Weekend break in the Alps

One of the great things about Austria is its diverse landscape. From Vienna, it takes five hours to get to the Tiroler mountains. Don’t buy a normal train ticket, though. You’ll find much cheaper offers on the internet.

My weekend trip to the mountains was my first actual holiday this summer and I was happy to spend it with family and friends. Johanna’s home made Sachertorte makes Viennese pastry chefs look like amateurs.

There are two big train company’s in Austria. You can travel with Westbahn, or choose ÖBB. Westbahn is a private railway company with limited train routes in Austria, but you can travel from Vienna to Salzburg. Also, the trains are very comfortable. Westbahn has several very interesting offers, especially in the summer. Most discount tickets can only be bought online, but sometimes you can also buy them at a tobacco store (‘Trafik’), like all normal Westbahn’s tickets.

You can also try to find a more interesting offer at ÖBB. Check the SparSchiene for the cheapest tickets. The number of tickets is limited though, so the sooner you book, the better. SparSchiene tickets can only be booked online.

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