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 invites 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 the 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 refuelling on Sun.
Sport for Everyone
The surrounding mountains are waiting for active recreationists: a historical and signposted pilgrim’s path leads from St. Gilgen over the Falkenstein Mountain to St. Wolfgang. Torch-lit hikes over the Falkenstein Mountain turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience. In the winter months, the nearby Postalm ski area and the snow-covered slopes of the Schafberg and Zwölferhorn offer ideal conditions for winter sports.
In the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang is one of the most famous gothic altars in the world. 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. Well-known: “In the Weisses Rössl am Wolfgangsee”.
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 45 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 a fairy-tale lake and traditional Christmas market enchants. Every Thursday to Sunday from the first weekend of Advent. A really charming experience!