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Towns between Salzburg and Innsbruck

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Towns between Salzburg and Innsbruck


I'm planning a vacation for next summer with my husband and 2 kids (they will be 8 and just under 2 yrs). We are finding that a lot of things we want to do are in Tyrol, but there is also quite a bit in the Salzburg area/lakes... We are wondering if someone can recommend a town (or towns) to check out that are somewhere in between. We will have a car. We would like for there to be a selection of restaurants as well.

Also, do you think it would be best to stay in one place for a 10 or so day stay or just plan on transferring to another hotel--maybe 5+ days in one area and 5+ days in another.

My husband is into mountains and glaciers and I want to go to Hallstatt, Krimml falls and various lakes. We would both like to do some hiking (with the kids, so kid friendly), our older son has requested a trip to a zoo and would probably like going to a fortress or Hellbrun castle.

What would you do--station in one place or split the stay to 2 locations? Any recommendations for towns to stay in? We don't want to be in a larger city, but want some restaurants to choose from.

Thank you!

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1. Re: Towns between Salzburg and Innsbruck

Achensee - east of Innsbruck and just above the A-12 autobahn from Jenbach makes a fine resort area and base to explore the area.

The lake is the largest in Tyrol with nice villages around it.

Good opportunities for walking/hiking at all levels - family friendly - kids programs.

Boats on the lake - Cog railway.


close by is Schloss Tratzberg


fun for the entire family.

kids tours and activities

By nearby Kramsach is the Tyrol Farm Museum- old farm houses and a look to the former life - old xchool house - always an animal or 2 about


Rattenberg - a glass center


Innsbruck as you may already know has a nice alpine zoo-

Enough to keep you busy for 5 days or more in Tyrol - But I would recommend a move to Zell am See or the area of Wolfgangsee for your time to visit that area. the next 5 or so days.

Perhaps you could see Krimml on your way to this area - a scenic ride

Having this 2nd base allows for better use of time - visit to Salzburg too


Zell am See is near to the glacier at Kaprun- nice walking area by the lake

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2. Re: Towns between Salzburg and Innsbruck

The Stubai Valley near Innsbruck is difficult to beat; and close to Salzburg, St. Wolfgang home of the famous White Horse Inn is also a good centre. I am not sure whether they would suit your young family, Austria tends to be a place reserved for those people who appreciate the wonderful scenery.

I am presently in Bavaria, and it is worth noting that hotel prices in both Austria and in particular Southern Germany are half the price of the U.K. equivalent.

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3. Re: Towns between Salzburg and Innsbruck

Great information. Thank you! :-)

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