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A few questions

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A few questions

Hi

we are looking at places in Austria,we have never been before and would like to ask some questions.

we would be traveling next summer

we are not mountain walkers or hikers but like to visit places with

nice scenery.We like to go on excurtions,by coach, rail or bus.I have been looking at zell am see but have been put off by some reviews saying how busy it is.So kaprun sounds better.Is it a big resort and is there many places in Kaprun to go to at night for a few drinks.

Thanks Ken

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1. Re: A few questions

Hi

Never stayed in Kaprun but it seems like a strange choice if you don't walk much and want a train link. Would you be better looking at places with a train station? Kitzbuhel, St Johann, Seefeld?

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Zell am See has a train station. There are direct trains available to/from Salzburg ~ 1h30

If you use only Regional trains (REX,R or S-Bahn) then the 2 of you (up to 5 people travelling togrther) can take advantage of the Einfachraus ticket. This ticket gives you unlimited use of all Regional trains for a day. Valid from 9am weekdays (midnight weekends) until 3am the following morning

oebb.at/en/…index.jsp

Numerous local bus services between Kaprun and Zell am See.

www.oebb.at will also show you bus/train solutions

Kaprun

The Kitzsteinhorn glacier is also near Kaprun

http://www.kitzsteinhorn.at/

http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en

zellamsee-kaprun.com/en/activities/zask-card

If you gave an idea of how you will do your holiday (package or independant) and if independant which airport and whether hirecare or publci transport then you will get more ideas/info

Edited: 01 October 2012, 10:13
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We usually do a package and take tours with companys in resort.We dont mind walking around a lake or around the local area but we are not hill walkers or hikers.I was looking at Kaprun because the scenery looks breathtaking.We would also consider Kitzbuhel.Most of the hotels/travel companys give you summer cards.Are these any use ?

KEN

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4. Re: A few questions

The "Summer cards" can be of use but what exactly they are valid on varies town to town / area to area.

Some cards give you reduced entrance to various things.

Often just staying in a resort more than a couple of nights you will automatically get some sort of "Guest card".

Purely as an example here are the lift ticket prices for going up the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier near Kaprun. You will see that there is a reduction with "Guest Card"

…kitzsteinhorn.at/tickets_prices/up_down_tic…

This may (or may not) be exactly the same as the Summer card in the case of the Zell am See area

zellamsee-kaprun.com/en/activities/zask-card

IMO Zell am See offers more than Kitzbühel.

Zell am See has the lake, Glacier and easy day trip which you can do yourself to Salzburg as well as other sights/things to do (e.g. listed on the summer card above).

If there is a trip you may be interested in going over the Grossglockner. Down the mountain road from Bruck (near Zell am See/Kaprun) to Heiligenblut

http://www.grossglockner.at/en/

grossglockner.at/en/…

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5. Re: A few questions

From your replies I think you partake more in organized trips than DIY ones? Zell is beautiful, but in view of recent posts I would be wary of going in the summer because of the amount of tourists. To enjoy the scenery to the max it is good to go up a mountain - as you're not walkers Kitzbuhel may suit you better as there are two cable cars up the two mountains and you can always just go up, have a drink in the cafe, and come down again. Or you may decide to walk down - there are easy paths to follow. Kitz also offers a very good range of shops, bars etc. Or there's a very easy flat walk from Kirchberg (catch the train from Kitzbuhel) back to Kitzbuhel following the river. Or St Johann? Again a bustling town with a train line. Or think about Seefeld - two lifts/chair lifts, a lake, loads of shops. Basically anywhere in the Tirol is going to offer the breathtaking views you want - just because the brochure pictures of one resort are better than the others shouldn't really make up your mind!

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6. Re: A few questions

Thanks for all your advice.We still have not made our mind up yet but what ever we decide im sure we will love it in Autria.

Thanks again Ken

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7. Re: A few questions

scheffau is beautiful and the card there is about 40 euros a week gives unlimited use of the bus in the valley and about 10 cable cars. Another nice place is Saalbach/Hinterglem card covers bus and cablecars in the area. Both resorts are quiet at night, Saalbach is like a ghost town after 10pm!

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