Gosau is a charming alpine village and ski resort in the district of Gmunden, in the south-west of the state of Upper Austria.
The tourist community of Gosau is part of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region at the foot of the Dachstein (2996 m above sea level). The municipal area is part of the cultural landscape of Hallstatt-Dachstein/Salzkammergut, one of ten world heritage sites in Austria.
It’s not just sport that attracts many guests to the Gosaut , but also the traditional crafts, culture and customs, Here you will also find numerous accommodation facilities , shops and a supermarket for your daily needs What should be highlighted here is the mining of natural grinding stones in the quarries below the Löckermoos on the east side of the valley, which has been reactivated for tourist purposes.
The Gosau along with the the surround alpine area consists One of the most famous photo points in the region.
Access : Coordinates: 47.583333, 13.533333 /
- The view from the Vorderen Gosausee of the easternmost glacier in the Alps is well known.
- In winter: Skiing/snowboarding (The Dachstein West ski region offers 140km of groomed slopes and 64 lifts, as well as fun parks and children’s ski areas)
Cross-country skiing (there are 45km of cross-country ski trails that are available free of charge according to the trail map ).
- In summer: Hiking in the Gosau Valley – Hallstatt (for example on the Zwieselalm, where you can also rent free off-road strollers, or on the Dachstein)
Mountain biking (most forest roads in the region are open for this), racing cycling , Climbing (there are several via ferratas and climbing routes , as well as experienced guides on site)
- Top sights in Gosau at Dachstein : The Gosau Lakes are three lakes that are located in the valley of the same name in the district of Gmunden, in Upper Austria: Vorderer Gosausee , Gosaulacke , Hinterer Gosausee / The Dachstein massif / The Schmiedbauern Museum / Paarhof blacksmith farmers open-air museum. / Gosau grindstone quarries / Löckenmoss. This raised moor is ideal for easier hikes / The Roman Catholic parish church of Gosau is located in the center of the municipality of Gosau.
Go next : The UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt-Dachstein Salzkammergut. / The imperial city of Bad Ischl. /