Located between the Wolfgangsee, Traunsee, Ebensee and Hallstättersee lakes, the Dachstein-Salzkammergut area (or: Inner Salzkammergut) comprises the villages of Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. In 1997 most of the historic, cultural landscape was listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site – characterized by breathtaking views, mighty peaks and spectacular caves. The Dachstein-Salzkammergut area has always attracted both active and relaxation-minded travelers thanks to charming bathing lakes and unspoiled mountain scenery. With its bizarre ice caves, varied hiking routes and the Five Fingers viewing platform Dachstein Mountain is the most popular excursion site in the area. The Schönbergalm conservation area is not only home to the Cave Museum, but also the starting point for excursions to the Dachstein Ice Cave and the Mammut Cave, and therefore a highlight for families.
Powder snow & outstanding skiing
Winter in the Dachstein-Salzkammergut region is all about skiing. Powder snow, off-piste skiing or freeriding? – The Freesports Arena Dachstein-Krippenstein offers it all! Enjoy a variety of outdoor activities far from the madding crowds. Skiers and snowboarders appreciate the area for its 30 kilometers of backcountry skiing routes and reliable snow cover. For even more action and an extra adrenaline rush during your holiday in the Dachstein-Salzkammergut region try ski mountaineering, snow-shoe touring, ice climbing or paragliding. Gosau’s Skiregion Dachstein West is especially popular among families, as it comes with 77 kilometers of immaculate slopes and many friendly mountain restaurants and cozy lodges serving traditional fare. Free ski buses operate to and from the ski area. Activities such as cross-country skiing in Bad Goisern and Gosau, or winter walking in Obertraun make for an outdoor and nature experience at a more leisurely pace. Speed kings and queens are not to miss out on the Trockentann sledge track at Ramsau.