About the Region

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The Salzkammergut

 Austria's Salzkammergut region is the country's lake district. With breathtaking scenery of lakes and mountains, the area is home to many pretty Alpine villages. From St. Gilgen the local bus service provides transport to the city of Salzburg, St.Wolfgang, Mondsee, Bad Ischl, Fuschlsee and other towns and villages nearby.  Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and home to ‘The Sound of Music’ boasts beautiful architecture and scenery from every viewpoint. 40 minutes from St. Gilgen by bus, Salzburg really is a beautiful city with many attractions, including the not to be missed Christmas Market in the Cathedral square.   

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St. Gilgen

The village of St. Gilgen is located on the shores of Lake Wolfgang in the heart of Austria's Salzkammergut, ‘Lake District’ region. Breathtaking scenery and easy access to the city of Salzburg make this an excellent base to explore the surrounding area. The village itself, less than 10 minutes walk from the apartment, has a pretty centre with ample facilities including 2 supermarkets, bakeries, local shops, banks, coffee shops and restaurants.  Rising from the shore of Lake Wolfgang to the east is the Schafberg Mountain with its funicular railway. Behind the apartment is the Zwolferhorn Mountain with a cable car which runs throughout the year, weather permitting. 

Ski the Zwolferhorn in winter straight back the apartment. Paraglide it in summer!  The beautiful waterfront promenade is home to restaurants, coffee shops and bars, where you can sit and enjoy the view. The boats to St. Wolfgang and Strobl also depart from here. The village has tennis courts and parks for the children. During the summer months one may swim in the lake {one of the warmest in the area} and sunbathe on the beaches.  

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St. Wolfgang, Strobl and Bad Ischl

St Wolfgang boasts the famous ‘White Horse Inn’ and has a pretty village centre with many shops and restaurants. Strobl is also very pretty with an array of watersports available from the lake front in summer. The nearby spa town of Bad Ischl which was once the summer retreat of the Austrian Royal Family is only 30 minutes away and boasts a pretty centre with many shops and restaurants and also the Thermal Spa which is open all year round.