Advent in the Salzkammergut region

Outdoor & Active
  • Winter ride with the SchafbergBahn
    © Salzburg AG

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


The pre-Christmas season at Lake Wolfgang is characterized by enchanting Advent markets in the idyllic villages of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. Immerse yourself in a backdrop of a thousand lights and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere on an Advent trip with the SchafbergBahn cog railway and the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries.


Advent trips with the WolfgangseeSchiffahrt

For your Christmas celebration in the Salzkammergut, a tour to the small Christmas markets around lake Wolfgangsee is the perfect start. The ferries of the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt take you from Advent market to Advent market.


In winter, the Schafbergbahn cog railway takes you up to the Schafbergalm at around 1,364 metres above sea level, where you can enjoy the view of the wintry Salzkammergut while sipping a cup of punch and, with a bit of luck, even spot chamois!


In the winter season 2023/24, the WolfgangseeSchiffahrt ferries and the SchafbergBahn cog railway are in operation from Nov 17 to Dec 23, Wednesdays to Sundays, and from Dec 25 to Jan 1st on a daily schedule.


Of course, the Advent rides can be perfectly combined with a Christmas party in the new ErlebnisQuartier.

If you are interested, we and also our partners, the colleagues from Salzburg AG Tourism, are at your disposal at any time.

By the way, we have summarised some more ideas for your social programmes in Salzburg below!

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  • Suitable for 2 to 365 persons
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Outdoor & Active
  • Winter
  • Lakes & Mountains
  • Dine & Celebrate

News from Advent in the Salzkammergut region