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Learn to Water Ski



Learn to Water Ski
Ellie (12) had never tried Water Skiing but this is her first lesson!

Second Lesson!



Second Lesson!
Ellie's second lesson!

Water Ski School



Water Ski School
Water Ski lessons cost Euro 30. You get three goes - 1 each day - Go to Strobl lake side.

Toboggan Run



Toboggan Run
The summer Toboggan run is great fun, it's about 5 minutes from the Chalet by car.

Going up backwards



Going up backwards
Don't worry its great being pulled up backwards.

Coming down is best



Coming down is best
Coming down is amazing!

Boating and Eating



Boating and Eating
You'll do a lot of eating in Austria! There are 100's of great places to eat in the area and almost all are real bargains. Why not combine a boat trip on the Wolfgangsee with a meal?

Swarovski crystal HQ



Swarovski crystal HQ
The world famous Swarovski crystal HQ is here in Austria and it's amazing HQ is the highlight of many girl's visit. Easy driving distance from the Chalet, the unique enterance built into the mountain side is just the beginning of an amazing experience. After entering the magical world behind the face you can see crystals like you have never seen before. At the end of the visit you can buy at discount prices items which you seldom find anywhere else.

Krimmel waterfalls



Krimmel waterfalls
The Krimmel waterfalls are a simply wonderful day out. You have to be fit to walk up the mountain paths but it's well worth the effort.

Local Golf



Local Golf
Tournaments with world-class players like Severiano Ballesteros, Mark Mc Nulty, and Gordon Brand made the local club (less than 2 miles away) and the sport itself popular in the region. Great views and fress air while you play. Top quality facilities include video and computer based training from the 'Pro'

Being pulled by a boat in a rubber ring



Being pulled by a boat in a rubber ring
For a few Euros you can be pulled across the lake from Strobl in a rubber ring. Amazing fun.

Train to the top



Train to the top
In St Wolfgang, 5 minutes from the Chalet, you can take the train to the top of the mountain overlooking the lake.

The Top of the World



The Top of the World
Forget the London Eye this really is a view. The train takes about 45 minutes to reach the top where you can see for miles.

Learn to sail



Learn to sail
Lakes are great places to learn to sail. This is the view from Gilgen looking towards Strobl.

Paragliding - Tandem Flights



Paragliding - Tandem Flights
If you have ever thought paragliding looked like fun why not try a tandem flight. This is a unique flying experience! It costs around Euro 120 and takes place above the Wolfgangsee at St Gilgen (about 10 minutes from the Chalet). You go up the mountain in the cable car at St Gilgen, the whole experience takes about 1 and half hours with the actual flight taking 10 to 20 minutes. You can extend the flight part in 5 minute units for an extra 5 euros per unit of time. There are lot of places to tandem paraglide but few match this location and none will better it.

Eating out in Austria



Eating out in Austria
You have an amazing choice of places to eat out around the chalet area. The food is great, even difficult to please children will find things they like, and the views are out of this world. This restaurant is in St Wolfgang, with easy parking and stunning views.

Ice creams in Austria are delicious!



Ice creams in Austria are delicious!
If you like Ice Cream Austria is for you! Nuts, Chocolate, Fruits, Cream etc. and all for very reasonable prices.

Eating outside in summer



Eating outside in summer
With long warm summer nights nothing beats having a lovely meal looking at the stars with the mountains and lake in the background.

Swimming in the clear, warm waters of the lake



Swimming in the clear, warm waters of the lake
The lake is a very clean, the water is so clear and fresh. It's warm too in summer and if you hire a pedalo (small boat powered by your legs) you can drift out to anywhere on the lake a swim. Also little beaches surround the lake for small children to use. This photo is of Lisa and Ellie in Summer 2009.

Catch a boat across the lake.



Catch a boat across the lake.
As the sun goes down you can still catch a boat across the lake.

Parascending in the lake is easy and so much fun!



Parascending in the lake is easy and so much fun!
You and your children will love Parascending in the lake. It's much easier than you think. Just walk to the lake side at Strobl and ask one of the speed power operators there.

Parascending wet suits



Parascending wet suits
You are given a wet suit and if you want, like Tasha and Rhodri here, you can go up with someone.

Parascending made easy



Parascending made easy
You just sit on the rubber boat and wait for the speed boat to start pulling.

Wow! you are flying above the lake



Wow! you are flying above the lake
As the boat starts you are lifted high above the lake! You get amazing views and if you are a bit worried ask a friend along with you. There actually is nothing to worry about and you won't forget it ever.

Parascending over Strobl



Parascending over Strobl
If you don't feel like going up, remember two people can go in the power boat and that gives you a great place to take photos from and a fantastic ride across the lake too.

Segway hire



Segway hire
This is totally out there! Children of all ages will love this, hire a Segway! You may have seen these machines on the TV used by police forces around the world. They only have two wheels and look like they would fall over but they don't. You lean forward to go forward, back to stop, left to turn left and right to turn right.

You can hire a Segway in St Wolfgang



You can hire a Segway in St Wolfgang
You can go up and down hills and you'll get a lot of looks but this surreal form of transport is unique and one you'll not find many places. Remember to bring some ID when you hire the Segways as they are expensive bit of equipment, UK retail price is over 5000 a Segway!

Water chair



Water chair
If you fancy a bit of fun but water rings are a little too much to handle why not try a water chair!

More fun!



More fun!
This is very exciting!

Hold on!



Hold on!
Ellie, Tasha and Rhodri enjoying the ride!

Hire from any one of a number of operators at Strobl



Hire from any one of a number of operators at Strobl
Strobl has a number of power boat owners operating from the lake side. There are lots of things to try.

Salt Mine Slide at HallStatt



Salt Mine Slide at HallStatt
If you like adventure try the Salt mine at Hallstatt. The slide and the little train into the mountain are fun for those who like a trill.