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Gosau - Moments of Bliss

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Enjoyment always comes first during a holiday in the Gosau Valley: No matter if in the saddle, on "Shank's pony", on the wall, on two planks or in the grove. In Gosau, in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, there is always something going on whatever the season! Picturesque "Glücksplätze" (places of happiness) and plenty of events ensure the right mix. Sometimes up, sometimes down! But always with lots of lifeblood. Let yourself be surprised! See you in the Gosau Valley!

Winter 2019 / 20

Winter in Austria

Winter conjures our valley into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun. That´s winter in Gosau!

 © OÖ.Tourismus/Erber |  Gosau | Skiregion Dachstein West: Jede Menge neue Gaudi-Pisten, köstliche Schmankerl serviert von den herzlichsten Gastgebern der Alpen, ein Bergpanorama zum Versinken und auf 140 Kilometern perfekt präparierter weißer Pracht!

Skiregion Dachstein West: Gosau

Dachstein West ski region: with new adventure-packed pistes for more skiing fun, delicious treats served by welcoming Alpine hosts.

© OÖTourismus/Röbl | Winter in Gosau: Schneeschuhwanderung “Dachstein West“

Guided snowshoe tours in Gosau

Equipped with snowshoes, explore the snow covered landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. You will find all the information here!

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!

Alpine Christmas market in the Gosau valley

Romantic magic of Advent in the traditional open-air museum of Gosau. An experience for all the senses! A magic of variety in the heart of the World Heritage. The distinctive charm of the Alpine Christmas market will delight you!

© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber

We rock the Gosau valley

Ö3 PistenBully rocks Dachstein West! Out and about in the Gosau Valley! Austrian Hit radio Ö3 once again has an event highlight in store for the winter season - the Ö3-PistenBully!

Night Ski Show in Gosau

Not to be missed: Spectacular ski show with flag parade, rocket backpack and a large firework display and much more. The holiday experience!

© Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH

Discount Card for your winter holiday

Take advantage of the Salzkammergut Winter Card and enjoy discounts for many winter offers in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Toboggan in Gosau

In Gosau, the "Rabenkogel" natural toboggan run, which was used for centuries by the locals to transport wood and animal feed with their horn sleds, invites to unbridled sledging fun for the whole family.

Ballone week in Gosau

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"Hot Air Balloon Night" in Gosau

Highlight of the event is the display of hot air balloons by night. A stunning visual treat! Spectators flock to the Gosau and see how enormous flames create the hot air needed to inflate these huge, brightly coloured balloons.

© Kraft

Hot Air Balloon Week 2020

Mid-January people will look up to the skies for a very different reason 30 to 40 brightly coloured hot air balloons will take to the skies, creating a magnificent display against a backdrop of snow laden trees and stunning mountain scenery.

© Kraft | Gosauer Ballonwoche

Book now the great adventure!

"Fly over" deep snow covered woods and fields, rivers and lakes and enjoy the soothing view of the wintry romantic Salzkammergut. Book your dream winter now during the Balloon Week on your holiday in Gosau and the Gosau Valley.

Outdoor in the summer

Mountain biking

Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the landscape around the Gosau Valley is a bikers' paradise.

Hiking around Lake Gosau

Hiking in Gosau- a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.

World Heritage

History & World Heritage

Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.

© Menschhorn @ Bräuche und Traditionen im Salzkammergut

Customs and traditions

Would you like to know more about tradition and customs? Here you can find out more about individual events and authentic folk culture. Interesting trivialities not found in any travel guide.

School Project Week in the World Heritage region

School trips usually require a lot of organisation: lengthy phone calls, complicated price tarifs... When you book with us, however, this is not the case. Everything is organised all in one go!

Summer in the Gosau Valley

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Top Sights

There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.

The Gosau Lake Experience

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

© Kraft  Wanderregion Dachstein West in Gosau

Dachstein West Hiking World

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.

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Tourist information Gosau

nformative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News from the Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.

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