As part of our italy/austria honeymoon trip in december, am planning to visit the lake district. I have 4 days in and around salzburg of which I'd like to spend couple of days visiting the salzkammergut lake district. I have a few questions that i'm looking for some help with:
1) should i do day trips to the lake district based out of salzburg e.g. salzburg-hallstatt-salzburg one day and salzburg-wolfgangsee-salzburg another day
2) should I just spend couple of nights in some central base e.g. bad ischl and do day trips from there to hallstatt or wolfgang see etc
3) We would not be having a car with us so would be using public transport. is it easy to get around and get in the major sights keeping in mind this is winter and some services may be reduced?
would appreciate any guidance, suggestions with this