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Locations around Wolfgangsee

If you are looking for an adventure holiday, you will find everything you would expect in St. Gilgen: There is the  Wolfgangsee, which offers you many watersports to pursue. There is the cable-car on the Zwölferhorn, so that you can experience the trip up to the top of mountain without too much effort.


Stylish country villas of yesteryear, lively concerts on the promenade, various events, family experiences in the game park, pristine beaches, water sports for the active, romantic sunsets, and much more. All on offer at the south-easternmost village of Strobl Wolfgangsee.


On the north bank of the lake, sheltered by the Schafberg, lies St. Wolfgang, a 1,000 year old pilgrimage destination. Today it is a modern health resort and focal point for a fun holiday whatever the season.

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Mountain Railways

Schafberg (Cog-Wheel Railway): The steepest mountain railway in Austria has been in  operation,  from St. Wolfgang to the Schafberg summit, since 1893. In 45mins it gains a height of 1.190  meters, and a distance of 5.85 km. The nostalgic cog-wheel steam train is one of the oldest in the world ( built 1893-1894). Four modern steam trains (built 1992-1995), and two diesel trains (buillt 1964), are also in operation on this mountain track.


Zwölferhorn (Nostalgic Cable-Car): Zwölferhorn (Nostalgic Cable-Car): Once a Sensation, today an Attraction - a particularly special Nostalgic Cable-car.



Ferry Service on Wolfgangsee: The paddle steamer the "Kaiser Franz Josef I" was hailed as a `technological achievement`  when it first sailed on Wolfgangsee in 1873. The 33m long nostalgic boat has `starred` in many films, and is still part of the fleet of public ferries on the lake. Today the fleet contains six ferries with the flagship "Salzburg" at the head. The largest ferry, with a capacity to carry 365 passengers, is the "Österreich".


For Children and the Young At Heart

Dorf der Tiere (Petting Zoo)


Abarena (Adventure Playground)


Sommer Toboggan Run


Places of Interest, Towns and Villages in the Area



Bad Ischl – Kaiser Town with Flair

Bad Ischl