Active around the lake

Whether cycling, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, biking or water sports in summer or skiing and snowboarding in winter – here with us at Lake Wolfgang it is almost impossible not to be active.

The Wolfgangsee can be wonderfully explored from the water – whether by Stand Up Paddle Board, boat or ship, on the water skis or the kayak.

The mountain world also invites you to hike and linger. The cooling-off in the lake afterwards is priceless :)

For all those who prefer a more leisurely approach to their vacation, there are great opportunities around the lake. The Schafbergbahn, the Postalmstraße or the Zwölferhornbahn take you comfortably to the summits of happiness.


For those who are not planning a day trip to the surrounding ski resorts, here are some tips from us to really make the most of a winter day in St. Wolfgang.

You can go on beautiful winter hikes in St. Wolfgang and the surrounding area. There is a special folder available at the tourist information office. Our favorite little winter hike (also cleared in winter), which is also suitable as a digestive walk, we present here. You start at the market square and hike comfortably up the Calvary. The hike takes you uphill and downhill, again and again you have a beautiful view of the lake, the village and the surrounding mountains.

Also with a horse-drawn sleigh ride you can enjoy the winterly
Explore St. Wolfgang along with its surroundings. Horse-drawn sleigh rides possible with advance reservation:

The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt operates seven days a week during the Wolfgangsee Advent. You can find the exact timetable at:

If you have ever felt the desire to swim in the lake in winter, you should definitely take a SPA Day at the Romantikhotel “Im Weissen Rössl”. This is also possible for non-hotel guests by appointment. In the oasis of the senses you can expect a
Indoor swimming pool, the famous heated lake pool, infrared, granite steam bath and a whirlpool. At Reviderm Spa, cosmetic treatments can be
and massages can be booked. Daily 9:00 – 21:00
Prices and more info at
Pre-registration requested under +43(0)6138/2306

"Before you open your eyes, you can already hear the birdsong every morning through the slightly open window. Through the curtain slit the warm light of summer falls into our room. The only thing we are thinking about today is how we are going to spend this wonderful summer day in St. Wolfgang ... ... what weather is waiting outside our window, but is inconsequential for all our plans, because in St. Wolfgang you can do everything in any weather!"

Action and fun at the lake for those who want to fully enjoy the day in and around the water. Whether it’s leisurely sailing, strenuous paddling or a quick round on water skis, St. Wolfgang will make your sporting heart beat faster.

SUP Center Wolfgangsee & Boat Rental @Camping Appesbach

Here you can borrow stand up paddle, kayak, pedal boat, electric boat and paddles for a fee. The Sup center also offers guided Sup tours and Sup lessons. More info at:

At Sportcamp Raudaschl, in Ried, you can practice all the activities your water sports heart desires. Sup, water ski, monoski, wakeboard, wakesurf, windsurf and much more. Info at:

The water ski school St. Wolfgang is located on the lake promenade.
The motorboats can also be rented by the hour (prices on request).
More info at:

The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt runs 7 days a week in summer; You can find the exact timetable at:

Experience the boat trip, the Schafbergbahn, the Postalm, the Zwölferhorn, water fun and much more. at the crystal clear Wolfgangsee!

Rainy weather
Kirche im Regen

No question – the Wolfgangsee shines especially beautiful in good weather. However, if nature once again gives something back to the earth, here are some options for you to plan a really “nice” vacation day.

In the pilgrimage church of St. Wolfgang you can admire the works of art by Michael Pacher. The world-famous Pacher Altar invites you to marvel.
Market 18, 5360 St. Wolfgang 08:00 – 19:30 +43(0)6138/2321

You don’t have to be a bowling pro to enjoy a fun game of bowling. A total of four fully automatic lanes are available at the Leopoldhof.
Ried 8, 5360 Salzburg T: +43 6138 2438

You can enjoy the coziness of a rustic alpine hut and the comfort of a modern wellness facility at the Leopoldhof in the Wellness-Alm also as a day guest.
Ried 8, 5360 St. Wolfgang T: +43(0)6138 2438
Prices see

If you have ever felt the desire to swim in a well-tempered lake in any weather, you should definitely take a SPA Day at the Romantikhotel “Im Weissen Rössl”.

This is also possible for non-hotel guests by appointment.
In the oasis of the senses you can expect an indoor pool, the famous heated lake pool, infrared, granite steam bath and a whirlpool. Prices and more info at


The turquoise lake right in front of your eyes, the gentle breeze in your face, your hands firmly on the steering wheel and the mountains always in view… That’s how cycling can be endured after all.

Cycling in the Salzkammergut, that means to explore the beautiful landscape with the classic bike, the racing bike, the mountain bike or the e-bike according to your personal taste. Whether alone, as a couple, with the family or a whole group, you can look forward to around 30 fantastic tours around Lake Wolfgang. Several starting points and different route lengths ensure that every cyclist gets their money’s worth – from gentle and leisurely tours through flat landscapes to challenging mountain routes for sporty, ambitious bikers, everything is on offer at Lake Wolfgang. Each bike route has its own unique charm and often takes you to unique vantage points or fascinating sights such as the Imperial Villa or the Museum of Local History.

Tip: The sporty “Four Lakes Bike Tour”, the almost 200-kilometer-long Upper Austria stage (2016) of the famous Tour of Austria, or the leisurely pleasure tour around Lake Wolfgang.

Leisurely tour around the Wolfgangsee, always on bike paths!

Duration: 1h 59m | Length: 24 kilometers | Altitude (uphill): 230m | Difficulty: easy

St. Wolfgang – Ried (Gasthof Falkenstein) – by boat to Fürberg – by bike to St. Gilgen – Abersee – Strobl – St. Wolfgang

Fancy a bike ride but don’t have your own “wire bike”? Just borrow a bike, info is available in the foyer.

Walking, hiking & mountaineering

Length (without lake circumnavigation): 4.69 km
Duration: 01:30 h (For lake circumnavigation add 45 min)
Ascent: 239 m
Descent: 85 m
Equipment: light mountain boot
Difficulty: easy
Suitable for: Family / Children / Dogs

Tour 1

Hike from Balthasar Volcano to Lake Schwarzensee

The Schwarzensee has a total area of 48 hectares and measures 67 meters at its deepest point. The crystal clear lake is surrounded by lush forests and numerous alpine pastures. It invites you to swim and relax in front of a magnificent mountain scenery.

For the time being, you walk along a meadow path in the direction of Ahornplatz. Over a road and forest path follow the signs to Holzerbauern. From here, the well-marked trail leads you up to the mountain lake.

At the top there are two snack stations directly on the shore.
We recommend especially motivated hikers to walk around the lake (45 min).

Tour 2

From Balthasar Volcano to the Sheep Mountain

Depending on your condition and mood, you can reach the summit either on foot, completely with the rack railroad or first on foot to the Schafbergalpe and then further with the rack railroad. For driving times, see: Info at

From us begins the hike in the direction of Jausenstation Aschinger. For now through a beautiful forest path with lake views. After 20 minutes you reach the snack station.

From there, the trail continues uphill on a mostly stony and mostly shaded path to the Schafbergalpe, which you reach after another 1 ½ to 2 hours. From the Schafbergalpe you walk comfortably for another three quarters of an hour.

Duration to Schafbergalpe (1363 m): 2 h
Duration to the summit: 2:45 h
Altitude difference: 1177 Hm
Equipment: hiking boots
Difficulty: medium
Suitable for: Family / Dogs (When train ride leash
and don’t forget the muzzle!)

Tour 3

Hike from Balthasar Volcano to the Vormaueralm and further to the Vormauer Stone

A meadow or road path will take you from us directly to Maple Square (a crossroads where there is a large group of maple trees).

Here you choose the path branching off to the right with the sign “Sommerauweg – Vormauer”. The well-maintained trail leads at moderate steepness first over meadows, then through forest.

At the beginning the path is still flat, it becomes a bit steeper towards Schwarzensee. You reach the Maurus chapel, from here the Sommerau trail branches off to the left, which now leads steeply through the forest up to the Sommeraualm. Leaving the alpine hut on the left, you come to a flat saddle and now walk across a marshy area and a short stretch of forest to a spring. Soon after you come to the first hut of the Vormaueralm.

From the top alpine hut, keep left and follow a narrow trail that leads across alpine meadows to the summit. From the summit, go back down the trail to the crossroads in front of the top alpine hut. Branching off to the left now begins the
wide Vormauerweg, which leads in several hairpin bends back down to the Ahornplatz above St. Wolfgang. Even on the descent you still have many opportunities to admire the beautiful view of Lake Wolfgang and its mountains.

Length: 12.00 km
Duration: 4.5 hours – for a detour to Lake Mönich
(signposted) still 45 min. Include
Altitude difference: 900 m
Trail conditions: asphalt, gravel
Equipment: hiking boots
Difficulty: medium
Suitable for: Family / Dogs

Wo in St. Wolfgang befinden sich die Balthasar Volcano Ferienwohnungen