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Do we really want to stay in St. Wolfgang?

Our current plans for the end of April are 5 nights in Prague, 1 in Cesky Krumlov, 3 in St. Wolfgang, 3 in Salzburg, 6 in Vienna, 5 in Budapest. Do we really want to spend 3 nights in St. Wolfgang? I keep looking at the pictures on Tripadvisor and see nothing there! I realize there's a town, but what else? We're not big hikers. Will day trips to St. Gilgen and Hallstatt be enough to keep us happy? Thanks!

Posted by
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It looks beautiful to me, looks like a nice laid back place to just relax for a couple of days. It appears there is a train ride up the mountain so you wouldn't need to hike, not sure about April though. I'm curious, what made you put it in your itinerary to begin with?

Posted by
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3 nights = 2 full days. There's enough for 2 days' worth, IMO.

One full day for a leisurely day trip to Hallstatt, including lunch and a visit to the salt mine.

One full day to walk around St. Wolfgang, take a ride on the boat across the Wolfgangsee to St Gilgen. Do the cable car up the Zwölferhorn mountain. I'm not sure if the Schafberg Railway will be running in April, but both the boat and cable car were working when I was there last December.

Posted by
768 posts

We were in St Wolfgang in May of 13 and loved it,stayed at the Seebocken Hotel on the Lake with lake view and from room as well as restaurant for breakfast very good and included with room.The owners and staff of the Hotel make you feel welcome.Another place to visit is Durenstein with Ice Caves accessable on the tram as well as the overlook at the top of the mountain.Hallstatt has the salt mine tour,worth doing.The other posters gave the other areas to visit.I personally loved the relaxed atmosphere of my stay in St Wolfgang.
Mike

Posted by
2663 posts

Hi,

Just curious, what research made you think about staying in St. Wolfgang?

While we never stayed in St. Wolfgang, we spent the better part of the day there in early Dec. '13. To us it seemed very charming and we thought it's a place we'd like to stay for a few nights. Just some extra info, we day tripped to St. Wolfgang from our "base" in Schonau am Konigsee near Berchtesgaden. Parked in St. Gilgen and took the ship on the Wolfgangsee.

Paul

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Thanks everyone! Someone in another thread here recommended St. Wolfgang, and we have 4 free days between Prague and Salzburg. Using one for Cesky Krumlov and considering St. Wolfgang for the others. Already been to Munich and Berlin so it seemed like a good choice, but we're not real outdoors-people. Still, the day trips look like fun (cable car, steam train, boat ride) and the Seebocken hotel seems nice. Hopefully after five days in Prague we'll enjoy getting away from it all.