This is my third post of this area. We took a cruise from St Wolfgang to St Gilgen.
The parish church in St Gilgen is dedicated to Saint Aegidius (Latin), in English Saint Giles, which is reflected in the name of the town, Sankt Gilgen.
St. Gilgen is a well-known travel destination. Boats from St. Gilgen sail around the Wolfgangsee, providing transport and views of the surrounding mountains. The hermitage of the original St. Gilgen may be seen, behind a chapel, in the Falkenstein cliffs west of St. Wolfgang and east of Fürberg.
In 2005 St. Gilgen was promoted as the "Mozart Village" by the Wolfgangsee Tourist Board. Although Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart never visited St. Gilgen (as he had intended to), his grandfather worked in the town, his mother was born in St. Gilgen, and his sister Nannerl moved there after her marriage. The village now boasts a first-class international school, the St. Gilgen International School.
This is a fantastic area for a vacation, I have been here at least 20 times. BTW, St Wolfgang is in Upper Austria but St Gilgen is in Land Salzburg.
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emka (82678) 2010-02-09 23:33
You go frequently to Europe - 20 times in Austria. I was only two times in USA. Nice composition with beautiful church tower, interesting buildings and mountain in the bg.
Buin (42354) 2010-02-10 0:02
This isn't St. Gilgen - this is St. Wolfgang with its famous hotel "Weißes Rössl" and the Schafberg in background! St. Gilgen is situated on the north-west corner of Wolfgangsee, some kilometres from here.
Nevertheless, an atmospheric photo with a wonderful light!
Greetings from very cold Germany!
pierrefonds (58786) 2010-02-10 17:27
The buildings and the mountains are framing well the church. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the buildings and of the church. The cloudy sky has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Roger Edgington (edge) (6765)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon 17-55mm 2.8 USM IS, 77mm Hoya Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-09 21:43