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Hallstatt by the lake

All year round destination for nature lovers

Gosau is the only closed high valley in the Salzkammergut.

At almost 800 m above sea level, framed by the striking peaks of the Gosaukamm, the small community can be described as an alternative to urban stress culture. At the end of the valley, the Dachstein massif rises impressively. A postcard idyll and the central part of the Unesco World Heritage region of the Salzkammergut.

Spring, summer and autumn...


Characterized by rural alpine farming, old mule tracks, hiking trails and forest roads run through the dense high forests up to the glacier region of the Dachstein massif. An inexhaustible reservoir of great hikes and bike tours in the nature-protected border triangle of Salzburg, Upper Austria and Styria. It's not just the shady forests and the Gosau lakes that promise cooling off in summer temperatures, but also the many freely accessible lakes in the Salzkammergut.

Excursion tips in Hallstatt

  • Salzberg: on the historic footpath or with the funicular to the Bronze Age burial grounds, the Rudolfsturm (1284) and the salt mine.

  • Hallstatt / Market Square: best early in the morning or in the evening 

  • Local history museum: an overview of 7,000 years of salt mining and the  Hallstatt culture as a part of human history

  • Ossuary: Catholic cemetery and burial rituals 

  • to Echerntal: Wonderful hike to Waldbachstrub, the glacier mills and the Schleierfall  the natural experience par excellence, guided mountain and climbing tours
    Hiking guide andMountain guide on site

  • All activities The region can be found on the Salzkammergut

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