St. Gilgen Holidays

One of Austria's most beautiful lake resorts

St. Gilgen holidays take you to the spectacular north-western shores of Lake Wolfgang in Austria. Famous for its association with Mozart, historic St. Gilgen is full of Baroque and Rococo character with colorful streets lined with cafés, shops and old frescoed houses that lead to the onion-domed church. Please see below for information about St. Gilgen hotels.

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Free packed lunches at selected hotels

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Inghams Rep based in the resort

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Early evening on the lake shore | 11 Sept 2018
Useful Information

Resort Code: ATGI

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£649pp
  • 70 rooms
Hotel Hollweger St. Gilgen Austria

This stunning hotel is one of St Gilgen’s leading hotels and is set in its own extensive grounds overlooking the lake.

  • from£559pp
  • 42 rooms
Hotel Zur Post, St. Gilgen, Salzkammergut, Austria - Exterior in summer.jpg

The oldest hotel in St. Gilgen dating back to the 15th century, the Zur Post is located in a prime spot in St. Gilgen’s pretty village centre overlooking Mozart Square.

Travel and Transportation
Departure day To Depart from
Salzburg Gatwick

Transfer Approx. 1hr by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No



UNESCO Hallstatt

Visit this famously picturesque UNESCO protected village and take an optional boat trip on the lake or potter around the picturesque Old Town.

Full day, from £35 Summer 2019


Visit Mozart’s birthplace, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the medieval Old Town and the famous Getreidegasse shopping street. An optional walking tour brings the history of this beautiful city to life, pay locally for optional city walking tour.

Full day, from £37 Summer 2019

Please note we act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Things To Do
  • Lake-side lido for swimming and rowing boat/pedalo hire
  • Famous Mozart’s House’ museum
  • Watersports including sailing, water-skiing and wind-surfing
  • Steamboat and ferry trips to St Wolfgang
  • Cycling, mountain biking
  • E-bike hire
  • Bathing
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Mini-golf
  • Horse-riding
  • Tennis
  • Horse & carriage rides
  • Heritage and Musical instrument museum

The pretty lakeside promenade is ideal for gentle walks and fantastic views across to the Schafberg mountain railway, while St. Wolfgang is only a boat ride away. There are spectacular views from the top of the Zwölferhorn cable-car and walkers will enjoy the panorama path around the top. Various excursions are offered from St. Gilgen, Austria, including nearby Salzburg and the picturesque village of Hallstatt.

Popular walks:

St Gilgen to Furberg 1h / Easy

One of the prettiest sections around the lake is from St Gilgen to Furberg (1 hour), with a lovely inlet and restaurant in Furberg. Walk up from Winkl from here to the Huttenstein castle and the Gut Aich monastery. A ferry departs from Furberg back to St Gilgen.



  • Home of Mozart, there is an open-air music pavilion in the village centre which hosts regular classical, folklore and brass band concerts
  • The annual village ‘Dorf Fest’ (approx. second week in June) is the biggest festival of the year with traditional live entertainment, music, beer tents and food stalls.

Car hire is available

Parking is available 

Local bus service is available 


St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang offer over 140km of marked walking trails, over rolling hills and rural pastures, through woodland and up to high peaks with stunning lake panoramas. There are easy lakeside paths and panoramic walks from the top of the lift stations, as well as challenging hikes up to local peaks and various marked trails back down the mountains for those who don’t want to climb.
St. Wolfgang and Fuschl are easily accessed by ferry or bus


Popular Walks include:

St. Gilgen to Fürberg 1 hr Easy
One of the prettiest sections around the lake is from St. Gilgen to Fürberg (1 hour), with a lovely inlet and restaurant in Fürberg. Walk up to Winkl from here for the Hüttenstein Castle and the Gut Aich monastery. Ferry departs from Fürberg back to St. Gilgen.

CABLE-CAR & COG RAILWAY From St. Gilgen the Zwölferhorn cable-car accesses the highest peak for breathtaking views across the lake. At the top there is a 30 minute panorama walk, viewing platforms, restaurant, and plenty of enjoyable marked trails back down to the village. St. Wolfgang’s ‘Schafberg’ peak is reached by mountain cog railway for similar trails and is easily accessible by bus or ferry from St. Gilgen.

BUS, BIKE & FERRY There are walking paths all around Lake Wolfgang which can be achieved in stages, reached by bus or ferry. Most sections are flat and possible to cycle round and are particularly enjoyable by E-Bike.


Good to know

  • St Gilgen has several stunning lakeside beaches
  • Learn about local history at the Heimathaus museum 
  • The quaint local town is full of picturesque buildings and homely restaurants 
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