Hotel Hollweger

  • The Salzkammergut, Austria, St. Gilgen

  • 4.5

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The elegant Hotel Hollweger sits in beautifully manicured gardens with views over the clear blue waters of Wolfgangsee. Settle in, feel at home, and enjoy a touch of luxury in this quiet and beautiful corner of the Salzkammergut. Guest rooms are located in either the traditional main building or the interconnected annexe, where rooms are spacious and bright with a modern feel.

Private lido with beachside sauna

There's also an indoor pool and spa area in a separate annexe within the hotel grounds, and the views from here are hard to beat - you can see St.Gilgen, the Scharfberg, Wolfgangsee and the Zwölferhorn without having to move a muscle. If you can tear yourself away from the hotel there's plenty to explore. A private footpath leads to the village and the lake, and there's even a private lido, with a beachside sauna, sun loungers and boats to hire.

Added value

Free daily afternoon cake buffet (drinks payable)

Free use of private lakeside lido

Welcome drink on Sundays

St. Gilgen

Walking holidays to St. Gilgen take you to the lovely north-western shores of Lake Wolfgang. The wealthy have long sought out its shores, building grand mansions along the waterfront. Most famously, Mozart’s family lived here – there’s a museum dedicated to them in town that’s well worth a wander. Other worthwhile explorations include the lakeside path leading past beaches and bays and the Schafberg mountain, which can be reached by Austria’s oldest cog steam railway from St. Wolfgang.

St. Gilgen: hometown of the Mozarts

St. Gilgen is filled with fanciful baroque and rococo architecture. Cafés, shops and alpine-style houses are adorned with frescoes and oversized flowering balconies, and streets lead to the towering onion-domed church where Mozart’s parents got married. You can learn more about Mozart in the house museum – just perhaps not the sibling you’d assume. This was the birthplace of Anna Maria, the mother of Mozart, and celebrates her daughter Nannerl, who was a child prodigy and harpsichordist who often headlined above her famous brother – a career quickly put to and end when she became old enough to marry.


To find out more about Nannerl’s brother, head to Salzburg, where museums and operas explore Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and works - his birthplace is on the famous Getreidegasse shopping street in the centre of the Old Town. The Salzburg Museum showcases everything from archaeological finds to modern art installations over several grand floors. And, make sure to stroll the Mirabel Gardens or walk up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress which watches over the cobbled streets of the city below. It’s all an hour’s bus journey away from St. Gilgen.

Into the mountains

A cable car glides from St. Gilgen to the top of the Zwölferhorn in 10 minutes where panoramic hiking trails lead in all directions and include a family-friendly mountaintop circuit that meanders past sundials, star charts and telescopes that offer intriguing insights into the geology of this corner of the Alps. The Schafberg mountain is another great pick – best reached via the historic cog railway from St. Wolfgang that takes the ache out of the uphill climb - the views from up here are quite something, and there's plenty of exploring to be done on foot.

Life on Lake Wolfgang

Two other villages decorate the shores of Lake Wolfgang. St. Wolfgang is home to a myth-wreathed pilgrimage church and footpaths that lead up into the hills behind. Strobl, meanwhile, is the place to chase the sunset. Walk between them by following the waterside paths or hop aboard the historic paddle steamer or one of the ferries that cruise the waters. Water sports are popular too, including paddle-boarding, kayaking, water skiing, sailing and wakeboarding on the blue-green alpine lake - take a dip or rent a rowing boat or pedalo.

Why book a summer holiday in St. Gilgen with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Wolfgangsee's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to St. Gilgen include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 64
  • Official rating: 4


Austrian Twin Rooms are in the main building and are around 25m². They sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed) and have a mountain view and an ensuite with bath (and overhead shower).

Garden View Superior Rooms are located in the bright and modern annex, which is connected to the main building via a glass bridge. They are around 35m² and sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed in the lounge area). These rooms have a balcony or terrace, garden view, and an ensuite with bath (and overhead shower)

Lake View Superior Rooms are in the main building. They're around 35m² and sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a balcony with lake view, and an ensuite with bath (and overhead shower)

Single Rooms are around 18m² and have a mountain view and an ensuite with shower. These rooms can be in the main building or annex

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 2pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. €2.50 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 14 and under are exempt.


  • Steps into property: No
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 13.360403
Latitude: 47.769522

  • Transfer time approx. 1 hour from Salzburg airport
  • 650 metres from the village centre
  • 900 metres from the lake front
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 130 metres to the nearest supermarket

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Private lakeside lido with sauna and sun loungers
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Finnish sauna
  • Bio sauna
  • Kneipp
  • Steam room
  • Infrared cabin
  • Spa and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Fitness room
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen available available
  • Early meals available on request (from 6pm)

As part of the half board package, enjoy an excellent buffet breakfast and delicious five-course evening meal. The menu is a mixture of international and local cuisine, with a focus on regional and seasonal produce.

There's also a daily afternoon cake buffet (drinks payable locally) and a welcome drink on Sundays.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Smart casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £879
26/06/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
Half Board
Hotel Hollweger
The Salzkammergut, St. Gilgen
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