Welcome to Wolfgangsee


The Wolfgangsee is dominated by the 1783m Schafberg mountain on its northern shore. At the summit you’ll find Austria's oldest mountain inn, a restaurant and phenomenal views over mountains and Mondsee, Attersee and, of course, Wolfgangsee. A cute historic steam train plies its way to the summit in summer, over lush fields and through dark forests.


Top experiences in Wolfgangsee

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Wolfgangsee activities

$462.76 Private & Custom Tours

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.

$578.45 Tours & Sightseeing

Private Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

This is a great excursion for anyone who loves incredible scenery and history.After meeting your private guide at your hotel or anther central location in Salzburg chosen by you, hop inside your private, deluxe minivan and drive out of the city on your way to Hallstatt. As your tour is private, your itinerary is flexible and can be personalized around your individual needs, so feel free to talk to your guide about any sights you want to see more or less of during your explorations.Soak in the stunning views as you travel along the shores of emerald Lake Fuschl (Fuschlsee) toward your first stop near Castle Fuschl. Admire the views of this fairy tale-like castle and continue to the village of St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s mother.Take photos of the magnificent scenery from a viewpoint here, and then trace the banks of Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) to Bad Ischl, an elegant town famous for its spa waters and imperial summer palace (Kaiservilla), a favorite retreat of the Emperor Franz Josef.Next, journey on through Bad Goisern to a highlight of your tour: Hallstatt, known as the 'pearl' of the Salzkammergut. On arrival, your guide will point out the must-sees and hidden gems for you to explore during approximately 2.5 hours of free time — more than enough for you to enjoy the town and have lunch (own expense) at one of its picturesque lakeside restaurants.After leaving Hallstatt, make a stop at Lake Gosau (Gosausee) to drink in the awe-inspiring views over the glassy lake to the Dachstein glacier in the distance.Then, journey along the Dachstein Mountain range, and through the ski resort of Russbach to Golling before continuing to Salzburg, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your chosen central location.

$1016.91 Private & Custom Tours

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.