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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!

Summer in the Gosau Valley

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Excursion planner through the World Heritage

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!

© Sepp Höll | E-Bike Verleih

NEW! eBike rental Nemo Point in Gosau

Your bike specialist in the Salzkammergut. Numerous brands. Large selection. Expert advice. Rental of eBikes and providers of "guided eBike tours".

© Kraft | Almfrühstück in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

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

(c9 Kraft | Hochalpine Drei-Tages-Wanderung-Titel der Wanderung: Dachsteinüberquerung – Von Hallstatt über das Dachsteingebirge nach Gosau.

The trekking experience of the summer

Three day trekking tour over the Dachstein plateau from Gosau to Hallstatt. Unforgettable holiday memories for all mountaineers. Register now. Limited number of participants.

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!

Outdoor Museum in the Gosau Valley

This Museum has made a noteworthy contribution towards the cultural landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage.

© Jehlde | Wmit Betty in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

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!

© Kraft.Hallstatt

“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!

Salzkammergut Experience Ticket

Save up to 30% off regular rates with public transportation, ice caves & caverns museums, salt mines and more. Why pay more…?

"Stairway to Heaven"

The new 40-meter-long panoramic "Jacob’s ladder" at the Donnerkogel via ferrata is the new top attraction for climbers on the Zwieselalm.

© Kraft | Herbst in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Golden Autumn in the Mountains

Discover the gorgeous colours of autumn in the World Heritage region. It’s time for spectacular mountains, breathtaking sites and culinary delights. You will find it all during your autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut!

Outdoor sports

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.

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.

Dive Adventures

Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau

Hiking at a glance

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.

© 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.

© Kraft | Rast auf der Simonyhütte am Fußes des Dachsteins beim Wandern auf dem Salzkammergut Weitwanderweg

Salzkammergut BergeSeenTrail

Get ready for one of the biggest challenges of your life.
Trekking in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Your remedy for itchy feet! Let’s go!

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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.

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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.

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 holiday in the Gosau valley: A fairytale in white

 © OÖ.Tourismus/Erber |  Gosau | Skiregion Dachstein West: Jede Menge neue Gaudi-Pisten, köstliche Schmankerl serviert von den herzlichsten Gastgebern der Alpen, ein Bergpanorama zum Versinken und auf 140 Kilometern perfekt präparierter weißer Pracht!

Ski region Dachstein West

Dachstein West ski region: with new adventure-packed pistes for more skiing fun, delicious treats served by welcoming Alpine hosts.

© Kraft

Hot Air Balloon Week 2019

Mid-January people will look up to the skies for a very different reason 30 to 40 brightly coloured hot air balloons will take to the skies, creating a magnificent display against a backdrop of snow laden trees and stunning mountain scenery.

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!