- Sport, nature, culture and wellness on the shores of Lake Wolfgang.
- Traditional Austria - surrounded by mountains and scenic local walks.
- The birthplace of Mozart’s family – with a museum devoted to the man.
• coach transfer • car hire • private transfer
• Salzburg · 45km · 1 hour 15 minutes
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Culture and history
So what's it like?
Traditional architecture, picturesque scenery and a wide choice of activities make St Gilgen the perfect base for exploring Lake Wolfgang and the local region. Scale the Zwölferhorn either by foot or cable car for views stretching miles around. Take to the lake by paddle-steamer or simply for a swim in crystal clear waters.
Relax and discover
Local culture: The attractive village centre has many fresco painted buildings, shops, coffee houses, bars and restaurants. It also has a small 'Mozart Museum' situated in the house where Wolfgang Amadeus' mother was born.
Walking: There are 130 kilometres of marked paths in and around St. Gilgen, all easily accessible from the centre of the resort. Walk through the village of Winkl and then ascend Schafberg Mountain for views of up to 12 different lakes. After a drink take the cog railway back down into St. Wolfgang and on the ferry back to St. Gilgen. There’s a variety of excellent walks and views from the top of the Zwölferhorn gondola too.
Water sports: Wolfgangsee is a haven for water sports enthusiasts. Try water-skiing or wakeboarding – there are several schools where you can learn the basics. Also sailing and windsurfing are popular due to the gentle breezes. For underwater fun try lake-diving – with water this pure the visibility is incredible.
Evening atmosphere: The village brass band regularly gets together during July and August for impromptu and planned concerts. Colourful, traditional folklore evenings take place at lakeside restaurants. Take a relaxed evening stroll along the promenade before settling down to a quiet drink and beautiful sunsets.
Available from £200 (return)
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions of up to 30% on local bus fares, entrances to attractions, cable cars, ferry rides, leisure facilities and much more. Available locally for approximately €5 for adults. Children up to and including 15 years will receive discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
There is a bus service to Bad Ischl, St. Wolfgang, Fuschl, Mondsee and Salzburg. There is also a ferry to St. Wolfgang and Strobl and a cable car, the Zwölferhorn lift, can be taken from the resort centre.
Twin centre suggestion
Why not try a twin centre combining 7 days in the charming Parkhotel Billroth in St. Gilgen with 7 days in the elegant Grand Hotel Toplice in the Slovenian resort of Bled? Or opt for a city add-on of 3 or 4 days in Salzburg or Vienna.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport. Call us to book.