St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee
No other region is as diverse in beauty and choice as the region around Lake Wolfgang in the beautiful Salzkammergut district.
Due to the excellent location of the Hotel-Pension Falkensteiner, you can reach the shores of Lake Wolfgang, the jewel of the Salzkammergut, on foot in just a few minutes.
Extensive and beautiful cycle paths are on your doorstep and lead you through the unique landscape all the way to St. Wolfgang or Strobl. Discover the beauty of the area on the wonderful hiking trails and fall in love with your holiday region.
Enjoy the excellent culinary variety just around the “corner” – from the top restaurant to the typical inn that awaits you with regional delicacies, you really will find everything here.
The “Mozart City” Salzburg is only 30 minutes away by car. Bad Ischl can also be reached in around 20 minutes by car.
In summer as well as in winter, a varied offer is available to you in your holiday region.
Your place of stay Sankt Gilgen is the gateway to the Salzkammergut, thus ideal for your holiday.
Seaside holiday at Lake Wolfgang
For relaxing on Lake Wolfgangsee or for cooling off in between, our guests can use the hotel’s own private bathing area. This is about a 15-minute walk from the Hotel-Pension Falkensteiner.
The public bathing beach in St.Gilgen – with free entry – can be reached in 5 minutes on foot.
By the way: Lake Wolfgangsee is repeatedly certified as having the best water quality. The water is so clean and pure that it is of drinking water quality. In 2011, Lake Wolfgang was voted the second most popular bathing lake in Europe by 600 holidaymakers surveyed, just behind Lake Garda.
There are numerous bathing opportunities around the crystal-clear Wolfgangsee. We will be happy to name the most beautiful places!
Seebad St. Gilgen
Strandbad St. Gilgen
Excursion destinations St. Gilgen and surroundings
With the Salzkammergut attractions you can enjoy Lake Wolfgang and the Salzkammergut to the full. Mountain railways, boat lines, rail and bus connections, wildlife and nature parks, children’s leisure parks, cultural, sports and much more!
But a wealth of excursion destinations and sights also awaits you directly at Lake Wolfgang. Look forward to a varied holiday with us in St. Gilgen, at the Hotel-Pension Falkensteiner.
Zwölferhorn Cable Car
The endless view from the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the Salzkammergut with sun terrace – the Zwölferhorn in St. Gilgen! Enjoy the ascent and the panorama with the cable car, newly opened in 2020, as a peaceful float upwards between Lake Wolfgang and Lake Fuschl. There are many hiking options on the mountain, the Illingeralm circuit with an interesting themed trail is particularly appealing. Various huts invite you to stop for a break and offer specialities from the region.
Dachstein Ice Cave
The ice palaces in the Dachstein are among the greatest natural wonders of the Alps. People from all over the world come to see the underground ice landscape in the Dachstein. Mighty cave glaciers, icebergs and ice chapels are a welcome contrast to the outside world on hot summer days. On cool rainy days, the caves are a safe haven for humans and animals – just like thousands of years ago.
Caves are like ancient documents, engraved with the changes of the earth. The cave guide will tell you about the secrets of the earth’s history that scientists have been able to unravel here. The cave museum can be visited free of charge during operating hours.
The ice cave is open for you during the opening hours of the Dachstein Krippenstein cable car from May to October.
Schafberg Reck Railway
The traditional rack railway takes you idyllically and comfortably up the 1,783 m high Schafberg.
Austria’s steepest steam rack railway has been running from St. Wolfgang up the Schafberg since 1893. In 35 minutes it covers 1,190 metres in altitude and 5.85 km to the Schafberg peak. The historic rack-and-pinion steam locomotives are among the oldest operational locomotives in the world. But a trip up the Schafberg is also an unforgettable experience with the modern steam locomotives. The Schafberg is considered the most beautiful panoramic mountain in the world-famous Salzkammergut. On a clear day, you have a 360° panoramic view over the glittering lakes of the Salzkammergut and the Alpine foothills, as well as Lake Wolfgang, Lake Irrsee, Lake Mondsee, Lake Fuschl and all the way to Lake Chiemsee. All around, the majestic mountain world rises from the Höllengebirge to the Dachstein and the Watzmann.
Facts: In operation: since 1893, not electrified, line: 5.85 km, difference in altitude: 1,190 m, max. Ascent: 26 %, journey time: approx. 35 minutes.
Ship ahoy on Lake Wolfgang! Wolfgangsee shipping has been around since the time of the emperor – in 1873, the paddle steamer “Kaiser Franz Josef I” “poked” into Lake Wolfgang for the first time, and was praised at the time as a “technical achievement”. The 33m long nostalgic ship has been the star of numerous films and is still part of the fleet. Today, the fleet consists of six motor vessels with the flagship “Salzburg” at the top. The largest ship is the “Österreich”, which holds 365 passengers. The traditional Wolfgangsee fleet of Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt with the venerable paddle steamer “Kaiser Franz Josef” and five other motor ships connects the three Wolfgangsee towns in a romantic way.
Abarena- All-weather amusement park, ideal for your family trip
The extended active – outdoor and indoor area offers play, fun and adventure for small and big children. In the basement you will learn a lot of interesting facts about model making!
Even on rainy days, it’s never boring at the Abarena. There is plenty of room to let off steam – there are no limits to your imagination. In addition to a playground with slide, the soft-shooter arena, the play city for our younger guests, a football court and a climbing course on two levels await you here.
The eye-catcher is a 14-metre-high observation tower with a 25-metre-long tube slide that takes you directly to the play park with swing gallery, trampoline facility, water playground with sluices and reservoirs, underground crystal mine with gemstones, western town facade with climbing section, sandpit, giant bouncy cushion, toddlers’ playground, power paddler – boat course. Circuit for electric karts and RC cars. You can bring your own RC car and race around the club track. Don’t forget your swimsuit in summer temperatures!
New Always Grandma – Grandpa Day on Fridays!