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Snow alternatives in the world heritage region

Try hiking, jogging, museum visits and spa days instead of cross-country skiing, ice climbing or sledding. At the moment, the valleys of the UNESCO World Heritage Region remain without snow. Only in the surrounding mountains such as the ski region Dachstein West in Gosau and the Freeride Arena on the Krippenstein has the time arrived for winter sports like skiing and snowshoeing.

On your feet and on the go

With not even a single snowflake in sight, winter holidaymakers have discovered the abundance of hiking trails in the world heritage region. From the east shore trail along Lake Hallstatt or the picturesque Echern Valley in Hallstatt to the Gosaubach Trail, the Traunreiter Trail in Bad Goisern or the Obertraun Höhenweg, there’s a lot to discover in the world heritage region.

For those who are searching for peace and relaxation, we recommend the many spas offered in the area around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley. For added variety, visit the Hallstatt World Heritage Museum or the Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern with its wide variety of traditional crafts from the Salzkammergut. Guests can also discover and explore the many themed paths (Themenwege) in Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun.

We’ve selected these various options from our substantial year-long programs so that you can still make the most of your winter holiday without snow.

Events

Wed, Dec. 25, 2019 17:00 — 18:30 Salzwelten Altaussee, Lichtersberg 25 Altaussee

© Salzwelten Altaussee

Sun, Jan. 5, 2020 17:00 Gemeindeplatz Obertraun, Obertraun 180 Obertraun

Sun, Jan. 5, 2020 20:00 Marktplatz Bad Goisern, Marktplatz Bad Goisern

Fri, Dec. 25, 2020 17:00 — 18:30 Salzwelten Altaussee, Lichtersberg 25 Altaussee

© Salzwelten Altaussee

Book your adventure now!

Whether you’re a beginning or an experienced skier, the multi-page web portal of the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut (www.hallstatt.net, www.gosautal.net, www.bad-goisern.net and www.obertraun.net) offers a wide variety of resources including information about skiing, accommodations, and other news concerning winter sports in the world heritage region. Endless kilometres of ski slopes await discovery in the family-friendly ski regions of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Freeride Arena on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. For weekend excursions or unforgettable week-long adventures in snow, you’ll find the most beautiful hotels, holiday apartments and bed & breakfasts in our extensive accommodations registry. Book your holiday now—get out there and enjoy the winter paradise of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Bathing & Wellness

In the many spas throughout the UNESCO World Heritage Region Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, an oasis awaits those in search of relaxation. Whether the EuroThermen Resort in Bad Ischl or the Grimming Therme in Bad Mitterndorf, guests will discover a generous assortment of saunas and swimming opportunities for the entire family. Let yourself be spoiled by the pools and spas of the Salzkammergut!

EurothermenResort Bad Ischl!

Daffodils Bad Aussee - Solebad & Vitalresort

Spa at Bad Mitterndorf

© GrimmingTherme GmbH | Wellness im Salzkammergut: GrimmingTherme in Bad Mitterndorf

Gosau indoor pool

The most beautiful attractions in winter

Even in winter when the well-known visitor magnets like the enchanting caves of Obertraun or the oldest salt mine, the Salzwelten, in Hallstatt are closed, there still so much in the region to explore. There are plentiful tourist attractions which are also open between November and March: a journey through time at the Hallstatt Museum, a shopping excursion for traditional hand-made crafts, or simply the historical ambience of picturesque village lanes. No matter the season, there’s always something wonderful to discover in the World Heritage region!

Themed trail Hallstatt

5Fingers & Welterbespirale viewing platform in winter

Imperial Villa

© STMG | Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl: Besuch in “Sissi Sommer Residenz“

Churches in the World Heritage

© Kraft

The World Heritage museum of Hallstatt

Mountain of treasures

Archaeological excavations in Hallstatt

The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Hiking Alternatives

While the snows of winter keep us all waiting, guests can use the opportunity to explore the numerous hiking paths and beautiful natural surroundings of the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut. Abundant walking and hiking paths, such as the east shore path, the Koppenwinkel nature preserve in Obertraun, or the Gosaubach path through the Gosau Valley, offer fantastic opportunities for enjoyment. To aid in your planning, we’ve put together a list of the most beloved routes and hope you have a great time discovering this region of mountains and lakes.

Figures and legends trail

To Austria’s last wooden logging dam

Glacier Garden

Family hiking trail

Panoramic view waterfall wall

© Kraft | Wanderung zur Wasserfallwand in Obertraun im Salzkammergut

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!

Jedes Bild ein kleines Stück Urlaub

Wintersportler aufgepasst: In unserem großen Angebot an Webcams in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut geben wir Ihnen einen Überblick über die aktuelle Wetterlage. Im Skigebiet Dachstein West in Gosau fangen gleich vier Kameras die aktuelle Wetterlage ein, in der FreeRideArena auf dem Krippenstein in Obertraun am Hallstättersee verrät die Webcam an der Bergstation die genauen Wetterdaten. Ideal für Skifahrer, Snowboarder, Tourenskigänger oder Schneeschuhwanderer! Entdecken Sie Ihre Heimat neu oder lassen Sie Ihrem Fernweh freien Lauf!

Salzkammergut Winter-Card

© Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH

Book your adventure now!

Whether you’re a beginning or an experienced skier, the multi-page web portal of the holiday region Dachstein Salzkammergut (www.hallstatt.net, www.gosautal.net, www.bad-goisern.net and www.obertraun.net) offers a wide variety of resources including information about skiing, accommodations, and other news concerning winter sports in the world heritage region. Endless kilometres of ski slopes await discovery in the family-friendly ski regions of Dachstein West in Gosau and the Freeride Arena on the Krippenstein in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt. For weekend excursions or unforgettable week-long adventures in snow, you’ll find the most beautiful hotels, holiday apartments and bed & breakfasts in our extensive accommodations registry. Book your holiday now—get out there and enjoy the winter paradise of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

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