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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!

Corona Special

Here you will find an overview of cancelled events, the closure of places of interest and further information on the topic of “Corona virus precautions”.

Everything closed!

First of all: The places Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun are still freely accessible. However, as a protective measure against the worldwide raging Corona virus, all sights such as the salt mine, the museum or the ski areas in Gosau and Obertraun are closed. Restaurants, bars and cafes have also closed their doors. The same applies to souvenir shops. Local suppliers such as supermarkets, butchers and bakeries are not affected by the closures. Petrol stations, drug stores and pharmacies are also open. The tourist offices in the four locations of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut have closed to the public and can only be reached by phone and email. You can find the contact below. How long this exceptional circumstances will last is unfortunately not yet foreseeable.

Stay healthy.

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Long Delays on the
Weekends & Detour for Salzberg hikers!

Attention car and bus drivers: From 17th of February to 30th of April 2020 there will be longer waiting times on the L 547 at the Hallstatt Tunnel. This is due to extensive renovation work in one of the two tunnel sections. A traffic light control has been set up. Expect to wait around 10 minutes.

Long Delays on the Weekends

On weekends and especially on extended weekends, tailbacks can cause the waiting times to be longer. Waiting times of up to 40 minutes are quite possible! Please plan this during your visit to Hallstatt.

Bus Delays

Due to this renovation there are also massive delays and connection problems in the bus transport. The possibility of missing connections on bus lines 543 and 542 cannot be ruled out by the red light phases.

Detour for Salzberg hikers!

Dear hikers, between 10.03.2020 to 10.04.2020 two of three hiking routes from Hallstatt to the Salzberg will be closed due to construction work. During this period, the only option to take the path via the so-called "Marienruhe". The narrow gravel path, with numerous steps, starts behind the cemetery of the Catholic Church (centre) and leads to the Salzberg in about 75 minutes on foot. As an alternative, we can also recommend a ride on the Salzberg cable car. You can find times below.

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Summer in the Gosau Valley

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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.

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!

Winter 2020/21

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!

“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!

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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.

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Tourist information Gosau

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