St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut Resort Information
The town of Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut (or St. Wolfgang am Wolfgangsee) is in the Salzkammergut region of Austria, east of Salzburg - The Sound of Music country! There are a number of lakes in the Salzkammergut region, one of the largest being Wolfgangsee (or Abersee). St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut is on the north side of Lake Wolfgang.
The main road from Strobl passes through St. Wolfgang and finishes a couple of km further on so there is limited traffic through St. Wolfgang. There are several villages around the lake - the main ones being Strobl am Wolfgangsee and St. Gilgen.
Click here for a Resort Map of St.Wolfgang and details of walking / hiking maps.
There are a number of shops, cafes, restaurants and hotels situated around the lakeside where there are lots of water activities.
There are supermarkets and Banks with ATM machines.
The Postalm hiking/ walking / skiing area is nearby.
Walking / Hiking in the St. Wolfgang Area
There are about 900 km of paths in the Wolfgangsee area ranging from level walks around the lake to mountain paths up to the summits of the surrounding mountains. The Tourist Office may offer free led walks.
St. Wolfgang Walking / Hiking Maps
There are several maps that cover the area at different scales suitable for walking, hiking and exploring the area.
Click here for St. Wolfgang Map Information.
St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut Tourist Information
The Tourist Information Office is in the village centre.
Kurdirektion St. Wolfgang
A-5360 St. Wolfgang
Tel.: +43 (06138) 8003
Fax: +43 (06138) 8003 81
The nearest airport is Salzburg which is about 45 km - 1 hour 15 minutes away from St. Wolfgang.
Other airports are:
Rail Stations (Bahnhof) and Ferries
Trains are run by Austrian Railways ÖBB. Since the closure of the Salzkammergut-Lokalbahn and the station at Strobl in 1957, the nearest train stations to St.Wolfgang are now in Salzburg 35 km west, and Bad Ischl 25 km east.
Ferries (Wolfgangseeschifffahrt - Wolfgangsee Ship Journeys) run from St. Wolfgang to St. Gilgen, Strobl, and several other places around the lake. They are run by the train company ÖBB. Wolfgangseeschifffahrt.
In St Wolfgang, there is a small cog railway that runs to the summit of the Schafberg mountain, Schafbergbahn.
Click here for ÖBB train, ferry and bus timetables in English.
Buses in St. Wolfgang run along the main road beside the lake with several bus stops.
Click here for ÖBB Postbus, train and ferry timetables in English.
There is one cable gondola in St. Gilgen that runs most of the year.
There are a number of lifts in the Postalm region south-west of Strobl.
St.Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
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