Nestling between numerous mountains, which are perfect for hiking, Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang) is located to the west of the Salzkammergut region 539 metres above sea level. The lake is 11 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres at its widest point. Its depth reaches up to 114 metres making it popular with divers.
Three municipalities are located on the shores of Wolfgangsee - St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. They have a collective population of 10,000.
The border between the Federal States of Salzburg and Upper Austria lies between St. Wolfgang and Strobl and runs straight through the lake.
Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, is to the west of Wolfgangsee approximately 30 kilometres away - half an hour by car.
The ferries owned by "Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt" provide a comfortable means of transport from one lake-side village to another. Holiday makers have been enjoying this method of transport since 1873 and are always amazed by the beautiful landscape which can only be experienced from the ferries.
With over 100 kilometres of hiking and jogging routes and cycle and mountain-bike paths the region around Wolfgangsee offers numerous options for sporting activities.
No matter how fit you are, you are sure to find the right activity - either on the flat ground directly around the lake or on a hike over the hills and mountains that surround Wolfgangsee.
Of course other sports are on offer including various water sports, tennis, riding, golf and much more.
Many events take place throughout the year and are always well attended, for example the international Boogie 'n' Blues Festival "Shake the Lake", the lake festival in Strobl and sporting events such as the Schafberg Run or the Wolfgangsee Challenge.
During the winter, visitors come from near and far to experience the Advent weekends at Wolfgangsee. An idyllic Christmas Market with lovingly decorated stands, real-life nativity scenes and regional artistic handicrafts are just some of the highlights of Advent at Wolfgangsee which takes place in all three main lake-side locations.