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St Wolfgang is one of the prettiest towns in Austria. In my opinion a beautiful hideaway. A place to relax. Picture-Perfect in every way.
It is not often that you can portrait the beauty of a town or village through its hotels. In St Wolfgang, it is possible; as they offer fantastic accommodation options. There are some fantastic options. But more on accommodation later.
Austria has some if not all of the cleanest lakes in the world. We are talking about drinking water quality, beautiful, crystal clear water lakes. Next to one such beautiful lake – Lake Wolfgang – you will find the picturesque market village of St Wolfgang (Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut Österreich).
Lake Wolfgang, which is largely situated within the state of Salzburg, as well as the town of St Wolfgang, was named after Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg. (Not Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
Your first impression of St Wolfgang will be “wow” and that feeling stays with you throughout the whole town. Everywhere you look you will see buildings with beautiful flower boxes and each building more beautiful than the previous. The mountains form a beautiful backdrop to the picturesque town. Buildings are lovingly painted like works of art and decorated. Even the street- and shop signs are beautiful (ok so I got a bit teary-eyed: it’s just so beautiful.) In my opinion, it felt like walking through a fairy tale right from a storybook. A story I didn’t want to end.
From Salzburg by car: a 50 min drive (approx. 48 km) via B158 and Österreichische Romantikstraße/B158
From Hallstatt by car: 33 min drive (approx. 38 km)
Salzburg Airport (SZG), also branded as Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart is the nearest airport to Wolfgangsee.
This is Austria’s second-largest airport.
You can take a bus from Salzburg (SZG) to Wolfgangsee via Salzburg Mirabellplatz. (Approx. 1h 31m)
Noun: market town – a (usually small) town where a public market is held at stated times. – thefreedictionary
This means there must be a market in town and yes especially at Christmas time the Christmas market (or Advent Market) of Lake Wolfgangsee and St Wolfgang is really nice.
“Radiating far across Lake Wolfgangsee through the dark winter nights, the inviting, peaceful glow of the lantern draws guests from near and far to contemplate in, wonder at, and enjoy the Lake Wolfgang Advent (Christmas) Market.
There is a joyful anticipation of Christmas in the air and visitors are able to experience fascinating customs still in practice today. The Lake Wolfgangsee Advent (Christmas) Market is celebrated in St. Gilgen, Strobl, and St. Wolfgang annually and this year is no exception.
In the village of St. Wolfgang candles, torchlight, and warming braziers lend a cozy atmosphere and the solid, rustically decorated Market stalls meander from the Postplatz Square to the lakeside, whilst in the Mozart village of St. Gilgen, the visitor can expect a baroque backdrop to the Advent scene. A joi de vivre and joyful anticipation of Christmas are depicted on the Market stall facades – designed by artist Raja Schwahn-Reichmann. The idyllic village of Strobl, however, is romantically transformed into something very special – featuring exquisite Nativity scenes.”
There are more than enough beautiful shops in town to browse and buy souvenirs to your heart’s content. But the Christmas Market is just so nice, especially when the lights come on at dusk.
The best time? Well, that is any time. No matter if you go in summer or winter, St Wolfgang is beautiful and the hotels are so awesome that you will definitely love your stay.