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.
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.
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…
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 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.
Multimedia shows, cave bears and rope bridge: The completely reconstructed Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice. Open daily from 27th April to 27th Octobe 2019.
Feel the magic of bygone days and immerse yourself in a magical realm of glistening salt crystals, mysterious mine tunnels, where history comes alive. Open daily to 5th January 2020 & 1st February to 30th December 2020.
Mountainbiking & E-Biking
Whether you ride a mountain bike to achieve sporting ambitions or for pure enjoyment, the landscape around Lake Hallstatt is a bikers' paradise.
Still searching for a suitable accommodation for your unforgettable mountain bike holiday in the Salzkammergut? Here you will find our excellent bike orientated hosts at the click of a button - - and you can also book directly!
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!
Summer events 2019
What's happening? In our event calendar you will find the best tips for your holiday in the heart of Austria. We hope you enjoy browsing and have an unforgettable holiday in the Salzkammergut.
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.
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!
Discover the beauties of Lake Hallstatt on a “Guided Canoe Tour”. Ideal for the whole family or small groups. Daily tours of about 3 ½ hours. Outdoor fun for all water lovers!
A mountain race for classic cars and motorbikes in two equally judged distances of 7 km. Starting point is at the market place with destination "Berghof Predigstuhl". Participation is open to all owners of antique vehicles.
Yodel-Ay-Ee-Oooo! From 26th to 28th July 2019. A weekend full of sound, surrounded by the beautiful nature of the Dachstein Mountains.
Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.
It is nice, but not enough to watch traditional festivals just on TV. At the violin festival in Bad Goisern and this tour package, you experience music with your own eyes and ears.
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.
Outdoor sports at a glance
Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.
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.
Water is the source of life and the past begins under water – experience the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site of Hallstatt and Gosau
Sometimes wild, sometimes picturesque - definitely natural! Beautiful gorges & canyons and many new experiences and adventures await you while canyoning in the World Heritage.
Nordic Walking - walking at a rapid pace with sticks - the gentle whole body workout for endurance, strength and fitness. Here you will find the most beautiful trails at a glance!
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.
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 hiking experience for all nature lovers. Seven-day trekking with summit ascents. On the trail of salt and alpine farming, of mountain pioneers and the "eternal" ice of the Hallstatt glacier. Places are limited - so register now!
The Alpine summer is the best time in the mountains not only for nature lovers, hikers and mountain bikers.
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.
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!
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.
Winter time in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
Winter conjures our region into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun
Reflective, down to earth, delicious! Enjoy the pre-Christmas period in the Salzkammergut. A pleasure for all your senses! Where time stands still! Let yourself be enchanted. The place to be!
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.
Service & Information
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.
Easy and convenient way to obtain your tickets for the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). All information about buying tickets in the tourist offices of Hallstatt and Bad Goisern.
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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.