Hi folks - I am hoping for some recommendations from folks who are experienced with Munich and traveling in Austria. We land from the US on a Friday, and have 6 days in the region to explore before we move on to another part of Europe.
We had planned to stay in Munich for 4 days, and visit Salzburg on a day trip on of the days (via train), and then spend two days in the area of the castles, where we plan to stay in Reutte for two days. After reading more about Salzburg (sounds gorgeous, the evening concerts sound nice), I wondered if we should try to at least spend one overnight there. Instead of spending 4 nights in Munich, do 3 nights in Munich, train to Salzburg and stay overnight, then make our way to Reutte, via some combination of car and train.
What do folks recommend? I was starting to get concerned that a day trip only to Salzburg wasn't "enough" and 1.5 hours time 2 on a train is a lot of travel time for a day trip. Going against that is the I don't like to do single night stays when traveling, I prefer at least 2 night stays. :) . But an overnight in Salzburg might be just what I need.
Second question is how do folks recommend the best way to travel between Salzburg and Reutte? I want to have a car for Reutte, so we need to pick up somewhere, and we'll be dropping the car at the Munich airport Thursday mid-day.
1 edit to add: the travelers in this case are 2 middle aged parents (my wife and I) and two 12 year old boys. So 4 people total, relatively spry, traveling without too many bags. 3 carryon size bags, 1 larger suitcase that I can carry comfortably.