The market town of St. Wolfgang is renowned for its lake of the same name. This is one of the most popular lakes in the Salzkammergut region. The deep blue waters impress with excellent water quality and invite for swimming or water sports. A very beautiful way to explore the atmosphere at Lake Wolfgang is with a cruise. Failed romantics will even dare to try at Lake Wolfgang.
The lake is undoubtedly the main attraction in St. Wolfgang. A day at the lake begins with a small run along the shore, followed by a sumptuous breakfast on the lakeside terrace. Hmmm… Wonderful! Then the beaches entice for swimming pleasure and soaking up the sun.
Sport for Everyone
The surrounding mountains await those seeking active recuperation. From St. Gilgen over the Falkenstein Mountain, a historic and signposted pilgrimage route leads to St. Wolfgang. Here, you can immediately feel the 1,000 year history of this pilgrimage town. A place of strength for the soul.
Torch-lit hikes over the Falkenstein Mountain turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience. When the foliage of the forests around Lake Wolfgang begins to discolour, the constant weather of “Autumn Pleasure at Lake Wolgangsee” invites you to go to lofty heights and hike through the holiday region. In the winter months, the nearby Postalm ski area and the Zwölferhorn’s snow-covered slopes offer ideal conditions for winter sports.
In the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang you will find one of the most famous gothic altars in the world, which was carved by Michael Pacher. Thomas Schwanthaler and Meinrad Guggenbichler have also left their works here. In addition, a visit to the world famous “White Horse Inn” is a must, the backdrop of one of the most successful operetta of all time – the well-known “In the White Horse Inn on Lake Wolfgang”.
Schafberg Railway – St. Wolfgang from above
From St. Wolfgang a cog railway leads up onto the 1,783m high Schafberg. It is the steepest steam Cog Railway in Austria and covers a distance of 6km in approximately 35 minutes. Once you arrive at the peak of the Schafberg, a gorgeous view of the lake opens up along with the surrounding villages of Strobl and St. Gilgen.
During a visit to St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang the fairy-tale lake and traditional Christmas markets enchant. Every day from the first Advent weekend, this atmospheric experience awaits you at the “Wolfgangsee Advent”!