Holidays in St. Wolfgang

7/22/15

Explore St. Wolfgang


Right in the heart of the Salzkammergut in Austria is the beautiful holiday region of St. Wolfgang. The historic market town of borders in the north on Lake Wolfgang (older name Abersee) and to the south by the famous Schafberg. As a place of pilgrimage with a more than 1000 year old tradition of St. Wolfgang is now the health resort and recreational area.


The legend of St. Wolfgang


The success story of St. Wolfgang begins in the 10th century. According to legend, St. Wolfgang, a bishop of Regensburg, had withdrawn into a cave at the Falkenstein, to do penance there. One day, the Holy One, throwing an ax into the air and to build a church in the place where the ax had arisen decided. So the first parish church in St. Wolfgang was right on the north shore of the lake, but that was later renamed Lake Wolfgang. The entire Middle Ages was the town of St. Wolfgang one of the important places of pilgrimage. In addition to Rome, Aachen and Einsiedeln it was even considered fourth largest pilgrimage site in Europe. St. Wolfgang is now due to its scenic location to major Austrian tourism communities with an international reputation.


St. Wolfgang - nature and culture in harmony


In St. Wolfgang nature and culture go hand in hand, thus creating the ideal conditions for unique and unforgettable holiday moments. This is not least due to the beautiful location between Wolfgang and alpine highlands. While the lake ultimate bathing and water sports fun offers, can be found in the near vicinity of countless active and excursions including hiking, biking, e-biking, golfing and climbing. Also a boat trip on the Wolfgangsee no one should miss. Culture lovers during their stay in St. Wolfgang get their money, because there is a lot to discover in addition to the historical places within the town and in the surrounding area. In particular, the former imperial summer residence Bad Ischl, Europe's largest ice caves in Werfen or Fischerkanzel in Traunkirchen are worth a visit.


Holidays The Weisses Rössl at Lake Wolfgang


The four-star superior Romantik Hotel "The Weisss Rössl" is one of the most famous hotels in Austria. Worldwide it became famous mainly by Ralph Benatzky operetta "The White Rössl". Centrally located near the ancient Market Square, this smart hotel is the perfect starting point for excursions to Lake Wolfgang and in the surrounding area. Moreover, there are the White Rössl great, award-winning spa highlights include the first floating Jacuzzi in the world or swim in the lake, which is heated all year round. Excellent but the hotel was also known for its excellent cuisine and its excellent atmosphere.




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