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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!



Theme world "Holidays in the snow"

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!

08.12.2023 - Start of the ski season: 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!

Alpine Christmas market in the Gosau valley

Probably the most beautiful Christmas market in Austria. Stroll, enjoy, taste and just take a deep breath and let your mind unwind. The most beautiful place to wait for Santa Claus. With great and uniquely beautiful gift ideas. You have to check this out!

For rookies & repeat offenders: The ultimate winter experience - snowshoe hiking on the Zwieselalm in Gosau

A paradise for snowshoe hikers and nature lovers. Discover a unique piece of untouched nature. Whether on solo trails or on "guided snowshoe hikes". A dream in white. Into the untouched nature! Again and again. Always different. Winter enjoyment at the highest level.

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.

Trip tip: 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.

Learn to ski now: Ski courses for adults & children The best thing about winter!

The ski schools and outdoor providers in the Salzkammergut make your skiing holiday in the Gosau Valley and around Lake Hallstatt a real experience. The ski instructors show you what's important and how to glide down the slopes with the right technique.

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Enjoy unforgettable days on an autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut

The days are getting shorter and the leaves are becoming more colourful. Now is the best hiking time of the year! Enjoy the region with an unforgettable holiday in autumn. Lots of outdoor activities and events are waiting for you! Check out what this fall brings. You will be surprised. Because there's always time for a short vacation - isn't there?

Hiking and adventure tip: Heilbronn Panorama-Trail Gosau

Always have the Gosaukamm in front of your eyes. The path firmly in view. And the Gosau valley at your feet. For everyone who wants relaxed hiking. The nature trail for large and small hiking fans.

Colourful autumn event

Autumn is the time for hiking. However, numerous other events are very popular with autumn holidaymakers in the Salzkammergut. Here you will find the highlights from September to November.

Hiking in autumn - get a taste of the mountain air again!n

The autumn lures with its magnificent play of colours: it is the perfect season to hike and watch the impressive spectacle of nature. From leisurely walks and hikes for families to more challenging mountain hikes. A rummage is worthwhile!

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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!

Your holiday planner: events for the holidays

Hello everyone! This is going to be a special holiday season: Lasting concert experiences. Unforgettable nature hikes through the snow. Colorful customs. Genuine tradition. Lots of variety. Look forward to a varied range of events between Christmas and "Three Kings Day”. Enjoy this festive time of the year!

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.

Night Ski Show 2024 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!

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Salzkammergut Winter-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 Winter 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.

Theme world "Active Holidays"

"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.

Best of hiking

Summit happiness and deep valleys, shady beer gardens, fragrant meadows, culture & culinary delights along the way - that's hiking in the Salzkammergut. Nature lovers will find everything to please their hiking hearts. Get a breath of mountain air now!


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.

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