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Make a Holiday Rental Ski Apartment in St. Gilgen, Austria Your Home Away From Home

 

The peaceful and traditionally Austrian village of St. Gilgen lies to the east of Salzburg, in the heart of “The Sound of Music” country. Many visitors rent a ski apartment in St. Gilgen to enjoy the range of activities available on and off the piste throughout the year. With stunning views of the Wolfgangsee Lake and the surrounding mountains, St. Gilgen is a truly picturesque village which lets visitors indulge in a combination of relaxation and adventure whilst still offering a slice of traditional Austrian life. Information about the vast range of activities on offer in St. Gilgen is available from the Tourist Information Office situated in the village.

Things to Do on Holiday to St. Gilgen, Austria

The village is packed with opportunities to get out and about. Once you leave your St. Gilgen ski apartment, you will find that there are many activities to enjoy in the snow at the top of the Zwolferhorn Mountain such as skiing, snowboarding, skating and tobogganing. Cable cars run from the centre of the village to the summit on a regular basis, allowing you to take in the stunning scenery as you ascend. The village also has a range of trails and paths allowing keen walkers and trekkers to explore the immediate area. Boats are also available from St. Gilgen to transport visitors across the Wolfgangsee Lake to tackle the challenging mountain ranges nearby. During the summer months, the village also has access to activities such as tennis, fishing, sailing, golf, paragliding and horse-riding.

Within the village there is a small museum dedicated to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; although he never visited St. Gilgen, his mother was born in the village and the museum is located at her old home. Also worth a look is the parish church in the village called the St. Aegidius Church. Originally built in the 14th century, it has been remodelled in the Baroque architectural style. This was also the church where Mozart’s grandparents were married.

Places to Visit on Holiday to St. Gilgen, Austria

Approximately 12 kilometres to the east of St. Gilgen is the neighbouring village of Strobl. Slightly quieter than St. Gilgen, Strobl offers visitors the opportunity to relax and indulge in a range of activities from another perspective of the Wolfgangsee Lake. Strobl is as picturesque and pretty as St. Gilgen and is the perfect subject for any keen photographer or painter. The village offers a range of watersports and opportunities to attack the hiking trails into the surrounding mountains. Within the village is the famous and very attractive 18th century St. Sigismund Parish Church where Prince Tassilo von Furstenberg is buried.

Weather in St. Gilgen, Austria

St. Gilgen’s weather is very much like that of the UK except that they enjoy warmer summers and colder winters. Visitors to the village can bask in temperatures as high as 24°C in the peak of the summer months. This is one of the best times of the year to see the village in a totally different way, allowing for a different range of activities such as swimming and sailing on the lake. During autumn and winter the temperature can drop to a chilling -5°C, particularly in December and January, and there is an abundance of snow to be enjoyed. It is during the colder months that visitors flock to St. Gilgen and the surrounding area to take advantage of the snow.

Travel to St. Gilgen, Austria

The village of St. Gilgen is under half an hour’s drive from Salzburg Airport (SZG). Several airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com and Thomson Airways offer regular cheap flights into Salzburg. Visitors can depart from many UK airports including London Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHZ), Glasgow (GLA), Luton (LTN) and Exeter (EXT).

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A great chalet in a great location

5 of 5
Chalet was easy to find thanks to the great directions supplied by the owner. Plenty of space and very well appointed. Lovely rooms and a bonus of a huge basement / TV room including computers with internet access, Many attractions are within easy reach so an ideal base for a holiday enabling us to ride cable cars and visit many of the pretty lakeside towns and even go down a salt mine. Highly recommended - we shall be back!
  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015