Lake Wolfgang - Salzkammergut Holiday Paradise

Experience - Enjoy - Admire

If you are looking for peace and quiet yet still want to experience Advent on Lake Wolfgangsee with all its decorations and Christmassy atmosphere, then the beginning of the week is the right time for you!

Enjoy 3 relaxing days on Lake Wolfgangsee.
Dive into the world of Christmas with its metre-high candles, many Christmas trees, open fires, lovingly decorated Christmas-market booths and the scent of cinnamon, frankincense and baked apples - all adding to the enchantment of St. Wolfgang's narrow lanes.
You can also explore and get to know the villages of St. Gilgen and Strobl - they are easily reached with the Lake Wolfgangsee boats.  A somewhat different Advent awaits you at the top of the Zwölferhorn Mountain in St. Gilgen where you travel by cable car to the advent experience on the summit.  Take in the peace and quiet and the breathtaking view of the lake and surrounding mountains.  Have you had enough of Advent?  Then relax in the “Wellness Alm”.  This is a lavish “world of well-being” on 3 levels with indoor pool, outdoor pool, various themed saunas, steam bath, whirlpool, quiet areas and “Wellness for two”.


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Wolfgangseer Advent

New in St. Wolfgang: from November 20 to December 20, 2015 open all week Long. St. Gilgen and Strobl from Thrusday to Friday...

Advent like it was then

Winter Holidays for Body, Soul and Spirit

Do you love winter?  Then this “holiday package” is just right for you! 

The moment you arrive you sense the landscape’s calming effect.
A cable car leads up to winter walks on the top of the Zwölferhorn Mountain, with its breathtaking views over Lake Wolfgangsee and other surrounding lakes in the Salzkammergut.  The carpet of snow on the Postalm plateau invites you to enjoy winter in all kinds of ways!  Whatever you are doing - downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoe walking or one of many other activities, you are guaranteed a great time.  For sustenance, of course, you could always enjoy a “Kaiserschmarrn” - a delicious, local dessert!
The newly built “Wellness-Alm” facility offers relaxation over 3,500 m², Wellness as well as pure excitement – all under the motto “the intimacy of a rustic log cabin - the comforts of a modern wellness complex”.
​Look forward, too, to a surprise gift waiting for you in your room!


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Advent Package - "Baked Apple"

Duration: Thursday to Saturday, Friday to Sunday or 6th to 8th December, 2015

Experience traditions and living customs during your Advent break on Lake Wolfgangsee with the following INCLUSIVE SERVICES per person:


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Wellnesshotels at Lake Wolfgang

Pure relaxation and vacation for my mind, body and soul in a beautiful nature landscape.

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Wolfgangsee Boats

Ship ahoy on Lake Wolfgangsee! The passenger boat company on Lake Wolfgangsee has been in operation since the times of the last great Emperor. The paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I" was first launched in 1873 and was hailed at the time as a “technical achievement”. The 33 metre long nostalgic vessel has starred in numerous films and is still part of the fleet. Today, the fleet numbers 6 vessels with the flagship “Salzburg” at the forefront. The largest boat is the "Österreich" (Austria), which can accommodate 365 passengers.
The traditional Lake Wolfgangsee fleet of boats belonging to the "Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt" company, with its historic paddle steamer the "Kaiser Franz Josef" and four other passenger boats links the three villages around Lake Wolfgangsee in the most romantic way! If preferred, there are also private boating companies operating on Lake Wolfgangsee.
History of the Lake Wolfgangsee Passenger Boat Company:
Long before the first paddle steamer “Kaiser Franz Josef I” sailed on Lake Wolfgangsee in 1873, business was already brisk on the water. This was, in the main, pilgrims who were rowed to and fro between Fürberg and St. Wolfgang in so-called “Traunderln” (flat bottomed boats similar to punts).
In 1869 an engineer for the Empress Elisabeth Railway, Berthold Currant, together with the director of the Steyrermühl Paper Factory, Albert Pietz, endeavoured to obtain a concession for boating trade on Lake Wolfgangsee.
The first boat was delivered in sections at the beginning of 1873 from Linz to Strobl. On 20th May, 1873 the first steamboat, the paddle steamer “Kaiser Franz Josef I” completed her maiden voyage... and the boating company on Lake Wolfgangsee was created.
The first timetable saw four trips scheduled per day in the summer months going from Strobl - St. Wolfgang - Fürberg - St. Gilgen. The journey took 45 minutes. Because business wasn’t very profitable in the short summer months, Currant pushed for the building of a railway on the Schafberg Mountain.
In 1886, Currant bought a propellor-powered steamboat from the Budapest Ferry Company for the company on Lake Abersee (the old name for Lake Wolfgangsee) which has been in service on Lake Wolfgangsee since 1888 under the name of “(Kaiserin) Elisabeth” (the Empress Elisabeth).
It wasn’t until 1893, after the building of the Schafberg Mountain cog railway, under the leadership of the SKGLB that the boat company’s business took an upturn. After several changes of ownership (tourist office and the German State Railway), the ÖBB (the Austrian Railway Company), bought the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt (Lake Wolfgangsee Passenger Boat Company) together with the Schafberg Mountain cog railway and the Hotel on the Schafberg Mountain summit. After the end of the war, there was a huge upsurge in business and over the years the fleet was actively extended. Today there are 6 motor-powered boats including the Paddle Steamer “Kaiser Franz Josef I”.
In April 2006, the “Salzburg AG für Energie, Verkehr und Telekommunikation” took over the running of the Schafberg cog railway and the Lake Wolfgangsee boat company, and in so doing this energy and infrastructure service provider has expanded its area of operations with two leading tourist enterprises in the Salzkammergut.
In operation since 1873.
Fleet: 6 boats.
7 landing stages: St. Gilgen - Fürberg - Ried-Falkenstein - St. Wolfgang, Schafbergbahn - St. Wolfgang, Markt - Gschwendt Parkplatz - Strobl
Journey time: St. Gilgen - Strobl - 1 hour 15 minutes.

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Wellness-Alm am Leopoldhof

Opening winter 2015 - the 'Wellness-Alm'.  A 3,000 square metre health retreat, on 3 levels. ​ Set in beautiful ...

relax your soul in our SPA...

Outstanding View over the Lake

Breath the freedome of the highest mountain from Lake Wolfgang. Relax and enjoy the view.

Panoramic View from the Schafberg...

Hotels around Lake Wolfgang

Top hotels & accommodations in the region - book now!

Seesterne Wolfgangsee

Hotel Gasthof Kleefeld

Here you can do more than eat and drink! An idyllic nature paradise. Visit us now!

Gasthof Kleefeld