Hiking to the Zwieselam

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

At Gasthof Gosausee turn right, direction to "Seeklausalm". Before you reach this hut bend off to the right hand to the trail W 620. On the wending trail up to Zwieselalm you pass "Krautgartenhut". After 1.5 hours you reach the "Zwieselalm" there you have a beautiful few over "Gosaukamm", "King Dachstein" and the lake.

Where Hiking Enthusiasts and Sunbathers Meet

The Zwieselalm in Gosau is one of the most beautiful hiking areas in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Extensive hiking routes lead over alpine meadows and through shady mountain forests where one can spend hours of enjoyment or relish in short hikes from one alpine lodge to the next. Whether you’re stopping in for a pleasant snack at the Gablonzer lodge, a thirst quencher at the Zwieselalm lodge or a relaxing sun bath at the Sonnenalm, the family-friendly hosts, pure mountain landscapes and impressive views of the picturesque Gosau Lake promise an unforgettable experience in the Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley region. We hope you enjoy your hiking holiday in Austria!

Mountain Climb „Großer Donnerkogel“

Gosau | Donnerkogel: Conquer approximately 1100 metres of climbing and rugged mountain crags up to 400 m in height. This mountain climb is divided into three sections of varying degrees of difficulty. Brand new: 40-meter-long "Jacob’s ladder".

» Donnerwetter, was für ein Klettersteig

Hiking on the “Salt Alps climb” trail

Hallsattt / Chiemsee | SalzAlpenSteig (Salt Alps climb): Premium long-distance trail from the oldest salt mine until the "Bavarian Sea" – Connected by 233 kilometres!

» Hiking on the “SalzAlpenSteig” (Salt Alps climb) trail.

© Wanderziel: der  | Chiemsee – das bayerische Meer

Gablonzer hut / Gablonzerhütte

Gosau | Gablonzerhütte: Both a haven and the perfect starting point for unforgettable moments in the Dachstein West hiking region. Passionate hikers will love the fantastic sunny terrace with views of the Dachstein glacier.

» Gablonzer hut / Gablonzerhütte

Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau: Gablonzerhütte auf der Zwieselalm in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Sonnenalm in Gosau

Gosau | Sonnenalm: Ideal stopover during your hike through the impressive mountains of the Dachstein-West hiking region. There are home-made pastries and hearty home cooking.

» Sonnenalm in Gosau

© Kraft | Für den Bergfex: Sonnenalm auf der Zwieselalm in der Wander-und Skiregion Dachstein West in 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

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

Safety Tips for Hikers

Admittedly, the landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is the absolute pinnacle for hiking fans, mountain enthusiasts and nature lovers—unforgettable tours to incredibly beautiful mountain lodges and meadows, panorama views as far as the eye can see and cherished moments that will last a lifetime! However, you should remember that while hiking you might find yourself in high-alpine terrain. We’ve put together some resources to assist you: how to best prepare for your tour, recommended items for your backpack and steps to take in an emergency situation. Remember to always play it safe and enjoy your hiking adventure in the Salzkammergut!

Information at a glance

  • Starting place: 4824 Gosau
    Starting point: valley station of the Gosaukamm-Seilbahn at the Lake Gosau "Vorderen Gosausee"
    Destination: 4824 Gosau
    Destination: Zwieselalmhöhe
    Duration: 1h 30m
    Length: 4 km
    Altitude difference (uphill): 600m
    Lowest point: 940m
    Highest point: 1550m
    Difficulty: difficult
    Panoramic view: Some Views
    Paths covering: Hiking trail
    Most economical season: Summer / Autumn

  • Safety Tips for Hiking
    The best tips for tour preparation, equipment and emergency situations while hiking in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut at a glance. Remember to play it safe!
    Should a situation arise where recuse services are required,
    you can obtain the needed help under the number 112.

  • Gosaukamm cable car in Gosau
    Open daily from 13th of May to 29th of October 2017.
    Up & down / both ways
    Aduld: 14,70  Euro
    Children: 8,80 Euro
    Dog:4,20 Euro
    Family ticket available
    Our advice: Conveniently download prices, opening times and other information for your holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, as a PDF  on your tablet or smartphone. So you are always well informed and have all important information at hand.
    Brochure ”Hiking area Zwieselalm in Gosau”