At the end of next week, I am lucky enough to be going to Munich for a conference. As one does in these situations unless they are making poor decisions in life, I am staying a few extra days, heading from Munich to Salzburg and then to Vienna. Be gone total for a bit more than a week. This is the somewhat rare perk of academia–this will be my 4th trip to Europe in my life and 3 of them have been for conferences (Lisbon and Dublin, honeymoon in Barcelona).
For you world travelers out there, what do you recommend in these cities? Not so much the most major sites, but food and drink options? Beer recommendations particularly welcomed. Recommended hotels? Out of the way or obscure recommendations? I don’t have too much time in Munich because of the conference but I do need to know some great places to go in one of the world’s great beer cities. And then the Austrian cities are pretty open as I haven’t really done any planning yet.