Auhof Residenz Park - Tagungshotel Am Wolfgangsee
Alihof Au 25, St. Wolfgang, 5360, Austria
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St Wolgang See
Queuing up for the cog railway up to Schafberg
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Wonderfully Romantic Sankt Wolfgang
The town of Sankt Wolfgang has a vibrant vitality that draws you to it. Because of this liveliness and its connection with nature, love seems to be amplified in Sankt Wolfgang. I'm not sure how to explain what I mean, perhaps there is no way to describe it. The best I can recommend is to bring your significant other to this town, gaze out into the lake, and hold each other. You'll see what I mean when you get there. Elisabeth was busy taking a picture of the Wolfgangsee and I stood behind her seeing her silhouette form an everlasting impint in my mind. I'm so glad I took this picture, but it wasn't necessary as this moment will always be in my mind. Sankt Wolfgang is truly a romantic place.
Story of St Wolfgang
The story goes that St Wolfgang came here to seek peace and tranquillity. He gained a reputation for good works among the local which upset the devil who tried to kill him by tearing bits off the mountains and hurling them at him. The devil failed several times in this mission and eventually gave up on killing Wolfgang, offering instead to help him build a church on condition that he could have the soul of the first pilgrim who came to the church. Wolfgang agreed and the church was completed within a day. The devil waited patiently but nobody turned up. Come evening though a large wolf ambled up and walked through the door. Wolfgang fulfilled his promise and the devil, furious, disappeared forever but the church remains.
This plaque, entailing the history of St Wolfgang is just near the church
The ride up to Schafberg
You're going to need to go to the Schafbergbahn Station to catch one of the zahnradbahn's (cog-wheel trains) up to the summit. From the center of Sankt Wolfgang, follow Pilgerstrasse down along the lake until you reach the station. It will be on your left and parking is just a few meters further down the road. Visit the website for current prices and schedules.
The Wolfgangsee is what brings the crowds in the summertime. You can enjoy swimming, boating and all sorts of watersports here, or if you're like me, you can also enjoy sitting at a cafe on the edge of the lake and enjoying the view.
Enjoy the best beer in the world
I dont know what beer you like but this is for me the best beer in the world: weizen/weiss (white/unfiltered) beer, which can be hell (blonde) or dunkel (dark). Taste it once and you will ever crave for it, even at home when you drink your light bud which is 99% water with a taste of malt (exaggerating a little but this is really a perfect beer).
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