Mount Schafberg Cog Wheel Rail
Lake Wolfgangsee from St.Gilgen
Schafberg Train Station
Wolfgansee Lake and St.Wolfgang Village
Wolfgangsee Summer Water Sports
Sailing in Lake Wolfgangsee
St.Wolfgang im Salzkemmergut
On this tour you will have a chance to appreciate the beauty of the Salzkammergut, the Austrian Lake District – lakes, mountains, rock faces, little villages and rural scenery. This area around Salzburg was and is setting for world famous movies (eg “The Sound of Music”) and operettas (eg The White Horse Inn). It is one of Austria’s most beautiful regions. It is possible to crown the tour with a ride up Mount Schafberg.
This mountain with its distinctive vertical north face and sloping south side is quite a landmark and visible from afar. From St Gilgen we get a closer view. The 6 km ride up 1200m on the old cog-wheel mountain railway built in 1893, is an experience itself. Within about 40 minutes you will reach the top station just beneath the summit of the mountain (1783 m) where you can check out the views and take refreshments. From the mountain summit you can have the most magnificent 360° panoramic view not only down to the lakes of the Salzkammergut but also many peaks near and far even a glacier,. Especially with fine weather this is a tour you should not miss!
Depending on the boat schedule and other prevailing conditions, we would send you across the lake by boat one way, and by road for the return. Whether boat or road, you can sit back and indulge in the wonderful scenery along the lake to the beautiful village of St. Wolfgang. After your Mount Shafberg experience you can visit the church of St.Wolfgang with its original chapel and bazaar altar configuration and listen to the legend of the Bishop Wolfgang. This old village and its unique atmosphere are to be explored and enjoyed.
|1st May to 29th September & 22nd November to 22nd December|
|Tour Start||09:00 am|