• Salzburg · 45km · 1 hour 15 minutes
Birmingham, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle
Culture and history
Less than 2 hour transfer
So what's it like?
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 paddle-steamer cruise.
St Gilgen is steeped in history and your 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 you’re often here St Gilgen referred to 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.
Available from £200 (return)
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions of up to 30% on local bus fares, entrances to attractions, cable cars, ferry rides, leisure facilities and much more. Available locally for approximately €5 for adults. Children up to and including 15 years will receive discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
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.
• On the shores of Lake Wolfgang, one of the prettiest towns in the region
• Lively and traditional, with regular festivals, there’s always plenty going on
• Fantastic for activities, especially watersports
Twin centre suggestion
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.