Innsbruck or Salzburg for 3 days

Discussion in 'Europe' started by TOFF, Oct 1, 2018.

  1. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    Just to play tourist
     
  2. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    26,348
    Likes Received:
    8,463
    Schnapps shop in Innsbruck FTW

    Haven't been to Salzburg, but Innsbruck is stunning
     
    TOFF likes this.
  3. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,251
    Likes Received:
    2,531
    Haven't been to Salzburg, but Innsbruck is a great little city.

    My favourite in Europe (not that I have seen many).
     
  4. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    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/
     
    skifree likes this.
  5. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    Salzburg is very beautiful, historic etc
    you can do Mozart stuff, Sound of Music stuff
    Innsbruck is also nice, but less significant historically
     
    Apresski likes this.
  6. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    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.
     
  7. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    Munich is also great
     
    TOFF likes this.
  8. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    46,256
    Likes Received:
    7,886
    If you're not skiing, Salzburg.
     
    Kletterer and TOFF like this.
  9. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    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.
     
  10. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    Kletterer, skifree and TOFF like this.
  11. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    Day trip around the Salzkammergut lakes region is certainly worth doing also (better on a fine day).
     
  12. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    1,803
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    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
     
    TOFF likes this.
  13. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,251
    Likes Received:
    2,531
    Going in January & not skiing?
     
  14. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    Will have already been skiing in Chamonix for a week.
    Wife and son 15 dont ski so need to find balance.
     
  15. Rabid K9

    Rabid K9 One of Us
    Ski Pass - Gold Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3,251
    Likes Received:
    2,531
    CEO & son to Alpine Zoo.

    Self to Nordkette.

    Can't go wrong. You can even ski down to meet them if snow co-operates.
     
  16. Kletterer

    Kletterer Still looking for doughnuts
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    13,318
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Another vote for Salzburg. Museum of Modern Art and Marionette Museum for the kids. Salzburg has some very pretty areas under meticulous night lighting.
     
    TOFF likes this.
  17. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
  18. Kletterer

    Kletterer Still looking for doughnuts
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    13,318
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    Ice Skating in Mozart Square.
     
  19. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    Salzburg it is.
    Thanks all for input.

    Missus has already said she wants to do a 'Sound of Music' tour. Kids will ****ing die.
    LOL LOL LOL
     
    skifree, Apresski, Zeroz and 2 others like this.
  20. Kletterer

    Kletterer Still looking for doughnuts
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2014
    Messages:
    13,318
    Likes Received:
    12,153
    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.
     
    Heinz likes this.
  21. Pink

    Pink Addicted

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    867
    Likes Received:
    347
    Start cutting up the curtains.
     
    person s, CarveMan and TOFF like this.
  22. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    Better get myself a little whistle

    [​IMG]
     
    person s, Pink, Apresski and 2 others like this.
  23. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468


    this should inspire them
     
    Kletterer and person s like this.
  24. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    LOL
    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.
     
    Kletterer likes this.
  25. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    Ah yes, the Zwerglgarten.
     
    Kletterer likes this.
  26. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    The Freilichtmuseum (Open air museum) is also very interesting but also not open in January.
     
  27. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    one of many golden moments in a fantastic film
    amazing production values, every song a hit
     
  28. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    46,256
    Likes Received:
    7,886
    Not a huge fan of musicals, but The Sound of Music and West Side Story are not too bad,
     
  29. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    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
     
  30. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    46,256
    Likes Received:
    7,886
    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.
     
  31. TOFF

    TOFF Im kind of a big deal
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2004
    Messages:
    40,369
    Likes Received:
    13,468
    Just like Dirty Dancing and footloose
     
  32. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    46,256
    Likes Received:
    7,886
  33. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    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
     
    #33 person s, Oct 1, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2018
  34. currawong

    currawong Old but not so Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    Messages:
    26,348
    Likes Received:
    8,463
    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.
     
  35. Apresski

    Apresski Pool Room
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    Messages:
    46,256
    Likes Received:
    7,886
    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.
     
    person s and currawong like this.
  36. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    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
     
    currawong likes this.
  37. jgm

    jgm Hard Yards

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2000
    Messages:
    716
    Likes Received:
    124
    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.
     
  38. skinavy

    skinavy One of Us

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    1,803
    Likes Received:
    1,023
    If talking musicals, and no connection to Salzburg, then the best has to be "We Will Rock You", Ben Elton and Queen. Nuff said
     
  39. person s

    person s Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2001
    Messages:
    27,762
    Likes Received:
    7,878
    I’m the music freak in my household - sadly I married a tv addict
     
  40. Heinz

    Heinz Old n' Crusty
    Ski Pass - Gold

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2005
    Messages:
    23,947
    Likes Received:
    5,972
    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.
     
  41. WaitAwhile

    WaitAwhile One of Us
    Ski Pass - Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    2,795
    Likes Received:
    1,163
    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.
     
    Apresski and person s like this.