: Bad Ischl
Car: not necessary
St Wolfgang, right in the heart of Austria's lake district, is full of history and charm with its lakeside ancient pilgrimage church, fresco old buildings and cobbled streets. A delightful steam train ride, on a cog railway, takes you to the top of the Schafberg Mountain. The panoramic views are simply breathtaking and you feel you are on top of the world!
There are plenty of restaurants, cafes and bars in St Wolfgang where you can enjoy Austrian delicacies such as Apfel Strudel, and there are lots of interesting shops to explore.
Operatic and folklore concerts can be enjoyed throughout the year in the village, and at Christmas time, there is the wonderful Christmas market where you find individual wooden stalls selling lots of homemade gifts and crafts as well as some of the Austrian speciality food such as krapfen (similar to doughnuts) and gluwein.
For skiing, there is the popular Postalm ski resort which is a 25 minute drive by car or you can take the free daily ski bus.
Other Activities: hot air balloon