St. Wolfgang Holidays

An historic all-time favourite in a delightful lakeside setting

One of Austria’s most enchanting lake resorts, St. Wolfgang enjoys an especially picturesque setting on the shores of Lake Wolfgang. It is a place of great character, where pretty painted houses and shops line the narrow cobbled streets, and most evenings the village comes alive with open-air brass band concerts and frequent indoor classic and operetta concerts. Lake activities are plentiful, including boat excursions to nearby St. Gilgen and trips on the original ‘Franz Josef’ paddle steamer. Many hotels have private lakeside lidos with free boat hire for relaxing days soaking up the views. St. Wolfgang is also an ideal base for excursions to nearby Salzburg and the UNESCO village of Hallstatt

Things to do in St. Wolfgang

Holidays in St. Wolfgang offer a wide variety of excellent activities. The historic Schafberg railway, the steepest steam cog railway in Austria, takes you to the top of the Schafberg (1,768m) from where you have a magnificent bird's eye view of the lake and surrounding Salzkammergut region. Lakeside activities are plentiful while St. Wolfgang hotels also serve as an excellent base for excursions. Evening entertainment includes regular folklore, operetta or brass band concerts in the village centre or in the church.

Added value

Free all-day ferry boat ticket for all Inghams guests to St. Wolfgang

  • from£1149pp
  • 91 rooms
Romantik Hotel Weisses Rössl, St. Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria - Hotel exterior with the church..jpg

As the inspiration for the operetta of the same name, the iconic ‘White Horse Inn’ was originally established in 1474.

Useful Information
Information about St. Wolfgang
Resort Code ATWO
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.739849
Longitude 13.445990
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

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

Salzburg transfer approx. 1hr 30min 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



UNESCO Hallstatt (full day)

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

Salzburg (full day)

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.

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | Combine your stay in St Wolfgang with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or as part of a multi-centre holiday.

Things To Do
  • Regular operetta and classical music evenings
  • Historic paddle steamer and boat trips
  • Swimming and rowing boats at the lakeside lido
  • Watersports, including water-skiing, wind-surfing, sailing and diving
  • Schafberg mountain railway
  • Nordic walking
  • Bathing
  • Cycling and mountain biking and Electric bike hire
  • Horse riding and horse-drawn buggy rides
  • Tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Guided tours of the church


Festivals and Events

St. Wolfgang is a big draw for for music lovers with regular operetta, classic and folklore music evenings and concerts throughout the week. 

Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 

The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:

Schafbergbahn – open from approx 16 May.


There are a number of walks and rambles around Lake Wolfgang, and many steeper paths into the hills behind the village to local farms and mountain alms. A scenic ride on the historic Schafberg cog railway takes you some easy walks along to the mountain top affording panoramic views across the lake. Start points for further walks around the Lake Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Fuschl are accessible by ferry and local bus. St. Wolfgang Tourist Office provides a list of marked trails and maps.

Good to know

  • The Schafbergbahn is the steepest cog railway in Austria and takes you to the top of a striking summit 
  • Visit the village of animals with goats, small horses and more 
  • Local tavern Klosterkellerei won a world-spirits award for gin 
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