Sankt Gilgen is situated at an elevation of 545 m on lake Wolfgangsee (Abersee). It is a popular summer tourist and bathing resort, and the most important municipality of the Salzburg part of the Salzkammergut (Lake District) region. A popular tourist attraction in the town is the house where Mozart's mother, Anna Maria Pertl (1720–1778), and his sister Maria Anna, called Nannerl (1751–1829), were born.
The parish church Sankt ägidius (St. Egid) [left, no. 1018: bottom left, and right, no. 1164: far right] was first mentioned in 1376. The church was rebuilt in Late Baroque style in 1767–1769.
The mountain in the background of the pictures is the
Lake Wolfgangsee was originally only called Abersee, but today
is almost exclusively known by the name derived from the pilgrimage place Sankt Wolfgang im Salzkammergut on the northeastern shore which belongs to Upper Austria.