Around Lake Wolfgang
Holiday Paradise at Wolfgangsee
If we had to invent a perfectly romantic landscape, it would definitely look similar to Lake Wolfgangsee. The Austrian Emperor already enjoyed the picturesque surroundings for excursions when he stayed in the neighbouring city of Bad Ischl. However, St. Wolfgang became popular in the 1930ies with the White Horse Inn musical comedy and the hotel of the same name and its illustrious guests. The rest is history. The scenery has not changed much since then. The Schafberg mountain dominates the region around Lake Wolfgangsee and the White Horse Inn still exists. In the meantime, it has become a first-class 4-star hotel. Holidays at Lake Wolfgangsee means to experience the classic summer retreat in a new way. The combination of mountains and the lake amid beautiful nature is never out of style. In winter this place is a lot quieter but still offers plenty of possibilities such as skiing, cross-country skiing and winter walking tours.
Summer Holidays in St. Wolfgang
St. Wolfgang is located in a privileged place at the North end of Lake Wolfgangsee, at the foot of the Schafberg mountain. The historic Schafberg Railway climbs the 1100 meters in altitude to the top of the mountain in approx. 45 minutes. Once you reach nearly 1800 meters above sea level, you can enjoy memorable views. If you look down, you can see the numerous sailing boats and wind surfers on the lake. There are also plenty of people at the shores of the lake as it is the perfect place to relax after
Enjoy Winter in St. Wolfgang
Endless slopes and great après ski – this is what many skiing areas offer but winter holidays in St. Wolfgang are special due to its hidden treasures: Enjoy a walk through snow-covered woods with the snow scrunching underneath your feet or a horse-drawn sleigh ride along the shores of the frozen lake. The snow, the landscape and the sun are the basis for perfect moments of pleasure at Lake Wolfgangsee and images that are meant to last.
Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!
Information at a glance
- Contact Wolfgangsee Tourism
5360 St. Wolfgang
Phone.: +43 6138 8003
- Transportation Tip: Travel simply and quickly to the UNESCO World Hertiage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut with the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). All aboard . . . !