Kirche in St. Wolfgang
Schifffahrt am Wolfgangsee
Ausblick von St. Gilgen
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Highlights around St. Wolfgang in the Salzkammergut

Experience culture & art

Are you wondering what there is to discover in the region around St. Wolfgang, what should be on your summer bucket list? The Salzkammergut offers excursions all year round - we have collected the best tips for you:

Day trips from St. Wolfgang at the Lake Wolfgang:

Spa garden in Bad Ischl

Bad Ischl - a place to relax

The tranquil town of Bad Ischl is only 20 km away from the hotel Zimmerbräu. Visit the former imperial summer residence with its imperial villa, esplanade and spa gardens. The Kaffee Zauner serves the most delicious pastries you can find. If you prefer to breathe in the mountain air instead of the scent of coffee, take the Katrin cable car up to the Katrin Alm.

World heritage Hallstatt

The world heritage Hallstatt, which has been photographed a million times and copied once, with its ossuary and the world's oldest salt mine above the city, is definitely worth seeing and a real experience to boot. For a little thrill, visit the viewing platform "Skywalk", which is located 360 meters above the rooftops of the town. Distance: 35 km from hotel Zimmerbräu.

Hallstatt the world heritage
The view platform five fingers

Viewing platform 5fingers

The various piers of the spectacular viewing platform at Krippenstein jut out like the five fingers of a hand into a 400-meter-deep abyss. This is not for the faint of heart! Those who can prove their freedom from vertigo will be rewarded with a unique view of Lake Hallstatt - from a bird's eye view. Journey from Hotel Zimmerbräu: 40 km.

Breathtaking in Ausseerland

  • Lake Altaussee - circular hike
  • Salt oven cave - Grundlsee
  • Narcissus village Zloam - Grundlsee
  • Visit to the Blaa-Alm - Altaussee
  • Lake Altaussee - circular hike
  • 3-lake tour: Grundlsee - Toplitzsee - Kammersee. By boat to Grundlsee, then approx. 25 minutes on foot to Toplitzsee. Easy and short, but beautiful hike in the Styrian Salzkammergut with traditional wooden boats, so-called Plätten, along waterfalls to Lake Kammersee.
Bad Aussee in summer
Gmunden at the Traunsee

Gmunden at the Traunsee

Gmunden (45 km from Hotel Zimmerbräu) is at the northern end of Lake Traunsee. Heading west along the beautiful lakeside promenade, you will reach the landmark of Gmunden: the Seeschloss Orth - beautifully viewed from the water by boat.

  • Mountain railway to the Grünberg with a panoramic view
  • Lake promenade with the Gmunden ceramics shop
  • Boat trip on Lake Traunsee
  • Villa Toscana and the 88,000 m² Toscana Park

Advent magic in St. Wolfgang

Festive decorations, 130 advent huts, the smell of tea and other delicacies ensure a guaranteed Christmas atmosphere. The advent at the Lake Wolfgang is considered one of the most beautiful in all of Austria. 

Advent magic in St. Wolfgang
Boat trip on the Lake Wolfgang

Boat trip on the Lake Wolfgang

The Lake Wolfgang boat trip has been around a little longer than the Schafbergbahn (since 1873). During a romantic trip on one of the 5 ships of the Lake Wolfgang fleet, you set off for new shores and head for the three towns of St. Wolfgang, Strobl and St. Gilgen via the waterway.

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