What to do and see in St. Wolfgang, Austria: The Best Places and Tips

February 9, 2018 Almeta Stockton

Discover the best top things to do in St. Wolfgang, Austria including SchafbergBahn, Zwolferhorn Cable Car, St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei, Village of Animals, Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang), St Gilgen Mozartplatz, Abarena, Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt, Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker, Sommerrodelbahn.
Restaurants in St. Wolfgang

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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4.5 based on 631 reviews

SchafbergBahn

Take a ride on the steepest cog railway in Austria from St. Wolfgang to the top of the 1,783 m tall Schafberg. In 35 minutes, the SchafbergBahn will carry you to the top. With its striking summit, this is one of Austria’s most beautiful and scenic Mountains, treating visitors to incomparable views of the surrounding natural landscapes.

Reviewed By Susan S

We viewed the Schafberg Cog Railway at the beginning of the year on a TV Show "Greatest Trains Around the World". As we were going overseas later in the year, I booked a night at the Schafbergspitze Hotel at the top of the mountain, so we would enjoy the WHOLE experience. Words & photos cannot portray it adequately. Revelled in the train trip & in September had great weather - sunny & warm in St Wolfgang where it is situated. Surreal to be at the top taking in the views both during the day, at sunset & at night. We enjoyed the dining experience at night with typical Austrian home style menu [loved the Apple Struedal with Vanilla Custard] & couldn't help going to the window regularly to watch the sunset. Worth the extra money to stay at the hotel without a doubt!

2. Zwolferhorn Cable Car

Konrad-Lesiak-Platz 3, St Gilgen 5340, Austria +43 6227 2350
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4.5 based on 302 reviews

Zwolferhorn Cable Car

Reviewed By Macca6178 - Pacific Coast Australia, Australia

An extra star if the gondolas were a little more modern. However, that aside, the trip is fantastic with the alps and lakes opening up before you as you climb ever higher. A little expensive at around €46 for 2 but well worth it and something that should be on the list if you’re in this area.

3. St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei

Markt 2, Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut 5360, Austria +43 664 5327371
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

St. Wolfganger Klosterkellerei

Reviewed By Gilles K

As a gin fan I had to visit this place: besides their local heroes (Zirbenschnapps, Poire Williams, etc) they also produce their own Gin, 3 of them were given Gold Medals at « World-Spirits Award ». The boutique and service were very nice and you can taste the different gins.

4. Village of Animals

Adamgasse 3, Abersee 5342, Austria
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Village of Animals

Reviewed By Sonja03 - Kumrovec, Croatia

Here you can see the number of animals such as goats, small pigs, horses and other. Besides the animals, here children can have fun in the small park with slides, swings, pedal cars. A place where you can spend, 2 or 3 hours or half of day on condition that you love animals...

5. Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang)

Markt 18 | Öffnungszeiten Sommer von 08:00 bis 18:00 Uhr - Winter von 08:00 bis 16:00 Uhr, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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4.5 based on 261 reviews

Pfarrkirche St. Wolfgang (Pilgrimage Church Of St. Wolfgang)

Reviewed By Roman T - Vienna, Austria

It doesn’t matter if you are an expert in architecture and history or not. Entering this church shows you a rather good way to combine gothic and baroque architecture. The building itself is a pure gothic church building also showing some criteria of an initial Romanic building. But windows and arches are built in a pure gothic way. Especially remarkable is the high altar erected in the late 15th century by Michael Pacher. It is one of the most important late gothic pieces of art.
In addition later built altars like th altar of Thomas Schwanthaler are worth a visit as well as the rebuilt cell of St. Wolfgang visible in a side chapel of the church. Especially on warmer days a visit of this church is a beloved alternative to cool down somehow. The silence and atmosphere of the church invite you to rest.

6. St Gilgen Mozartplatz

Mozartplatz, St Gilgen, Austria
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

St Gilgen Mozartplatz

Reviewed By Jae L - New York City, New York

St. Giligen is a charming village on the shore of Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) outskirt of Salzburg. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother was born here, and Mozart's sister Nannerl moved here after her marriage. Cafe Nannerl in the village is named after Mozart's sister Nannerl. "Mozart House", located at a prime location of the village, is the house where Mozart's mother was born and his sister lived after her marriage. Cute statute of Mozart, playing violin, is standing at the center of Mozartplatz. In addition to the leisure seeking visitors, this village receives many visitors who are taking part of the famous Sound of Music Tour originating from Salzburg which includes this village in their itinerary.

7. Abarena

Adamgasse 3, Abersee 5342, Austria +43 6227 27180
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4 based on 9 reviews

Abarena

Reviewed By FORZA7777 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Outside and inside there is so much fun for kids in the age of about 3 until about 13. So even on rainy days this is a good option. We paid with 2 adults and two children (4 and 6) 31,60 euro, which is a very reasonable price. For one atraction, outside, you have to pay one euro extra everytime you want to go on them (little motors on a nice track). I will add some photos later to give an impression.

8. Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt

Markt 35, St. Wolfgang 5360, Austria
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt

Lake Wolfgangsee is one of the most beautiful lakes in the heart of Europe and has drawn romantics and lovers to the world-famous Salzkammergut Region for centuries. The Wolfgangsee Ferries bring passengers closer to the magical surroundings of Lake Wolfgangsee: St. Gilgen, with the birthplace of Mozart‘s mother, St. Wolfgang, home of the „White Horse Inn“ and SchafbergBahn, as well as Strobl, with its delightful Promenade.

Reviewed By themoffats - Liverpool, United Kingdom

If you're staying or visiting the Wolfgangsee then the Ferries are the best way to reach all parts of the lake. Punctual, staff are really friendly and helpful, it's a relaxed and enjoyable way to travel around the lake, whilst taking in the Mountains and...MoreDear themoffats, thanks a lot for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time! We hope to see you again soon on our boat :-) Best regards, your team from WolfgangseeSchifffahrt and SchafbergBahn

9. Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker

Aberseestrasse 11, St Gilgen 5340, Austria +43 6227 8235
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5 based on 30 reviews

Musik Instrumenten Museum Der Volker

Reviewed By chucklazer - Herzliya, Israel

entering the music instruments museum is not trivial - even if you arrive in the specific opening hours of the place the door is closed! you need to knock, and then you enter a magical kingdom! the museum owner who's parents started the collection of amazing musical tools from all around the world also plays all of them (!!!) and would gladly show you a demonstration - we got to hear a wet singing stone, a spring and some more!! an amazin g addition when visiting sankt giligan!

Strobl 5350, Austria +43 6137 7085
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3.5 based on 10 reviews

Sommerrodelbahn

Reviewed By FORZA7777 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This is a ride of about 1.3 km. You are pulled up and pretty much yourself can decide when to go down. This way you can make some space with the one in front of you, if you want to go down fast! We paid for 6 tickets 36 Euro and had a fantastic experience.

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