Hiking in the Gosau Valley

Welcome to the magnificent hiking area

Many marked hiking paths lead you through a unique area with majestic mountains, blooming Alpine meadows, fragrant forests, torrential streams and clear mountain lakes. With a little bit of luck, you will see some chamois and ibex making their daredevil leaps across the steep rock faces or whistling marmots at the side of the trail. You can get to the starting points easily and get back home from many places without a car.

The Gosau Lake Experience

Gosau | Breath-taking glacial views, rustic alpine huts, challenging fixed-rope climbing routes, sensational water settings—a travel destination with endless possibilities!

» The Gosau Lake Experience

View the Gosau valley

Gosau | Panorama route: Family-friendly hike along the Gosau valley. A special experience.

» View the Gosau valley

Hiking with Betty

The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!

» Hiking with Betty

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Along the brook

Gosau | Gosau brook route: An easy short hiking route for all ages whatever the weather.

» Along the brook

Leaving the church in the village

Gosau | An easy stroll from the village centre through the church quarter. This stroll is also suitable for families with pushchairs.

» Leaving the church in the village

Hiking to the Goiserer hut and Mount Kalmberg

Gosau | The Goisern mountain Hut is in view of the "Kalmberg Indian", and is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.

» Hiking to the Goiserer hut and Mount Kalmberg

Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau

Gosau | Adamekhütte  (Adamek hut): First the way to the Adamekhut seems to be an easy walk along the lake Gosausee. But then, an exhausting hike to the hut follows.

» Hiking to the Hut Adamek in Gosau

Wanderurlaub in der Welterberegion Hallstatt / Dachstein Salzkammergut: Impressionen von der Adamekhütte in Gosau | © Gapp

The legend of the worm in the Loecker Lake Gosau

Gosau | Loeckermoos (Loeker moss) and Loeckersee (Loecker Lake): One of the most beautiful high moor lake.

» The legend of the worm in the Loecker Lake Gosau

Dachstein West Hiking World

Gosau | Zwieselalm:: Here where skiers come to put their carving skills to the test in Winter, the gently rolling green meadows and mountain ridges offer fantastic views – the perfect place to enjoy a walk.

» Dachstein West Hiking World

© Kraft  Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau

Geological Loop Tour in Gosau

Starting at the Gosauschmied, this circular walk is also possible in bad weather in proper walking boots. Follow the road up to the lower Gosau lake for about 1km and then bear left along a gravel track.

» Geological Loop Tour in Gosau

Trail "Linzerweg"

A very beautiful, but not quite unsafe way, which requires high-alpine equipment, vertigo freedom and a good stamina. Duration: 6h.

» Trail "Linzerweg"

Hike around the Gosaukamm

Beautiful two day tour, with unique scenery, around a wildly rugged mountain range. With a wonderful overnight stay in an Alpine hut. For experienced mountaineers.

» Hike around the Gosaukamm

Hiking to the Zwieselam

From Lake Gosau "Vorderer Gosausee" up to "Zwieselalmhöhe". After 1.5 hours you reach the "Zwieselalm" there you have a beautiful few over "Gosaukamm", "King Dachstein" and the lake.

» Hiking to the Zwieselam

© Kraft | Wanderung vom Gosausee auf die Zwieselalmbei Ihrem Wanderurlaub im Salzkammergut

Dwarfs-Hike in Gosau

In the footsteps of the friendly gnomes at "Plankensteinalm". Every week in the summer holidays the slow train "Gosauer Bummelzug" goes up to "Plankensteinalm" from the Touristinfo.

» Dwarfs-Hike in Gosau

© Betty   Familienwanderung im Salzkammergut: Wichetelweg in Gosau

Hiking to the Iglmoosalm

The Iglmoosalm is very popular amongst hikers. You can reach it either the easy way by means of the "Gosau slow train" or by taking a one-and-half-hour walk from Gosau Mittertal.

» Hiking to the Iglmoosalm

Colourful light shows

Tranquillity, as you have never experienced it before. Get up early in the morning, before sunrise and stand in front of the hut and be immediately surrounded by the unspoilt nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Birds sing the first song of the day. Cowbells ringing in the distance, enjoy your morning coffee on the hut bench while tasting the fresh air - that's what people from all over the world find fascinating about a magical overnight stay in a hut in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut. Relax your eyes and gaze into the distance, forget everyday life, soak up the rays of the sun, feel the wind on your skin and just unwind. So have we filled you with desire? What are your criteria for a hut night?

Mountain Huts and Alpine at a glance

Mountain Huts and Alpine

Fancy a glass of wonderfully fresh milk, accompanied by freshly baked farmhouse bread with bacon or fresh alpine cheese. Here you will find the most beautiful Alpine pastures, in the World Heritage region, for your family hike or Alpine pasture excursion.

» Mountain Huts and Alpine

Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

Hotels and accommodation providers in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun offer the ideal room or apartment for your holidays, no matter what your tastes. Aside from establishments rated according to the international "star" scale, you will also find around Lake Hallstatt in Austria businesses that have been awarded two to four "edelweiss". The more flowers, the greater comforts you can expect. Whether you eventually find your cozy nest in an elegant 5-star luxury hotel, at comfortable guesthouse, a family-friendly apartment, or on a traditional farm, the choice is always entirely up to you.

Events

Date: Tue, May. 15, 2018 , 10:00
Ort:  Tourismusbüro Gosau, Gosau 547 4824 Gosau
Every week on Sat & Tus from June to October 2017

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© OÖ.Tourismus/Röbl  / Wandern in Gosau zum Hochmoor Löckermoos - Glücksplätze im Salzkammergut

Date: Wed, May. 30, 2018 , 10:00 — 15:00
Ort:  Talstation Gosaukammbahn, 4824 Gosau
Cheese varieties made in Summer from fresh Alpine milk which can be sampled during the tasting event.

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Käse auf der Rottenhoffhütte

Date: Wed, Jul. 4, 2018 , 20:00
Ort:  Kalvarienberg, 4824 Gosau
The small Kalvarienberg (Mount Calvary) Church in Gosau provides a stunning background to this musical event - a melodious holiday occasion with exceptional panorama views.

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© Kraft.Hallstatt

Date: Sat, Sep. 29, 2018 , 09:00 — 16:00
Ort:  Iglmoosalm, Gosau
Counting sheep in Gosau: A leisurely day with delicious food awaits you on the Iglmoosalm.

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© Kraft

Dinner is served - a taste of Austria

“It is well known that eating and drinking sustains both body and soul”. People within the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut stay true to this old saying. Sometimes rustic, sometimes modern, but always authentic – that is the cuisine within the Salzkammergut. This includes traditional meat dishes as well as heavenly sweet pastries and, typical for the lake region of the Salzkammergut - exquisite fish specialties. Connoisseurs can also enjoy an incomparable mix of culture, history and regional delicacies at numerous events between mountains and lakes. Let yourself be pampered; In the summer after a long mountain or bike tour. In winter, after an unforgettable day on the slopes or simply by a romantic dinner during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. Let yourself be inspired and take a look at our culinary hosts within the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. We wish " Guten Appetit".

Information at a glance

  • Tourist Office Gosau
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut Geschäftsstelle Gosau
    Nr. 547
    4824 Gosau, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Fax: +43 (0) 6136 / 8255
    E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at 
    More Information on www.gosautal.net

    Opening times
    Until 17th of April: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs,  Sat/Sun/public holiday  9.00 to 15.00 hrs
    18th of April - June: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs, Sat.- Son. and public holiday closed
    July - October: Mo-Fr 8.00-18.00 hrs, Sat/Sun/public holiday 8.00-13.00 hrs
    November - December: Mo-Fr 8.00-17.00 hrs