Advent as it used to be: Lake Wolfgangsee Advent

Since 2003, the Lake Wolfgangsee Advent has been delighting visitors young and old with passionately designed markets, extraordinary decorations and an enchantingly festive atmosphere. For its 20th anniversary, once again, the Lake Wolfgangsee Advent in the three villages of St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang and Strobl heralds the festive Advent season.

The Lake Wolfgangsee Boat Service takes its passengers to all three Christmas markets, and on the Zwölferhorn and Schafberg mountains visitors can relish exceptionally beautiful mountain experiences.


Opening hours


St. Gilgen and Strobl

St. Wolfgang



1.00 p.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 and Sunday

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!


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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