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St. Gilgen

St. Gilgen near Lake Wolfgang

Situated on the banks of Lake Wolfgang St. Gilgen is perfect for lovers of watersport holidays.

But St. Gilgen is also a holiday destination for walkers and bikers in the wonderful countryside around the village and on the Zwölferhorn mountain. And with its association with Mozart it  is also a draw for lovers of history and music.

View of Lake Wolfgang
 View of Lake Wolfgang
Hochzeitskreuz in St. Gilgen
 Hochzeitskreuz in St. Gilgen

The Zwölferhorn

Towering over the village of St. Gilgen is the Zwölferhorn mountain. With Panoramic views across many miles of the Salzkammergut area it attracts many visitors. Lunch can be taken in one of the mountain restaurants before walking off the calories on one of the sign posted walks down to St. Gilgen

Zwölferhorn cable car

The peak of the Zwölferhorn mountain can be easily reached by way of the cable car.
Situated next to St. Gilgens main bus station the cable car takes 16 minutes to reach the top of the mountain. Wonderful views can be seen from the cable car during the journey.

Mozart house

Mozarts mother, Anna Maria Walpurga Pertil, and his sister nannerl were both born in St. Gilgen. The house is now a museum with a multimedia show that is a must for all Mozart fans.

Dorf der Tiere

Between St. Gilgen and Strobl is the children attraction Dorf der Tiere. It is a mixture of a petting zoo and a childrens playground and is a must for the whole family.

Zinkenbacher artists village

From 1927 to 1938 the picturesque village of Zinkenbacher was home to a group of artists.
They were very vocal in their opposition to Adolf Hitler and his plans for Third Reich. When Hitler brought Austria into the Reich in 1938 the artists disbanded. In memory of their stay in the village an exhibition of their works is displayed in the museum.

For more information on any of these attractions please contact the team at Pro Travel, your holiday speciallist for the Salzkammergut.