When on vacation at the beautiful Wolfgangsee in Austria, all my wishes are fulfilled. There are numerous sports activities, cultural highlights, or just relaxing for hours at the lake.

Sankt Gilgen lies at the picturesque Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang). Here it is easy to leave everyday life behind – use the numerous water sports or relax in peace at one of the sunny and idyllic beaches right on the lake.

The cultural highlight of St. Gilgen is certainly the birthplace of the mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. We visited many interesting museums, as well as a wonderful pilgrim trail over the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang. Taking a boat ride on the Wolfgangssee was a highlight.

I highly recommend those Austrian Travel guides. It helped me discover sights I have never thought of. The books can be ordered here:

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We surrounded by the magnificent mountain scenery, the pictures does not do it justice. Breathtaking!!

Children in their Dirndl and Lederhosen playing. There is always a festival of some sorts going on

Hang gliding is a national sport. We were fortunate to watch from the mountain

Sankt Gilgen Mozartplatz by Hans Torwesten

The last night in Sankt Gilgen, I ate a local dish, the Cheese Spaetzle or Käsespatzle. The Recipe is here

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