Hi all. We are doing the My Way Alpine tour at the end of August. It starts in Salzburg and ends in Chamonix. From Chamonix we will go to Nimes to visit family. We'd like to fly to Munich or Vienna for 3-4 days before taking the train to Salzburg to start out tour.
I have been to both Munich and Vienna, but it's been close to 40 years since I've seen either of them. My husband hasn't been to either city. We like history, architecture, strolling in lovely parks and music. I am leaning toward Vienna because my vague memories of being there are lovely. As I've aged, I find it takes me much longer to adjust after our flight to Europe. Is one of the city's "easier" than the other? I want a place where we can find a not too pricey simple hotel in the city center and stroll through parks, see a few sites, maybe see an outdoor concert, and settle in.
Any thoughts on the two cities?
And if anyone has any advice on getting from Chamonix to Nimes, I'd appreciate it. We rented a car on our last trip to Nimes, but we were trying to avoid that this time. But the train journey looks a bit complicated.