Along the shores of Lake Wolfgang, which is located just 40 km from Salzburg, three charming holiday resorts overlook: St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang set in a beautiful mountain landscape.
CHRISTMAS MARKETS AT LAKE WOLFGANG (Wolfgangsee): St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang
1) During Christmas, the three centers offer interesting appointments for lovers of the Christmas markets (Weihnachts- und Silvestermärkte), the largest market is usually held in St. Wolfgang, where it fills the pedestrian streets of the historic center with decorated and loaded wooden houses of all good things.
St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s mother, hosts the baroque Advent, while the village of Strobl is famous for being the place of the cribs, here the village is transformed into a giant and alive crib with real animals, the children will remain surprised, then there are the local artisans who present their nativity scenes, the giant nativity scene is completed by a large floating Christmas comet. Finally, on the lake there is a large luminous lantern, 19 meters high, the lantern of peace. However, each village has its own giant nativity scene and market.
2) New Years Markets (Silvestermärkte): A selection of stalls usually present after Christmas in St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang.