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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 classical, operetta and brass band 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. The historic Schafberg cog railway provides a fantastic ride up to the top of the area’s the highest mountain (1,768m), from where you have a magnificent bird’s eye view of the lake and surrounding Salzkammergut region. St. Wolfgang is also an ideal base for excursions to nearby Salzburg, the UNESCO village of Hallstatt and Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden.

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.

Inghams Plus in St Wolfgang

  • Free all-day boat ticket for all Inghams guests
  • Early booking offers
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Two Centre Holidays including St Wolfgang

Combine your stay in St Wolfgang with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Austria or as part of our new multi-centre tours.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: ATWO

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£779pp
  • 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.

  • from£639pp
  • 20 rooms
Hotel Furian, St. Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria - hotel exterior.jpg

Enjoying a fine location close to the lake and the Schafberg cog railway, just 4 minutes’ walk from the centre of St.Wolfgang.

  • from£639pp
  • 36 rooms
Lakeside Strandhotel Margaretha, St. Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria.jpg

An ideal choice for guests seeking pretty lakeside scenery, the Margaretha is owned by the attentive Vogler family and provides traditional comforts and a relaxing, informal atmosphere.

  • from£649pp
  • 48 rooms
Hotel Försterhof, St. Wolfgang, Salzkammergut, Austria - Exterior.jpg

Set in a pleasant and quiet residential area of St. Wolfgang, the Försterhof is a lovely traditional hotel.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
Salzburg Gatwick

Transfer Approx. 1hr 30min by coach.

Supplements may apply on some flights

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus


  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Free all-day ferry boat ticket for all Inghams guests to St. Wolfgang
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in the resort

Special Offers




Pre-book 2 full day excursions and receive Salzburg half price. Please book the half price excursion in the resort.


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

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Cross the border into Germany and visit this beautiful Bavarian town with optional excursions to salt-mines and the spectacular Eagles Nest, Hitler’s famous hilltop retreat, where you can enjoy lunch with incredible panoramic views, pay locally for Eagle's nest option.

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 £35 Summer 2019


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

Things To Do

  • Bathing
  • Cycling
  • Horse drawn carriage rides
  • Horse-riding
  • Mini golf
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Activity Information

  • 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
  • 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. The Scalaria Air Challenge Air Show (1st week July) over the lake is spectacular.




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 aims. 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


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

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