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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. 

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Corona Special
Entry & Testing:
Important things to know before your holiday

A look at the most important things that you need to know before your holiday in Austria and thus also in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

A warm welcome

From gastronomy and accommodation to leisure activities: Austria ended the lockdown in mid-May 2021 and tourist travel is finally possible again! Austria's hosts are looking forward to welcoming you.
For your safety, special protective measures will apply during summer 2021.
FFP2 masks are part of good manners in indoor areas accessible to the public, such as in public transport, museums, in shops or in cable cars. Austria is top for the number of Corona tests carried out. We not only regularly test your hosts, but also make the testing infrastructure available to our guests.

Everything about entering Austria

Since May, the obligation for quarantine for entry from countries classified by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) as green, orange or light red is no longer applicable. For entry from light red countries you need a recent test, a vaccination certificate or proof of a passed corona infection. Details are still being worked out. As soon as they are made available, you will find them on our page with all information about your entry. Please bear in mind that not only the Austrian regulations are relevant, but also the measures of your home country, especially with regard to your return journey.

  • (PCR test) not older than 72 hours
  • (Antigen Rapid Test) not older than 48 hours
  • Vaccination certificate or an antibody test for those who have recovered
  • Entry without a test result: a test must be carried out at the latest 24 hours after entry at your own expense

Online form for entry to Austria and
the World Heritag Region of Hallstatt

Since February 2021, according to the current entry regulation, travellers are required to register online. You can find more information on registration at the following link - there you will also find the form for online registration:

This is how the "entry tests" work

Visit a restaurant, the cinema, the theatre ... All the leisure activities that one would not want to miss out on, even whilst on holiday, are possible again! For your safety, a so-called “entry test” is always necessary wherever many people come together in a confined space. This means: You need proof of a current negative test, vaccination or of a recovery from a corona infection.

 

Test Stations on Holiday

Dear readers, for cable cars and sights around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley, the rules applies: Vaccinated. Tested. Recovered. We have summarised for you below, the most important testing opportunities in Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, the Gosau Valley, Obertraun and Bad Ischl. Please register online or by phone.

Test Stations for Bad Goisern and Gosau

  • Gosau Cultural Centre near the swimming pool

    Test times
    Monday and Wednesday
    16:00 - 18:00 hrs.
    By appointment only, by phone or via the homepage of the “Baumhaus” pharmacy in Bad Goisern
  • Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt
    Pharmacy in the “Baumhaus”

    on the Salzkammergut B145 main road near the Spar supermarket
    Test times
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 - 12:00 hrs.
    14:00 p.m. - 18:00 hrs.
    Saturday
    8:00 - 12:00 hrs.
    By appointment only, by phone or via the homepage of the “Baumhaus” pharmacy in Bad Goisern


Test Stations for Hallstatt and Obertraun

  • Sonja Gapp
    Doctor’s Practice Hallstatt / Obertraun
    Consultation hours Praxis Hallstatt
    Monday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
    Tuesday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
    Wednesday
    17:00 – 19:00 hrs.
    Friday
    09:00 – 12:00 hrs.
  • Subject to changes

Test Stations in Bad Ischl

Important information about the openings on May 19th

3G applies to all tourism businesses: guests have access if they have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.
In order to avoid waiting times, please come to the catering trade already tested.
(No test requirement in retail and when picking up in restaurants because less than 15 minutes)

Upper Austria Tourism: www.oberoesterreich.at/service/aktuelle-information.html
Opening rules WKO: www.sichere-gastfreundschaft.at/#lp-pom-block-2481

Valid tests:
1. Negative PCR test (valid for 3 days)
2. Negative antigen test from test street, pharmacy, etc. (valid for 2 days)
3. Negative controlled self-test (valid for 2 days)
4. School tests for access also apply to children

5. New from 19.5. Recognition of living room tests using a QR code (valid for 1 day): In addition to the five test kits per person from the pharmacy to date, every household will receive a pack of 20 test kits per month including QR codes from May 18th. Take a picture of the QR code and your negative test result. The confirmation will be sent by email or SMS. This is recognized as an entry test for 24 hours.

Vaccination: Proof by means of a vaccination certificate, vaccination card or printout. Valid from the 22nd day after the first vaccination.
Recovery: separation notice (up to 6 months after recovery), antibody test (up to 3 months nG)

Tests for domestic and foreign guests

  • Please arrive with a test in your pocket (for foreign guests a corresponding test certificate is required when crossing the border)
  • Rapid antigen tests can be carried out in public test stations (valid for 48 hours; also for foreign guests without an Austrian e-card)
  • Self-test under supervision in the municipalities (valid for 48 hours; also for foreign guests without an Austrian e-card)
  • Self-tests and living room tests with QR code or official registration (valid for 24 hours; attention: this test does not apply to border crossings) - Austrian guests, including those from other federal states, can bring these tests with them from home and also use them on vacation. They apply throughout Austria.
  • Please note: rapid antigen tests in pharmacies are only available for Austrians with an e-card (valid for 48 hours)
  • Point of sale tests are an "emergency solution" for companies to test guests who cannot show a negative COVID-19 test (valid only in this one company)

 6 free test centers

  • Kongresshaus: daily 8:00 -12: 30 & 13:00 16:45.
  • Hospital: Mon-Fri: 6-7: 45 a.m. and 4-7: 45 p.m., Sat. + Sun .: 9:00 – 14:45
  • Rathaus (Pfarrgasse 11, 2nd courtyard): Mon, Wed, Fri from 10:00 to 13:00. and 17:00 to 19:00, registration information will follow.
  • Spa pharmacy , Tel. 0800-220 330
  • Marien-Apotheke , Tel. +43 (0) 6132 26 929
  • Esplanande pharmacy : +43 (0) 06132 234270
  • Registration for free testing at:
    Online https://ooe.oesterreich-testet.at
    Telephone: 0800-220 330 ( 7 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • You will receive the test result after approx. 25-30 minutes.
    Without registration, there may be waiting times.
  • Contact
    Trinkhalle Bad Ischl
    Corona Test Station

    Auböckplatz 5
    4820 Bad Ischl
    Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 732-7720-0
    Impfhotline: 0800-555 621
  • Trinkhalle Bad IschL
    Corona Test Station
    Test times

    Monday - Saturday
    08:00 - 17:00 hrs.
    Sunday and Holiday closed.
  • Subject to changes!

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

Your editorial team.

A brief explanation of the green pass

Entry into Austria is only permitted to those who have been vaccinated against Corona, have recovered or have tested negative. They then have access to gastronomy, tourism or sports. A green passport should support this ... This document, which is issued digitally, is a QR code. This is stored on your smartphone phone. The pass is used to store data such as proof of a corona vaccination, evidence of a negative test or whether someone is considered recovered. If you don't have a smartphone, you can also print out the pass. Austria wants to offer and introduce the green pass from June.

What do I need for Cable Cars & Co.?

Proof of being tested, vaccinated or recovered, applies in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut to the following excursion destinations and cable cars, among others:

  • Funicular to the Skywalk in Hallstatt
  • Archaeological excavations Sports shop Janu
  • Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern
  • Hallstatt ossuary
  • Hallstatt World Heritage Museum
  • Gosaukammbahn to the Zwieselalm
  • Hallstatt Salt Mine
  • Cave worlds Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Dachstein Krippenstein
  • Cable car to the summit and the Five Fingers
    Koppenbrüller cave
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Accommodation booking options

Questions?

If you have any questions on these topics, please contact the staff at Tourism Information.

Please note

Due to the current situation, changes can occur at any time.
We look forward to your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut and wish you a relaxing and restful holiday. See you in the heart of Austria.

Your editorial team.

 

Summer fun in `21

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.

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. .

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!

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.

Salzkammergut MTB Trophy 2021

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.

Discover the World Heritage on the bike

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!

Everything for Mountain Fanatics

Best of hiking

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!

Hütteneckalm - very close to paradise

Pamper your soul with an incredible view of the World Heritage region while the Hütteneckalm team take care of your creature comforts. It doesn’t get any better!

Holiday for body and soul

Switch off and recharge the energy of life - this is the goal of many hikers and nature lovers who visit the numerous “Glücksplätze” (Places of happiness) each year around Lake Hallstatt - whatever the season or weather!

Guided hikes

Feel as a team. Enjoy conversations, laugh and move, get out of breath, arrive together and look down into the valley and enjoy the wonderful views.

Active Holiday in 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.

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.

Stand-Up-Paddling in the Salzkammergut

The lakes in the Salzkammergut offer the best conditions for this new trend sport. Give it a go. You can find all the required information in this article. Get on board and off you go!

Experience the Unusual

Guided Sea Kayak and Canoe Tours on Lake Hallstatt

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2021! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Unique Rope Experience in Bad Goisern

There are suspension bridges, balancing trees, rope swing, flying fox slides, abseiling points, short via ferrata climbs and much more to explore. Please note: Registration is essential!

Guided Climbing Offers in the Salzkammergut

Via ferrata training for beginners and advanced - guided via ferrata tours. Bookable daily. From 1st of May to 26th of October 2021. Registration is essential!

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!

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.

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.

Service & Information

Salzkammergut Experience Ticket

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.

Vacations in the Snow – A Winter Preview

“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!

Ski & snowboard

Pros and advanced skiers, beginners and those new to snow - for all of these Gosau and Obertraun has the right conditions to enjoy their skiing holiday in Dachstein Salzkammergut-region.

Krampus Parade in Bad Goisern 2021

The Salzkammergut Krampus Parade is to take 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.

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.

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