Restaurants and cafés line the shores of Lake Wolfgang, many of them specialising in freshly caught fish and delicacies from the forest. Eating out here is usually a high class affair, though prices remain reasonable – so expect delicious food and drinks without breaking the bank.
The family-run Konditorei Wallner is a household name in St Wolfgang. Situated in the centre of town and open since 1908, this café offers a variety of homemade cakes, pastries, sandwiches and drinks – including the Aperol Spritz. It’s a beautifully decorated building, so you’ll know it when you see it.
Set on the lakeshore, Gasthof Franz-Joseph offers pleasant views over Wolfgangsee, friendly staff and delicious traditional Austrian food. They’re also a specialist fish restaurant, creating dishes from the day's fresh catch. Their outdoor terrace is pretty popular so if you want to sit outside, make sure you book.
Above the lake, near the entrance to the village is Krastoff, a small, local American-style bar. It’s known for its friendly owners and for being a great place to grab a burger or snack in the evening, so it's no surprise to see locals, as well as tourists, enjoying themselves there.
You can take a stroll along the lakeside promenade to absorb the charming atmosphere of this gorgeous town, or admire the frescoed houses on a meander through the cobbled streets.
There are two types of boat that operate on Lake Wolfgangsee, the regular ferries and, during July and August, the Kaiser Franz Joseph Paddle Steamer which runs every 2 hours and links St Wolfgang to three villages around the lake as well as to St Gilgen in 45 minutes.
The nearest station to St Wolfgang is in Bad Ischl. The station can be reached by bus 546. From Bad Ischl you could get on a train to Gmunden to visit the K-Hof ceramics museum.
Lots of buses depart from the main bus stops next to the Michal Pacher Haus or beside the Schafbergbahn. They'll take you to nearby towns like St Gilgen in 30 minutes and Bad Ischl in 45 minutes.
Jump onto the Schafberg Mountain cog railway to admire the excellent scenery. There’s an ascent every hour and it takes 45 minutes to get to the top – more time to relax and enjoy the ride. In nearby St Gilgen you can take the cable car up to the summit of the Zwolferhorn mountain for stunning views of Wolfgangsee and the surrounding areas. There is also a chair lift which runs out of Bad Ischl.
| ||Children ||Adults |
|Hallstatt - half day ||€18 ||€32 |
|Berchtesgaden ||€18 ||€32 |
|Salzburg ||€18 ||€32 |
If you wish to explore Hallstatt plus the Ice Caves or Salt Mines please upgrade in resort. Entrances and tolls
Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Kids and Infant prices
Reduced prices are available for children up to 12 years inclusive - and infants who do not require a seat go free. Limited mobility and wheelchair users
Dachstein Caves include quite a few steps and steep sections that may not be suitable if you have limited mobility or are a wheelchair user. It's also quite a long, uphill walk to the Salt Mines entrance.
The Salzkammergut Card gives reductions on activities and attractions in the Salzkammergut area.
· Up to 30% off on local bus fares
· Up to 30% off of cable cars and ferry rides
· Up to 30% off entrance to local attractions and leisure facilities
· Up to 30% off activities
Available to buy in resort. Adult €4.90 for a pass that's valid for three weeks. Children up to and including 14 years will receive discounts automatically when accompanied by an adult with the card.
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.