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... the Palaces. Hofburg and the Schonbrunn. Both are amazing. Of course they are!! But From everything I've ever heard, most of these people weren't very happy. It's the age-old adage; money doesn't buy happiness. I hope you'll enjoy seeing the pictures though. Relaxing tonight and packing for our next chapter where Steve will meet sone of his Slovakian relatives. I'm so excited for him. (Me too). Not sure what our wifi situation will be, so till then . . . Auf ...
... to see if we could get Concert tickets for tonight . . . and we did!!!!!!
After that, we found our way to several parks, Churches, beautiful buildings, tiny shoppes, grand shopping areas, and, oh yes a Palace or two. (More about the Palaces tomorrow.)
Being that we knew we'd be out "late", we came back "home" for a couple of hours to rest and relax for awhile. Steve took a nap and I played with our ...
... the top of the hill and we also visited hellsbrunn palace...the place where lisl and Ralph sing ' I am sixteen going on seventeen' which was sooooooo great! I wore my dress especially so I could pretend to be lisl! Anyway, I am now going to hand you over to the capable hands of Rachel who will reveal further information on our exciting activities...... Goodbye! Ok....so apparently I'm now to add my additional points of interest around and about Salzburg... Well, there was the ...
We went to Lake Konnigsee today for a boat ride on this beautiful lake that is 8km long 11/4 kn wide and 602m above sea level. Steep cliffs on both sides. Made stops at St. Bartholoma and Salet. We walked to Lake Obersee. Saw 3 waterfalls...Konigsbach Fall, Schrainbach Fall and Rothbach Fall.
We walked to the Hofbraehaus and had a delicious hot potato ...
We took the train 4 hours to Berchtesgaden. I twisted my ankle before we left Regensburg and it swelled up, but not much pain. Iced it this evening and all seems to be ok. Arrived in Berchtesgaden about 1:30 and walked to the hotel which was very close to the train station. We had a delicious pumpkin soup at a local restaurant. We took free bus up to the center of town and walked around. Had pizza and spaghetti for supper. Bed early ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Stein Salzburg
This Hotel is in a great location, possibly the best you could ask for in Salzburg!
My husband and I spent one night at this hotel on a driving trip through Austria. Overall this hotel is overpriced and short on amenities for Austria. There is no area to park your car when checking in and we parked in a garage two blocks away. We were told when checking in that the hotel had an agreement with a garage (the same distance away as ours) that was 7 euros a night less. We decided to leave our car where it was--so not off to a great start. Our room was pretty small and had been recently refurbished. The bathroom was very nice, with marble flooring, nice fixtures, etc. The furnishings in the room were modern however the drapes and flooring were old and worn and had obviously not been included in the recent update. We toured the city and came back for a drink on the rooftop bar. The view is just lovely and we were able to enjoy it as the sun was setting. There was a nice selection of cocktails, wines and beer. Our waiter was the only sore point. I speak German fairly well and we were able to communicate our orders without problems. However, I sensed that he didn't want to wait on us and we were one of the tables he was least attentive to. I attribute this to either the fact that we are American or that we are late 30's and early 40's. Most of the clientele for this hotel are under 30.
Wir waren für ein paar Nächte im Hotel Stein und waren ziemlich beeindruckt.
We visited Hotel Stein for a couple of nights and were quite impressed by it. It's not your typical 'bath cap and soap baskets next to the sink' hotel and if that's what you're expecting you may be dissapointed.
We vistited the "Steinterrasse Bar" last Friday and I just need to confirm the below situation even I didn't stay IN the hotel! It looked empty from outside (maybe 2 rooms with lights), all visitors seem just to want to join the "Steinterrasse Bar" party. The 2 hotel lifts are - as the complete interior design - from the 50ies or even older (lift sometimes suppose to stuck between 1st and 2dn floor we were told). No security, everybody can walk everywhere everytime in/out the building. At the reception there was a young guy (maybe 20 or so?) who gave me business card of the "hotel". Homepage shows picture movie and a link email address. ...
Woiuldn't stay at the Stein
We arrived late evening: NO staff on duty - not in restaurant or in reception. Lobby in darkness; people wandering in off the street to go to the terrace bar: no checks and no security. It took an hour to contact anyone, and the receptionist - called in from home - was rude and surly.
The corridors were dark and not clean, and were crowded with non-guests - wandering freely. Our rooms had a smell of cabbage.
By now in was midnight: luckily the nearby Hotel Sacher had vacant rooms and we stayed there for one night before booking into the excellent Hotel Bristol for the rest of our stay in Salzburg.
The Kulthotel Stein reminded me of my younger days in staying in youth hostels.
Meal with a view at Stein Hotel
Visited the Stein Hotel for lunch on the top floor Terrase Restaurant in April 2004. Most fabulous place for lunch in Salzburg. 360 degree views of the Altstadt from bar and restaurant, with indoor and outdoor dining. In addition, the daily menu is a bargain. Readers looking for a nice hotel along the Danube in Salzburg should know that the hotel is being totally refurbished and currently only about six rooms are available. The rennovations will be complete some time in 2005 and rooms will be 150 to over 200 Euros.
Stein Hotel is GREAT
I was a music student in Salzburg for many years.Years later my wife & i went back for a Christmas in Salzburg, and stayed at the Stein. It is a weird old place dating back to the middle ages, the floors are all uneven, the elevator a 40's vintage model, and the desk clerk was a drunk, and the place was cold as hell, and the shower facilities were inconvenient.NEVERTHELESS!We had a great time. Out room was spotless, the bed was comfortable, they found a TV for us, and the view out over the Salzach and the Altstadt was stupendous. There were few other guests in the hotel, and the location is the best.It is a charming, quaint and unique place. I understand that in summer they serve meals on the roof. The views must be spectacular.