My best friend and I just graduated and are making our way to Central Europe, hoping to do some day hikes in the Alps this August. We will be in Prague, are thinking of going to Vienna and then Salzburg, and from there looking to escape from the city a bit and get into the hills for few days. We are adventurous with public transport and two low-maintenance girls, but I would love suggestions of where to go outside of the cities given we are traveling without a car (where there might be hostels or guest houses on the cheap, etc).
Any thoughts about this itinerary (or other ideas of hiking in wider area!) welcome.