Dachstein West family adventures
Where winter fun is guaranteed guests can also look forward to a memorable summer vacation: hiking, walking, mountaineering or mountain biking are the order of the day. Holidays in Gosau are an absolute must for ambitious peak conquerors and families alike. Picture-book lake Gosausee makes a perfect base for unlimited summer mountain holidays as the mountain lifts give direct access to the Zwieselalm hiking area offering also trails suitable for prams. The most scenic hiking routes lead to mighty Donnerkogel or marvelous Riedlkar past verdant meadows and flower-strewn Alpine pasturelands.
Alpinists find a challenging via ferrata at Donnerkogel peak. Fun-filled geocaching treasure hunting routes with 30 different sections are available for families. Bruno's mountain world is a real paradise for kids at Hornspitz in Russbach where adventure stations promise great fun and action. The wonderful Alpine flower garden gives an insight into the varied flora in the Alps while children enjoy sliding, swinging or climbing.
More detailed information provided by the Tourist Board
Horse-drawn Sledge Rides by Night
Discover Gosau from a new perspective. This winter, for the first time, horse-drawn sledge rides are available by night. Depart 18.00 on Tuesdays from Tourist Information in Gosau. Journey through snow-covered fields and meadows to the Kohlstatt Hut in Vordertal. Feel the cool winter air in your face, and hear the sound of the horses' hooves in the still of the night as you sit in your sleigh wrapped up in blankets. In the hut you will enjoy delicious hot snacks and warming drinks before we continue our journey back to Gosau.
Primeval Forest Attraction in Gosau
Calling all children out there!
If you are looking for lots of fun, the Primeval Forest in Gosau is just the place for you.
Encounter prehistoric creatures such as the giant trilobite from the primordial ocean. We have one right here who will allow you to try out your balancing skills! "Swing" on a giant dragonfly, visit the mammoth, or "fly" through the 12000 square metre park on the back of a flying dinosaur!
All this and much more fun besides. We hope to see you soon!
Open from 26th May until 9th September 2012
Daily from 10.00 - 18.00