Lake Wolfgang in summer
The vacation paradise at Lake Wolfgang
View of St. Wolfgang
Lake Wolfgang at twilight
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Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut

The vacation paradise at Lake Wolfgang

Vacation for the whole family at Lake Wolfgang

There are many Austrian lakes, but the Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut is special: especially pure - drinking water quality, especially clear - in countless places you can see through the turquoise blue water to the bottom, especially romantic and simply magically beautiful! The "Abersee" - as it used to be called - is nestled between Schafberg, Zwölferhorn, Postalm and Falkenstein. This combination of lake and mountains in the midst of beautiful nature is a dream vacation destination for young and old at any time of the year. Whether you are a water sports enthusiast, a hiker, a cyclist,  a winter sports enthusiast or simply a pleasure seeker - anyone who has been here once is sure to become a repeat offender!

Leisurely hike
Ship ahoy at The Lake Wolfgang

Ship ahoy at the Lake Wolfgang boat trip

The surface of the water glitters like a diamond when the sun breaks on it. A refreshing breeze gently strokes the skin and rocks the lush green of the surrounding meadows back and forth. A relaxing splash acoustically pushes all other sounds into the background, creating a feeling of carefree ease. On land or on water - at Lake Wolfgang, your heart sinks. Two federal states share this vacation idyll: Salzburg with St. Gilgen and Strobl and upper Austria with St. Wolfgang. All three places can be reached in a romantic way with the Lake Wolfgang boat trip. Those who set sail with "Emperor Franz Josef I" will experience true nostalgia on the water. The paddle steamer, which first sailed across Lake Wolfgang in 1873, is still part of the traditional Lake Wolfgang fleet. 

Probably the most beautiful Advent market in Austria

The Lake Wolfgang boat trip also glides over the gentle waves of Lake Wolfgang in winter. During advent, the well decorated towns of Strobl, St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen are navigated across the crystal-clear water, along with many other beautiful corners. A special attraction at this time of year: the 16 meter high peace light lantern floating in the water off St. Wolfgang. The festive backdrop of the Lake Wolfgang advent, with its 130 advent huts with authentic, regional products, together with the smell of punch and gingerbread and Christmas sounds, really puts everyone in a romantic Christmas mood.

Advent market in Strobl
Schafbergbahn in winter

Schafbergbahn in St. Wolfgang at Lake Wolfgang

The entire, lovingly designed christmas scenery can also be viewed wonderfully from afar: enjoy a ride on the Schafbergbahn advent train, which makes its way through the snow-covered mountain forest to the Schafbergalm at 1,364 meters above sea level. In the main season - from May to October - Austria's steepest rack-and-pinion railroad climbs 5.83 km and 1,190 meters in altitude to reach the Schafberg (1,783 m).

Zwölferhorn cable car in St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang

Another way to get a magical overview from above is to climb the Zwölferhorn in St. Gilgen - the summit of the Lake Wolfgang advent - or rather to conquer it comfortably. Because St. Gilgen's local mountain at 1,522 meters above sea level is barrier-free thanks to the Zwölferhorn cable car and the new, spacious gondolas, making it easy for everyone to reach. At the top, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view over the Salzkammergut in summer and winter. The Zwölferhorn panorama trail is also cleared and prepared in winter and is therefore ideal for a wonderful one-hour hike all year round.

St. Gilgen from above
Postalm hiking plateau

Postalm hiking plateau in Strobl at Lake Wolfgang

The Postalm above Strobl also is a dreamlike place to hike  - whether in its splendid green summer or immaculate white winter dress. The largest alpine plateau in Austria awaits you with numerous beautiful hiking routes and rustic huts to stop for a bite to eat. During the winter months, especially fans of gentle winter sports - such as snowshoeing or tobogganing enjoy the boundless freedom of the mountains on the Postalm in Strobl at Lake Wolfgang. 

Whether summer, spring, autumn or winter: Experience atmospheric
moments at Lake Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut. Create lasting memories with your hotel Zimmerbräu in the heart of St. Wolfgang!

This is what awaits you at Hotel Zimmerbräu

  • We are heartfelt, honest, authentic and always there for some insider tips
  • Our hotel is located in the heart of St. Wolfgang - centrally located in the pedestrian zone of the historic town center
  • Attractive discounts with the Wolfgangsee Card - already valid from one overnight stay
  • All rooms have their own balcony with comfortable chairs & a table
  • Our house tells history - and that since 1514!
  • Your breakfast is prepared daily with fresh, regional products and of course with a lot of love
  • Our own private bathing place at the Lake Wolfgang is only 2 minutes away
  • Free W-LAN in the entire hotel
  • Free outdoor parking or your personal garage space with reservation (for a fee) - you choose!
  • E-bike and bike rental on site - to explore St. Wolfgang & its surroundings
  • Free, lockable bike room for your bike or e-bike
  • We will give our best to make your vacation in the beautiful Salzkammergut something special