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The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries are in operation on 18. & 19. December 2021 and from 25. December 2021 to 02. January 2022.

Latest information and safety regulations on the Coronavirus situation can be found here.

Advent like back then ... Enjoy the wintery Salzkammergut from aboard ship. Our ferries bring you to the three towns around the lake in the most romantic way possible.

Wolfgangseer Advent

Even from a distance, the big Peace Light Lantern, floating on the water offshore from St. Wolfgang, is utterly enchanting, a shimmering play of light bobbing on the gentle ripples of the lake. This 16 m high lantern is a unique symbol of the uniqueness of Wolfgangsee Advent. And this happening does not fail to impress its guests.

Update: Kindly note that the Wolfgangseer Advent will not take place in 2021. However, our ferries bring you across Lake Wolfgangsee to the towns St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl. Aboard ship, you can enjoy the wintry landscape and the popular lantern in the middle of Lake Wolfgangsee. 


Advent Ferry Service

Probably the most beautiful way to visit the Christmas markets around the lake. The ships carry you across the water from one Advent market to the next. Immerse yourself in a magical world of a thousand lights and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere during an Advent cruise with WolfgangseeSchifffahrt.

Check out our timetable query for planning your wintery ferry ride on Lake Wolfgangsee.

NEW: Advent Offers

NEW: Advent Offers

Timetables WolfgangseeSchifffahrt Ferries

Season 2021


The prices for the Advent Ferry Service can be found here.

Advent Market in St. Gilgen (closed in 2021)

Even from a distance, you are able to catch sight of the 11 m tall candle right on the lakeshore of St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgangsee. More than 50 big candles bathe the Baroque Advent market in an incomparable light, while lovingly decorated market stands – given a Baroque touch by artist Raja Schwahn Reichmann – are all well worth a visit.

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Advent Market in Strobl (closed in 2021)

During the Christmas season, Strobl transforms itself into a romantic village of Nativity scenes, while the so-called “Shepherd’s Path” leads the way through the idyllic village to the big Advent Gate. The 30 market stands, covered with real wooden shingles, conjure up a traditional, festive Advent atmosphere. In addition to arts & crafts and all kinds of gift ideas, visitors are also treated to a wide array of regional culinary specialties.

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Advent Market in St. Wolfgang (closed in 2021)

The atmosphere of Advent is palpable everywhere here. The idyllically decorated road of lanterns leads through St. Wolfgang and makes your every wish come true. Traditional Christmas treats, tasteful arts & crafts and festive wind music add to your Christmastime anticipation. An absolutely unique Nativity scene with life-size figures characteristic of the Salzkammergut, located in the parsonage garden, invites everybody, big and small, to stop by and marvel in wonder.

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Opening Hours (closed in 2021)

Opening Hours

The entry to the markets is for free.

Advent Rides on the SchafbergBahn

On Advent weekends, you can also enjoy the wintry Salzkammergut by taking a ride on the SchafbergBahn cog railway, which will chug through the winter forest up to the Schafbergalm station.

Info about the Prices

Info about the Prices
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