During our upcoming (and first) trip to Europe, we will be traveling from Vienna to Salzburg, then on to Hallstatt in the Alps. We would like to know whether it makes more sense to rent a car in Vienna and drive to Hallstatt, or take the train to Salzburg, then rent a car
1. Which option is less expensive?
2. If we go by car, what are some things to see between Vienna and the Salzburg area (to be visited in the one day of travel)?
3. Do we need to apply for a special permit to rent a car with an American driver's license?
4. and as long as I have your ear, any hotel or pension recommendations for the city of Salzburg or Vienna? We have most of our stay booked already, but there are few nights left to fill. [more inside]
posted by Don_K
on Mar 22, 2013 -
Wittgenstein met with members of the Vienna Circle on a few occasions. So did Godel. Did the two ever meet, in Vienna at that time or otherwise?
posted by phrontist
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I'm after book recommendations on Ljubljana, Zagreb, Vienna and Budapest as gifts for my father ahead of a trip. [more inside]
posted by garlicsmack
on Jan 4, 2013 -
I am traveling to Europe for work, for a week. I have never been outside the US before. Please tell me about very simple, basic things which I might not know due to inexperience. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator
on Sep 18, 2012 -
This coming Saturday morning (September 8th, 2012) I have a six hour layover in Vienna. Do I have enough time to do anything worthwhile outside the airport? [more inside]
posted by Calloused_Foot
on Sep 6, 2012 -
Trying to remember a Viennese Expressionist play: psychological black comedy about a prostitute, an evil old degenerate, and an epic mind-game battle to see who's first to drink a glass of poison. [more inside]
posted by doreur
on Aug 25, 2012 -
What foods do I need to try in Vienna and Berlin? Are there any foods I should try to bring back? [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue
on Jul 9, 2012 -
I'm a big fan of sausage - all kinds of sausage. Street vendor sausage, fancy sausage, pork sausage, chicken sausage, beef sausage. I am traveling to Munich, Salzburg, and Vienna for a few weeks in July. Where can I get the best (for whatever definition of "best" suits you) sausages, whether it be a quick lunch at a vendor between sights or a sit-down dinner?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike
on Jun 29, 2012 -
Going on a trip to Switzerland for about 10 days at the end of September. We're flying into Zurich and then going to visit the tiny village near Chur where my family emigrated to the states from, and flying home from Vienna. Looking for travel tips for Zurich, east Switzerland, day trips from Chur or Zurich, and Vienna. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on May 10, 2012 -
Research-filter: Looking for reading recommendations on two topics: 1) syphilis in the 19th (and very early 20th) century, particularly tabes dorsalis
, and 2) prostitution in Vienna during the same time period. (More broadly: the experience of serious and/or terminal illness during the same period; bonus points for information about women, particularly the emotional trauma of chronic pain, losing one’s beauty/youth/sexuality, etc.) [more inside]
posted by scody
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Restaurant Recommendations in Vienna VA (near Jammin' Java)? My wife and myself have tickets for Willie Nile at Jammin' Java on Saturday night. We've decided to call this Saturday evening our Valentine's Day and make a night of it by getting a decent dinner before the show.
I know there are a gazillion restaurants in the general area - what's a good non-chain choice for dinner for 2 in the $40-50 neighborhood? My wife doesn't like sushi, so that is out. I'm familiar with the chili at Jammin' Java, but hunched over a folding chair trying to eat chili without spilling it isn't the dinner scene we are looking for Sat night; no matter how damn good the chili might be.
posted by COD
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Looking for recommendations of bakeries, cafes, konditorei, restaurants, etc with AMAZING sweets and pastries in Vienna. Am looking to avoid touristy places like Demel
. Bonus points for places (regardless of sweet offerings) with views, like Cafe Urania
. [more inside]
posted by cranberryskies
on Oct 12, 2011 -
I will be spending a week in Venice, then am going to Vienna. How should I travel between them? Should I stop anywhere along the way? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat
on Aug 28, 2011 -
Need precise recipes for various Viennese coffee variations. Too many websites either list competing information, or seem to have carelessly copied other sites' lists without any sort of editorial fact-checking. [more inside]
posted by umlaut
on Jan 9, 2011 -
Travelfilter: How to see Europe without burning out? I'm planning a 2-month long trip that includes Italy, France, and ultimately Africa, and would like to spend 8 days traveling in Germany and Austria. Mefi - what's your recommmendation on how I should spend my time? [more inside]
posted by hampanda
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Where can I find Holocaust- or post-Holocaust related sites in the Vienna area? [more inside]
posted by j1950
on Oct 29, 2010 -
I'm moving to Vienna to work for nine weeks this summer. What do I need to know? How can I get the most out of my stay? [more inside]
posted by henryaj
on May 31, 2010 -
Salzburg and Vienna (and day trips in Austria) for two in April. Two people from very different countries who have never met before getting to know each other. Your tips and suggestions most welcome. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz
on Jan 29, 2010 -
What type of international work will I be doing and how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by Tchad
on Jan 18, 2010 -
AustrianHealthCareFilter: How do I go about getting minor post-surgical care in Vienna over the holidays? [more inside]
posted by klausness
on Dec 16, 2009 -
Where will we be able to eat dinner in Vienna on 31 December without pre-booking? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Dec 15, 2009 -
How can I find good live music in Switzerland (or maybe Vienna or Prague or somewhere else) during the next few days? Or other interesting evening events? [more inside]
posted by little e
on Oct 31, 2009 -
What causes massively scrambled FM radio reception along the Capital Beltway near Falls Church, Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on Aug 24, 2009 -
I'm going to be in Vienna from September 26 (early morning) - 29 (afternoon). I'm 18 years old and will be traveling with friends. What should we do/ see?
I've been put in charge of figuring all this out, but apart from the obvious tourist things I don't know what's good. I guess I'm looking for more off-the-beaten-path stuff.
Thank you! [more inside]
posted by howgenerica
on Sep 20, 2008 -
I am going to Europe for about 12 days at the end of August. I am spending a few days in each of Prague and Vienna, and looking for a third city to go to. Which one should I choose? [more inside]
posted by jeather
on Aug 5, 2008 -
I am going on holiday to Vienna, Salzburg and Munich in August, what should I pre-book to avoid disappointment or gain best options?
posted by trashcan
on May 25, 2008 -
We are going to Vienna, Salzburg and then Munich for our holidays in the summer. How should we spend our 5th Anniversary in Munich and tips for the other places? [more inside]
posted by trashcan
on Apr 29, 2008 -
Livejournal authenticated RSS feeds on Mac OS 10.4.10: why do they keep losing my credentials? May involve Keychain.
posted by alopez
on Aug 5, 2007 -
I'm spending the weekend in Vienna, running the marathon on Sunday. I've Monday free to look around the city - what would you recommend as a 'must see' for a weary, footsore sighteer?
posted by poissonrouge
on Apr 26, 2007 -
I'm visiting Vienna for spring break (And London for a day). What should I know? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Memorial / Activist Art: Where in the world are there public, physical memorials of any kind (sculptures, murals, installations, etc.) for individuals who were killed by police or by governments? I'm really inspired by the Omofuma Stein
in Vienna (a self-funded/DIY granite sculpture, first installed guerilla-style in front of the Vienna Opera House and now permanently installed in Vienna's Museumsquartier) and I want to document/celebrate similar projects elsewhere in the world.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 21, 2006 -
Ideas for respectfully avoiding cigarette smoke when visiting a strong smoking culture (especially in Wien/Vienna, but advice for other cities is very welcome too). [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Short-term housing in Vienna: Where should I be looking to find cheap yet private (non-roommate) housing for just the month of November? I've tried Craigslist, all the housing sites I can find via Google, all the Youth Houses, and more. I'm fine with German-language sites. [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain
on Aug 20, 2006 -
Advice on travelling to Austria, Slovenia, and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Hotels, Sights, Food, General Thoughts [more inside]
posted by JPD
on Aug 16, 2006 -
Anyone know when the Vienna Opera announces their 2006/2007 season? And when do tickets go on sale?
posted by agropyron
on Feb 23, 2006 -
Places to go and things to see (and photograph) in Berlin, Dusseldorf/Essen/Cologne and Vienna. [more inside]
posted by jedrek
on Nov 3, 2005 -
How can I get my hands on a Vienna phonebook from circa 1938? I will be spending a weekend in Vienna next month, and I would love to see the apartment where my late grandfather lived before fleeing the Nazis. Unfortunately, nobody in the family knows the address, and there aren't any letters or other documents to provide it. Things are also complicated by the fact that I won't be visiting on a weekday, so any archives that might have this information will presumably be closed. Plus, I don't speak German. Am I out of luck, or is there any way to track this information down in the next few weeks?
posted by yankeefog
on Oct 18, 2005 -