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.
Discover Bad Goisern in Spring, Summer and Autumn
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
International Summer Music Camp
Children, youth, students as well as adults have the possibility to get unforgettable moments with famous teachers. Five days with music and adventure.
» Music Summer Camp on Lake Hallstatt
Luther and Lake Hallstatt
Special exhibition at the Heimatmuseum (museum of local history) Bad Goisern. The impact of the Reformation on Bad Goisern and the Salzkammergut. A must see exhibition! Daily from July to September 2017.
» Luther and Lake Hallstatt
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
Natural spectacle - Here the landscape is the star of the show
Discover natural experiences in a class of their own: Unforgettable mountain trips with magical sunsets and rises or magical energetic places to suit every taste. Simply irresistible!
» Natural spectacle
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
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
Mountainbiking & E-Biking
Salzkammergut MTB Trophy 2016 in Bad Goisern
A challenge in the World Heritage region: With the Mountain Bike Trophy, the Junior Trophy, the "Hill Climb" and the unicycle downhill competition in the middle of July. Have you already registered?
» Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy 2017
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Winter time in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
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
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!
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
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