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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!

Current Corona/Covid19 information

Due to the increasing number of infections caused by the global Corona pandemic (Covid19), there will be a further lockdown in  Austria from Monday 22nd November 2021 to 17th of December 2021. Public life will be shut down. This means:
  • All attractions closed
  • Events cancelled
  • No rental
  • Gastronomy closed

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.Your editorial team.

 

Vacations in the Snow

Dachstein West ski region: Gosau

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!

Seductive Winter Experiences in the Salzkammergut

More fun. More enjoyment. More variety. Simply more holiday in the snow. Whether it's guided snowshoe hikes, ski tours, torchlight walks or a cool igloo build - this winter you can do it all! Take a look now, without obligation and feel the winter anticipation.

Snowshoeing Zwieselalm Gosau

A paradise for snowshoe hikers and nature lovers. Discover a unique piece of untouched nature. Whether you ‘go it alone’ or on ‘guided snowshoe hikes’. A dream in white. Winter enjoyment at the highest level.

The Zwisiland in the Gosau Valley

With four modern conveyor belts, the Zwisiland is the ideal ski area for children and beginners to take their first turns, whether with skis or on the snowboard, delete in the snow.

Enjoy a gentle tour

Cross-country skiing in Gosau

When the snow glistens in the sun and the sky is blue – then it is time to get your cross-country skis on. Discover the most beautiful cross county tours and trails in the Gosau valley.

Horse drawn sleigh rides in this World Heritage region

Wrapped in a thick wool blanket and warmed by the tentative rays of the winter sun, you can enjoy the peace of nature in the magical winter landscape of the Salzkammergut.

Dive into the snow

The best way to conclude an exhilarating winter day after skiing on the white slopes is to visit the Gosau swimming pool also worth a visit at any time.

Climbing hall in Obertraun

For all beginners and advanced. Whatever the weather. With rope climbing walls, top rope areas, as well as boulder areas of the difficulty levels 3 to 10. Try it now.

"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.

Ice skating in Bad Ischl

The daily skating pleasure in the fairytale winter landscape with skate rental. I must go there!

All Events at a glance

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!

Events in winter

Enchanting and romantic pre-Christmas period, iconic start to the year or colourful ballooning mixed with numerous winter sports events. Winter Highlights from December to February at a glance.

Everything About 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.

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!

Heritage Museum - A journey through time!

Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!

Service & Information

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.

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.

Sights at a Glance

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!

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.

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.

Active

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.

Hiking

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.

Mountain biking

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

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