A first look at the trip to Munich and Salzburg in 6 days
TRAVELLERS:If you have read us before in a comment, you will see that this trip was planned to leave the keys completely, but finally a family problem of Juve and Ruth (a hug to both), makes us finally face the adventure Isaac and Paula. Paula, for the first time with us (hehe).
TRAVEL TIME: It will be, counting the days of displacement, of 6 days, something superior to other escapes that we have been doing recently. Our trip will go from the December 30, 2009 to January 4, 2010, to enjoy a new year's eve in the beautiful town of Salzburg ...
TYPE OF TRAVEL: Travel as a couple Travel for free.
ITINERARY:It will be updated in the "Travel Journal" section. The route we have in mind will be to base 3 days in Munich, and cross the Austrian border for another 2 full days, something similar to the following ...
MAIN TRANSPORTATION: As usual, the only way to take advantage of a 3, 4 or 6 day getaway to any destination in Europe, is to take a plane. On this occasion we have not looked at a multitude of companies or a multitude of options, but what we have done is take advantage of an offer of cheap flights to Europe what Iberia took off at the beginning of September (specifically on September 6)…
ACCOMMODATIONS:They will be updated in the "Accommodations" section. We have pre-booked the following:
- Munich / Airport: On the 30th we arrive at 22:30 in Munich and the next day we will get up early to arrive early in Salzburg, so we have tried to save ourselves some hard nights sleeping near the Airport. We have taken an offer from Movenpick, to stay at the Movenpick Munchen-Airport for barely € 25 / person in October. UPGRADE: Finally we did not get to go through the problems with Iberia (see DAY 1: Iberia, !! ENOUGH NOW!)
- Salzburg: Of more than 240 hotels, there were barely 30/40 left when we looked at these dates. The final option chosen is the Centralhotel Gabrelbrau, right next to the Mozart House, in the historic heart and next to the Salzach River that runs through the city. Its price for these dates is around € 69 / person. COMPLETE ARTICLE ON ACCOMMODATION HERE.
- Hallstatt: This town is one of the places where we were most excited, but of the few accommodations that exist and after consulting with more than a dozen of them, in the end we went to find the Gasthof Zauner, a rustic and "enxebre" pension in the middle of the town, from where you can see the lake that makes the town famous. Your price, about € 54 / person. COMPLETE ARTICLE ON ACCOMMODATION HERE.
- Munich / city: On our return to Munich, we have chosen a very well located place, with very good looks and very good reviews, just 1 stop from the main square. The accommodation is called Motel One München-Sendlinger Tor and the offer they had was of € 42 / person, that in this area of the city, not bad at all. COMPLETE ARTICLE ON ACCOMMODATION HERE.
ID: Since Germany and Austria belong to the EU, it is not necessary neither visas nor passport (although it is always convenient to carry it).
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PRACTICAL DATA OF UTILITY:
LANGUAGE: German is the language of both countries, although we hope to understand each other in English.
CURRENCY: The currency of both Germany and Austria is the EURO.
CARDS: It is possible to use credit cards without problems, its use is widely extended.
GUIDE: Again the LONELY PLANET We will be accompanied by both Germany and Austria, as there are no specific ones from Munich or Salzburg.
PHONE: ROAMING works perfectly with Movistar and Vodafone.
INTERNET: It works well and in addition most hotels have WIFI, in addition to a multitude of cybers.
SECURITY: In relative Munich, the same as in all major cities. Elsewhere, including Salzburg, the usual precautions.
VACCINES: It is not necessary any
ELECTRICITY: The voltage is 230 V / 50 Hz with C / F plug as in Spain (See WORLD PLUGS)
TIME DIFFERENCE: At the time of the trip, the time is exactly Spanish
RELIGION: In Germany, 30% Catholics and 30% Protestants (Evangelical Church of Germany) and the rest minorities, while in Austria, 78% Catholics and just 5% Protestants, in addition to other minorities.
Trip to Munich and Salzburg: An approximate budget
Without being the cheapest getaway we have made, and with the increased cost especially of the Salzburg and Hallstat accommodations (almost impossible to find !! and already in October when we look for them !!), it is still a unique and very affordable opportunity to get into In the heart of Europe. To make the trip cheaper we will try to do it at meals. This would be our budget:
|FLIGHTS TO CORUÑA - MADRID - MUNICH (i / v for € 210.36 / p)||420,72 €|
|MUNICH ACCOMMODATION DAY1 (€ 24.5 / p)||49,00 €|
|SALZBURG DAY 2 ACCOMMODATION (€ 69 / p)||138,00 €|
|HALLSTATT ACCOMMODATION DAY3 (€ 54 / p)||108,00 €|
|ACCOMMODATION MUNICH DAY 4 AND DAY 5 (€ 42 / p and day)||168,00 €|
|CAR RENTAL + WINTER WHEELS + GASOLINE (Estimated € 140)||350,00 €|
|OTHERS (MEALS, VISITS,! NIGHT!, GIFTS, ETC ...)||350,00 €|
|TOTAL TRIP (2 PEOPLE)||1.583,72 €|
|TOTAL BUDGET (PER PERSON)||791,86 €|
To take into account that in the OTHERS section, we contemplate both the whims, various purchases, hotel supplements, etc ...
!! HAPPY ENTRY OF THE YEAR 2010 TO ALL !! We are leaving!! We are leaving!!
Isaac and Paula