Holidays Gosau

Peak conquest & Family fun: Gosau

The lovely little village of Gosau nestles at 700 meters above sea level in the Inner Salzkammergut area, close to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage of Hallstatt-Dachstein. At the rear end of marvelous Gosautal valley you find the awe-inspiring Vorderer Gosausee mountain lake. Stunning panoramic views of the Dachstein peak await you here. In summer the whole area is just perfect for memorable walking, hiking and mountain biking. In winter passionate sport fans are strongly recommended to explore Dachstein West, Upper Austria's biggest ski area. Gosau comprises the ski mountains of Hornspitz, Brumsiland and Zwieselalm. Ski school and ski rental are available at the Hornspitz base terminal. Additionally, the region boasts 65 kilometers of Nordic ski tracks, numerous winter walking trails and an ice curling rink. Holidays in Gosau are great fun throughout the seasons.

Winter vacation between Gosaukamm and Dachstein

Endless sunshine under a deep blue sky: get ready for unlimited winter fun and skiing adventures! From lake Gosausee you take the comfy Gosaukamm mountain gondola to the ski mountains of Zwieselalm, a part of the Dachstein West ski area. Ambitious winter sport fans can choose from 77 kilometers of intermediate and difficult ski runs, five fun parks for snowboarders, a toboggan run for families and 50 kilometers of classic-style or skating tracks for Nordic skiers of all skill levels – leading through sun-kissed Gosautal.

The youngest guests feel at home in the lovely Brumsiland for kids, featuring moving carpets, Brumsi boarder-cross and slalom race track amid fairytale figures. Winter holidays in Gosau also stand for endless winter walking, snowshoe hiking or soaking up the sun in one of the deckchairs: heaps of snow, superb panorama and quaint mountain huts serving delicious regional specialties!
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1 Ski Resort in Gosau

  • Elevation: 780 - 1620 m KM of slopes: 51 km Operating: 08.12.17 - 02.04.18 Village: Annaberg-Lungötz Region: Lammertal-Dachstein West
    Day tickets (EUR)
    High season / Adult
    43.70 select
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Information on the region

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

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Climate & Weather

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Travel Route & Address

Salzburg-Golling -> Abtenau -> B166 Gosau

Linz -> A1 Regau -> Bad Ischl -> Gosau
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There is a rail service to Steeg Gosau -> 10km from Gosau

Alternatively there are trains to Golling -> 30km from Gosau

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Geschäftsstelle Gosau
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau, Austria
Gosau Upper Austria