Lake Wolfgangsee Advent

The villages of St. Wolfgang, Strobl and St. Gilgen are ablaze with Christmas spirit. An infinity of lights is reflected in the water of Lake Wolfgangsee. The Light of Peace illuminates the lake, and candlelight, open fires and traditional melodies transform the Wolfgangsee Region into an incomparable Advent setting, starting November 18th, 2022. Visitors as well as locals come together to indulge in traditions and age-old customs. The boats spangled with lanterns create an idyllic sea of light from the water, undoubtedly the most romantic way to travel between the lakeside villages of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. A ride up the Schafberg Mountain in our cog railway allows for brilliant views of the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle around Lake Wolfgangsee.

Opening hours

Friday, November 18th to Sunday, December 18th, 2022


St. Gilgen and Strobl

St. Wolfgang



11.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Thursday and Friday

11.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

11.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Saturday, Sunday, Bank holidays and 9th of December

10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.

10.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.


The perfect christmas gift

Wolfgangsee vouchers are the perfect gift for you. 


Christmas Events

Our unique lakeside atmosphere is perfect for a lantern cruise. Or
do you prefer something noticeably authentic? Then visit our
traditional events. You will see: the unmistakable Event program of the Wolfgangsee Advent is worth more than a trip. Feel warmly welcomed!

Alle Veranstaltungen im Advent

St. Gilgen

The delightful Baroque interpretations of the St. Nicholas story on the church square or the traditional bellringers colourfully and elegantly depict different scenes of the Advent season

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The idyllic village on Lake Wolfgangsee is transformed into a Nativity village during the Christmas season. As soon as you arrive in Strobl, the shepherd’s path points the way to the large entrance of the Advent market.

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St. Wolfgang

The unique Salzkammergut Nativity scene with more than 70 life-size figures scattered around the village is something no visitor should miss.

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Uraufführung: Das St. Wolfganger Weihnachtsoratorium

Am 17. Dezember erwartet Musikfreunde ein besonderes Highlight. Ein Weihnachtsoratorium für Solotenor, Chor und Orchester in der Kirche St. Wolfgang. Karten im Vorverkauf im Tourismusbüro St. Wolfgang oder an der Abendkasse.



Ausblick ins Jahr 2023: Der 20. Wolfgangseer Advent startet am 17.11. bis 23.12.2023.