Strobl am Wolfgangsee is a village in the northeastern portion of the Austrian state of Salzburg, right on the border of Upper Austria. It lies on the eastern side of lake Wolfgangsee in the Salzkammergut resort region.
The town has a population of 3,453 (2001) and an area of 93.89 km². Both the main road (158), from Salzburg and St.Gilgen to Bad Ischl, and the road to St. Wolfgang pass on the edge of Strobl so there is no through traffic. There are several villages around the lake - the main ones being St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, and St. Gilgen at the other end of the Wolfgangsee, plus the hamlet of Weissenbach bei Strobl. A small steamer operates on the lake. Also in the town, the University of Vienna operates the Bundesinstitut für Erwachsenenbildung an adult-education institution, and a frequent location for academic conferences.
Strobl has an attractive Baroque church, where Prince Tassilo von Fürstenberg is buried. Strobl was the summer home of the actor Emil Jannings.
The famous town of St. Wolfgang is within hiking distance, and common excursions from Strobl include the Postalm plateau and the Schafberg (1783m), which can be ascended via a cog railway, the Schafbergbahn, and Bad Ischl, where Kaiser Franz Joseph I of Austria often spent his summers. The Laimer Family folk musicians are a local attraction. The area is popular for hiking and watersports in the summer, for skiing in the winter, and is well-served by pensions and hotels. Until 1957 there was a train from Salzburg (the Princess Marie Vassiltchikov, in her memoir "Berlin Diaries," mentions stopping there during her flight after the July 20 Plot against Hitler).
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