Holidays in the Mozart Village

A holiday at marvelous Lake Wolfgangsee can fulfill all expectations. Here you will find a huge range of sports and activities, cultural highlights or simply relaxing moments by the lake. Scenic Lake Wolfgangsee nestles right amidst the picture-book Alpine scenery, thus making a wonderful destination in summer and winter alike. A perfect place to wind down and forget the worries of everyday life: enjoy unlimited water sports or soak up the sun at one of the most idyllic lakeside beaches. St. Gilgen's cultural highlight is the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother as well as many other interesting museums and a dreamlike pilgrimage route leading from Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang.

Water fun and hiking holidays in St. Gilgen

Walking, swimming, nature and recreation are only a few slogans when it comes to memorable summer holidays in St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee. The holiday resort itself boasts an infinite variety of opportunities including not only the crystal clear waters of Lake Wolfgangsee, its top-notch water quality or the lovely bathing and swimming beaches but also dreamlike views under deep blue skies. Here you will enjoy both relaxing and dreamlike holidays from the minute you arrive.

What's more, the entire holiday region offers outstanding hiking destinations spread all over the mountains and lakes of lovely Salzkammergut. Be it leisurely walks on the scenic lakeshore or challenging Alpine hikes to Zwölferhorn peak, hikers of all skill levels can choose from picturesque routes. Zwölferhorn peak also makes a perfect spot for family outings and children as a mountain gondola whisks visitors effortlessly up to the peak. Once on top, you are rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas and clean, invigorating mountain air. An easily walkable panorama loop trail takes hikers to a number of incredible vista points.

St. Gilgen, often referred to as "Mozart Village", also has varied culture treasures: the mother of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here and his sister also lived in this lovely little village after her marriage. The historical birthplace of Mozart's mother, a statue of Mozart and the fountain of Mozart's mother are always worth a visit.
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1 Lake in St. Gilgen

  • Size: 12.84 km² Beach: Gravel, Sunning Lawn Village: St. Wolfgang Region: Salzkammergut
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Skiing and winter hiking at Zwölferhorn

The Zwölferhorn ski mountain is easily accessible with the St. Gilgen mountain gondola, promising nature exploration of a very special kind. Zwölferhorn peak is not only a true insider's tip and unique vantage mountain but also offers great skiing and idyllic winter landscapes in abundance. Ski slopes for all ability levels are available, ranging from leisurely top-to-bottom runs to really demanding terrain for both skiers and snowboard aficionados. Unforgettable winter pleasures and superb skiing are guaranteed on outstanding powder stashes or the 5 kilometer long ski run leading from the top of the peak down to the valley floor. In addition to splendid skiing terrain, Zwölferhorn peak also stands for gorgeous winter walking: the panorama loop trail is cleared all winter, offering a perfect opportunity to explore the majestic mountain world while enjoying crisp and clean winter air.

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Jump into the full holiday enjoyment, just what only the holiday region Wolfgangsee offers. Sport, nature, cultural, wellness at the lake!
Here you can really feel at home!

The diversity at the Wolfgangsee lets hearts beat faster.

... and in St. Gilgen is everything what you need for a eventful holiday:
The Wolfgangsee with all his possibilities to do water sports. Walking along the lake or going up on the Zwölferhorn mountain in a cable railway you can enjoy the unspoilt nature.

Ther are events for "old & young", museum,.... The birth house from Mozart´s mother. His sister Nannerl lived 17 year in this house. And there is the pilgrims' way over the Falkenstein to St. Wolfgang.
Wolfgangsee - Bad Ischl Wonderful landscape, beautiful lakes, where the eye can see.
Fasting in one of our gourmet restaurant.
Excellent gastronomy! Parking place in the center! Visit in the center the Mozart square. In the confectionery Dallmann are Mozart ball rates.

Unforgettable moments at the Wolfgangsee lake:

sports, nature and cultural delights.

Like many guests from all over the world he once appreciated the spectacular scenery and the crystal clear lake.

Walking along the lake or going up on the Zwölferhorn mountain in a cable railway you can enjoy the unspoilt nature.

Another unforgettable experience is a boat trip between St. Gilgen , Strobl and St. Wolfgang .

From the Postalm pasture, the Schafberg or Zwoelferhorn mountain you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Alpine scenery.
Wolfgangsee - Bad Ischl Something for Everyone!

Unforgettable moments at the Wolfgangsee lake:

sports, nature and cultural delights.

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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

from Vienna: Linz motorway - exit Mondsee - St. Gilgen
from Munich: Munich motorway - exit Salzburg - Fuschl am See - St. Gilgen

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from Vienna to Salzburg, then take the bus via Hof, and Fuschl to St. Gilgen
from Germany: via Munich - Salzburg, then take the bus to St. Gilgen

Salzburg airport

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Tourismusverband St. Gilgen
Mondsee Bundesstraße 1a
5340 St. Gilgen, Austria