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Summer vacation

Hi everyone, looking for some advice on where to stay in austria this summer. I’m basically looking for the austrian version of murren switzerland.
I have a 1 year old and a three year old and i want to stay somewhere in the austrian alps for a week in july. We stayed in murren in December and i really enjoyed it for the views, no traffic, friendly laid back vibe. We would be looking to do some hiking and ride the ski lifts around.
My wife and i work a lot so we really want a low key rustic spot to just relax in for a week. When we went to Switzerland we stayed in murren and Zermatt. We really didn’t like how touristy Zermatt was and much preferred murren.
I would probably fly into munich and take a train or possibly rent a car to get to the destination.
I’m tempted to go back to murren but i feel like i should try somewhere new.
I appreciate any ideas you may have. Thank you.

Posted by
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This has been a topic here in this Forum several times. I have never been to Mürren CH. I like Osttirol in Österreich. The Defereggental, Virgental, Kals am Großglockner, Lienz. You pretty much need a car unless you like riding the bus a lot. I'll be spending a week in Gries in an apartment in the Virgental this summer.

I spent a week in the Großartal last year in an apartment in Hüttschlag (Land Salzburg). That was pretty laid-back.

The Silbertal in Vorarlberg is nice too.

The Pitztal in Tyrol in Summer is relatively quiet.

These are some of the less traveled places I can recommend.

Posted by
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I’ll suggest staying in Finkenberg in the Zillertal. Gorgeous, stunning, towering alpine scenery. I’ve stayed in Wengen, Switzerland and this is as close to it I’ve seen in Austria.


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Not Austria, but easily accessed from Munich is Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany (on border with Austria). Many outdoor opportunities, not to mention the highest mountain in Germany, the Zugspitze. Paved paths through the valley for biking/walking and many mountain lifts to other trails as well. Enough public transportation infrastructure that renting a car would not be necessary.