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Salzburg to Innsbruck driving

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Salzburg to Innsbruck driving

I will be renting a car and driving from salzburg to innsbruck on june 16. On googling and going through various forums i have found two routes.

1) Salzburg - Zell am see - mittersil - Gerlos - reith im alpbachtal - innsbruck

2) Salzburg- Bad reichenhall - lofer - soll - reith im alpbachtal - innsbruck

Can somebody suggest me which is the best route to take? I have reserved the whole day for this trip and is interested in some sight seeing and beautiful scenery along the way. I am actually more interested in first route through Zell am see. I guess it has drive through valleys and stuff and is more scenic.

I have absolutely no experience in driving through snow. As the first route travels through mountain areas, do i require snow driving experience? I do not want to take any risk as i am traveling with my wife and an infant baby. Is this route very safe to drive? Anyone has any idea how much do i have to pay in tolls throughout this route?

Thanks in advance

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3. Re: Salzburg to Innsbruck driving

I know both routes very well...the first one is much longer, there was some snow a couple of days ago at the Gerlos Pass...and you will probably spend some time at the Krimml waterfalls....it will be tight and you will probably reach Innsbruck quite late if you stop everywhere....and as a suggestion, skip Reith im Alpbachtal and concentrate on Alpbach. Maybe a third interesting route that I suggest you to consider would be if you drive Salzburg-Reit im Winkl-Walchsee-Alpbach-Achensee-Innsbruck.

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The chance of having snow on the Gerlos pass in June is minimal.

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5. Re: Salzburg to Innsbruck driving

Thanks everyone for the suggestion

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