Sankt Gilgen



Sankt Gilgen is situated in the Northwestern shore of the Lake Wolfgangsee, close to Strobl and to the Upper Austrian municipality of St. Wolfgang. 

Wolfgangsee was initially known as Abersee and was a property of the monastery of Mondsee.

The lake overlooks the promontory of the Postalm, the second largest plateau in Europe that, during the winter season, becomes one of the most popular ski destinations of the entire Austrian nation, while during the warmer seasons, it is used as pasture land for animals as well as being a perfect area for hiking in the outdoors.

November 8th, 1930 was an important date for Wolfgangsee tourism. On this day Ralph Benatzky’s operetta “Im weissen Rössl” debuted for the first time in Berlin, becoming a worldwide success and marking stages in all the most important cities of the world. Having been born in this small town, the tourism of the people who went in search of the origins of this operetta exploded. 

The municipality of Sankt Gilgen is about 30 km away from the city of Salzburg.


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