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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. 


Traffic news
19.9. - 13.10.2022
Salzkammergut Railway closed in autumn

For all those who would like to travel by train to the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein this Autumn. Please note: From 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022, the entire railway line between the stations "Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad - Stainach Irdning" will be closed due to construction and renovation work

All Change!
Bus instead of Train

A rail replacement service has been set up for travellers during this period. Buses will then take passengers to, among other places, Bad Goisern, Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun.

Stops at a glance

Getting on/off options for rail replacement services in the World Heritage area of Bad Goisern am Lake Hallstatt / Gosau:
Bad Goisern Jodschwefelbad railway station (B145) Bad Goisern market square Nearby: Bad Goisern town centre / local history museum / Hand.Werk.Haus

  • Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt)
    Transfer options in the direction of Gosau / Gosautal / Gosausee
  • Obersee (Municipality of Bad Goisern)
    Between the stops "Steeg-Gosau" and "Obersee" there will be a call taxi during the construction works (19.09. - 13.10.2022). You can reach the taxi operator, Taxi Rastl, at the following telephone number: +43 (0) 6131 542. Registration at least 60 minutes before departure.
    Meeting points Steeg-Gosau railway station (forecourt) and at the stairway to the Obersee stop.
  • Hallstatt & Obertraun:
    Hallstatt Lahn (bus terminal)
    Nearby: Town Centre / Salzwelten
    Obertraun-Dachsteinhöhlen Train Station (forecourt) Obertraun Gasthaus Koppenrast Nearby: Koppental & Koppenbrüller Caves

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
    Download & print now



Please note
“Ostuferwanderweg” (East Shore Hiking Trail) Latest
Information for hikers and bikers
No return options by train in autumn

Dear hikers and bikers, please note that the railway line along Lake Hallstatt will be closed from 19th September 2022 to 13th October 2022 due to construction and renovation work.

Bus Instead of Train

During this time, there are no return options by train.
The station "Obersee" is also affected. The railway has arranged a rail replacement service for this period.
Return buses are available from the stops "Traun-Brücke" in Steeg / Bad Goisern and "Resort" in Obertraun.

Path is open!

Another note: The hiking trail and also the cycle path are passable during the period of construction work. The Seeraunzn restaurant is open.

Questions about the ferry service?

It is not yet clear whether the ferry will operate between Hallstatt town and Hallstatt train station during the period in question. According to information provided by the ferry operators “Hallstättersee Schifffahrt” on 2nd August 2022, there will probably be a limited ferry service.
Questions? If you have any questions on this subject, please send them directly to:

  • Special service for travellers
    Timetable for rail replacement services
    09.09.2022 - 13.10.2022
    All information in one compact PDF file
    Download & print now



Rundfahrtschiff fahren!
Lake Hallstatt Shipping Latest
No ferry traffic from mid-September to mid-October 2022
Tours ships will still run!

Dear Guests & Hikers

Please note that between 19th September 2022 and 13th October 2022 there will be work on the rail network of the Austrian Federal Railway (ÖBB). During this period there is a rail replacement service between the "Goisern Jodschwefelbad" and "Stainach Irdning" train stations.

No train - no ferry!

During this period the ferry service between the landing stages "Hallstatt Bahnhof" and "Hallstatt Markt" is suspended. There will be no ferry service!

Rundfahrtsschiff "Hallstatt" fährt!
Allerdings besteht die Möglichkeit, mit dem Rundfahrtschiff zum Bahnhof bzw. nach Hallstatt zu fahren.

Round trip ship "Hallstatt" is running!

However, it is possible to take the round trip ship to the train station or to Hallstatt.

Departure Times at a Glance
From Hallstatt Market
11:00 - 15:00

From Hallstatt Lahn
11:10 - 15:10

From Hallstatt station to Hallstatt
11:40 – 15:40

Hiking trail is open!

The Ostuferweg (East Shore path) is open for hikers and cyclists during the entire period. Please note that during this period there is only a return option by bus of the rail replacement service or the regular post bus.

Your editors wish you a pleasant holiday

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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.

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!

The oasis in the centre

Shady trees, a small stream, lots of benches to "unwind" and plenty of peace and quiet. The “Kurpark” (spa park) of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt brings a time-out to everyday life - and right in the centre. An oasis of peace and relaxation. See you there!

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. Extended opening times. More time to enjoy the mountains.

Indian Summer in the Salzkammergut

The Salzkammergut in autumn - so colourful, so diverse!

Discover the gorgeous colours of autumn in the World Heritage region. It’s time for spectacular mountains, breathtaking sites and culinary delights. You will find it all during your autumn holiday in the Salzkammergut!

“Ostuferwanderweg“ (East shore hiking trail)

A symphony of mountains and lake. The hiking experience for the whole family. Just the thing for a day trip to Lake Hallstatt. Pleasure hiking at its best.

Gosauer Panorama-Weg

Always have the Gosaukamm in front of your eyes. The path firmly in view. And the Gosau valley at your feet. For everyone who wants relaxed hiking. The nature trail for large and small hiking fans.

Heilbronn Circular Hiking Trail

Feel freedom. Leave everything behind. Just let your mind wander. At 2000 meters through the unique karst landscape. Climb into a shark’s jaws and live to tell the tale.

Biking for all

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.

Bed & Bike

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!

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!

Event calender & Highlights

"Literally Masterful"! Master Summer 2022: Special exhibition in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt

This year, the Masters' Summer in the Salzkammergut Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern presents itself as "literally masterful". Around forty exhibitors will be presenting products made by master craftsmen.

This year, the imperial summer residence is once again home for Tracht and dirndl. Discover the world of traditional costume and weave yourself in the fabric of history.

Colourful autumn events

Autumn is the time for hiking. However, numerous other events are very popular with autumn holidaymakers in the Salzkammergut. Here you will find the highlights from September to November.

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.

Best of Mountains

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!

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.

Unforgettable nights in the mountains

Why not combine an unforgettable hiking tour with a cosy night in a romantic mountain hut? Yes, why not indeed! Forego all the frills and get back to nature - to the simple life!

Mountain Moments

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.

Via Ferrata

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.

Five Lakes Via Ferrata on the Katrin near Bad Ischl

See five Salzkammergut lakes - only the "intermediate" via ferrata on Bad Ischl's Katrin excursion mountain can offer this. The tour covers about 150 metres in altitude and takes about two hours. The ascent is by cable car.

Ewige Wand Via Ferrata

Ewige-Wand-Klettersteig: A short but nevertheless very exposed via ferrata, which, on its own, is less interesting. However, this climb can be combined with the original "Leadership Klettersteig"“ to the summit of the Predigstuhl along a marked footpath.

Mountain Climb "Großer Donnerkogel“

Conquer approximately 1100 metres of climbing and rugged mountain crags up to 400 m in height. This mountain climb is divided into three sections of varying degrees of difficulty. Brand new: 40-meter-long "Jacob’s ladd

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.

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!

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.

he magic of water

Hiking and mountain biking is getting more and more popular, but also rafting, canyoning, kayaking be the ultimate recreation for a sporty tourist!

Special moments

Daily Guided Canyoning Tours

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

Guided Sea Kayak and Canoe Tours on Lake Hallstatt

The nature experience of summer! Daily from 1st of May to 26th of October 2022! By appointment only! Tour duration: about 3 hours.

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 2022. Registration is essential!

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 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.

Next Winter in Bad Goisern

Ski & snowboard - Season start on 3.12. & 24.12.2022 in Gosau & Obertraun

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.

“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 2022

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.

A Procession of light and sound

The "Glöcklerlauf" on Lake Hallstatt is a time-honoured local tradition on 5th January 2016. This is hardly surprising, as it is believed that the illuminated head decorations and the ringing of the bells bring good luck into the community in the coming year!

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