Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Travel/day trips/free time  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11.03.2011, 21:18
OBone's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Aeugst Am Albis
Posts: 529
Groaned at 21 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 138 Posts
OBone has earned the respect of manyOBone has earned the respect of manyOBone has earned the respect of many
Days out to Austria

Any recommendations for a day trip to Austria with Kids in tow which is a couple of hours drive from Zurich?

had a quick search but nothing came up.

Best

Keith.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11.03.2011, 21:20
AnAustralian's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 1,207
Groaned at 6 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 560 Times in 318 Posts
AnAustralian is considered knowledgeableAnAustralian is considered knowledgeableAnAustralian is considered knowledgeable
Re: Days out to Austria

Perhaps Innsbruck, might be abit longer than 2 hours though.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11.03.2011, 23:43
ecb's Avatar
ecb ecb is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: out n about - it's summer!
Posts: 2,200
Groaned at 8 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 3,567 Times in 1,323 Posts
ecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Days out to Austria

How old are the children? And are you after city visits or mountains and twee Tyrolean villages?

We holiday frequently in Seefeld in Tirol , above Innsbruck and about 3.5 hours drive from Basel so perhaps just outside your 2 hour limit?

In summer you can easily get up into mountains (cable cars, chair lifts, mountai railway), or visit the cute town centre or take the kids to walk along a (rather precipitous) river gorge, or go trout fishing (as long as you can cope with banging them on the head ... I couldn't)or go on a rather painful (but fab views) barfussweg (literally walk around mountain path with bare feet ..) or go to a rather idiosyncratic amusement park combined with summer bob bahn run which our kids love. These are all things within a few kms of Seefeld town centre.

And in winter .. snow .. ski ... I think you get the picture ...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12.03.2011, 03:16
Nixi's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: GR & ZH
Posts: 381
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 260 Times in 148 Posts
Nixi is considered knowledgeableNixi is considered knowledgeableNixi is considered knowledgeable
Re: Days out to Austria

Bregenz and Bregenzerwald area ( google them). There is loads to do summer and winter and probably the easiest area to get to from Zürich. I could be more specific if I knew children's ages and whrn you plan to make the trip.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12.03.2011, 07:08
MrsFraser's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Zug Area
Posts: 59
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 46 Times in 19 Posts
MrsFraser has earned some respectMrsFraser has earned some respect
Re: Days out to Austria

the Swarowski museaum close to Innsbruck
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12.03.2011, 09:35
OBone's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Aeugst Am Albis
Posts: 529
Groaned at 21 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 334 Times in 138 Posts
OBone has earned the respect of manyOBone has earned the respect of manyOBone has earned the respect of many
Re: Days out to Austria

Kiddies are 5 and 2 and looking for outdoor thing but probably not skiing. Nature trail or some nice walks
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12.03.2011, 09:45
ecb's Avatar
ecb ecb is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: out n about - it's summer!
Posts: 2,200
Groaned at 8 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 3,567 Times in 1,323 Posts
ecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Days out to Austria

Quote:
View Post
Kiddies are 5 and 2 and looking for outdoor thing but probably not skiing. Nature trail or some nice walks
Well then my earlier suggestion of the Seefeld region seems a good one, if it is not too far. We have holidayed there for years, both as a couple and then latterly with small children. There are good walks, all interspersed with mountain huttes with lots of play areas, and a "tractor train" which takes you out into the more inaccessible areas (for small legs walking at any rate) leaving you to walk back downhill if you so choose (the preferred direction of our two). They have a good website but am still a bit worried it might be a little far for your 2 hour stipulation.

seefeld website
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ecb for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Austria up to something evil?? AmericanGotWorkVisa General off-topic 8 27.01.2011 12:57
Zurich - Austria Railjet offers Deep Purple Travel/day trips/free time 5 17.05.2010 19:42
Ride Share to Austria? vide0gameheart Travel/day trips/free time 0 10.12.2009 11:23
Extend Visitors visa from 30 days to 35 days kfelix18 Permits/visas/government 1 08.03.2008 13:16
Snowboarding in Austria shishilii Sports / Fitness / Beauty / Wellness 10 22.02.2008 11:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:49.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0