Gasthof Zur Post Hotel

The Gasthof Zur Post Hotel is one of St Gilgen’s oldest buildings, dating around 600 years. Inside, the hotel has retained much of its rustic charm and one of its best features is the wooden staircase that winds down to a tempting wine cellar!

Even though the hotel has plenty of history, the rooms are modern and comfortable. They’re finished to a high standard and are impeccably clean.

The hotel’s conservatory-style dining room provides great views across the village. Breakfast is a buffet selection, while evening meals focus on seasonal dishes made from local produce.

Overview of St Gilgen

Holidays to Austria are perfect for nature lovers. You’ll love the sparkling lakes, soaring Alpine scenery and beautiful backdrops.

A stay in St Gilgen will have you reaching for your camera at every turn. It’s located on the picture-perfect shores of Lake Wolfgang, and the mountainous backdrop means jaw-dropping scenery is in every direction.

Due to its musical heritage, St Gilgen is known as ‘Mozart village’ (and is the birthplace of the composer’s mother). And that’s not where the village’s musical influence ends, as the countryside surrounding the Gasthof Zur Post Hotel was featured in The Sound of Music.

Things to do in St Gilgen

The Gasthof Zur Post Hotel is in a prime position right in the heart of St Gilgen, surrounded by pretty streets, shops and restaurants.

Lake Wolfgang is also within walking distance of the hotel. It’s just a few hundred metres downhill to the shores and ferry port. You can walk or cycle along the shores or take advantage of the water-based activities.

You can also take a trip to the summit of Schafberg Mountain on the steepest cog railway in Austria to get unbeatable views across the lake and the wider region.

With unbeatable views, a beautiful waterfront and a quaint village, a stay in St Gilgen will give you the holiday memories you’ve always dreamed of.


Resort Summary

Package holidays to Austria in St Gilgen are all about the laid-back way of life. The village is known for its rich history and friendly atmosphere, where lazy days can be spent admiring the frescoed buildings, enjoying the cafe culture and taking a leisurely stroll along the promenade. The village’s attractive domed church, weekly farmer’s market and Mozart museum are also well worth a visit.

If you want to explore the wider area, there’s around 80 kilometres of marked paths accessible from the village centre, with something for both the casual walker and the intrepid adventurer. Excursions to Salzburg – which is just a 30-minute drive away – are also popular with those who want to experience the hustle and bustle of city life for a day.