My friend and I are headed to Salzburg/Munich third week in March, 2020, for 7 days including day of arrival. We won’t have a car so will need to travel using public transit. Last time we were in both places for a week we did the SOM tour, the salt mine tour, took a Bavaria tour in the mountains, Dachau, Neuschwanstein.
Interests: My friend’s first love is shopping so there needs to be knicky knacky shops around. I love scenery, historical sites, churches, music, museums...
With only 6 1/2 days I’d like to skip Munich and stay in Salzburg and day trip to nearby towns but is that the best option. I need a proposal for my friend as she never plans. My idea for Salzburg: I set aside one day for Mauthausen memorial (my friend studies the holocaust). Options for day trips: I know Eagles Nest won’t be open but thought we’d enjoy some time in Berchtesgarden. A day in Zell Am See. A day in Landshut. Hallstadt? Unsure. And at least one full day in Salzburg to explore. Last time all we did in Salzburg was go to Mozart’s museum and shop. I want to hear a Mozart concert, go the fortress, churches... just wander.
I’m thinking I’d rather leave Hallstadt for another trip and nicer weather and I’d like to stay overnight. Are the other towns I mentioned good for a March visit or do shops close down? Better ideas welcome.
If we split the trip half Salzburg half Munich I thought my friend could handle one museum, shop in and around Marienplatz and I’d like a day trip somewhere quant, quiet, cozy, pretty.... suggestions for a town? I thought about Oberammergau. But it could be busy with the play.
Flights will either be open jaw or round trip depending on final itinerary. Ideas, suggestions. TIA.