Painter’s Steep in Sankt Wolfgang

The painter's steep in Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

High over Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut a hiking trail named The Painter’s Steep (Malersteig) leading up to the Kalvarienberg Hill offers a fine view of Sankt Wolfgang and lake Wolfgangsee. The name origins from the fact that many famous landscapists used to paint their works standing on those meadows.

One of these landscapists was Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period.