|Subject: Re: Munich, Venice etc.|
Adriana, sounds like you've picked some of the most beautiful parts of Europe
to visit. Frankfurt airfares may possibly be cheaper than Munich. While we
visited Venice we stayed in a hotel outside of Venice in Venice Mestre, right
across the street from the railroad station. (There's even a McDonalds in the
train station - oh joy!) It cost very little to go into Venice and took only
a few minutes to get there - always buy a round trip ticket. Hotels right in
Venice tend to be more expensive. Our hotel was the Hotel Plaza --
plaza -- but there were others in the same area. This is
called a first-class hotel, and it was fine, but not upscale - I would rate
it 3*. I'm sure you've already done this, but if not, write to the tourist
board (or go on-line) and get hotel and other info for every city you want to
visit. They'll give you maps and anything else you can think of to ask for.
I always ask for a sample packet.
We visited both Innsbruck and Salzburg, but somehow Innsbruck stands out in my memory more, for it's charming streets, shops, restaurants -- just the look and feel of it. The countryside is beautiful. We're going back this fall through east Germany and Austria, and will be staying in small, family operated hotels, not Holiday Inn-type places.