Welcome to Wolfgangsee
Named after a local saint, this lake has two very popular resorts, St Wolfgang and St Gilgen (of which St Wolfgang is the most appealing). The third town on the lake, Strobl, is a less remarkable but pleasant place at the start of a scenic toll road (per car and per person €3) to Postalm (1400m).The Wolfgangsee is dominated by the 1783m Schafberg mountain on its northern shore. At the summit you’ll find Austria's... Read More
Top experiences in Wolfgangsee
Private Tour: Austrian Lakes and Mountains Tour from Salzburg
After hotel pickup, travel by Mercedes E-Class or minivan from Salzburg to the Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut), an area of crystal-clear lakes, majestic mountains and charming villages. In times past, Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his family spent summer vacations in this captivating region. Your informative guide will tell you more about the history of this popular part of Austria as you travel through the countryside. Pass Fuschlsee (Lake Fuschl) and admire Schloss Fuschl, the gorgeous castle-like hotel on its banks. Next, visit the historic village of St Wolfgang, a small but picturesque market town on the shores of Wolfgangsee, one of Austria's most famous lakes. Visit the church to marvel at the winged Gothic altar by 15th-century Austrian sculptor Michael Pacher, and stop by the White Horse Inn, the setting for a well-known musical comedy about a waiter with an unrequited love for the owner of the inn. From October through April, enjoy coffee and cake at the White Horse Inn with its lovely views of Wolfgangsee. In the summer, take a relaxing boat ride across Wolfgangsee to St Gilgen, a small idyllic village where Mozart's mother was born. On the way, admire stunning views of the mountains Schafberg and Zwölferhorn (boat ride and coffee is not included with the package).Head back toward Salzburg, taking in marvelous views of Mondsee. Since your tour is private, you can ask the guide about including other area attractions you'd like to see and take your time admiring the fantastic scenery. Your half-day trip through one of Austria's most beautiful regions concludes with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.
Private Custom Day Tour from Vienna: The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg
Let us show you where the hills are alive in the City of Salzburg and the beautiful Salzkammergut Region during this unique private custom Sound of Music tour in Salzburg from Vienna. You will not only hear the real story about the von Trapp family, but also some interesting facts about the movie locations and set in Salzburg.Your professional guide will take you to the Mirabell Gardens, Schloss Leopoldkron, Schloss Hellbrunn, the Lake Fuschlsee and Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut and to the wedding cathedral in Mondsee. Relax and listen to the original music of the movie, while we take you towards the most breathtaking landscapes of the Salzkammergut.Your 4-hour private tour will stop at the following Sound of Music Film Locations in Salzburg:Mirabell Gardens The Mirabell Gardens were laid out in the 18th century. Maria and the children were seen dancing around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse, and throughout the gardens singing 'Do-Re-Mi.'Leopoldskron Castle The front side of the castle was used as the Trapp family home, the children were boating on the Leopoldskron Lake and fell into the water. The Venetian room was copied from the castle and used as the ballroom. The castle will be visited from outside only.Hellbrunn Castle This hunting castle was built in the early 17th century by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. In the gardens the glass pavillion was reconstructed for the pleasure of those fans still returning after 30 years. The Gazebo will be visited from outside only.Nonnberg Abbey Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest convent in the German speaking part of Europe. Maria was a novice there. The baron and Maria were married here in 1927. The scenes for the movie made here include the opening with the nuns going to Mass and Maria coming too late. As they Abbey is still private property, we will see it from outside only (quick photo stop).Salzkammergut & Lake Wolfgangsee Scenery shown at the beginning of the movie was filmed at Lake Fuschl on the way to St Gilgen. Like the Mozart family, visitors from all over the world appreciate the beautiful village in the Salzkammergut.Wedding Church Mondsee Mondsee Cathedral was used as the location for Maria and the Baron's wedding in the film.We will visit the Wedding Cathedral also inside.Please note: As this is a private tour, you can decide the amount of time you want to stay at each location, or even take a longer break at one of your favorite locations. At Mondsee, you will have more time to visit the wedding cathedral and taste the best Apfelstrudel in town.
Private Tour: Austrian Lakes Day Trip from Salzburg
Begin this daylong experience when a private driver and a certified "Austria Guide" pick you up at your Salzburg hotel between 9am-10am. Because this private tour is just your group (of up to 6 people) and your guide, you have the flexibility to customize the itinerary to best suit your interests. Drive along the emerald-green Fuschlsee in a luxury minivan and stop at Schloss Fuschl, a castle on its shore. Visit a viewpoint above the town of St. Gilgen for panoramic vistas, and take a picture of the town where Mozart’s mother was born. Head down into the town, and have the option to take a boat ride on the Wolfgangsee or ride the train up the Schafberg mountain (between May–October) for an additional expense.With a separate guide and driver, you'll have plenty of personalized attention and can ask plenty of questions about your surroundings. Your guide will provide a few example itineraries with plenty of options to choose from, so you can design a personalized tour that covers all the sights and attractions that interest you. The tour concludes after 8 hours with a drop-off back at your Salzburg hotel.