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

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

Snow boot hiking
Discover nature with snowshoes on your feet: Enjoy the peaceful and quiet winter landscape, discover untouched nature and immerse yourself in the magic winter wonderlands far away from any hustle and bustle.
» Snow boot hiking

World Heritage Advent in Austria
Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.
» World Heritage Advent in Austria

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

© Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH

Discount Winter Card
Take advantage of the Salzkammergut Winter Card and enjoy discounts for many winter offers in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.
» Salzkammergut Winter-Card

Free Ski bus shuttle
Stress-free skiing - Travel with the free ski bus. This makes snowboarding and skiing even more fun and saves cash in the UNESCO World Herotage of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!
» Let us take you to the ski piste for free

©OÖ.Tourismus/Erbe / Essen & Trinken in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

An indulging holiday for all your senses
Gourmets, wine lovers and connoisseurs are right at home around Lake Hallsattt: For here fragrances, dishes, tastes and recipes come together from all directions.
» Food & Drink around Lake Hallstatt

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

© Kraft | Ballonwoche in Gosau 2013

Don’t let this adventure get up and away from you!
Balloon Week 2014: "Fly over" deep snow covered woods and fields, rivers and lakes and enjoy the soothing view of the wintry romantic Salzkammergut. Book your dream winter now!
» Hot Air Balloon Week 2015

Evening tours of the Salt Mines
Every Wednesday evening at 19.00 hrs., there is the shuttle bus from various bus stops in Hallstatt, which will bring you comfortably to the front gates of the salt mine in Altausee and of course back again.
» Mountain of treasures

© Kraft | Schneeschuhwandern mit dem Yeti Schneeschuh-Ticket in Obertraun am Hallstättersee

Easy snowshoeing in Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt
Without lengthy registration, endless preparations and long journeys. Winter hiking for the spontaneous with the Yeti snowshoe ticket on Lake Hallstatt. It doesn’t get any easier!
» Snowshoeing for spontaneous adventurers

A Procession of light and sound
The "Glöcklerlauf" is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January. The illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells are believed to bring good luck in the coming year!
» Glöcklerlauf - A fascinating, traditional event

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

Summer time

© 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

Salzkammergut MTB Trophy 2015 in Bad Goisern
A challenge in the World Heritage region: With the Mountain Bike Trophy on the 10th ofJuly 2016, the Junior Trophy, the "Hill Climb" and the unicycle downhill competition. Have you already registered?
» Salzkammergut Mountainbike Trophy 2015

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

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

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!
» Hallstatt Salt Worlds

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

(c9 Kraft | Seeschifffahrt Hallsattt

Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt
Whether large or small trip – this is where you will find an overview of daily excursions from May through October on Lake Hallstatt. Cast off and Ship Ahoy!
» Daily cruises on Lake Hallstatt

Gift ideas for every occasion!
Still not found any souvenirs from your vacation on Lake Hallstatt? 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

Bathing at Lake Hallstatt
Swimming/Bathing: Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.
» Bathing in the Salzkammergut

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