Hotel Gasthof Falkenstein
Ried 29, St. Wolfgang, 5360, Austria
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A souvenir shop at St Wolfgang, Austria
The church at St Wolfgang, Austria
Boats at Wolfgangsee and St Wolfgang, Austria
White Horse Inn
Travel Tips for Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
Warm summer and colourful flowers
Summer is perhaps the best time to visit St Wolfgang because of the warm weather, greenery and beautiful flowers. The months of July and August will be very crowded because of peak summer season. To avoid too many crowds, the months of May-June and Sep-Oct would be good options.
Walking around St Wolfgang
Several hikes to suit all - flat ones around the lake whch is about 18km to complete the circuit or you could use the boats to hop on and off. Pathways just above the town give lovely views across the lake and are easily reached from the back of the town.
At St Gilgen the funicular will givve you a head start to higher paths.
The Schafberg can be ascended but be warned some paths are steep - one leading down from the summit station of the Schafberg is extremely steep anfd has iton rails to grip on to help you descend back down to St Wolfgang.
Just like other tourist destinations in Austria and elswhere in Europe, you will see some horse carriages at the town centre of St Wolfgang waiting for tourists. My wife and I did not try it so we do not know the price of the ride (my guess is that it probably will cost at least 30 euros). If money is no problem and if the weather of your visit is very good, then a ride on the horse carriage in St Wolfgang will be a very good and romantic experience because other than this beautiful town, you will get to see the beautiful Wolfgangsee lake, surrounding mountains and towns etc. In a nutshell, this will be the Austrian countryside at its very best.
Take a boat on the lake
Wolfgangsee Schiffart is the operator of boats running on the lake Wolfgangsee. Big fast boats takes you across and around the lake. It's a must to take a boat ride and see Sankt Wolfgang from the water.
This way you can check the other towns surrounding the lake: Strobbl, St. Gilgen.
Biking around the lake Wolfgangsee
In Austria you have hundreds or bike trails. In Sankt Wolfgang you can take longer routes, but I did (twice, once in 2007, once in 2008) only a round trip around the lake Wolfgangsee. It' about 20 km and because on the last part there is no trail you have to take a boat (together with the bikes).
There is a bike rental in Sankt Wolfgang, they have good bikes there.
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