To date, my trip to Bad Reichenhall was the best vacation I’ve ever had. This town, is located in southern Germany (Bavaria), and not far from the Austrian border.
The guest house/hotel is located about 2 kms from the train/ bus station, but it's a lovely scenic walk. The actual location of the hotel/guest house is away from the hustle and bustle. The surroundings are quiet and peaceful; you are surrounded by mountain views, river, spring, and much greenery. Breathe deeply and enjoy the fresh air!
The hosts/owners of Hotel Quellenhof, Familie Pete, were super nice. They were more than happy to provide excellent information on local attractions.
The guest house is well kept. The hosts/owners also run a Cafe where you can enjoy delightful pastries.
The breakfast kept me full the entire day - for vegetarians, there is fresh rye bread, pastry, muesli, soya milk! But there is also milk, eggs, cheese, butter, fresh cream, and fresh yogurt, as well as a range of sausages.
There isn't much I can say I didn't like about the hotel. I really don't spend time critiquing the decor. I found the ambiance to be homey. Personally, as long as the place is clean and comfortable, I'm fine. I spent most of my time outdoors... drinking in the scenery...
The hotel/guest house is located in a quiet area, so my sleep was peaceful. If you are looking for a scenic, quiet place that is off the beaten track, then, this may be the place for you - whether you are a solo traveler, or traveling with a companion.
Bad Reichenhall is very scenic, and with a map in hand, you can get to everywhere by walking. I've included some pictures of landmarks for your viewing pleasure. You will not see the large sky scrapers characteristic of a bustling metropolis. Instead, most of the buildings are low rise; there are lots of trees, parks, and everywhere you look, you will see mountains....
From Bad Reichenhall, you can get to Salzburg, Austria by coach - return fare is about 11 or 12 Euros - in about 30 to 40 minutes. If you take the bus, it's about 1 hr and a half, but it's a scenic trip, and would cost about 4 Euros one way. The bus or coach will take you to the main area, which is by Schloss Mirabell and Andra Kirche. There is a tourist booth near Andra Kirche where you can purchase tours to the major attractions.
When in Salzburg you may take the Sound of Music tour which is about 4 and 1/2 hrs.. I opted for the city and boat tour, as this was about 2 and /12 hrs, and spent time walking around and enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.
From the train station in Bad Reichenhall, you may also take a day trip to Munich - it's about 2 hrs and 45 mins ride through the scenic country side. Marienplatz in Munich is an architectural wonder....
The hotel/guest house is located in a quite country area not far from a the Saalach River. There is path that allows you to take a stroll along the river. The guesthouse is also near Predigtstuhl mountain. The mountain is accessible by a gondola, which was built circa 1929. The panoramic view of the town below is a must see.
Overall, my stay at the guest house and my vacation was a most wonderful experience.
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