House in charming Austrian town, plus flat in Salzburg. Hiking in the mountains, culture in Vienna

House in charming Austrian town, plus flat in Salzburg. Hiking in the mountains, culture in Vienna

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
2 baths

About our home

Our roomy and friendly home on the outskirts of a charming Austrian town (ca. 13,000 inhabitants) offers all modern conveniences. Upper level has an eat-in kitchen, living room, double bedroom, smaller bedroom with fouble bed, bathroom, lovely sunroom and balcony.
The lower level has a guest room with a comfortable sofa bed for 2 and half-bath (toilet, sink and shower). Our property (2,000 m³) has a patio with garden furniture, and the garden provides lots of berries and apricots to pick in summer. The lawn is automatically mown by our robot mower. Our efficiency apartment in the beautiful city of SALZBURG (1 1/2 hr. drive from here) is also included. (20 min. walk from the very heart of the city).
Austria is the cultural and geographical heart of Europe. Experinece world-famous music tradition, opera, architecture, etc. Ried is a baroque town with numerous shopping facilities and restaurants, surrounded by unspoiled farming hinterland. Also the home of Austria's oldest brewery (est. 1434). Our home is right on the outskirts of town. Take leisurely walks through the countryside, hike in the mountains, ski in winter, sail in summer. The gorgeous lake district, Salzkammergut, is a 45 min drive, Vienna 2 1/2 hr, Munich 2 hr, the beautiful German town of Passau 45 min, Venice 6 hr. The flat in Salzburg is a perfect for base concerts, sight-seeing, skiing or hiking, drives through the beautiful Alps, taking a Sound of Music tour, etc.

We are a retired couple (teacher and high school principal) and experienced travellers and house exchangers (9 exchanges). Teaching has been our love, travelling and having house guests our passion. We will have lots of information here for you on what to do, see and experience, how to get there, etc.
Hans is a native Austrian, and Marcia an American who has been living in Austria for 40 yrs. Our 2 children are grown (Heidi is in Vienna and available for any questions and help) and Paul lives in New Zealand with his family. We are non-smokers and have no pets.

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  1. We are a retired couple, 63 years. Teaching was our job, traveling is our passion.
  2. Hans is a native Austrian and Marcia is an American who has been living in Austria for 40 years.
  3. We are open to short swaps anywhere in Europe, a few weeks in the US or NZ.

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