Welcome to Bad Goisern

The landscape garden of the Salzkammergut

The wide and charismatic valley of Bad Goisern stretches out from Hallstatt in the south to Bad Ischl, the summer holiday resort of the emperor in the north. Discoveries dating back to the Stone Age and the Hallstatt period enable us to establish that there was a close contact with villagers from the surrounding regions. The wood and agriculture industry developed very early in the wide fertile valley of Bad Goisern, to supply the mine in Hallstatt. This is how Bad Goisern is where it is now, on prettiest landscapes of the Salzkammergut. This enchanting village used to be called “The Monarchies most beautiful village“ and still hasn’t lost any of its charm. 

Winter time in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

Winter in Austria
Winter conjures our region into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun
» Winterholidays in Austria´s mountains

Carneval season on Lake Hallstatt
In no other part of the country is the Carneval season so exuberantly and zealously packed with time-honoured traditions and fancy dress parades than here in the Salzkammergut.
» Fasching in der Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Time to change tracks
Whether it be the Predigstuhl high trails or cosy rounds in the valley: Bad Goisern offers cross country skiers the best winter recreation on endless kilometres of well-groomed looping trails and routes.
» Cross country skiing in Bad Goisern

© Narzissen Bad Aussee | “Sole, Mond & Sterne“ im NarzissenBad Aussee

Candle light swimming
An evening full of pleasure! Epicurean delicacies, take a bath at candlelight, delightful diversion program . A perfect end to your vacation day on Lake Hallstatt.
» Candle light swimming

Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau
An adventure of a lifetime. With Musher and a team of dogs through the snow-covered Gosau valley. Pure freedom. At every meter. Unforgettable!
» Husky Spirit – Sledge dog rides in Gosau

Overview of ski rental stores
You want a straightforward winter sports holiday without tons of luggage? Or spice up your own equipment with a technical highlight? Our ski rental stores offer advice and services to help get you on the run.
» Overview of ski rental stores: Service & Support to get you on the run!

 © OÖ.Tourismus/Erber |  Gosau | Skiregion Dachstein West: Jede Menge neue Gaudi-Pisten, köstliche Schmankerl serviert von den herzlichsten Gastgebern der Alpen, ein Bergpanorama zum Versinken und auf 140 Kilometern perfekt präparierter weißer Pracht!

Pure fun on and alongside the pistes in Gosau!
Dachstein West ski region: with new adventure-packed pistes for more skiing fun, delicious treats served by welcoming Alpine hosts.
» Pure fun – on and alongside the pistes!

Walking through the winter wonderland
Winter holidays do not always have to be about skiing. Those who enjoy nature, whilst hiking in summer, will also enjoy winter hiking. Here you will find the most beautiful winter hiking trails around Lake Hallstatt.
» Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt

Fly high in winter
Over the last few years, ice climbing has developed into a winter hit. “Low temperature sport climbers” will also find what they are looking for in Bad Goisern.
» Ice climbing in Bad Goisern – An ice cold adventure

Gastronomy in the World Heritage
It is well known that eating sustains both body and soul. For this reason, during your holiday in the Salzkammergut you should only get the best on your plate.
» Restaurants

Ski tours by Lake Hallstatt
Ski tours in Austria are the ideal alternative: Here awaits wonderful winter landscapes, secluded valleys, snowy peaks, pristine slopes and unforgettable deep snow covered runs.
» Ski tours in the Salzkammergut

Pure winter sports fun
Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday.
» Freesports Arena Krippenstein at Lake Hallstatt

Service & Information

Tourist Office Bad Goisern
Informative brochures and catalogues with great offers for any time of year can be sent to you quickly and at no obligation. We look forward to your call and will be happy to give you advice and further information personally with News.
» Tourist Office Bad Goisern

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Information - Anything you want to know – at a glance
Whether you plan on staying in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region for several days or a mere few hours, whether you travel by yourself or with friends and family – we supply detailed information for your visit in the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
» Information

Discover Bad Goisern in Spring, Summer and Autumn

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Excursion planner through the World Heritage
There is so much to discover in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Old mines, mighty cave worlds or spectacular glaciers at romantic lakes - a paradise for cultural- and nature lovers.
» Excursion planner through the World Heritage

The Neuwildenstein Stately Home
Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation? Then why not take a look at Hand.Werk.Haus Goisern in the town's centre. Here you will find a large selection of unique handicrafts "Made in Salzkammergut" for all occasions.
» The Neuwildenstein Stately Home

Chamois Hunting Days 2017
For fans of traditions & folks music! In this summer in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt: For nowhere else than in Chamois Hunting Days are the old traditions maintained with so much humour and winking of an eye.
» Chamois Hunting Days in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt

The Landler museum
Exhibits include local history and documentation relating to the first settlements in the valley, folk culture and art, artists and photography, the famous Goisern boot/shoe maker and many more…
» The Landler museum

The oasis in the centre
The spa gardens in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt: Surrounded by old knotted trees, beautiful flower borders and a small stream. With an ad. enture playground and mini golf.
» The spa gardens in Bad Goisern

Salt Mine Hallstatt
On the trail of the "Man in Salt" in the oldest salt mine in the world. Going through tunnels which have been hand dug by people over 3000 years ago. A Family Experience!
» Salzwelten Salt Mines of Hallstatt

Mountainbiking & E-Biking

Biking around Lake Hallstatt
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the landscape around Lake Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
» Mountain Bike Tours

 © OÖ Tourismus Hochhauser | Dachsteinrunde mit dem E-Bike

Complete the Dachstein Round by E-Bike
A circuit of the Dachstein is rich and varied also in terms of the local scenery. The route includes glistening Lake Hallstatt, the lush pastureland of the Ausseerland and the Ennstal Valley.
» Complete the Dachstein Round by E-Bike

© OÖ.Tourismus/Erber

Discover the World Heritage on the bike
Nobody knows better than our guides where the most beautiful lookout spots are, which are the longest descents, the most challenging ascents, the cosiest chalets and the most magnificent circular tours!
» Guided bike tour through the World Heritage

Hiking, climing, diving and more…

Hiking around Lake Hallstatt
Hiking in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt - a very special treat! Here you will find the most beautiful hiking trails, the most popular mountain huts and Alpine pastures, impressive landscapes, guided tours and numerous insider tips about in and around the Lake Hallstatt area.

» Hiking

Outdoor providers
Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.
» Outdoor providers

A climbing paradise for beginners and the experienced
Rugged rock faces, ridges and turrets - the magical fascination can be felt immediately. Whether you are a newcomer, an experienced mountaineer or a passionate climber – you will find it around Lake Hallstatt.
» Rock Climbing

Dive Adventures
Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau
» I want to dive

© Sport Zopf Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Fancy rafting in the region of World Hertigae?
Whether you never been in a boat before, or are a weathered rafter used to all types of waters: High waves, imposing rollers and six weirs. Here is what you have been looking for!
» Rafting in pure nature

© Outdoor Leadership | Canyoning im Salzkammergut bei einem Urlaub in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Canyoning around Lake Hallstatt
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
» Canyoning

World Heritage

History & World Heritage
Since living memory it was the salt which provided the wealth for the Inner Salzkammergut. The salt is the basis for the typical ancient customs and interesting cultural peculiarities.
» UNESCO World Heritage region

Heritage Museum - A journey through time!
Discover your own personal Hallstatt period on a journey through history - from the Stone Age to the present day in the World Heritage Museum Hallstatt. History does not get any more exciting - come with us!
» World Heritage Museum Hallstatt

The World Heritage speaks many languages
Information about the World Heritage region around Lake Hallstatt in french, Italian, hungarian, czech. All World Heritage Sites are excellent choices for an excursion beyond the ordinary.
» The World Heritage speaks many languages