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.
Most wanted: You have to see these 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.
Cave world for mountaineers
Cave world, World Heritage spiral and possibly the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps – all offer the perfect setting for a day’s adventure on the Krippenstein in Obertraun.
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!
Hiking to Löckermoos High Moor
One of the most beautiful high moor lakes in Austria. A special natural spectacle for early risers. The sunrise over the small moor lake is unique. An unforgettable experience on your hiking holiday in Gosau! Fascinating impressions for all hiking enthusiasts! Also easy to get to with the slow train.
Biking for all
Salzkammergut MTB Trophy 2023
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!
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.
E-Biking around Lake Hallstatt
E-Biking | Dachstein Salzkammergut: Discover the region by E-Bike or Pedelec. Follow the well-established cycle and mountain bike trails throughout the Dachstein Salzkammergut region.
Sport & Leisure - mountains full of possibilities
One click: inspiration for active holidaysin the Salzkammergut
Hiking, climbing, water sports, mountain biking - the mountains of the Salzkammergut meet all the requirements for a varied active holiday from spring through summer to autumn. Whether calm or fast-paced - there is something for everyone.
Fishing in the Salzkammergut
Are you looking for a bit of peace and quiet during your summer holidays in the Dachstein-Salzkammergut-region? Then try out fishing in Hallsattt, Obertraun, Gosau an Bad Goisern - the lakes and rivers are crystal clear, often of drinking water quality.
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.
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.
Event calender & Highlights
All Events at a glance
What's going on in the Salzkammergut? All events at a click. Our event calendar at a click. From conventions to concerts. From nature to culture. Here you will find events in Obertraun, Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau or Bad Ischl. From tradition to hiking. The choice is yours!
Art & Culture Events in the Salzkammergut
The best of classical music, poetry, jazz, Austropop, theatre and customs through to cabaret and operetta. The best cultural events in the Salzkammergut at a click. Always up to date!
Goiserer Stand Up Fun Day in Bad Goisern
The fun highlight of the summer! Not a dry eye in the house. If you have a board and can stand up, then you are our man / woman! Register now for the funniest event in the Salzkammergut!
Traditional Events in the Salzkammergut
Genuine and down-to-earth, varied and unusual - the traditional events in the Salzkammergut. This is how you get to know the country and its people! Come and see!
Endless hiking - experience nature sustainably
Sound of nature: Best of Hiiking in the Salzkammergut - trails for every level
Summit happiness and deep valleys, shady beer gardens, fragrant meadows, culture & culinary delights along the way - that's hiking in the Salzkammergut. Nature lovers will find everything to please their hiking hearts. Get a breath of mountain air now!
Yodelling Course on the mountain
Learn to yodel with Anita Biebl Every Wednesday from 5th July to 6th September 2023from 10:00, duration 1.5 h, Meeting point Katrin cable car valley station
Breakfast in an Alpine hut
Enjoy a special kind of breakfast. Take a seat and breathe in the early morning fresh air. Surrounded by pure alpine life, accompanied by the gentle ringing of cowbells, hereyou will find the ideal conditions to start your day.
The “Hiking in Autumn Program” includes hiking tours ranging from 500 m to 2100 m above sea level from August to October in Obertraun at Lake Halls.
Service & Information
Salzkammergut Summer Card
For all bargain hunters. Available at any tourist office. Free for stays of three nights or more. Save on mountain cable cars or tourist sights. Pick up the Salzkammergut Card now. A good choice!
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.
News from the World Heritage
Here you will find information for hikers, train travelers, motorists and much more. In addition to the following latest news, we will keep you up to date via our Twitter channel.
Just beautiful This winter will be romantic
“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!
Krampus Parade in Bad Goisern 2023
The Salzkammergut Krampus Parade takes place on 7th December. 700 "Krampusses" and demons, St Nicholasses and good angels will assemble once again in the market square in Bad Goisern for this annual event.
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.
A winter fairy tale
Sking, Cross-country skiing, tobogganing, … there are many sides to winter holidays in the Gosau Valley.