Rick Steves' Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol
- Purchase the third edition of Rick Steves' Vienna, Salzburg & Tirol guidebook.
Updates to the third edition
Lucky Chinese Restaurant has closed.
Panorama Tours offers a €5 discount off their €40 Sound of Music tour when you reserve by phone at 0662/874-029 or 0662/883-2110 and pay in cash at their bus stop. The discount is not valid for online reservations.
The correct phone number for Hotel Trumer Stube is 0662/874-776.
These route tips for drivers were inadvertently left out of the third edition:
From Salzburg to Innsbruck: To leave town driving west, go through the Mönchsberg tunnel and follow blue A-1 signs for Munich. It's 1.5 hours from Salzburg to Innsbruck.
From Salzburg to Hallstatt: Get on the Munich-Vienna autobahn (follow blue A-1 signs), head for Vienna, exit at Thalgau (#274), and follow signs to Hof, Fuschl, and St. Gilgen. The Salzburg-Hallstatt road passes two luge rides (see Hallstatt chapter), St. Gilgen (pleasant but touristy), and Bad Ischl (the center of the Salzkammergut, with a spa, the emperor's villa if you need a Habsburg history fix, and a good TI, tel. 06132/277-570).
Bavaria and Western Tirol
See updates for our Germany guidebook.
Updates for those still traveling with the second edition
Local guide Lisa Zeiler has a new mobile phone number: 0699-120-37550.
St. Stephen's Cathedral has closed its separate museum and has moved its treasury collection back inside the cathedral proper; you'll find it an elevator ride up from just inside the main cathedral entry.
At the Kunsthistorisches Museum, curators have been busy rehanging the painting collection. Expect shifts and changes in the locations of many paintings.
The Haus der Musik is now half-price after 20:00 (not 17:30).
Visitors to Schhönbrunn Palace can now book advance timed-entry tickets online.
The Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK) has new hours: Mon 14:00–19:00, Tue–Sun 10:00–19:00.
The tourist information office has moved; it's now a block off the main square, close to the Danube River.
See updates for our Eastern Europe guidebook.
Local guide Sabine Rath has new rates for 2011–2012: €140/2 hours, €180/4 hours, €270/8 hours.
While it's possible to walk up to Hohensalzburg Fortress, free entry to the grounds and views is now only possible after the museums have closed.
Haus Reichl, near Moostrasse, has closed.
Drivers should be prepared for a new parking system, as the town center is now closed to traffic. If you're staying the night, head to lot P1, reserved for hotel guests. Day-trippers should pick lot P2, which is a shorter walk to the town center.
In summer, night trains between Venice and Munich now pass through Tarvisio — meaning you can't board (or hop off) in Innsbruck (or Padova, Verona, or Kufstein).