Sankt Gilgen

Nestled by the shimmering waters of Lake Wolfgang and encircled by lush mountains, Sankt Gilgen is an Austrian paradise. This idyllic village epitomizes the charm and beauty of the Salzkammergut region, making it a must-see destination for any traveler. Read more

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Located in the state of Salzburg, Sankt Gilgen is a picturesque village that has long been a retreat for those seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Often referred to as the "Mozart Village," it is where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's mother was born and his sister later lived. The village boasts enchanting Baroque architecture, romantic alleys, and a series of lake promenades that are perfect for leisurely strolls. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of activities, including hiking, boating, and paddleboarding on Lake Wolfgang. The Zwölferhorn mountain cable car offers panoramic views of the lake and surrounding alpine peaks. The village itself has charming cafes, shops, and eateries that offer local Austrian cuisine. Local festivals, often featuring traditional Austrian music and dance, give visitors a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage.
Sankt Gilgen offers a blend of scenic beauty, cultural richness, and recreational activities. It's a captivating destination that invites you to slow down, embrace its serene atmosphere, and immerse yourself in Austrian hospitality.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Sankt Gilgen

Lake Wolfgang

An exquisite Alpine lake offering opportunities for boating, swimming, and other water activities.

Zwölferhorn Cable Car

A ride that takes you up the mountain, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Mozart’s Mother’s Birth House

A museum dedicated to the life and works of the Mozart family, located in the house where Mozart's mother was born.

Sankt Gilgen Rathaus (Town Hall)

An elegant Baroque building, serving as the town's administrative center.

Falkenstein Wall

A mystical rock wall with inscriptions and drawings dating back to ancient times.


Another scenic spot, popular among rock climbers and hikers.

Pilgrimage Church of St. Wolfgang

A nearby attraction, famous for its carved gothic altars and tranquil surroundings.

St. Gilgen International School

A prominent international boarding school set amidst scenic landscapes.

Traditional Market Square

The heart of the village, featuring charming cafes and local shops.

Local Festivals

Participate in seasonal events like the St. Gilgen Advent market, which brings alive Austrian tradition and craftsmanship.

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In and around Sankt Gilgen

St. Gilgen (0 km)

Nestled amidst the Austrian Alps, St. Gilgen is a picturesque village on the shores of Wolfgangsee, exuding a charm reminiscent of fairytales. A quintessential Austrian landscape awaits, adorned with charming houses, serene lakes, and majestic mountains.

St. Wolfgang (7.01 km)

Nestled alongside the serene Wolfgangsee lake, St. Wolfgang is a picturesque Austrian town that exudes Alpine charm. A haven for nature lovers and history buffs, it's a place where time seems to pause and every view feels like a postcard.

Sankt Wolfgang (7.52 km)

Nestled on the shores of the shimmering Wolfgangsee, Sankt Wolfgang stands as a picturesque gem amidst Austria's Alpine panorama. This idyllic lakeside town invites visitors with its blend of timeless charm, rich history, and unparalleled natural beauty.

Bad Ischl (20.75 km)

Bad Ischl is a quaint Austrian spa town nestled in the heart of the Salzkammergut region. Famed for its therapeutic salt treatments, the town offers a rich history, imperial heritage, and a stunning alpine landscape that inspires rest and relaxation.

Hallein (23.09 km)

Hallein is an Austrian town where history and nature converge. Known for its salt mines, scenic landscapes, and historical architecture, Hallein offers a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty that makes it an appealing destination for tourists.

Salzburg (23.21 km)

Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is a Baroque gem with a magnificent historic centre, situated between the Salzach River and the Hohensalzburg Fortress. The picturesque streets and charming atmosphere will captivate you.

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