I am planning a future trip, flying into Munich and home from Prague. 15 nights on the ground. Here are a few questions.
My son wants to visit Kehlsteinhaus in Berchtesgaden. We will traveling by train from Munich and plan to stay 2 nights in Salzburg. Berchtesgaden looks beautiful. Does anyone recommend staying here for one night instead of a day trip from Salzburg? (I know that Kehlsteinhaus is closed and may open again in May 2021).
We will travel from Salzburg to Vienna by train. I would like to spend a day on the Danube from Melk to Krems. Do you recommend that we go to Vienna and then on a different day travel back to Melk? Is there a way to do this on the travel day to Vienna so that we don't backtrack? This would require some baggage storage. The two of us will be carrying one 40L pack and a crossbody bag each.
Also, does the ferry stop at the towns in between? I am thinking of exiting the ferry at Durnstein and then taking a bus to Krems to catch a train to Vienna. Has anyone done this? Anyone with experience of riding a bike from Melk to Krems? Would it take 4 hours without stopping at towns in between? That may be more of a ride than I want.