Places of interest & inspiration

Around Lake Wolfgangsee are several energy places. Places were you can recharge your battery. Discover little villages with historic churches, romantic walking trails with wayside shrines or simply untouched spots of natural beauty.


Pilgrimage Church at St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang is one of the most significant pilgrimage sites in Central Europe. The historic church has existed there since around the 12th century. It preserves precious relics, a stone shrine of votive offerings and the famous Pacher altar in a Gothic style.

Worship winter:
Saturday 19:00, Sunday 9:30

Worship summer:
Saturday 19:30, Sunday 9:30

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Ochsenkreuz, Hochzeitskreuz and Frauenstein

Between St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang, you will find the little bay at Fürberg with its iconic Ochsenkreuz (Ox Cross). This small wayside shrine dates from either 1579 or 1669 (sources are unclear). The shrine is located on a picturesque little island in the lake and tells the legend of a butcher and his ox.

The Hochzeitskreuz (Wedding Cross) dates from 1609 and is located below Falkenstein, slightly above the lake. It is said that a wedding party wanted to go dancing on the frozen lake, but unfortunately the ice broke and all guests fell into the freezing cold water.

The Frauenstein (Lady Stone) lies to the east of Falkenstein's lakefront and is only accessible from the water. In a rocky alcove that rises from the lake, a figure of the Virgin Mary has been placed. The story of the stone woman goes back to a myth about the birth of a princess.

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Falkenstein Church

The little church at Falkenstein is located between St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen. It also serves as a natural sanctuary with a healing spring, caves, rocks and carved crosses. 

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Dittelbach Wilderness

This ravine northwest of St. Wolfgang is often visited because of the romantic waterfalls and serene natural setting. It only takes 30 minutes to get there from the base station of the SchafbergBahn.

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