The view from the meadows behind St Gilgen, with the sparkling lake and peaks beyond, is one of the best known landscapes of the Salzkammergut.
St Gilgen was the backdrop for many of the outdoor scenes from the film The Sound of Music - no wonder with such natural beauty to work with.
Picturesque scenery, traditional architecture and an excellent choice of activities make this an ideal choice for you to discover Lake Wolfgang and the surrounding area. It’s a bit of a walker’s haven – from family-friendly promenade strolls to hikes up the nearby Schafberg. Bikes and e-bikes are readily available for exploring nearby lakeside villages – or simply a take leisurely ferry crossing.
St Gilgen is steeped in history and you'll often hear it linked to Mozart. His mother was born here, his grandfather worked here and his sister lived here for 17 years. As a result St Gilgen is known as the Mozart village.
There are plenty of sandy beaches, both public and private along St Gilgen’s shoreline - perfect for a dip in the crystal clear waters, a game of beach volleyball or simply topping up tans. During the summer the water temperature can rise up to 24ºC. Boating is very popular too - keen sailors and windsurfers love the warm summer breezes that fill their sails.