Vienna and Salzburg

Hello eveyone! I am T - 12 days from my 2 week trip to Vienna, the queries i asked previously were readily answered so here i am again with a new set:

1) Salzburg - im travelling with my wife and a Dutch friend who spent most of his life vacationing in Vienna and Salzburg as a kid, since hes grown up he hasnt been back in quite some time. we had wanted to visit Salzburg for a few days and possibly rent something on the mountain, however we have the following queries:

a) how to get "up" the mountain after getting to salzburg by train from vienna.
b) how to find good accommodation that is either on the mountian or near it, something that does not end up costing me an arm and a leg.
c) recommendations by anyone on how to go about this.

2) Vienna - we will be spending a major portion of our trip in Vienna, and of course, there is nothing better than seeing a city through the eyes of a resident there, so if anyone fancies meeting up with tourists to give em the gist of life there, we would surely welcome it! as we are coming from Kuwait, the most affluent goods here are coffee and spices; just saying :P

we have a list of places to visit in vienna, schonbrunn zoo, a few museums, i am looking forward to some good running there. we are not trying to crash on anyones couch here, we have accommodation at Sechshauser Straße 21, but meeting people for coffee would be nice, get an idea of the places that tourists do not know about :)

legacy :

Hello eveyone! I am T - 12 days from my 2 week trip to Vienna, the queries i asked previously were readily answered so here i am again with a new set:

1) Salzburg - im travelling with my wife and a Dutch friend who spent most of his life vacationing in Vienna and Salzburg as a kid, since hes grown up he hasnt been back in quite some time. we had wanted to visit Salzburg for a few days and possibly rent something on the mountain, however we have the following queries:

a) how to get "up" the mountain after getting to salzburg by train from vienna.
b) how to find good accommodation that is either on the mountian or near it, something that does not end up costing me an arm and a leg.
c) recommendations by anyone on how to go about this.

a) You can use the cable care to get up the mountains

Fares 2015:
ASCENT AND DESCENT:
Adults € 22.00
Children (6-14 years) for one child only, € 11,00, all others free of charge
Students € 15.00
Dogs € 7,50 (muzzle)
Single free ride with the Salzburg Card!

b) For accommodation I would try www.airbnb.com

2) Vienna - we will be spending a major portion of our trip in Vienna, and of course, there is nothing better than seeing a city through the eyes of a resident there, so if anyone fancies meeting up with tourists to give em the gist of life there, we would surely welcome it! as we are coming from Kuwait, the most affluent goods here are coffee and spices; just saying :P

we have a list of places to visit in vienna, schonbrunn zoo, a few museums, i am looking forward to some good running there. we are not trying to crash on anyones couch here, we have accommodation at Sechshauser Straße 21, but meeting people for coffee would be nice, get an idea of the places that tourists do not know about :)

Schonbrunn is great for running and as you are wanting to visit museums its a good idea to get the Vienna Card, you also get free public transport with it as reductions at attractions. The same goes with the Salzburg card. You save a load of money.

Also if you are traveling by train instead of using an OBI train. Use the Westbahn train. It is fraction of the price.

Details can be found here - Westbahn Train

Details of the Salzburg & Vienna cards can be found here.

Salzburg Card

Vienna Card

We used the Salzburg card when we visited the city and it is so useful and saves you so much money, at lot of times we didn't even need to buy tickets to attractions and just hoped on and off buses.

wow thank you so much for this wealth of info!

legacy :

wow thank you so much for this wealth of info!

If you have any other questions feel free to ask away. What dates will you be in Vienna?

From the 17th to the 31st of July, are you currently on Vienna?

I live 30km south of Vienna

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Upcoming events in July 2015

Events:

Museumsquartier im Sommer - free entrance

until 27.9.2015

https://www.mqw.at/programm//programmde … m-mq-2015/

Vienna Biennale

until 4.10.2015

http://www.viennabiennale.org/en/

open air am Karlsplatz - (free entrance) open air cinema

until 18.7.2015

http://kinountersternen.at/

VOLXkino - open air cinema

until 18.9.2015

http://volxkino.at/

Jazz Fest Wien 2015
1.-11.7.2015
http://www.viennajazz.org/en/

Freihausviertel Fest 2015 -free entrance
2.-4.7.2015
http://freihausviertel.at/freihausviertelfest-2015/

Fest im Seepark Aspern - free entrance
3.7.2015
http://www.wien.gv.at/umwelt/parks/vera … kfest.html

Prolog zur Österreich Rundfahrt
4.7.2015
http://oesterreich-rundfahrt.at/index.p … en/auftakt

Filmfestival - free entrance
4.7. - 6.9.2015
http://filmfestival-rathausplatz.at/en/

Bühne Donaupark - free entrance
4.7.-23.8.2015
http://kv22.at/frame.htm

Ferienspiel Startfest im Donaupark - free entrance
4. - 5. 7.2015
http://www.wien.gv.at/thema/ferien/startfest.html

Lavendel - Duft des Sommers - free entrance
4. - 5.7.2015
http://www.wien.gv.at/vadb/internet/Adv … mp;return=

Silent Music & Secret Circus - Urlaub im Augarten 2015
5.7. -  27.8.2015
http://events.wien.info/en/m6/silent-mu … et-circus/

Vienna Harley Days
17,-19.7.2015
http://www.vienna-harley-days.at/programm.htm

Holi Festival of Colours
18.Juli 2015
http://www.holifestival.com/at/de/deine-stadt/wien

6. Popfest Wien - free entrance
23.-26.7.2015
http://popfest.at/?page_id=4759

Radio Wien - Lichterfest an der Alten Donau -free entrance
25. 7.2015
http://www.wien.gv.at/vadb/internet/Adv … ;ID=328693

Summerstage
till September
http://www.summerstage.at/

Afrika Tage
31.7.-16.8.2015
http://wien.afrika-tage.de/

Kino am Dach - open air cinema
till 13.9.2015
http://www.kinoamdach.at/

Schloss Neugebäude - open air cinema
1.7.-3.9.2015
http://www.schlossneugebaeude.at/kino/


Exhibitions:

150the anniversary of the Vienna Ringstrasse
till December 2015
http://www.wien.gv.at/english/culture-h … rasse.html


650th Anniversary University Vienna
till December 2015
http://www.univie.ac.at/en/650/news-ove … sary-news/

Albertina :
Lee Miller
till 16.8.2015
http://www.albertina.at/jart/prj3/alber … 1462061004


Hofmobiliendepot
the kitchen and its furniture- design and history
till  26.7.2015
http://www.hofmobiliendepot.at/en.html





Markets/Fleamarkets.

Kunsthandwerksmarkt am Spittelberg
4.-5.7..2015
http://www.spittelberg-markt.at/spittelberg.htm

Farmer's markets:
http://www.stadtbekannt.at/die-besten-bauernmrkte/

Biomarkt WUK
every Friday 10:00 - 18:00
http://www.wuk.at/language/en-US/event/id/14577

Fleamarkets
http://www.flohmarkt.at/flohmaerkte/wien

Frisch & Fruchtig Markt
9.7.2015
http://www.stadtbekannt.at/event/impuls … 015-08-11/

Raritätentage

Samstag, 11. Juli bis Sonntag, 12. Juli von 8 bis 19.30 Uhr
Samstag, 25. Juli bis Sonntag, 26. Juli von 8 bis 19.30 Uhr

1. Mahlerstraße

Kunst- und Antiquitätenmarkt
Freitag, 17. Juli bis Samstag, 18. Juli, von 10 bis 18 Uhr
Freitag, 24. Juli bis Samstag, 25. Juli, von 10 bis 18 Uhr
Freitag, 31. Juli bis Samstag, 1. August, von 10 bis 18 Uhr

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