One of the best-known lakes in Austria’s Salzkammergut resort region, Wolfgangsee features 13 square kilometres of picturesque lakeside leisure. The surrounding Salzkammergut mountain range offers a dramatic backdrop, while the waterfront villages along its shoreline provide rich and charming Austrian culture in a peaceful setting.
Visit the various settlements around Wofgangsee, such as St Wolfgang or St Gilgen, to experience the alluring summer holiday traditions in Austria, such as fishing, water sports, swimming and cycling. If you’re here during winter, you can try cross-country or downhill skiing. There are also opportunities to go horse riding, mountain biking and climbing.
If you want to stay longer than a day, check into one of the quaint hotels or head to a lakeside campground. There are various attractions scattered around the lake’s shores, including the Heimatkundliches Museum, Mozarthaus St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee Salzburg and Wolfgangsee Puppenmuseum.
Wolfgangsee is about 40 minutes’ drive from Salzburg, where you can fly into Salzburg Airport and rent a car. You can also get to the lake in just under two hours using buses. The various towns and villages around the lake are connected via ferries.
Wolfgangsee travel FAQs
Where is the best place to stay in Wolfgangsee?
Strobl is one of the most favoured places to stay in Wolfgangsee.