Would love some input about where to stay in the Wachau Valley: Melk or WeiBenkirchen. We ill be driving from Vienna and plan on doing some wine tasting. We have 2 days and 2 night and we prefer to spend two night in the same location if at all possible. I can't decide if we want to drive to Melk staying there for 2 nights while we explore the area or stay in WeiBernkirchen driving to Melk for part of the day to see the Abby. I figure it will take up the entire day to drive from Vienna stopping in Krems & Durnstein having the next day to explore more, go into Melk, maybe do a bike ride or wine tour or boat ride. Those things are all pending as we plan.
After the two night in the Valley, we head to Salzburg where we drop the rental car off, spend one night and most of the next day before heading to Munich via train for Oktoberfest. I can't decide on which hotel to book there. We prefer staying in town or within walking distance of the tourist sites. I'm considering either Hotel am Dom or Hotel Goldene Krone, both seem like they are in a good location. The prices are very close and include breakfast. I'd like to keep the price range in the €155 to €160 per room per night.
Thank you all for the input, always helpful.