Winter am Wolfgangsee

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History of Strobl

Strobl is situated on the eastern lakeside of the "Abersee" (former name of the eastern part of the Wolfgangsee). The place-name can be derived from the iron-trader's family "Strobl". The coat of arms of the village reminds us of that.

The name "Strobl" approximately means "rough man" and was widespread in the southern Germany. From the late Middle Ages until the 17th century Strobl was a point of shelter for pilgrims and transport carriers. Strobl benefited from the fact that the Emperor had his summer residence in nearby Bad Ischl.

Since the turn of the 20th century the village has been a well-known touristcentre with remarkable modern facilities. Today Strobl with its wide, flat lakeside and long natural bathing beach, is a popular and important holiday resort offering a broad range of sports and leisure-time activities.

Sights & Places for Excursions


Museum of Local History "Lipphaus Abersee"

The Abersee Lipphaus local folk museum on the Breitenbachbauer farm in Strobl originates from about 1500 and is first mentioned in documents ...

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Deutschvilla Strobl

The Deutsch Villa, an art centre on Lake Wolfgangsee, is an association promoting contemporary art. Intended as a a cultural initiative, this ...

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Kleefeld Wildlife Park

The walking and climbing paradise near Strobl! In the wildlife park above Strobl, special types of alpine wildlife can be seen.  From ...

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Postalm Hiking Area

The freedom of the mountains is quickly reached via the sturdily constructed mountain road Hardly any other area enjoys so many different ...

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St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut

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 ...

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