Ship ahoy! From a Salt Lake to Lake Wolfgangsee

Ferry rides on picturesque Wolfgangsee began in the days of Emperor Franz Josef I. Back then - in 1873 - a paddle steamer was launched that bore the emperor's name. At that time, the ship was regarded as a major technological achievement, commuting between the small towns along the Wolfgangsee shoreline.

When, after your journey of discovery deep inside the Salzberg, you find yourself standing on the shore of Wolfgangsee, you will immediately understand why so many crowned heads have visited this lake. Like a sparkling blue jewel, it is set between beautiful mountains, with the Schafberg and its striking flank towering high above, as if keeping a protective eye on the lake below. And the towns on the lake radiate their own special charm. If you wish, you can also visit the house in which Anna Maria Mozart was born, mother of the musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

First the salt lake deep within the salt mine, then Lake Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut – a perfect combination for a successful day with your group!

The group package "Salt Mine & Wolfgangsee“ includes the following

  • "Miners' Greeting" with bread, salt and schnapps
  • Admission and guided tour of the salt mine
  • Admission to the Celtic Village next to the salt mine
  • Admission to the Celtic Museum in Hallein
  • Discounted admission to the Silent Night Museum in Hallein (as of September 2018)
  • Ferry ride from Strobl to St. Gilgen (duration: ca. 70 minutes)

Prices for groups of 20 or more:
28.00 EUR per adult
(each 21st person free)
15.00 EUR per child

Important Information

No more waits for your group: Reserve your group outing with our Hallein Salt Mine Team and don't waste a single second of your day. You can send your reservation by email direct to or phone us at +43 6132 200 8511. In that way, you will begin your day completely relaxed. Just the way it should be.  

Ferries have been cruising the Wolfgangsee since 1873. Like to know more? On the website of the Wolfgangsee ferries, you will find useful tips along with fascinating historical information.