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“Up on a mountain!”
Review of Untersberg

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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
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“Up on a mountain!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Amazing and truly magical! A small pleasant bus ride away straight to the mountain. Very reasonable fares. The top of the mountain is just beautiful! Takes your breath away :)

Visited March 2013
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“Amazing views!”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We took the bus from old town to the tram that takes you up to the top of the mountain. The view was breathtaking. The world below was a snowy wonderland. This is a definite must do any time of year. I recommend buying a Salzburg card while your there, because the Untersberg is included as well as many other fabulous attractions.

Visited December 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Great way to see Salzburg”
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

This is an amazing way to see Salzburg and the surrounding countryside! No matter the time of year, summer or winter this would be an amazing experience for anyone wanting to see some of the natural beauty of the area.

Firstly, myself and my girlfriend visited during late December where the temperatures are approaching 0C during the day with highs of 5C so we got to see the mountain covered in snow compared to the low ground still being quite green and fresh. This contrast is absolutely amazing when you see snow laden mountain ranges in the distance with green pastures in between.

Secondly, we had very good weather so my recommendation is wait until you get good weather (I.e. Very few clouds in the sky) otherwise you'll not see a thing from the mountain as the low cloud covers it.

Finally, ensure you buy a Salzburg card as the bus fare and Untersberg ticket are included with the card and therefore it pays for itself, you then get added advantages of free beer tasting at the Steigl brewery or free entry to a number of the museums depending on your tastes (there are a number of other discounts/waived costs I'm merely trying to identify the spread of options).

Visited December 2013
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“Stunning views of Salzburg”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to have amazing clear weather. Incredible views out over salzburg and of the mountains. A very steep cable car ride up which was a bit of an adrenaline rush! Be sure to wear shoes with grip on the bottom - there were a few inappropriately dressed women (high heeled boots) slipping over which was a bit dangerous and would have detracted from the experience for them!

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“Amazing views - highlight of our Salzburg visit”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

We just took the Untersbergbahn and it was as wonderful as the reviews have said - amazing views. Really good value if you have the Salzburg card, which we did not...otherwise it's 21 euros round trip per adult, but still worth every penny. I have to echo the recommendation. To wear proper hiking gear...this time of year it there is snow at the top and it is packed down and pretty slick from all the people walking over it. To get to the highest view points the packed snow is pretty slick and trails are steep. This is Europe so there aren't guard rails either, everything is at your own risk. Not sure I would bring small kids either.

I thought the ride up and down was nice too but not for the faint of heart. I didn't think the car was overcrowded...typical for Austria and imagine it with skiers on it! But you do have to stake out a window spot if you want a view. If it's i portent to you then you might want to wait and be one of the first on to the next car. They seemed to run every 10-15 minutes.

Visited December 2013
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