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Sankt Gilgen Travel Guide: 40 reviews and 115 photos

Sankt Gilgen is one of the many charming towns in the Austrian lake district known as the Salzkammergut, a short drive to the east of Salzburg. VTer globetrott (Michael) and I spent a few hours checking out the town and admiring the beautiful setting on the shores of the Wolfgansee.

Historically, St. Gilgen is most well-known as the birthplace of Mozart's mother and as a prominent lace-making center in 18th century Austria. However, it would be a stretch to say that St. Gilgen's better days are behind her. In fact, the town remains a popular place for both Austrian and foreign visitors to spend part or all of their vacations.

One of the best parts of traveling is the food and while in St. Gilgen, Michael and I had a decent meal of Wiener Schnitzel and some local beverages. However, the best part of my time here was simply sitting in the warm sun and sharing good conversation with a new friend.

  • Last visit to Sankt Gilgen: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • travelfrosch's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    Mmmmm... Beer....

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    May 3, 2007 at 7:20 PM

    The ladies of VT are deeply saddened there are no Mark pictures in Lederhosen. I have burned all mine.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 6:13 AM

    Am I right in thinking that Michael persuaded you to buy some lederhosen? I hope you only wear in private! Along with those 1970's Macau fashions!

  • Apr 1, 2005 at 12:40 PM

    Another great page!

  • wispofcloud's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 9:38 PM

    Great photos.... lovely sunshine... and well-written tips here! Great page overall! What a quaint little town this is!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Jan 2, 2005 at 7:33 AM

    Beautiful pictures! Lovely architecture and nature. Nice to hear you had great time there.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Dec 30, 2004 at 6:44 PM

    Mark...your photos are vibrant and vivid and a delight to view. Seems you had a grand time in this beautiful area. Love the architecture. Your work is always a joy to view/read.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2004 at 7:23 AM

    an excellent page, Mark ! ...and you found even that funny webpage of my favorite drink : www.almdudler.at !!

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 8:36 AM

    It looks like I've got some catching up to do on your trip! The photos on this page are fantastic, such great colours and so clear! You certainly hit the weather right, looks like a great spot to 'chill out'!!

  • seamandrew's Profile Photo
    Dec 19, 2004 at 7:44 AM

    Excellent page on Sankt Gilgen. I stayed across the lake in Sankt Wolfgang and had a great time too. I will make every effort to visit Sankt Gilgen next summer! Thanks for sharing!


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