Events & Culture

Highlights around Lake Wolfgangsee

All over the year a variety of events are taken place around and on Lake Wolfgangsee. Especially celebrations are affected by ancient customs and tradition which are still presend in the area of Salzkammergut. Events like ” Summer Nights at St. Wolfgang” and “The International Run Around Lake Wolfgangsee” are the highlights of the the year – experience Lake Wolfgangsee.

Overview of the TOP-EVENTS in 2016:

TOP-Events 2016 at Lake Wolfgangsee:

  • The new season starts now! -Traditionally and Culinary here at Lake Wolfgangsee – April 30 – May 1, 2016 
    “Traditionally and culinary here at the lake Wolfgangsee” on April 30 – May 1, 2016 with folk music from Salzkammergut and culinary delicacy stands and restaurants.Lots of people, beautifully dressed in local costumes, eating culinary tidbits and listening to traditional music at the lake in front of a wonderful mountain panorama. In addition it’s possible to reach all 3 villages by boat, you get also reductions at various places of excursions (cable car, Abarena, summer toboggan-run, railway) and you can try an e-bike for free.

  • 17th Schafberg Run – May 22, 2016
    The race against the Schafberg cog wheel railway continues on May 22, 2016. The run to the top of the Schafberg Mountain. Only real sportsmen will run up to the mountain peaks of the Schafberg.
    The challenges are extraordinary in any case: with gradients up to 26% and 1.190 m height difference it is one of the toughest mountain races in Austria.

  • 12th Wolfgangsee Challenge – June, 4 -5, 2016
    The triathlon weekend at lake Wolfgangsee. New: Start and finish in the centre of Strobl.
    ENDURE THE CHALLENGE! Crosstriathlon and classical triathlon.
    It’s time again for the Wolfgangsee Challenge!
    A cross triathlon and a classic triathlon in the most beautiful area – region Wolfgangsee.
    Austria’s toughest Crosstriathlon (1,5/45/15) with sprint (750/23/8,5) and classic Triathlon with an Olympic distance.
    In addition the 7th Kids Challenge (Aquathol) is taking place for our children.
    For information please visit the attached link >>Wolfgangsee ChallengeSchwimmdisziplin. (© WTG)

  • Summer Nights  in St. Wolfgang  – June 27th, July 11th & 25th,  August 8th & 22nd 2016
    The legendary summer night in St. Wolfgang is back – an unique event in Salzkammergut. With fast music and culinary delicacies in a great atmosphere of St. Wolfgang the summer nights are taking place.
    The summer nights take place in the centre of St. Wolfgang.Uniformly giant parasols
    There are uniformly giant 4 x 4 metres parasols – which can be taken also as a rain shield in bad weather.
    Culinary offer
    Also within the range of culinary offer the organisers have a lot to offer.
    Beside of local delicacies like “Rössling” (samlet) also Asian delicacies and Italian pasta dishes are provided.
    3 festival areas and 4 music groups
    The festival area starts at Postplatz and continues across Michael Pacher Straße to the market square. Per summer night 4 music groups perform – which will change their stages.

  • 11th “Quattro-Legends” 2016 – July 7-9, 2016
    With more than 200 “Audi-Quattros” and original quattros at the lakeside promenade and the parking “Excelsior” in St. Gilgen

    Table of events
    Thursday, July 7:
    1 p.m.: Arrival of the participants, sightseeing and output of the documents.
    Friday, July 8:9.30 a.m.:
    Drive to the Postalm.Get to know the course for the participants.1.30 p.m.: return to St. Gilgen to the “quattro exhibition” and “quattro parade”.
    Saturday, July 9:8 a.m.:
    Drive to the Postalm.10 a.m.: Start of the first heat.1.30 p.m.: Start of the second heat.3 to 4 p.m.: “quattro legends race” and “quattro show”.
    For more information please visit the attached link: >>Quattro Legends

Lakeside promenade and lakeside park St. Gilgen. (© WTG)

Nannerl festival in St. Gilgen. (© WTG)

  • Emperor Feast St. Gilgen  – August 18, 2016
    Every year on August 18 the “Emperor Feast” is taking place in St. Gilgen in honour of Emperor Franz Josef. He spent many summers in the Salzkammergut and visited Lake Wolfgangsee also many times.Emperor Franz Josef was vitally important for the development of the tourism in Salzkammergut. He spent year in and year out his holiday in Bad Ischl. He visited also always lake Wolfgangsee – mountain Schafberg was a favoured destination for the emperor.On Wednesday, July 12, 1893 he was greeted feastful in St. Gilgen. The woman poet and holiday-maker Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach wrote this special event into her diary. The Emperor Feast is celebrated annually very festive in St. Gilgen!

Cabrio Sujet. (© H.O.K. Kling GmbH)

Wolfgangsee Traktoria

Krone Wandertag 2011 (© Chris Koller)

  • 2nd Postalm Mountain Run
    Streckenlänge: 13.100 Meter
    Höhendifferenz: 820 Meter bergauf, 190 Meter bergab
    Nenngeld: € 22,00 (Nachnennung € 27,00)
    Siegerehrung im Gästehaus Postalm 30 Minuten nach Rennschluss
    Shuttle retour nach Strobl für die Teilnehmer
    Abschluss des Salzkammergut Berglaufcups

Postalm Berglauf. (© WTG)

  • Sigrid & Marina at Lake Wolfgangsee – September 15 -17, 2016
    Autumn festival with the two celebrated folk musicians Sigrid & Marina from September 15 – 17, 2016 at lake Wolfgangsee.
    Don’t miss an exclusive boat trip with live music, a fan hike, a festival with delicacies and a special concert evening at Scalaria with Sigrid & Marina.
    At the latest since their victory at the Grand Prix of folk music in 2007 Sigrid & Marina belong to the most celebrated singers in folk music.
    The sisters are the “signboards” of lake Wolfgangsee.
    The cooperation covers diverse performances, CD, DVD and TV productions as well as a 3 days autumn festival, which is held in September.

Fanwanderung am Wolfgangsee. (© Klemens Fellner)

  • Alp Returning at Lake Wolfgangsee – October 2nd, 2016
    Decorated in celebratory style from October 1 – 2, 2016, the cattle are brought down from the Alpine mountain pastures to their farms, as the farmers give thanks for the successful summer. In celebration of this an “Almkirtag” (Alpine country fair) is once again taking place, with rustic delicacies, traditional handicrafts and customs!

Wolfgangseer Almabtrieb beim Bauernhof \

  • 45th International Run “Around Lake Wolfgangsee” – October 16, 2016
    A 27 km long run around the beautiful lake Wolfgangsee on October 26, 2016. You can also participate at several disciplines.
    Austrias greatest adventure run with more than 4.000 starters
    From Bad Ischl around the lake. 27 kilometers classical distance, 10 kilometers shore run, 5,2 kilometers panorama run.
    The organisers of the celebrated “Run around lake Wolfgangsee” are happy: At the voting to “Austrias most beautiful run 2014” of the portal >>Laufkalender24 the “Run around lake Wolfgangsee” won!
    For the “Run around lake Wolfgangsee” it’s the third special award within just 2 years. In January 2013 “Run around lake Wolfgangsee” could come in second at the voting for the “Most celebrated run in Austria 2012” behind the “Vienna City Marathon” and in February 2014 the “Run around lake Wolfgangsee” could also come in second.

  • Christmas Time at Lake Wolfgangsee – St. Gilgen – Strobl – St. Wolfgang
    Opened from November 18 to December 18, 2016
    St. Wolfgang: from November 18 to December 18, 2016: opened during the whole week!

    • on weekdays: 12 noon to 7.30 p.m. and
      Saturday, Sunday, holiday: 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
    • St. Gilgen and Strobl: opened in each case from Thursday to Sunday
      from 10 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.!
      The overwhelming success of Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee can be described in four words: Authenticity, decoration, events, Schifffahrt (boat tours on the lake)
      Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee offers local delicacies, home made punch and mulled wine as well as carefully selected gift ideas. In particular the imaginative decoration has been causing a stir since the opening of Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee. The huge Christmas trees, lanterns, comets, stars, candles and Swedish fireplaces in the three villages have wowed their visitors.
      Advent boat and swimming Advent huts
      Visitors can enjoy an air of Advent right on the lake – at a swimming Advent hut, built on a 250m² large raft.
      The lake plays a key role because Lake Wolfgangsee is the only place which offers a visit to three different Advent villages by boat.
      High up …
      Another important element in our programme is the Schafbergbahn which invites you to a nostalgic trip to Dorneralpe. A very different Advent feeling, namely the “Advent view” of Lake Wolfgangsee as well as the nativity scene of St. Gilgen can be enjoyed from 1,521 metres by taking the 12er Horn cable car in St. Gilgen.
      The emblem of the Advent at Lake Wolfgangsee, the swimming Advent lantern, is with 20 metres the highest structure at Lake Wolfgangsee. Altogether, 0.5 km of light-emitting diodes (LED) have been used for this lantern.

Wolfgangseer Advent. (© WTG)

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