.K. We stayed at the Cordial Theatre Hotel which was very nice and provided a really good buffet breakfast with lots of choice. I can reccomend a trip on the cable car up the Untersberg mountain the views are fantastic. I have never liked beer but am converted to the brews on offer in Austria absolutely delicious. We went on the Sound of Music Tour with Panorama which was booked via their ticket office adjacent to the Mirrabel Gardens. They collected us from our hotel and we had a thouroughly enjoyable day. The guide was very knowledgeable about the movie and was very entertaining and funny. I would recommend this even to people who are not particular fans of the movie as the tour is worth it just for the scenery upon the way. There are lots of shops, cafes and restaurants and four days were not enough to see and do everything so we will definately vist again next year.

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Concord, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
53 helpful votes
“Abenstern Apartment : Great Stay in Salzburg”
Reviewed 6 June 2007

We have just spent 7 days fabulous days in Salzburg. The Salzburg Card is a must for private travelers. We used it for a mix of cultural and outdoor activities. Castles, Museums, Transport, Cable Cars etc. It was Spring Festival time in Salzburg with an outstanding array of musical events in the town. On our last night there were free musical performances in most of the city churches.

We only had one rainy day and on that day visited the Saltmines at Bertchesgaden which have an excellent underground tour which explains the mining method with excellent audio visual displays and audio translations in a range of languages. (the guide will generally speak in German but will play a translation at the end of this talk) You can make your own way to Bertchesgaden on the RVB Bus No 8 (get a day pass) and also see the Eagles Nest and Lake Konigsee from there. (Allow 2 days for all 3). Bertchesgaden activities are not included with the Salzburg Card but you will save a lot if you travel by the RVB bus and purchase your own entry tickets rather than go on the standard tours. We did do the Sound of Music Tour with Panorama Tours and this was entertaining with credit to Susan the tour Guide. You also got to see a little of the Lakes District on this tour.

We stayed in a great apartment (Abenstern) about 5 minutes cycle ride from the city center (Bikes included). Probably 15 minutes walk to the center but also close to Bus stops and supermarkets, It was in a quiet location, extremely well appointed with modern fittings & appliances and also had a high speed internet connection. Highly Recommended
We are planning to return there for a much longer stay in 2009 and see more of the surrounding countryside, Music Festival events and use it for a base for some other European Travel.

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Maryville, TN, US
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
15 helpful votes
“Charming and Charmed”
Reviewed 24 May 2007

Salzburg is one of those small cities everyone should visit at least once. Perfectly situated in a valley between majestic alpine peaks, it is just the right size to explore on foot without tiring oneself. The mediaeval streets are a delight as are the people. The Austrians are so courteous and friendly and take pride in trying to speak foreign languages. The shopping is of international standard, the churches are magnificent and the brooding fortress above reminds one of the area's storied past. We went in winter and were blessed with snow. My only caveat is that it is not cheap which possibly explains the absence of tourists, although that is apparently not the case during the Mozart Festival. Lastly, Salzburg Airport is an actual pleasure and reminded me of bygone days when air travel was fun.

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lancaster england
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
89 helpful votes
“Do oh dear it rained all week,ray not a ray of sun”
Reviewed 7 March 2007

Stayed at the Markus Sittikus.Unfortunatly the weather was to say the least poor,and certianly dampened the stay. However we still enjoyed,the sights and sounds of Salzburg, The old town was interesting,and Im sure would have looked so much better bathed in sunshine. Our hotel was ,how you say different. A litle tired in some ways, but lots of charachter. The people were great and most helpful,the breakfast was fine ,the bar was just waiting for herculeor agatha to turn up. the bar chap brilliant ,try a Cuba Libra if you dare ,blow your socks off.Only about ten minutes walk to the old town ,over the river.
As I say the weather rather dampend our visit, but thats the same anywhere.

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