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.

  • from£849pp
  • 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.

Useful Information
Information about St. Gilgen
Resort Code ATGI
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.76894
Longitude 13.35977
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Salzburg
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Salzburg transfer approx. 1hr by coach.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in St. Gilgen with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or Slovenia. We recommend the pretty Tyrolean village of Söll and lake resort Bohinj in Slovenia.

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

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.

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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