Sankt Gilgen at the beautiful Wolfgangsee

Sankt Gilgen per Wikimedia
Foto: Arne Müseler (Wikimedia)

Sankt Gilgen lies at the picturesque Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang). Here it was easy to leave my everyday life behind

  • Sankt Gligen, Austria view from the mountain
  • Beach at the lake, Sankt Gilgen, Austria
  • Rathaus, City Hall. Sankt Gilgen
  • Sankt Gilgen Wanderkarte
  • St. Gilgen, Salzkammergut, Wolfganssee
  • Sankt Gilgen, Cable car, Seilbahn
  • Hiking at the Wolfgangssee
  • Hiking at the Wolfgangssee
  • Map of Wolfgangssee, Austria
  • Wolfgangsee, Austria
  • Trachten Umzug
  • Sankt Gilgen Trachtenzug, Parade
  • Sankt Gilgen Trachtenzug
  • Salzkammergut, Wolfganssee
  • Salzkammergut, Wolfganssee
  • Sankt Gilgen, Salzkammergut, Wolfganssee
  • Salzkammergut, Alm, Wolfganssee
  • Wolfgangssee, Austria
  • Salzkammergut, Wolfgangssee
  • Mozarthaus Sankt Gilgen by Wikimedia
  • Sankt Gilgen Cemetery

The cultural highlight of St. Gilgen is the birthplace of the mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. I am an early riser, so while strolling down to Lake Wolfgang, I discovered this historic site.

On the same street is the prestigious International School, where children from all over the world come to study.

There are numerous water sports or places to relax the sunny and idyllic beaches right on the lake.

The municipalities on its shore are Strobl, St. Gilgen with the villages of Abersee and Ried as well as the market town of St. Wolfgang in the state of Upper Austria. 

View of the “Salzkammergut”

Wolfgangsee, Austria by Wikimedia

I visited many interesting museums, as well as a wonderful pilgrim trail over the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang.

Taking a boat ride on the Wolfgangsee was a highlight

Sankt Wolfgang, Austria, Salzkammergut

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

Kaiserschmarrn, Austrian dish

My favorite dish in Austria is Kaiserschmarrn, besides Käsespätzle. Click on picture for the recipe

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

We enjoyed watching hang gliders on top of the mountain

Lake Wolfgang is a lake in Austria that lies mostly within the state of Salzburg and is one of the best known lakes in the Salzkammergut resort region.
Wolfgangssee, Austria
Wolfgangssee, Austria
Strolling through St. Wolfgang
Salzkammergut, Sankt Wolfgang
Just one week at St. Wolfgangsee was not enough, I will have to come back very soon