The Operetta “At the White Horse Inn” with its light-hearted melodies has spread the reputation of Lake Wolfgangsee far over Austria’s border.
Today, whoever sits down in the famous Hotel on the shores of Lake Wolfgangsee to enjoy a coffee and a slice of apple strudel, could well believe themselves to be on a film set. Everything is exactly as imagined, albeit in the 21st century!
St. Wolfgang, on the Upper Austrian side of Lake Wolfgangsee, is the smallest of the 3 villages, nestling on the slopes of the distinctive Schafberg Mountain, which is visible from a great distance. The Schafberg Mountain cog railway has been transporting tourists up the 1,783 metre high panoramic mountain since 1893. However, pilgrims have been coming to St. Wolfgang for much longer. In the middle ages, the village was one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Europe and was considered to be almost on a par with Rome. The ancient, eleven kilometre “Pilgrimage way” led to the mystical places of energy where St. Wolfgang was meant to have ministered.
- Inhabitants: 2.803
- Area: 56,43 km²
- Altitude (from): 540m ASL
- Altitude (to): 540m ASL
- Longitude: 13.452844619750977
- Latitude: 47.736855706886637
"Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut (Austria)":
Coming from Vienna or Munich, take Autobahn Exit "Mondsee" and
continue towards St. Gilgen and Strobl (approx. 35km)
Salzburg Railroad Station (50km), or Bad Ischl Train Station (16km) - Continue by Bus
Salzburg Airport (50km)
Munich Airport (180km)
Linz Airport (115km)