We stayed at the Schwebebahn from 6-17 August 2011. This was our second visit to the hotel, the first being 5 years ago, but not much had changed. The surroundings are spectacular, and you never tire of seeing the mountains when you wake up in the morning, however the weather can change several times a day. We stayed for 10 days and had 3 days of pouring rain, 4 days of wall to wall sunshine, and 3 days of a bit of both, but you don't go to Austria for the weather. The walks are excellent and although we are in our 50's, we are very fit, and walked for 3-4 hours most days. The 6 day lift/bus pass is a must, because although it is expensive(about £60, I think) it pays for itself over and over again, as it is very expensive to use the cablecars if you pay as you go. Talking of walking, there is a beautiful lake near the town which takes about 3 hours to walk around (it is14kms) and that's after you have walked downhill to the town, which takes another 30 minutes.There are regular buses, but they stop at about 6pm. Walking up the hill is very challenging, especially if you are a bit unfit. Taxis are about 10-12 euros from the town to the hotel, which soon adds up, so we didn't bother.
We only went on one trip as we have been there before, and that was to The Eagles Nest, which we thought was overpriced and not very interesting, to be honest. We went on a morning's (free) outing to a nearby farm, but our guide couldn't speak much English, and because everyone else was German, we couldn't understand it.
There is lots to do if you have children, but for couples, the evenings get boring as there is no entertainment, and once you have enough to drink in the bar, there is nothing else to do unless you meet up with other guests, but at the time we were there, almost everyone was German, so take plenty of books.
I would recommend the hotel and resort if you are fit, like walking, eating and drinking, and don't mind making your own entertainment in the evenings.
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