Mondsee Bundesstrasse 2, Sankt Gilgen, Salzburg, 5340, Austria
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Sankt Gilgen's Lakeside
Babbling on the back of the boat!
Musikinstrumente-Museum der Völker
Travel Tips for Sankt Gilgen
What a view!
One of the first things I noticed in St. Gilgen was the bright red cable cars called the Zwolferhorn Seilbahn which scales the mountain above the town (called the Zwolferhorn). The peak tops out at 1522 meters only a couple hundred meters shorter than the might Schafberg. From the top, it's an easy two hour walk back down to the town by various trails that are clearly marked.
Lederhosen is a German word for leather trousers and at one time they were commonly worn throughout Bavaria as well as parts of Austria and Switzerland. Today, they survive mostly as a folk costume, although many people own a pair and wear them on certain traditional occasions. Some lederhosen are worn just below the knee like knickers and are called kniebundlederhosen, while the short version are lederhosen.
In St. Gilgen, there is a great shop (see my shopping tips) where you can buy lederhosen, but expect to pay a hefty price.
Did you ever try a surfbike ??
Have you ever seen a "SURFBIKE"??
Well, click on my picture and take a closer look at this strange means of transportation, that I saw in Sankt Gilgen:
It is a trimaran-surfboard with pedals and a saddle I did not see it in action , and honestly I am not sure, if it works at all.
It might be a way of extreme training for professional bikers
The museum of musical instruments
There is a nice museum, showing a lot of different musical instruments of all peoples of the world.
The museum is open:
Monday-Friday 09.00a.m.-12.00 + 02.00p.m.-06.00p.m.
The museum is closed between November 12th and december 7th
entry-fee is 2,50-4,00 Euros
Sankt Gilgen is one of the many charming towns in the Austrian lake district known as the Salzkammergut, a short drive to the east of Salzburg. VTer globetrott (Michael) and I spent a few hours checking out the town and admiring the beautiful setting on the shores of the Wolfgansee.
Historically, St. Gilgen is most well-known as the birthplace of Mozart's mother and as a prominent lace-making center in 18th century Austria. However, it would be a stretch to say that St. Gilgen's better days are behind her. In fact, the town remains a popular place for both Austrian and foreign visitors to spend part or all of their vacations.
One of the best parts of traveling is the food and while in St. Gilgen, Michael and I had a decent meal of Wiener Schnitzel and some local beverages. However, the best part of my time here was simply sitting in the warm sun and sharing good conversation with a new friend.
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Address: Mondsee Bundesstrasse 2, Sankt Gilgen, Salzburg, 5340, Austria