St. Wolfgang

Austria, The Salzkammergut

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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.


Hotel Weisses Rossl

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

£ 759 per person
Hotel Furian

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

£ 549 per person
Strandhotel Margaretha

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.

£ 539 per person
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