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.