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Re: A week in Austria!
|3rd November 2017, 22:32||#32|
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Re: A week in Austria!
Superb travelogue! I am going to use this as a reference for my visit to Austria next week. I just have 2-3 days to spare and will be based near Vienna. Any recommendations of must- see / must do places? Was also thinking of doing Bratislava one of the days but after reading your travelogue, I guess there's enough to see and do in Austria itself.
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Austria is a fantastic country. I just came back after a week in Austria. Since you have a couple of days I would suggest take a train to Salzburg (around a couple of hours from Vienna). Salzburg itself is very beautiful but a bus ride to the Lake District (Bad ischl and Hallstatt) is recommended - a day trip from Salzburg (if you have time). If you do not have time, take the bus from Salzburg to Untersberg and take the cable car ride to the top of the hill. The view of the alps and Bavarian mountains is breathtaking. It is around 45 mins from Salzburg main train station. If you spending more than a day in salzburg the Salzburg city card is useful.
Vienna itself deserves a month. If you are into concerts attend one of the performances of the Royal orchestra. You will find ticket vendors in front of major landmarks like stephanplatz. They are not the best but they will give you a good exposure to classical concerts. That's a must have experience in Vienna. The Ferris wheel in praterstern also has a good view of the city. The schrönbrunn palace gardens are free to roam around after 5pm during this time of the year. Get a 24 hour travel card from the ticket vending machines in Vienna - totally worth the €7.60. You never have enough time for such wonderful places.
Mind the weather, we were in Vienna on 22nd October and it was getting cold. All shopping places are closed on Sundays in Vienna and restaurants are closed between 2pm and 7pm.
If you are a cities person, Budapest (my favourite city of that region) is just a couple hours by train from Vienna.
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