Please sign in to post.

Few question for Salzburg area.

Hi,

We are planning to stay near Wolfgangsee lake because we want to stay outside city in some beautiful natural place. Though I have not booked yet and still figuring out. From there, we will do daytrips by car to Salzburg and Hallstatt. I have some questions

1- We want to take one ferry. Which one would be more scenic among koenigssee and Wolfgangsee ?

2 If we end up taking ferry ferry ride at Wolfgangsee, still we should have good reason to visit Berchtesgaden ?

3- We would drive to Cortina via Grossglockner High Alpine Road on our last day. Am I following correct route here - https://goo.gl/CE5RHp

4- On the day of visiting Hallstatt as day trip, it would wrap up in half day. If not taking Salt mine tour, what are my options to utilize rest of day ?

Our interest is in photography, be it landscapes or architecture.

Please help me to get out of confusions.

Thanks

Posted by
2723 posts

First, how many nights are you staying in Wolfgangsee area?

The lake ships are wonderful on the Wolfgangsee. We’ve done this.

I would stay in St. Gilgen, very central to visiting Salzburg and Hallstatt and sits right on the Wolfgangsee.

I’ll hold off on commenting about going to Berchtesgaden and Konigsee until I know how many nights you are spending in the Wolfgangsee area.

The route planned to a Cortina is spot on. IF you go maybe 30 minutes to the west of Cortina you’ll come to the Lagazuoi cable car and WWll tunnels and bunkers. A little further puts you in the Alta Badia, a beautiful area of the Dolomit,es.

Paul

Posted by
26 posts

Paul, I will have 4 nights to stay in this area.

As per google map, St.Gilgen to Alta Badia seems long way. But will I miss a lot if do it in one day or it is definitely needs 2 days ? I have option to stay 1 night in between and spend 2 nights around Alta Badia, or I can reach Alta Badia in one day and spend 3 nights there.

Posted by
2723 posts

I still don’t understand. 4 nights total for all these:Wolfgangsee AND Grossglockner and Cortina/Dolomites.

Posted by
26 posts

No, I will stay at St.Gilgen for 4 nights, i.e. day1 reach St.Gilgen and day5, I will leave St.Gilgen.

Day6/7/8 can be at Cortina/Dolomites/Alta Badia, or if I spend day6 on the way, then Day7/8 will be at Cortina/Dolomites/Alta Badia.
I hope, I am not confusing you more :-)

Posted by
2723 posts

Makes sense now.

If you spend 4 nights in St. Gilgen, by all means head to Berchtesgaden and Konigsee.
You can drive to Hallein, Austria and head up and over by Obersalzburg to Berchtesgaden. Pretty drive. It’s also part of the Panorama Road which is a scenic drive above Berchtesgaden.

Or, spend 3 nights St. Gilgen, 1 night Heiligenblut and 3 nights Dolomites.

No matter how you split it up, it’s good. I like the 3/1/3 as it gives more time in the Dolomites. La Villa sits at the cross of a number of stunning passes to drive (I think they’re more dramatic than the Grossglockner drive, and they’re free). Gardena Pass, Sella Pass, Pordoi Pass, Campolongo Pass, Giau Pass, Falzarego Pass. Yes, these are all very close and easy to do.

Paul

Posted by
26 posts

For Berchtesgaden and Konigsee, I need to give a day(-trip) ? I confused on this part. Or While going from St.Gilgen to Dolomites, I should pass through Berchtesgaden and Konigsee ?

I read few posts mentioning "Konigsee vs Wolfgangsee", so I was thinking, if I should choose one over other ? I want to take at least one ferry at either place, whichever suggested.

Posted by
2723 posts

Since you’ll be in St. Gilgen and the lake and ferry are right there, take that one. Very nice. Very nice scenery. Take the ship to St. Wolfgang, which is a pretty old town right on the same lake.

No. Don’t do Berchtesgaden and Konigssee on the way from St. Gilgen to Grossglockner. Doesn’t make sense, plus the Konigsee alone requires a few hours. These could be an easy day trip from St. Gilgen.

Posted by
26 posts

Alright, we will take ship at St. Gilgen. Then possibly, will not take again at Konigssee. Jenner cable car is closed for now. What do you suggest to see at that area ?

We are not in hiking, but photography, yes. Any loop there, to cover ?