The Operetta “At the White Horse Inn” with its light-hearted melodies has spread the reputation of Lake Wolfgangsee far over Austria’s border.
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.