Göstling and its diversity

Amid the Mostviertel region, between the Hochkar and the Dürrenstein mountain – this is where Göstling an der Ybbs is located and where all four elements are combined. Earth and air are the two elements which let hiking fans get in tune with nature and the mountains. Water fans will also love the various options they have in the region. Even fire plays a part here, when the adrenaline level rises at various fun sports activities. In winter, there is a fifth element which plays an important role – the snow – it holds something for everyone in the Hochkar skiing area. Finally you can finish off an exciting day in a relaxing atmosphere in the Göstling Spa.

Discover nature

If you want to enjoy stunning views from the Dürrenstein peak at nearly 1900 meters above sea level, you can also get great insights into the flora and fauna of the region on a 4-hours hiking tour. When hiking to the top of Hochkar, it is also worth to stop for a moment and take advantage of the beautiful views. There is also a lift which takes you to 1800 meters above sea level. A true highlight is a guided tour through the Hochkar caves where you will find stalactites which are more than 100.000 years old.

There are numerous offers for water fans, such as the Kogler water falls which are particularly impressive as the water falls down 152 meters. The Leckermoos nature resort will broaden your horizon and make you discover the special role of the water. If you prefer to simply relax and unwind, then enjoy the sunshine at the river bathing area (Flussbad an der Ybbs).
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Winter holidays in Göstling

Göstling also has a lot to offer during the cold season! Even in mild winters it is possible to ski on 18 km of slopes as artificial snow-making facilities ensure constant snow conditions. No limits for skiers, snowboarders and even freestylers can work on their tricks in the Hochkar fun park.
There are also three great cross-country skiing tracks offering up to 12 km of classic and skating fun. As winter sports activities also make hungry, there are traditional skiing huts to stop by.
Finish off your day in the Ybbstal Sole Bath – perfect relaxation for your body, mind and soul. The little ones who are full of energy can have fun on the slides while three saunas and a sole steam bath guarantee a great atmosphere to relax and recharge your batteries for another exciting day.

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In the village of happiness - Poetry of landscape and tradition... ALPINE HIKING, BIKE - FUN, NATURE & CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Göstling, village of happiness, is situated in the middle of the beautiful Göstlinger Alps. Beautiful houses, friendly people, home-made cuisine with a holiday offer for the whole family.

Heart piece are the great hiking tours up the Göstlinger observation tower and the new Alpine tour Hochkar-Dürrenstein-Ötscher, probably the most beautiful mountain tour in the east of Austria.

Sport and leisure time for the whole family in Göstling
Göstling offers a diverse program for the whole family. From Nature experience and Adventure to being Extremely active.
Perfect offers: "From the mountain top to the Holztrift" and "Extremly active - start now".

A special tip is the top-excursion destination
Holztrift construction-gorge path-blacksmith house-mill-bread bakery-fishing ponds-children´s playground

WILD LIFE AREA DÜRRENSTEIN - a treasure of past years
The 2,400 ha large area accommodates the largest residual primeval forest of middle Europe. Rare animal species like brown bears, lynx, stone eagle, falcon and more have absolut priority.
Hiking tours: June - September, for instance Yews, Why wilderness, Deer heat, Roth wood, ....
Themed hiking tours: June-September, for example, Eiben, why wild life, deer rut, ....

Hiking paradise Hochkar-Dürrenstein region

The magic of the mountain world...
Adventure world Göstlinger Alps: panoramic mountains, Alpine tours, pasture huts
As hiker you can experience the most wonderful aspect of the adventure world Göstlinger Alps. Wild, romantic and primeval. Through mysterious gorges and over blossoming fields up to the top of the panoramic mountains.

Cyclist or mountainbiker. You will find the right track in Göstling´s nature. If you prefer slow cycling you should try the Ybbstal or the themed cycling path "the power of water" in the Steinbachtal.

Taekwondo-courses for adults and children starting in August

For our small guests: guided children torch-hiking tour.

Furthermore you should try the Ybbstalbahn(train), tennis, jogging, mini golf, fishing, rafting, canyoning, bathing in the Ybbs river or in the indoor swimming pool.

This is pure relaxation.
"Season launch at special rate" from season start 2008 until 21 December 2008 Whether novice or pro, you can test your skills von the very same runs where Alpine ski stars train or check out a Hochkar Racing Camp for everybody on the snowiest and the nighest alpine region in the Eastern Alps with a broad variety of runs that guarantee winter fun for all.
Fun Park: Hochkar is a paradise for freerider and feestyler, who can build their own pipes.

The ski training focuses on racing technique and stresses training plans tailored to the individuel skier.

Big snow guns assure great times on the ski slopes from early December to the end of April, even in years when Mother Nature is less generous with snowfalls. Superbly groomed runs for all ability levels plus moguls, deep powder and firn slopes.

1 detachable four-passenger chair lift, 4 four-person chair lifts, 1 two-person chair lift and 3 surface lifts, which can transport up to 16.000 people per hour.

For the latest daily information check out the weather panorama in ORF 2 or Superpanorama TW 1 or visit our web site at

There is enough change in between ...

... in the home of the regular starters for the Austrian Ski Association Kathrin Zettel and Andreas Buder Hochkar-Kids-Land with baby lift, cleared winter hiking paths, tobogganing, ice-skating, indoor pool with a sauna area, snowshoe hikes, Bavarian curling, Hochkar-Schiexpress, bowling, indoor tennis courts.

CROSS-COUNTRY Panorama ski run in Hochreit
Looking for panoramic views plus rural tradition and hospitality? Then you won´t want to miss the trails at the Hochreit Panorama Cross-Country Skiing Center. The Center is unbeatable when it comes to scenic nature, great food and athletic fun.
This remote mountain plateau is located in the midst of protected countryside between Hochkar and Dürrenstein at 800 to 900 metres above sea level. Besides the scenic winter landscapes, Hochreit offers a perfest system of CC-skiing and hiking trails, plenty of sun and reliable snow cover plus wholesome natural fare from local farmers.
2km night run.
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Travel Route & Address

Motorway "Westautobahn"
a) exit Amstetten via federal road 121 to Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs and country road 31 to Göstling a.d.Ybbs
b) exit Ybbs via federal road 25 to Göstling a.d.Ybbs
Both motorway exits are approx. 60 km away from Göstling a.d.Ybbs
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With the "Westbahn" train to Amstetten, Waidhofen a.d.Ybbs and from there
with the "Ybbstalbahn" train to Göstling a.d.Ybbs
Vienna-Schwechat - Göstling a.d.Ybbs 165 km
Salzburg - Göstling a.d.Ybbs 250 km
Linz-Hörsching - Göstling a.d.Ybbs 140 km
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Tourismusverein Göstlinger Alpen
Göstling 1
3345 Göstling an der Ybbs, Austria
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