Glissade for everyone!
Tobogganing and sleigh rides
Fresh powder snow covered meadows and fields. The winter magically transforms many hills and slopes in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun into ideal toboggan runs. No matter what type it is: whether a classic wooden sled, a colorful plastic one, or a black inner tube - the main thing is, it gets you fantastically down the toboggan run. Winter fun without "Planks" can be found on all the Toboggan runs within the Inner Salzkammergut. A fun sledge ride should of course include a stop off in one of the many rustic alpine huts! So grab your sledge and enjoy pure sledging fun in a magical winter landscape. Below are some recommendations of the most popular sledding slopes in the UNESCO World heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
Tobogganing on a forest road in Hallstatt
Especially the "Waldbachleitn" in Hallstatt is a popular toboggan run. Although the forest road is Echerntal not an official toboggan run, is has been used for many years, by both locals and visitors, as a toboggan run. Therefore the use of the approximately two-kilometer track is free of charge at your own risk. You can rent sledges from the sports shop Janu in the centre of Hallstatt.
With high speed and torches through the night
The 1-km long natural toboggan run Rabenkogel in Gosau Hintertal promises an exciting adventure for the whole family. An unforgettable experience is the torchlight sledging every Friday evening at 19:00 o´clock. The torches along the toboggan run ensure a unique atmosphere. With a height difference of only 200 vertical meters the track is suitable for all ages.
For further information on the torch sledging in Gosau call: +43 (699) 15015035 (including registration). Between 25 December and the 9th January this sledging fun is daily. From 10th January 2013 only on Fridays from 10:00 o´clock. For more information, including details regarding toboggan rental, visit the Tourist Office Gosau: +43 (699) 15015035. Make way for the next thrilling sledge ride in Gosau!
Bad Goisern: Floodlit Tobogganing
Sledging in Bad Goisern will not only delight children: Race down the floodlit Trocktann toboggan run with sledge, bob, Glider or like Stefan Raab in a wok. This is right next to the World Championship track from 1992. After a climb of approximately forty minutes and overcoming 300 vertical meters you reach the sledge huts which are open daily during the winter months and in good snow conditions. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement: This is sledging fun for young and old, for the more energetic and leisurely sledgers. Parking facilities are provided at the site of the Nordic ski jump centre in the village of Ramsau. Toboggans can be rented at the local ski hire shops. We would like to point out that there is no sledge rental at the start or finish of the approximately 1400 meter long toboggan run and that the run is closed for tobogganing daily from 12.00 - 13.00 clock from 17.00 to 18.30.
Enjoy a gentle tour
The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!
Information at a glance
- Tourist Office Bad Goisern
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
A- 4822 Bad Goisern, Österreich
Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 10
Bus stop: Bad Goisern Mitte/B145
Opening times Tourist Office Bad Goisern:
December to May: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9:00 - 13:00 hrs.
June to October: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 18:00 hrs / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9:00 - 15:00 hrs.
November: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holiday closed