hello we are going to be in Nice france and we are looking to head to Salzberg, what is the fastest least expensive way to travel, we are happy to train if need be. We are also ok to go to Vienna if that helps things but we really only are interested in getting into Salzberg
We are vacationing in Austria. We are in the burg of Donaufeld and would like to rent a bike. I know there are the "City Bikes" in downtown Vienna, but we would like to find one closer to where we are staying...Donaufeld. Does anyone know of a bike store or place where we could rent one bike for several days? Our preference is a hybrid bike. We would like to ride on the trails along the Danube...beautiful!!
I bought several tickets online, opera and museums, and got discounts for age. I have to show a photo ID. Do you think it's ok to show a photocopy of our passports? I don't want to carry them with me.
I want to order the tickets for the lower and upper Belvedere. It is for one entrance. Can we go to each palace on a separate day (entering each place only once ) ?
After reading Globetrott's warning about the Südbahnhof, how is the Meidling station? Overcrowded? Clear signs? We have train tickets for Budapest, and plan to take a taxi from the hotel.
I get my information from different websites, and I'm going to buy the entrance tickets online. I understand that the upper and lower Belvedere are separate, that I can see the lower on one day, coming early to see the Prunkstall that's open only in the morning. And the upper Belvedere on Thursday to see also at noon the painting restoration. The restoration is open on Tuesday too, but I have a concert in the early evening.
We'll be staying at the Beethoven hotel, I guess we'll use the metro stations at the Karlsplaz. To which stations should we travel for each Belvedere? or use a tram? or walk to the Lower, it looks close on the map.
Which is the central area to stay for tourists
We don't go to any public place where there's the smell of cigarette smoke. I don't like to enter a place, sniffle around and leave.
Our hotel is near the Naschmarkt, so we'll have quite a choice of eating places. We're coming in April, so that's not a season to sit outside.
Is there any vienna card for zones other than zone 100 (e.g. zone 111)?
Hello fellow VTer's
Any comments, advice or concerns about getting a taxi in Vienna? Should I prebook one or get one from a taxi stand - any particular taxi company that is good or less bad than others? :)
Thanks a lot
i will be Prague 3 nights from 12 till 15 September i think to do these tour i should take it or no thx for
Cesky krumlov day trip from pargue
thx for help
Hello everyone !
I am starting to plan a tour at the end of July . We hope to stay two days in Vienne before travelling on to Prague .As you can see time is important . So I would appreciate ideas for the best things to see .We will be travelling by car .
Thank you :)
Can it be that Vienna has no street view in Google Earth?
I am a student in Vienna and for the following semester I want to do something fun. So I think that I can find a dance course in Vienna but like I said, I am a student. I want people there to be around 18-25 not more, otherwise it would be awkward. Can you help me to find some place according to my wishes?
I'm trying to book tickets for the Volksoper, for the Bartrered Bride. This opera should have a large dance group, who use the whole depth of the stage. So it's important for me to get seats with unobstructed view, and high enough above the stage that we don't see only the front edge of the stage.
I tried to reserve tickets on the balcony, but I couldn't complete the order, maybe they don't sell this, and maybe the balcony is very far from the stage anyway, and not above the parterre.
How is the view from the parterre?
I have a German passport, which was valid till 1996, before Euro. My husband doesn't, so when we go through passport control at airports we always go together at the non-euro control.
I haven't renewed it, because I don't need it. (I got it first for a trip to Iran in April 1979, our luck that it was for a few days after the Houmeini revolution).
Are there any discounts in Vienna that would make it worth while to renew? We'll pay mainly for museum entrances, opera. Staying ten days.
I want to order tickets for "The Bartered Bride" at the Volksoper. On the website I got - Vienna Classic online ticket office - I can select the category, but I don't see that I can select the Balkon. There's a seating map, with prices, but the only option is to choose the price category.
I want to sit high enough to see the whole depth of the stage for the dances, but not in the gallery which is too high for multifocal glasses.
Is there another website where I can select a seat, as in the Budapest Opera website, or at least the section?
I'm planning our Easter days. I see that there's the Mozart Kroenungsmesse with the Vienna boys choir in the Hofburgkapelle.
We come to Vienna almost a week earlier. If I order tickets from home, there's a 25% surcharge, no matter how they call it. I's important for us to see the choir, more than to have a complete view of the altar. On the website they don't show where they stand, and I don't want to repeat my disappointment with the Mozart Requiem in Prague, where it could have been a recording, as we saw nobody making the music.
Do they sell marked seats or just the section?
Hi I'm currently in Vienna and planning to head to Salzburg tomorrow for about two days before heading to Innsbruck. I understand the most economical option now is train via Westbahn but how about the onward train to Innsbruck? Or is there any more economical deal considering my travel plans? TIA!
I can't find it any more... it was late and dark and I had had some Punsch... We came from the Christmas market at Maria-Theresien-Platz, then walked through Museumsquartier and kept left. Somewhere in the side streets between Mariahilfer Straße and Wienzeile (I think) we found this remarkable place. It was a pub which also was a bookshop (hence entirely non smoking, very pleasant), and if I remember correctly the name was Alex-something. It was located on a street corner, with the entrance right at the corner of the building. Does anyone know it and can tell me the exact name and address?
We'll take the train from Vienna to Budapest, in April. We already have the date, how long ahead should I book? I prefer to do it online at home before we get to Vienna.
I see this www.raileurope website. What's this "Flexible second class, Non exchangeable, non refundable" ? Maybe I don't know whats Flexible, but I know what's Non.
For taking a train to Melk, do we just get to the Westbahnhof and buy the tickets, or should this be done in advance? We don't have anything else to do at the train station area (we'll pass there on the way to Schoenbrunn).
I've got a small pocket size Vienna Lonely Planet guide, and I don't like it. It's mostly about shopping and eating, and the print and maps are small for my eyes. I've got a recommendation for an Eyewitness guide, but I haven't seen it. I've plenty of time now to order from Amazon.
I don't want to buy something heavy, even if I buy it in Vienna, I'll take it home.
I've got a good folded city map.
On our April visit I'll want to visit several museums - we have nine full days. Is there a concentrated web page listing opening days, or do I have to look separately for information about each museum? I'll try to buy with senior citizens discount, though it may not be possible for us anyway.
Can I buy tickets ahead at the tourist information? I don't want to stand in line a lot at every museum, or maybe it's not a crowded season? If there's a free entry day, I don't want to be there. I had enough of that at the Hermitage.
Using credit cards, is it done for buying entrance tickets? Restaurants?
Are there any discounts for seniors? We're not Euro citizens. For museums, city transportation, train to Budapest?
We want to see the Melk Abbey. Should we take a day tour from Vienna, which includes a boat trip to Melk, or should we find our own transportation? Does the day tour go with the regular guided abbey tours, or does this group do their own tour, maybe cut short to have time for lunch, or the upriver boat takes a long time?
I usually don't like the trips which take a long time to collect the people from various hotels, and then waste time for restaurants. But maybe they have some transportation to up the 40 meters up to the abbey. We originally planned to do this with a car when returning to Vienna from the west, but that trip was cancelled, and now we're staying only in Vienna.
We'll be in Vienna around Easter day. Will there be changes in opening times, places closed, transportation changes? Maybe we'll have to change a hotel on this day. Should we try to do this a day earlier?
Hi fellow VTer's
I am trying to book a hotel in Vienna and I am getting lot cheaper rates on Olotels.com compared to other known sites. I have never used this site in the past. They ask for a payment and email you a voucher that you have to present at the hotel. I am bit apprehensive about this.
Has anyone used this site and would you please kindly share your experience.
We plan to visit Austria in April 2014. Our original plan was to go in September 2012, but I broke my leg the day before the trip. I planned then to be in Vienna one week, and two weeks driving around the country.
I think that April is too early for the country driving, so I'm planning now to be only in Vienna, for two weeks. We don't want to hurry and rush, to see museums - specially Hundertwasser, Klimt, and much much more. A day trip to Melk, one more day trip if there is public transport. Of course opera and concerts.
Do you think that two weeks is too much? I hear many friends saying they were sorry that they didn't have time to see all they wanted.
We've driven in Austria in the summer (about 1990) from the west to Krimmlfall, but never been in Vienna.
We are planning to arrive in Vienna as a group of 4 adults, 3 kids (ages: 6-10) on 25th or 26th of January and we have 5 nights to spend. We will be coming back home from Salzburg.
We would like to decide how many nights we should stay in Vienna, Salzburg and other options if you could help us with the following questions. Thank you in advance.
1- How many nights in Vienna?
2- Any must-see attractions for our kids in Vienna?
3-Besides Vienna and Salzburg which other cities, towns or even villages in Austria or neighbouring countries we should visit? (not more than 2 hours by train or car)?
4- Is it dangerous to rent a car and drive in January?
what are the three best restaurants in Vienna? i have 15 people arriving and i need to impress them.
thanks in advance,