We are doing preliminary research for a spring 2010 trip to Switzerland, Austria, then over-night train to Spain, then home. I am interested in spending a night in Mittersill, Austria, at the Braurup Hotel and sampling the flyfishing in that area.
I would like to hear from anyone who has been in that area, stayed there, slept in a train cabin, etc. We'll be on a Eurail Pass and I am interested in train service, if any, and any other info you may have.
We're junior/senior citizens on a budget but are not going to be roughing it.
for trains in austria check out www.oebb.at. there are trains going to mittersill, so going there wont be a problem, but it might take a while (depending on where youre coming from of course) the area is really nice, and since you might have to change trains, id strongly recommend going there during the day (i doubt there are late trains to this area anyways). just pack lunch and enjoy the mountains.
personally i hate trains now... but i think i just made a few trips to many. usually the trains in austria are pretty comfortable and on time, only in wintertime they run late quite frequently. over-night trains are ok, but i can sleep anywhere when im tired enough, so my word doesnt really count.
hope i answered at least some questions...
Don't know if you're just passing through Spain but I visited Northern Spain in September - Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia – and I didn't have my fishing gear with me. But I won't go there again without it, that's a promise. If you guys have time I think it might be worth checking out, the scenery and the wildlife on the rivers is amazing also.
Thanks for the info to date.
We may decide to opt for a car rental instead of the train so would be much more flexible. Great info.