St. Gilgen
Travel Guide

Discover stunning natural beauty, scenic hikes, a slice of Mozart’s history and traditional Alpine heritage at this charming lakeside village in the Salzkammergut.

St. Gilgen is a scenic village on the northwestern shores of Lake Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut. This charming town is the perfect destination for a daytrip to the countryside and offers a beautiful natural landscape, with Schafberg Mountain to the east and Döllerer forest to the west. Sail on the lake, hike in the forests and take in the quaint, traditional atmosphere of the village.

Start your visit at the historic town center and see traditional Alpine architecture. Many of the traditional buildings feature brightly colored flower gardens and hanging flowerpots on the windowsills. Visit the Town Hall to see a picturesque example of customary Austrian village-style architecture.

Stop by the late-Baroque parish church dedicated to St. Giles, the city’s namesake. Visit the House of Mozart, where Mozart’s mother was born. Hear the village brass band playing concerts in the lakeside gardens in July and August.

Stroll down to the lakeside to find a charming boat dock ringed with flowerpots and gardens. Book a boat tour and sail around Wolfgangsee to St. Wolfgang. This trip offers some of the Salzkammergut’s most magnificent views of snow-peaked mountains and lush forest. From St. Wolfgang, take the scenic railway to the jagged peak of Schafberg Mountain, which you might recognize from the film The Sound of Music.

St. Gilgen is a fantastic destination for hikers, offering a range of short- and middle-distance trails around the region. Many trails feature small cafés along the way, so you can refresh yourself with a hot cup of coffee or a cool elderflower drink.

St. Gilgen is located in the picturesque Salzkammergut region of Salzburg, 18 miles (29 kilometers) east of Salzburg city. St. Gilgen is easily accessible by car and coach. Catch a train to Salzburg and then catch a coach to St. Gilgen. Visit St. Gilgen in the warmer months for scenic outdoor activities or in December to experience the Weihnachten (Christmas) markets.

Gasthof Zur Post
Gasthof Zur Post
4 out of 5
Mozartplatz 8, St. Gilgen, Salzburg
The price is $210 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is steps from Mozartplatz Square and Wolfgangsee. Musikinstrument Museum and Zwoelferhorn Cablecar are also within 5 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (87 reviews)
A perfect hotel!!

"This hotel was spectacular! Very historic and authentic! All of the people working at the hotel were wonderful, it couldn’t have been cleaner, an absolutely perfect stay! Food was fresh, local and delicious! We LOVED it! Might be one of the most beautiful towns we have even been to!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

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Gasthof Hotel Fürberg
Gasthof Hotel Fürberg
3.5 out of 5
Fürbergstraße 30, St. Gilgen, Salzburg
The price is $174 per night from Apr 7 to Apr 8

Situated in St. Gilgen, this beach hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Wolfgangsee and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fuschlsee and Attersee. Mondsee Heritage Museum and Church ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (77 reviews)

"It’s was clean with friendly staff. Highly recommend it"…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

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Bio Archehof Eislbauer
Bio Archehof Eislbauer
3 out of 5
Waldhäuslweg 3, St. Gilgen
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Situated in a rural location, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mozartplatz Square and Wolfgangsee. Zwoelferhorn Cablecar and Heimatkundliches Museum ...

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Apartment Wolfgangsee Blick in Sankt Gilgen am Wolfgangsee - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
Apartment Wolfgangsee Blick in Sankt Gilgen am Wolfgangsee - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
St. Gilgen, Salzburg (state)

Situated in St. Gilgen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zwoelferhorn Cablecar and Wolfgangsee. Mozartplatz Square and Heimatkundliches Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Simply wonderful

"This has to the best apartment we have ever stayed in - it is perfectly located in a lovely little village with the most staggering views of the lakes and mountains. Everything was spotlessly clean, well maintained and comfortable. There is lots of good advice and leaflets in the apartment on what ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2018

Apartment Wolfgangsee Blick in Sankt Gilgen am Wolfgangsee - 2 Persons, 1 Bedrooms
4 Luxury Apartment Wolfgangsee
4 Luxury Apartment Wolfgangsee
St. Gilgen, Salzburg (state)

Situated in St. Gilgen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Mozartplatz Square and Wolfgangsee. Zwoelferhorn Cablecar and Musikinstrument Museum ...

4.3/5Excellent! (19 reviews)
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"We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Salzburg, St. Gilgen, and the surrounding area. The property was a little smaller than we were used too but it was very clean and had all the amenities that we needed. We didn't spend a lot of time in the apartment but when we were there we cooked, did laundry, ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

4 Luxury Apartment Wolfgangsee
Beautiful Apartment for 2 People With Wifi, TV, Balcony and Parking
Beautiful Apartment for 2 People With Wifi, TV, Balcony and Parking
St. Gilgen, Salzburg (state)

Situated in St. Gilgen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zwoelferhorn Cablecar and Wolfgangsee. Mozartplatz Square and Heimatkundliches Museum ...

Beautiful Apartment for 2 People With Wifi, TV, Balcony and Parking
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Aug 6, 2019

Excellent swimming area near downtown; great bike paths around the lake — be sure to stop in Strobl and St Wolfgang.

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