There is a bus service to Bad Ischl, St. Wolfgang, Fuschl, Mondsee and Salzburg. There is also a ferry to St. Wolfgang and Strobl and a cable car, the Zwölferhorn lift, can be taken from the resort centre.
|Festival ||Month |
|Feast of Corpus Christi ||Late May |
|Annual Village Festival ||Mid June |
|Fountain Festival ||Mid June |
|Celebration of Life ||Mid June |
|Quattro Legends ||Early July |
|Music Festival ||Early July |
|Festival of the Voluntary Fire Brigade ||Mid July |
|Sailing World Championship ||Mid to late July |
|Children's Music Festival ||Late July |
|Nannerl Festival St Gilgen ||Late July |
With a selection of eateries around the lakeside and a few further inland, you can enjoy a pizza with incredible views across the water, or some dumplings in an authentic Austrian hut. As the resort is quite small, most restaurants and cafes aren’t too far from each other, but still a good distance that you can enjoy the scenery in Mozart’s Village as you find somewhere new to eat.
The Mozartplatz 2a is home to Café Dallmann, which has a fantastic selection of homemade cakes and chocolates – including the award-winning Mozart Torte. Everything is reasonably priced and apparently, the walnut torte with buttercream is one not to be missed.
With indoor and outdoor seating that overlooks a peaceful meadow and pine forest, Angusta Grill & More offers steaks, cooked perfectly on an open wood-fire oven. The restaurant is usually full of locals so it has a great atmosphere too.
Set back from the lake is Wirt am Gries, a fine-dining Austrian restaurant with nice outdoor seating and pretty good schnitzel. The menu is simple – but the dishes are high quality – and they even have a schnapps trolley.
There are 80 kilometres of marked paths in and around St Gilgen, all easily accessible from the centre of the resort. Walk through the village of Winkl and then ascend the Schafberg mountain for fantastic views of up to 12 different lakes. After a drink, take the cog railway down into St Wolfgang and jump on the ferry back to St Gilgen. There's also a good variety of walks from the top of the Zwölferhorn gondola.
There are 80 kilometres of marked paths in and around St Gilgen, all easily accessible from the centre of the resort.
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions on activities and attractions in the Salzkammergut area.
· Up to 30% off on local bus fares
· Up to 30% off of cable cars and ferry rides
· Up to 30% off entrance to local attractions and leisure facilities
· Up to 30% off activities
The card is free for those staying in the area for 3 nights or more. Children up to and including 15 years will get discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
Thomson resort service
In-resort Holiday Advisor
Your Holiday Advisor will be based in your resort and will be in touch before you travel. Then, if you have any questions while you’re away or just want to say hello, you can always drop in at their info points or see them on one of their hotel visits. Alternatively, you can send them a text, give them a call, email them or even tweet them, 24 hours a day – whatever works for you.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your hotel. Private transfers can be added when booking. These will be taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
Why not try a twin centre combining 7 days in the charming Parkhotel Billroth in St Gilgen with 7 days in the elegant Grand Hotel Toplice in the Slovenian resort of Bled? Or opt for a city add-on of 3 or 4 days in Salzburg or Vienna.
Transfer to your second centre is usually by coach or minibus and may be via the airport. Call us to book.