Sankt Gilgen, Wolfgangssee

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 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.

I 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.

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Kaiserschmarrn, an Austrian dish we ate

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

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

Sankt Wolfgang
Sankt Wolfgang nearby

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

Taking a horse buggy ride through Sankt Wolfgang

We enjoyed watching hang gliders on top of the mountain

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

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