Birkenstrand Camping Wolfgangsee
Austria, Salzburg, St Gilgen
- 064 940 4879
- Open (touring pitches):
- 1 April - 31 October.
Alan Rogers Review
With spectacular views over the Wolfgangsee and the distant mountains, this friendly, family run site offers a relaxing holiday in an ‘away from it all’ location in Salzburg. With direct access to the crystal clear waters of the lake, the opportunities for watersports are numerous - snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing and water-skiing; courses are also available. There are numerous cycling routes from the site which range from flat and easy to more challenging. There are 80 good sized pitches (90-110 sq.m), all with 12A electricity (Europlug) and some are fully serviced. They are marked, low hedges divide many, and there is occasional shade from small trees. There are several interesting resort towns along the lake, including St. Wolfgang with its historic rack railway dating back to 1893. There is a restaurant within walking distance of the campsite offering regional specialties.
The sophisticated city of Salzburg, renowned for its art and culture, is less than one hour’s drive from Birkenstrand (park and ride recommended). Festivals are held throughout the year and there is a wide choice of sights, including Mozart’s birthplace and home, the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the museum of modern art, while the zoo and the toy museum will appeal to younger visitors.
Travelling south from Salzburg on road 158, follow the road with the lake on your left. Look out for the SeeGasthof Gamsjaga, then take the next turning left (Schwand). The site is some 200 m. further on the left.