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Salzburg and Innsbruck

I arrive in Salzburg on July 9th and will leave on July 12th. Which are the best suggested sights and will it be possible to do a day trip to Innsbruck apart from Hallstatt and Salzburg sightseeing.

Thank you for any suggestions.

Best regards,

Pradeep

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I don't think you have enough time to go to Innsbruck. It's over 2 hours away. (full disclosure: I have been to Innsbruck twice and don't think it is worth spending 4-5 hours to get there and back. It is not my favorite city in Austria!) I would focus on Salzburg. If you want to do a day trip, consider going to the Lake area just east of Salzburg. Most people love Hallstatt, but I also loved St Gilgen and Mondsee. If the weather is good, you could look into visiting Hitler's Eagle Nest. Also, Berchtesgaden is close to Eagles Nest and is a nice stop if you like shopping. Halllein is close by and there is a Salt Mine Tour there. If you have a car, you could probably do all three in a day. You didn't say what you enjoy doing (shopping, history, tours, etc) If you add some of those details, you will get more customized answers. For example: How are you arriving? Driving? Flying?

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Thanks Stephen

We are arriving by flight. Our interests - history and tours.

Best regards,

Pradeep

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Rick Steves self-guided walking tour is very good.

Ice Cave is awesome (went today!), but if you are trying to get to Hallstatt during your time in Salzburg, too, that might be a lot to try to do.

Dinner and a Mozart concert at the fortress is great, though it may be a little warm in July (no a/c at the fortress).

Mozart Geburtshaus (Birth House) where you can stand in the room where Mozart was born. It's better than the Mozart Wohnhaus (where he lived later in life), in my opinion.

Wandering the old town.

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check out Rick's guidebook for Austria, and his TV shows on Youtube