Gosau - Moments of Bliss
And when are you coming?
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!
Unforgettable experiences - summer of diversity
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!
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.
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.
Hiking to Löckermoos High Moor
One of the most beautiful high moor lakes in Austria. A special natural spectacle for early risers. The sunrise over the small moor lake is unique. An unforgettable experience on your hiking holiday in Gosau! Fascinating impressions for all hiking enthusiasts! Also easy to get to with the slow train.
Games and fun for big and small kids
A new adventure every day: Experiences for the whole family in the Salzkammergut
The Nature and Mountain Adventure World offers many exciting adventures with plenty of things to explore and lots of exercise. And the kids will not be the only ones standing in awe at the Adventure World of Koppenbrüller Cave.
Children’s’ playground in Gosau
Great variety of fun such as swings, sandpit, children's cable car, beach volleyball court and much more. In the middle of the Gosau Valley.
Naturbad & Wasserpar
Big nature-made swimmingpool with impressive waterfall, non-swimming area, variable jumping possibilities and an exclusive waterslide.
Adventures with Bruno the Bear
Bruno, the bear, awaits his little fans, not just in winter; in summer too he provides any amount of fun for little hikers. There’s nothing like being up on the Alpine pasture and running around the green meadows and superb adventure playgrounds with Bruno!
Event calender & Highlights
To keep an overview: The calendar of events for the region
What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!
Customs and traditions: Summer of Culture in Gosau
On the mountains & in the valley. Customs and tradition at the Gosau Summer of Culture. The Gosau Valley presents. Under the title "Gosau Summer of Culture", the World Heritage community invites you to a varied programme of cultural and traditional events. Whether in the valley or on the alpine pastures - there is something for everyone. Look forward to numerous events in the picturesque Gosau valley.
Sporting Events in the Salzkammergut
Whether running or swimming events, cult mountain bike meetings or trendy sporting events - when it comes to "sport", the Salzkammergut has a lot to offer. We have summarised the best of them for you. On your marks, get set, go!
Art & Culture Events in the Salzkammergut
The best of classical music, poetry, jazz, Austropop, theatre and customs through to cabaret and operetta. The best cultural events in the Salzkammergut at a click. Always up to date!
Sports & leisure offers
"Climbers Paradise“ - The most popular via ferratas in the Salzkammergut
Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find it around Lake Hallstatt.
Take a tour by E-Bike around Lake Hallstatt and see the area from a new perspective. The bikes give you extra power and ease the strain on your joints.
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the landscape around Lake Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
Canyoning around Lake Gosau
Der Abenteuer- und Funfaktor beim Canyoning ist beeindruckend hoch und die Abwechslung ist riesig. Abseilen, Sprünge ins Wasserbecken, auf Wasser geformten Rutschbahnen gleiten und wandern durch eine beeindruckende Natur.
Endless hiking - experience nature sustainably
Sound of nature: Best of Hiiking in the Salzkammergut - trails for every level
You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.
Breakfast in an Alpine hut
Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day
Hiking with Betty: Valley hike through Gosau
Three-hour family hike with "never ending panoramas". Pushchair friendly.
Tourist train Gosau - This is how hiking is fun!
A special experience for both young and old alike. Slowly and unhurried through the Gosau Valley - time is irrelevant at the tourist train in the Gosau Valley!
Service & Information
Salzkammergut Summer Card
For all bargain hunters. Available at any tourist office. Free for stays of three nights or more. Save on mountain cable cars or tourist sights. Pick up the Salzkammergut Card now. A good choice!
Tourist Office Gosau
Informative 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 Salzkamm
Parken in GosauParking in the Gosau Valley
The extensive Gosau Valley, in the heart of Austria, has numerous parking spaces. Whether hiking, biking or winter sports - there is almost always a suitable parking option near you. You can find more about "Parking in Gosau" in this article.
Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
Look forward to winter in the Salzkammergut
Walking through the winter wonderland
Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails around Lake Hallstatt.
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!
Ski area "Dachstein West"
For beginners, pleasure skiers & snowboarders: The family ski area Dachstein West will spoil you with wide, perfectly groomed slopes, modern lifts and above all beautiful huts where traditional dishes are served. The snow crunches under the ‘planks’, the bright winter sun and the magnificent landscape will put a smile on your face. See you skiing in Gosau!
More tradition & customs is not possible: The pre-Christmas period 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!