Navigation überspringen

WolfgangseeSchifffahrt Ferries

  • Connect St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang
  • in the world-famous Salzkammergut
  • In operation since 1873

Ship, Ahoi! The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries have been sailing the waters between the idyllic towns of St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen and Strobl since 1873.


The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries are in operation daily.

 You can find the timetable here.

Lake Wolfgangsee Boat Trips

The WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries, Austria's largest inland lake fleet, invites you to a spontaneous hop on/hop off at seven stops: Ports of call include Strobl, St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen, along with a number of other beautiful spots. Elegant Art Nouveau villas, turquoise-blue water, the famous pilgrimage church ringing at midday and the views of the Zwölferhorn and Schafberg mountains promise that pure Salzkammergut feeling!

A perfect day at lake wolfgangsee: Cog railway & Cruises

The best way to explore the charming villages around the emerald green Lake Wolfgangsee is by water:

  • The Mozart village of St. Gilgen offers plenty of tradition and culture right on the lake. 
  • A mix of old and new styles awaits you in Strobl. Nostalgic country houses, magnificent art nouveau villas and modern hotels are lined up side by side here.
  • In St. Wolfgang, not only the Weisses Rössl and the famous pilgrimage church await you, but also an unforgettable ride on Austria's steepest cog railway, the SchafbergBahn. From the top, you can enjoy the view of Lake Wolfgangsee with its surrounding villages and mountains.


no reservation needed

Reservations are only necessary for groups of 20 people or more. All others can set sail on the ships flexibly: Buy your ticket directly on board or in advance in the online store.

Accessible Boat Tour

It is possible to take a boat trip with a wheelchair. When boarding and disembarking, the ship's crew will help you overcome two steps. However, the upper deck and the toilets are not barrier-free in some areas.

Hop on & off at 7 different boat landings

4 modern ships & one historic ship

Shipping has been operating on Lake Wolfgangsee for over 150 years. On May 20, 1873, the paddle steamer "Kaiser Franz Josef I" set sail for the first time. From this point onwards, trips on the liners became a special pleasure. The difference to earlier is that today’s vessel is no longer powered by steam, but rather a diesel engine.

Today, the fleet consists of 4 modern and one historic ship.

  • MS Austria
  • MS Salzburg
  • MS Salzkammergut 
  • MS Wolfgang Amadeus
  • RMS Kaiser Franz Josef I: Vintage ship built in 1873.
Prices and Timetables

Are you planning a visit to Lake Wolfgangsee? Click here to check out the timetables, prices and tickets of the ferry service.

Groups and Exclusive Celebrations

The ships of the fleet can be chartered exclusively for all kinds of festivities, big and small, providing a unique setting for your special occasion.

Events and Experiences

Special event highlights and a wide range of excursion opportunities await you.

Facts and Pictures of WolfgangseeSchifffahrt

Complete information about WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries, its seven boat landings as well as its history can be found here.

WolfgangseeSchifffahrt am Weg nach St. Wolfgang

Are you planning a trip with the WolfgangseeSchifffahrt ferries? All details about your arrival and parking possibilities can be found here.

Frequently asked questions about lake wolfgangsee ferries


Further Five Treasures

Book Ticket Online Link opens in new window.