The medium difficulty forest track toboggan run is very popular during the winter months. Refreshments available in 2 mountain huts:
Sperrerhütte: Tel. +43 (6135) 7057
Rodelhütte: Tel +43 (676) 6062870
Toboggans available to hire from:
Untere Marktstraße 6
4822 Bad Goisern
Tel: +43 (6135) 8254
It's just like a picture book or even a kitsch photo on a calendar ......! Outside it is bitterly cold and the snow lies deep. Inside it is warm and cosy, and families sit together and continue local traditions.
Other activities include:
Ice skating at Stampfl recreation grounds
Cross country skiing (Bad Goisern has 50km of trails)
Hiking trails also open in winter
Tobogganing (there are many enthusiastic tobogganers in Goisern! Bad Goisern is ideal for gentle sledge rides, or something more vigorous too, as there are many gentle slopes around the valley!)
Bad Goisern is an ideal base for skiing holidays with so many mountain summits around you to choose from. Always take heed of avalanche warnings! We in Bad Goisern are very proud of our newly-established Panorama Nova cross country ski trail which is one of the loveliest in the region. The perfect way to get out and enjoy the winter sunshine.
The Panorama Nova is the new cross country ski attraction on the "Predigstuhl"(mountain ) with 4 high altitude trails to choose from. Altitude varies between 1000m and 1200 m above sea level.
The trails cover four mountain pastures, and some pass through sections of mountain woodland. Wherever you are, and whichever route you choose, there will always be breathtaking views towards Lake Hallstatt and "King Dachstein".
Footpaths are well-maintained and clearly indicated, making this region a paradise for walkers and ramblers, with so many different trails to choose from.
* Kriemoos Round - 7.5km (RED)- mostly easy
* Roßmoos Round - 5.5km (VIOLET)- moderately difficult
* Murenschleife - 7.5km (YELLOW)- difficult
* Flohwiesenschleife - 2.0km (GREEN)-mostly easy
We would be happy to send you a complimentary map of the cross county ski trails. Please email us at:
or telephone +43 (6135) 8329
There are approximately 15 cross country ski trails of varying degrees of difficulty in and around Bad Goisern which is known as the "Nordic Centre". Ascents are moderately difficult and descents are classed as easy. The "FIS-Wettkampf-Loipe" is a trail used in competitions and provides a challenge for more experienced cross country ski enthusiasts!
The sunny "Lasern-Loipe" is ideal for beginners and those who wish to take it easy and enjoy some winter sun. This trail has gentle uphill and downhill stretches.
such as the Hand.Werk.Haus and Neuwildenstein stately home, the Kirchengasse alleyway and the Untere Markstraße (market street). These create a traditional atmosphere in this "haven for handcraftsmen. Discover more about the history of Goisern and its secrets!
This escorted visit to the showrooms of many local craftsmenhas given an insight into the wealth of artistic and creative talent in Goisern which gives this little market town its truly unique identity.
Everyone has heard of the Goisern cobbler. Come and discover other secrets such as the 3 violin manufacturers, the book binder and the optician who makes spectacle frames from deer horn. We have a former soap works which was in operation up until 2003. Bad Goisern boasts 4 butchers as well as many other successful small businesses, including 2 bakeries.
Carpenters' planes of all different sizes, rolls of paper, a cauldron which contained 4000 litres and belonged to an alchemist in the middle ages, the intense smell of leather, or just the aroma of freshly baked bread all appeal to the senses. These reminders of the last 3000 years in local history are usually confined to museums.
Craftsmanship lives on in Goisern, and has seen a revival in many different areas. Visitors to our region are most welcome to come and witness this for themselves.
Thanks to the great interest already shown and the enthusiastic responses of guests here in Goisern, the craftsmen as well as the people living here all sense a renewed feeling of worthiness and of special identity.
Tours of the showrooms are also available in English or French! Please enquire for further details!
To book a tour and for further information please contact:
Mag. Kern Barbara
Registered guide for foreign visitors
Tel: +43 (0) 650 5053579
Spectators come from far afield to attend this special event which takes place in Bad Goisern on December 7th. On this evening, 600 people dressed as "Krampus" or other evil figures and demons, St Nicholas or good angels, assemble in the main square. An occasion not to be missed!
From 5 pm onwards, the scene for this festive occasion is set ....Traditional music for advent is performed by local bands, and to keep out the cold, the Goisern Red Cross organises a hot drinks stall. The main event everyone has been waiting for begins at 7pm. Children's eyes light up as St Nicholas arrives and gives presents to all those who have been well-behaved this year! Then follows the procession of groups of evil Krampus figures in their elaborate, colourful but grotesque masks and costumes. These evil figures come from Bad Goisern and surrounding neighbourhoods, and also from Salzburg and Styria. The characters mingle with the crowds, rattling the chains they are wearing. Some spectators even receive a sharp beating from the cane! There is an opportunity to warm up afterwards and continue the festivities at the "Krampus Party" which is held in the Fire Brigade Headquarters.
Take a dive into a deep blue lake, reach the top of one of the highest mountains via lush, green, sunny meadows. A summer spent mountain biking sounds like heaven!
When you feel like taking a break from cycling, the Salzkammergut provides stunning mountain scenery and crystal clear lakes in which you can swim.
The Dachstein massif, the World Cultural Heritage region around Hallstatt, deep mountain lakes, picturesque towns and villages ........ this a the perfect region in which to spend your summer holiday!
The Salzkammergut region has 1200 km of maintained level mountain bike trails, forestry tracks and mountain trails. Perfect!
Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraun and also the Aussee region and the spa town of Bad Ischl are ideal bases for stunning mountain bike tours with magnificent scenery. There are also many opportunities to get that pulse racing!
....... run parallel with main roads, take you along beautiful forest tracks, through little hamlets and lead to many beautiful view points.
The trails are also accessible to less experienced mountain bikers. A guide to mountain biking is available from tourist information centres. In 2003 the guide was revised and updated and contains detailed descriptions of all established trails.
Available from all tourist offices!
* Guide to Mountain Biking in the Salzkammergut - 9 Euros, including postage
* Map - 5 Euros, including postage
* Special offer for both publications - 12 Euros, including postage
Hiking in the mountains has many rewards. Beautiful scenery, the feeling of freedom, enjoyment of rugged, natural landscapes, the discovery of plants and animals not seen in the valleys ...... And then there is that wonderful feeling when you reach the summit. You feel like the king or queen of the valleys which spread out beneath you!
where tumbling streams have carved out the valleys and formed tributories to the River Traun and little farmhouses remind us that farming traditions live on today.
The beautiful, broad Goisern valley, protected from the wind, spreads out even further beneath us. The valley lies 504 m above sea level.
* the romantic "Huetteneckalm" - mountain pasture with hut for refreshments
* the "Predigstuhl" with stunning views of the Dachstein glacier
* the "Eastern Shore Trail" along Lake Hallstatt with its botanic study trail
* the Goisern mountain hut (30 minute further to the summit of the Kalmberg)
* the Sarstein from which you can continue to Obertraun
* the historic Salzkammergut brine pipe-line trail from Hallstatt to Ebensee
There are endless possibilities!
Please see more detailed descriptions of some of the hiking trails by emailing us at:
or Telephone: +43 (6135) 8329