Relaxation or excitement - your recreation

In summer and winter, you find numerous quality places to relax all around Wolfgangsee. In addition to all kinds of water sports - even including surfing thanks to the frequent northwest wind and the foehn - you can explore the wonderful region on innumerable and varied bicycle, hiking and walking trails. If the sky is your limit, you can hire an experienced two-seater pilot for a tandem paraglider trip or take in the majestic Salzkammergut scenery from the basket of a hot-air balloon. Five golf clubs, twelve Iceland ponies, fixed-rope routes, gardens and walls can be reached quickly from the Landhaus.

Leisure offers

Boat rentals

Whether you want to race in a motor boat (€180/h), be comfortable in an electric boat (€25/h), work your muscles in a pedal boat (€15/h) or be romantic in a rowing boat (€ 10/h), cruising over Lake Wolfgang is a wonderful way to discover this natural paradise.

Summer

Bike rentals

The picturesque region surrounding Lake Wolfgang can be explored on numerous bike paths. For both active and relaxing rides, bikes can be rented for up to four hours for €10 or for the whole day for €18.

Sommer

Sunbathing lawn/bathing area

The sunbathing lawn in our beautiful park and the direct access to Lake Wolfgang are only available to our guests for enjoying an undisturbed, relaxing swim. The old tree grove offers some cool, shady spots.

Sommer

Tennis

What would an English manor house be without a tennis court? It is located nearby and may be used by our guests, who are able to practice their serve here to their heart’s content.

Sommer

The Postalm

Europe's second largest plateau with seemingly endless hiking and walking trails. One of the most beautiful routes leads to the Wieslerhorn. You can enjoy splendid views from the summit, and the return route leads past the oldest hut, the Postalm, and the Postalm chapel.

  • Starting point: parking lot 3
  • Time-on-trail: 4 hrs.
  • Altitude gain: 600m
Summer

The Schafberg

Since 1893, Austria's steepest steam cog railway has led from St. Wolfgang up the Schafberg. In 35 min, it gains 1,190 m in altitude and a distance of 5.85 km up to Schafberg summit. Or you can take one of the many charming hiking routes and make your way up to the summit on foot. Once you have reached the top, a unique view of the surrounding mountains and 13 picturesque lakes in the Salzkammergut awaits you. If the descent is more than you are in the mood for, you can ride down on the cog railway.

Summer

The Falkenstein

Pilgrimage path woven in legend with spectacular views. A total of 24 signposted interactive points document the special significance of this path. At the stations, you can learn interesting information about the ancient places of worship, Christian missionary work, and of course the hermitage and the spring on the Falkenstein. Shortly before and shortly after the hermitage on the Falkenstein saddle, a marked side path leads to the Aberseeblick and Scheffelblick viewing points, which offer a fantastic view of the lake and mountains. The main attraction on the wide pilgrimage path is the small Falkenstein church, the former hermitage of St. Wolfgang. Inside you will find the "Wishing Bell". The hike in the footsteps of pilgrims promises a special charm.

 

Summer

The Zwölferhorn

The nostalgic cable car will bring you to the top of a wonderful panoramic mountain, where you can then choose from a variety of hiking and theme trails. The view across Lake Wolfgangsee in the valley below is breathtaking. A hiking map is available at the reception desk. Your host Christian Wiehmeyer and his life partner are certified hiking guides and will gladly accompany you. You can also participate in guided hikes or set up an expedition exclusively for you.

Summer

Cycling around the lake

St. Wolfgang – Schwarzenbach – Strobl – Abersee – St. Gilgen – Fürberg – then by boat either to Ried (or directly to St. Wolfgang)

  • Route length: 23 km
  • Time-on-trail: 1,5 hrs.
  • Description: flat cycling route
Summer

Cycling high above St. Wolfgang

St. Wolfgang – Au – Aschau – Jausenstation Holzerbauer – Schwarzenbach – St. Wolfgang

  • Route length: 17 km
  • Altitude gain: 150 m
  • Time-on-trail: 1.5 hrs.
  • Description: intermediate, partial mountain route with 12% incline, paved
Summer

Cycling to Schwarzensee and back

St. Wolfgang – Schwarzenbach –Rußbach – Schwarzensee – and back to Rußbach – Mönichsreith – Bürgl – St. Wolfgang

  • Route length: 17 km
  • Altitude gain: 230 m
  • Time-on-trail: 1.5 hrs.
  • Description: intermediate, cycling route to Rußbach, then there is a short, steep stage to the idyllic Schwarzensee, paved
Summer

Laimeralm tour from Strobl

Strobl – Weißenbach – Laimeralm – and back

  • Route length: 8 km
  • Altitude gain: 240 m
  • Time-on-trail: 1.5 hrs.
  • Description: intermediate, steep mountain road, only paved in parts, mountain bike route
Summer

Ready to tee off? Golfing in the Salzkammergut

A magnificent view, technically challenging and a variety of conditions, located right on the lake in parts, paired with delicious culinary offers and an especially charming atmosphere – these are the golf clubs in the Salzkammergut, all of which can be quickly reached from the Appesbach (we will be happy to reserve a tee time for you at your desired club): 

Salzkammergut Golfclub

Golfclub Mondsee

Golfclub Attersee

Golfclub Attersee-Traunsee

Golfclub Drachenwand Mondsee

Summer

Run! Run! Run!

Past fragrant, flowering meadows, deer on the edge of the forest, with a wonderful view of the lake, through the Blinklingmoos nature reserve – perhaps a short jog just to warm up… 190 km of running routes with a variety of profiles and landscape perspectives - all of which are idyllic. Are you interested in the "International Wolfgangsee Race"? This is a marathon that has been attracting runners from near and far for many decades.

Summer

One rope length after another: Climbing close to the Wolfgangsee

For climbing fans, the region offers many opportunities and a variety of difficulty levels: via ferrata routes, practice rock-climbing areas and man-made climbing walls, all near the Wolfgangsee.

Learn more

Summer

Happiness on horseback

Whether a beginner or advanced rider, if you love horses and enjoy riding, you have come to the right place at the Suassbauer. There are 12 Icelandic horses for trail rides, 1 hour treks, or riding lessons in the paddock. Experience the hills around St. Wolfgang on 4 instead of 2 legs.

Summer

Clop, clop, clop – through the countryside in a carriage

Explore the town at a leisurely pace, hear interesting stories about the region, with your family or your significant other, in summer through blooming meadows, or in winter during Wolfgangsee Advent – could there possibly be anything more romantic? We will organize your carriage ride, and have you picked up right here at the hotel.

Summer

The Salzkammergut from above – the silence of a balloon ride

Boundless freedom, floating above mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes - feeling truly alive. Helmut Tucek will accompany you on your balloon ride.

Balloon & Airshop Company

Summer

Paragliding

The magnificent alpine world, the fascinating landscape of the Salzkammergut, everything at your feet, everything from a bird's eye perspective. A special kind of flying experience. After just a few steps, you will be gliding through the air together with an experienced pilot. The Salzkammergut flight school also offers short flights whenever the conditions are right. The launch site for most flights is the Zwölferhorn in St. Gilgen.

Salzkammergut flight school

Summer

Village of animals

In Abersee with rabbits, ponies, donkeys, llamas, pigs, etc. Children's playground, pedal cars, and buffet

Village of animals

Families and children

Abarena

All-weather park with indoor and outdoor activities such as trampoline, water playground, Wild West town, giant bouncy cushion, children's railroad, bouncy castle, etc.

Abarena

Families and children

Alpine coaster

On this alpine coaster, there are 2 tracks, each with a length of 1,300 meters and an elevation change of 160 m.

Alpine coaster website

Families and children

Salzkammergut thermal spa

In Bad Ischl with saltwater pool, saltwater grotto, outdoor lazy river.

Salzkammergut thermal spa website

Families and children

Kleefeld wildlife park

In Strobl with a variety of wild game such as fallow deer, roe deer, mouflon, and boars.

Kleefeld wildlife park website

Families and children

Children´s Music Festival

From July 27-29, 2017 at the Mozarthaus in St. Gilgen

Website

Families and children

Gnome path in Fuschl

A new theme trail near the Ruming Mill on the Fuschlsee, promising a fairy-tale hike for all ages.

Gnome path 

Families and children