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travel with kids in August to Vienna

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travel with kids in August to Vienna

We will be in Vienna for 2 weeks in August. We are a family of 6 with young children. We plan to rent a car to drive around, and hope to go to Salzburg and Budapest. We love to hike in the mountains (easy trails for kids) and to visit lakes. Any recommendations? We have been to Vienna before, but our kids have not. But it has been quite a few years, so any new information is fresh.

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1. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

I'd consider including the following areas:

> Wachau (= beautiful section of the River Danube between Krems and Melk and upstream to Grein)

> Salzkammergut (= area full of little towns, clear lakes and mountains)

> Großglockner High Alpine Road (www.grossglockner.at)

> Lakes of Carnithia

Besides, be aware that you need a toll sticker to use expressways (= roads with national abbreviation A and S) in Austria, An Austrian rental car is likely to come with that sticker. Same is required for Hungary!

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2. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

In August it might be hot in Vienna and in any other town like Budapest. I recommend you to go with your children to the Alps of Vienna http://www.wieneralpen.at/

for example on the Schneeberg with the Schneebergbahn http://www.schneebergbahn.at/ Your Kids will love it!

On hot days you could spend a day on the Lake of Neusiedl http://www.neusiedlersee.com/de/ in the Burgenland. it's only 40 minutes by car from Vienna.

Best Regards

Claudia

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3. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

I would check out lakes in Carinthia and Salzkammergut. Many things to do for kids. Cities can be hot during summer walking around with kids but Vienna has many swimming pools and Alte Donau area to relax.

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4. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

thank you, this is perfect information

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5. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

huge thanks great info, kids love water so pools, lakes, mountains will be great compliment to city days

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7. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

Thank you for that tip. I really appreciate it. I am always surprised by kid restrictions.

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8. Re: travel with kids in August to Vienna

@Wendy I dont think your comment about Vienna is the most children unfriendly city is fair at all

Considering to many cities I have been , Vienna offers a lot for families.

Furthermore most information about the age limits are available on the homepage of each sights.

So you should have checked it yourself before promising your little ones special performances.

Right now you can check the young horses even in the Burggarten.

Also all items charged must be mentioned on the menu of each restaurant so no hidden charges are allowed.

etc etc

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