I have a trip planned that begins on June 23. The itinerary includes Rothenburg, Prague, Vienna, Salzburg, Cortina, and Schwangau. I know some of these areas have been affected by the floods. Is access to any areas limited in the affected regions? We are trying to decide if we should postpone the trip. Thanks!

Posted by Dirk
Vienna, Austria
19 posts

Susan, I think you will be all right, but I can't say for sure in all the towns you list. We live in Vienna and there are no problems here. We were in Salzburg last weekend at the peak and although the Salzach river was high at that time and a few foot bridges were closed it didn't cause senious problems. How are you getting between towns? Bus? Car? Train? That would be the biggest concern, I would think. Dirk

Posted by Tom
Lewiston, NY
10506 posts

There was no flooding around Rothenburg or Schwangau (no major rivers in the areas). As far as I know, nothing in Cortina either.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
11678 posts

Schwangau (no major rivers in the areas) Doesn't the Lech count? When I was in Fuessen on the first of the month it was at the beginning of the real rain and the river was already very fast. I saw it streaming over the weir at Lachfall and there was plenty of angry grey water then.

Posted by Tom
Lewiston, NY
10506 posts

"Doesn't the Lech count?" Compared to the Rhine, Danube, Moldau and Elbe, no. Same with the Tauber. Anyway, no problems with severe flooding reported from the area.

Posted by Bill
Newton, MA, USA
40 posts

I was in Vienna from Tuesday through Friday and there was no problem there from the flooding. On the train there from Budapest, we noticed that they were doing a lot of sandbagging along the tracks, so that area might be flooded.