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
- Inghams Saver Plus
- 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.
Things to do in resort
- 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
- 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.
Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019
The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:
Schafbergbahn – open from approx 11 May 2019
Car hire is available
Location in resort
- Longitude: 13.441761
- Latitude: 47.741011
For more information on travel and transport visit our St. Wolfgang page