Better late than never, no? ;) I can’t even believe it’s been over a month already since our trip to St. Gilgen (Salzburg) and the beautiful Wolfgangsee area – but finally, lovelies, here are the analog pics we shot with my bf’s Yashica MAT-124G medium format camera.
Click through to read more about our trip and my recommendations for you. ♥
The area around Wolfgangsee, an amazingly beautiful glacial lake, and the small towns and villages nearby are perfect for a weekend getaway. I definitely recommend going up Zwölferhorn mountain and enjoy a breathtaking view over the lake. The mountain’s nostalgic 1950s cable car is totally worth queuing for. And if you’re into paragliding, Zwölferhorn is obviously perfect as well: paragliders had a queue of their own, waiting to launch from the summit ;) Cafes and restaurants are also plenty up there if you’re in need of coffee or want to try some hearty Austrian snacks and/or main dishes.
If you’re not a mountain person (which I can totally understand – trust me), you can rent your own boat on Wolfgangsee and spend some time enjoying the sun, whether you prefer motor-boating or sailing. The lake was still pretty cold when we were there, but there are plenty of bays that seemed particularly perfect for days filled with sunbathing and quick dips to cool off in the lake.
Want to discover the villages surrounding the lake? You can do so perfectly well by bike (I tried – read more in my June recap) or by ship. The lake has its own fleet of excursion ships that leave hourly from almost all the villages around Wolfgangsee. We stayed in St. Gilgen, one of the most picturesque villages I’ve been to in ages (for even more picturesque-ness, try the nearby St. Wolfgang – it’s the setting for one of Austria’s all-time favourite operettas, The White Horse Inn by Ralph Benatzky and Robert Stolz).
If you love the luxury of dining out and want something a bit different from traditional Austrian cuisine, I recommend you try Angusta – Grill and More near St. Gilgen. It’s kind of hidden in a special place surrounded by industry (don’t let that put you off – we thought we were in the wrong place at first, but the restaurant itself is very quiet and has a beautiful garden). Its specialties are grilled dishes and Angusta is best known for its steaks, but as a plant-based food lover, I had no problem finding something for me as well. When I say I had pasta, it may sound a bit boring, I know, but trust me: it was the best pasta I had in a very long time. Special food requests were no problem at all and our visit to Angusta definitely was one of the highlights of our trip.