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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!

 

Sights at a Glance

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.

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!

Advanture park ”Primeval Forest” in Gosau

Giant insects, Pterosaurs, mammoths and many other prehistoric animals await you in the family adventure park - a unique experience for young explorers!

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.

Sights in the 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.

Salt mine in Hallstatt

Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive.

Ice Cave in Obertraun

Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. .

Large skull collection

Visit the ossuary of the Catholic Church of Hallstatt. Here, skulls and skeletal bones of the deceased are stored - the majority of the skulls are artfully painted and labeled.

Event calender & Highlights

Five alpine huts with culinary delights and live music - that's the unique Alm-Musi-Roas in Gosau

Handmade down-to-earth music and culinary delicacies - the perfect combination for a relaxing day on the Zwieselalm high above the Gosau Valley. The mountain hut hosts look forward to your visit.

Singing weeks in Gosau

Indulge in your hobby on vacation. Would you like to sing in a choir in the unique cultural landscape? Then register now and experience unforgettable music days.

“Yodeller” brass music in the Gosau Valley

The small Kalvarienberg (Mount Calvary) Church in Gosau provides a stunning background to this musical event—a melodious holiday occasion with exceptional panorama views. It promises to be a unique local experience that you’ll never forget!

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!

Hiking

See and experience more with Betty

The guided tours will lead you to the most beautiful places around Lake Gosau and Lake Hallstatt. Betty will give you unforgettable moments!

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.

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

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.

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.

Segway in Gosau – Stand up and have fun!

Let it roll! Take the Segway through the picturesque Gosau Valley. A holiday experience for eternity. The pure holiday

Rock Climbing

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.

Special Moments

Guided Sea Kayak and Canoe Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Daily Guided Canyoning Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Guided Climbing Offers

Via ferrata training for beginners and advanced - guided via ferrata tours. Bookable daily. From 1st of May to 26th of October 2022. Registration is essential!

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

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.

Next Winter in Gosau

Dachstein West ski region in Gosau - Winter season start on 3rd od Dezember 20022

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!

“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!

"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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