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Discussion in 'Europe' started by TOFF, Oct 1, 2018.
Just to play tourist
Schnapps shop in Innsbruck FTW
Haven't been to Salzburg, but Innsbruck is stunning
Haven't been to Salzburg, but Innsbruck is a great little city.
My favourite in Europe (not that I have seen many).
What time of year? Both are very nice. Haven't been to Innsbruck for quite a while, but do occasionally get to Salzburg as I have a cousin there. They have a glass craft shop in the old town. It can get very busy with tourists in the summer especially along the Getreidegasse. But it has a fantastic setting by the river, the castle on the hill overlooking the old town. Both have old town centres easy to walk around.
The home of Red Bull is also worth a visit https://www.hangar-7.com/en/
Salzburg is very beautiful, historic etc
you can do Mozart stuff, Sound of Music stuff
Innsbruck is also nice, but less significant historically
January. Will not be skiing but will be spending a couple of days in Munich and just trying to work out where to from there.
Munich is also great
If you're not skiing, Salzburg.
ok, a quieter time, so you can wander around the old town without the hordes of other tourists.
Although winter means several places are closed. eg. Hellbrunn palace is fun but only opens from april.
The Stiegl brewery though will be open.
Day trip around the Salzkammergut lakes region is certainly worth doing also (better on a fine day).
Having spent time in both at that time of the year, I would go with Salzburg. It will be a little quiet but most things of interest are open. Definitely check out the castle and Hangar 7. The alleys in the old town are good for a wander. There is an old style bier hall on the edge of the old town that is a good place to drink. Not much variety of beers, only one style in one size but it is good. https://www.augustinerbier.at/?L=1
Going in January & not skiing?
Will have already been skiing in Chamonix for a week.
Wife and son 15 dont ski so need to find balance.
CEO & son to Alpine Zoo.
Self to Nordkette.
Can't go wrong. You can even ski down to meet them if snow co-operates.
Another vote for Salzburg. Museum of Modern Art and Marionette Museum for the kids. Salzburg has some very pretty areas under meticulous night lighting.
Haus der Natur museum is a good rainy day option.
Ice Skating in Mozart Square.
Salzburg it is.
Thanks all for input.
Missus has already said she wants to do a 'Sound of Music' tour. Kids will ****ing die.
A fair bit of the movie was filmed at Mirabellplatz/ Schloss. The gardens are a bit boring in Winter but the Dwarf statues are interesting.
Start cutting up the curtains.
Better get myself a little whistle
this should inspire them
Been to Salzburg quite a few times but have never done that tour or have any intention to. It is of course the most spruiked tour in town and the Americans in particular seem obsessed by it. Austrians far less so. I would have been to most of the locations over the years anyway. Always go for a walk up the Schloss when I'm there. Mirabellplatz is very nice although less appealing in winter. The dwarf statues are interesting and Leopoldkrone by the lake is nice (not too far from my cousins place), Hellbrunn that I already mentioned plus the Salzkammergut towns of St Wolfgang, St Gilgen & Mondsee. Salzkammergut region is beautiful, particularly nice in the warmer months when there are plenty of boat trips, but won't be any in January.
Ah yes, the Zwerglgarten.
The Freilichtmuseum (Open air museum) is also very interesting but also not open in January.
one of many golden moments in a fantastic film
amazing production values, every song a hit
Not a huge fan of musicals, but The Sound of Music and West Side Story are not too bad,
I reckon they’re masterpieces
there are people who look down their noses at musicals but the music is very high quality
Cole Porter is my favourite but Rodgers and Hammerstein are great too
Not sure I would describe it as looking down their noses, but it is a bit odd for people to just break into song, particularly when the songs are not particularly memorable. The two I named are exceptions because the music was exceptional.
Just like Dirty Dancing and footloose
@TOFF you may find something here https://www.ontheluce.com/what-to-see-and-do-salzburg-in-winter/
it’s not meant to be realistic
the type of snob I have in mind thinks grand opera is the acme of artistic expression
there are many more than the two you mentioned, though they are at the top of the list
Don't think much of contemporary musicals, especially ALW. Special effects are needed to make up for pretty ordinary music.
Love G&S (Mikado especially). Other than that, I think My Fair Lady is my favourite.
Love Cole Porter songs, but not sure if i need the stage shows they come from.
I would like to have seen Matilda.
Yes My Fair Lady was good too. I grew up with G&S, my Dad would put his records on rather loudly on Sunday mornings if I hadn't risen by 9.00am, probably why I still know a lot of the word to the songs to this day!
I tried to watch Les Miserables the Musical.....woeful imo.
I’ve been in a G&S, great fun - Yeomen of the Guard, not really a comedy but great because my parents had done it in the 50s
the ‘modern’ trend - Lloyd Weber stuff, Les Mis - leaves me cold
I did like The Lion King
If your missus is into musicals, you could check out Im weißen Rößl in St Wolfgang. This was the inspiration for The White Horse Inn.
If talking musicals, and no connection to Salzburg, then the best has to be "We Will Rock You", Ben Elton and Queen. Nuff said
I’m the music freak in my household - sadly I married a tv addict
You could also head up the Untersberg cable car and if you are lucky get a sneaky ski run. It is the town ski run, although I'm not sure how often it is skiable. I skied it once back in the 80's with an uncle and aunt. A short drive, cable car up, a long ski run, fine up the top but pretty scratchy lower down, walk back to the car and back to their apartment for lunch.
Having been to both places ,although many years apart ,I think Salzburg is much nicer for a tourist trip.
The wife dragged us on a out of town "Sound of Music Tour" , and the views from the bus of some of the lakes in the mountains were pretty spectacular.