Delightful 54 sq mtr holiday apartment in attractive MOZART village of St Gilgen, situated on shores of Lake Wolfgang in Austria's renowned lake district of Salzkammergut. This is 'SOUND OF MUSIC' land at its best, with 80 km of signposted walks, trails, traffic-free cycle paths & skiing. Tranquility & serendipity assured! Good, comfortable sleeping accommodation for 4 persons, with 2 W.C./bathrooms. Well equipped galley kitchen. Spacious lounge & dining area furnished with custom-built traditional oak furniture. Seating for 6. FREE WiFi available for guests. The sunny balcony has Alpine views of mountains & a cable car which runs from village centre to Zwolferhorn, 1541m. At the top, there's a splendid view of the famous Dachstein Glacier, lots of signposted walks and, when there is snow, a beautiful 7Km downhill pisted ski run through the trees. Also, as is common in Austria, you will find hospitable Mountain Inns for warming drinks / snacks / meals on most walking paths. Historic Salzburg is a 30 minute drive away (or, 50 mins by bus). In Winter, it is good for WINTER WALKS, Tobogganing & Skiing. St. Gilgen has several cafes to enjoy mouth-watering Austrian cakes, strudel, delicious hot chocolate or warming gluh-wein. There are restaurants offering the renowned local cuisine & freshly caught lake fish. Pizza restaurants also available. It is a good holiday destination for sight-seeing, walking, lake cruising, cycling, scenic drives, Golf, fishing, boating, sailing, water skiing, canoeing, mountaineering, horse riding, Summer tobogganing & Paragliding. Many traffic-free cycle routes are available, including one round Lake Wolfgang. Other ACTIVITIES: St. Gilgen & its surrounds are excellent for a whole range of activities. Lake SWIMMING is popular with many attractive grass beaches and surprisingly warm water from mid-June to Oct. There are also two attractive, sheltered naturist sections. It is safe. Wolfgangsee's water is of near drinking quality. A visit to the beautiful onion-domed church of St Aegidius in the village centre is recommended. Mozart's grandfather was buried here. His sister Nannerl & their mother lived in St Gilgen, as did Prof. Karl von FRISCH, the Nobel Prize winner, who discovered the language of bees. 5 popular activities are 1) the historic 11km PILGRIM WALK from St Gilgen to St. Wolfgang, returning to St Gilgen by regular boat ferry, 2) the funicular (cog) train ride up to Schafberg, 1783m - one of the engines is steam-powered, 3) Summer TOBOGANNING (rodelbahn) at Fuschl or Strobl, 4) renting an E-bike for lake-side cycling along cycle paths and quiet forested lanes and 5) the most popular, a ride to the top of Zwolferhorn by Cable Car. Nearby, there are many visitor attractions, including the UNESCO world-heritage village of Hallstatt with its pretty houses, salt mines & ice caves. Nearby spa town of Bad Ischl, once a summer retreat of the Austrian Royal family, is a popular destination, with its world-famous thermal baths known for their healing properties. It also has indoor & outdoor saunas & jacuzzis with free aromatherapy, salt therapy, honey therapy on the hour in the evenings. GOLF: There are 4 excellent golf courses in the area at Strobl, Fuschl, Bad Ischl and Mondsee. For Winter: Many WALKS available for safe winter walking. SKI INFO: St. Gilgen skiing is on Zwölferhorn reached by CABLE CAR from village centre with 7 km of piste. Beginners can use a 350m drag-lift , 500m from apartment. At HINTERSEE, 25 minutes away, there is 40 Km of piste, good family skiing & 2 ski schools. Ski area POSTALM with 50 Km of piste is 30 minutes by car. SERVICE CHARGE - As with most apartments in Austria, a small service charge is payable on arrival to the local agent for end cleaning(€40), laundry of towels/bedlinen (€10/person) + Meet, Greet, Keys, Queries, Inventory (€15). ª For 2 persons, this totals €75, for 3 persons €85, for 4 persons €95 - see Tariffs Section for more info.