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Staying outside of Salzburg logistics

My husband and I will be in Salzburg for 2 days/2nights in early October and are trying to figure out where to stay. Since we will spend 1 day at Eagle's Nest, and 1 day in the city site seeing (probably doing an SOM tour), is it feasible to stay outside of the city rather than in the city? (I'm having a hard time finding a hotel for less than $120 per night in the city). My biggest concern with this is getting into the city without renting a car. Are there buses/trains that go into the city fairly regularly? Thoughts and hotel recommendations are welcome! Thanks!

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On the transit map linked to by Sam, in the far upper left corner, on bus route 24 is a stop named "Rupertskirche, Freilassing". It's across the river in Germany, in the town of Freilassing. The bus goes from Rupertskirche to Hanusch Platz, near the altstadt in Salzburg. A short block away is this place, Hotel Rupertus.

Don't let the outward looks fool you, it's an old building, but inside the rooms are nice, and clean. It's not the Hilton, and the rooms are small, but the bathrooms are modern. And the price is very reasonable. I've stayed there twice on my way to places in Austria. Hr. Chudoba speaks very good English.

From Hotel Rupertus, it's about a 5 blocks (10 minutes) to the Freilassing Bahnhof, from which you can catch an hourly, direct train (50 min) to Berchtesgaden. Also from the Berchtesgaden Bahnhof, it's a 9-12 minute trip to the Salzburg Hbf.

You might also consider staying in Berchtesgaden, near the Bahnhof, try here, and making a day trip into Salzburg.

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You can stay fairly reasonably, in a large bedrooms and delicious foods, with free parking, across the street from the bus into the centre - on Moosstrasse. Rick used to list several places at the end of hos Salzburg chapter. I have had many very happy stays at Bloberger Hof, a small family concern with the best breakfast. Prices start at around €85 or so. I don't know how that translates into your Minnesota dollars.

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Thank you for all your advice! Very helpful websites. Nigel we ended up booking our stay at Bloberger hof. Right on the edge of town but still accessible to the city. Thanks again!

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Well, if you are going to stay there, let me put in a plug for their dinner, too. Inexpensive and most tasty.