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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. 

Corona Special

Here you will find an overview of cancelled events, the closure of places of interest and further information on the topic of “Corona virus precautions”.

Everything closed!

First of all: The places Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun are still freely accessible. However, as a protective measure against the worldwide raging Corona virus, all sights such as the salt mine, the museum or the ski areas in Gosau and Obertraun are closed. Restaurants, bars and cafes have also closed their doors. The same applies to souvenir shops. Local suppliers such as supermarkets, butchers and bakeries are not affected by the closures. Petrol stations, drug stores and pharmacies are also open. The tourist offices in the four locations of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut have closed to the public and can only be reached by phone and email. You can find the contact below. How long this exceptional circumstances will last is unfortunately not yet foreseeable.

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Long Delays on the
Weekends & Detour for Salzberg hikers!

Attention car and bus drivers: From 17th of February to 30th of April 2020 there will be longer waiting times on the L 547 at the Hallstatt Tunnel. This is due to extensive renovation work in one of the two tunnel sections. A traffic light control has been set up. Expect to wait around 10 minutes.

Long Delays on the Weekends

On weekends and especially on extended weekends, tailbacks can cause the waiting times to be longer. Waiting times of up to 40 minutes are quite possible! Please plan this during your visit to Hallstatt.

Bus Delays

Due to this renovation there are also massive delays and connection problems in the bus transport. The possibility of missing connections on bus lines 543 and 542 cannot be ruled out by the red light phases.

Detour for Salzberg hikers!

Dear hikers, between 10.03.2020 to 27.03.2020 two of three hiking routes from Hallstatt to the Salzberg will be closed due to construction work. During this period, the only option to take the path via the so-called "Marienruhe". The narrow gravel path, with numerous steps, starts behind the cemetery of the Catholic Church (centre) and leads to the Salzberg in about 75 minutes on foot. As an alternative, we can also recommend a ride on the Salzberg cable car. You can find times below.

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Sights

© Kraft | Ausflugsplaner für die Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Top Sights

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.

© Salzwelten AG

Daily tours through the Saltmine in Hallstatt

The saltmine of Hallstatt will be closed from Moday 16th of March 2020.

© Schöpf | Tägliche Führung durch die Dachstein Eishöhle in Obertraun

Daily tours through the Ice cave

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 1st of May to 2nd of November 2020.

Summer events

All Events at a glance

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.

Summer events

Magical caves, deep tunnels and sporting challenges - here you can find an overview of the best events from June to August at a glance.

Salzkammergut MTB Trophy 2020

More than 5.000 participants from 40 nations make the Salzkammergut Trophy Austria's biggest MTB marathon. One of the most spectacular marathon tracks in Europe!

Photo Walk on 2000 meters

Photo walk with the nature photographer, author and expert of ancient forests Matthias Schickhofer in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kurztext.

Chamois Hunting Days 2020

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.

Violin festival in Bad Goisern

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.

Outdoor in the summer

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.

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.

© 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.

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.

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!

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.

Winter time in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

“Silent Night“ in the Salzkammergut

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!

Winter in Austria

Winter conjures our region into a true fairy-tale world. A perfect winter day full of the promise of endless fun

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.

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.

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.

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