“Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

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 in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut - whatever the season or weather!

Switch off rather than switching over

For once let your spirit roam free, be one with nature and sit back and completely relax. This is the reason visitors from all over the world continue to visit the numerous “Glücksplätze” (Places of happiness) in the Salzkammergut each year. For happiness is a state of inner strength and equilibrium, self-discovery and responsibility. Anyone who has ever watched the sunset from the comfortable bench, at the edge of the small Koppenwinkel lake in Obertraun, will know what power these very special places give off. Here we have selected the most beautiful places of happiness with their unique history in Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun. Switch off, instead of just in changing program! We hope you enjoy discovering the places of happiness in and around the Lake Hallstatt area!

Place of happiness at a glance

Kalvarienberg church in Gosau

Gosau | Kalvarienberg Church: From this ‘Glücksplatz’ (place of happiness), built in 1775 by a Hallstatt salt merchant, you have a wonderful panoramic view of the entire Gosau valley.

» Place of happiness: Kalvarienberg church in Gosau

 © Kraft | Glücksplätze in Gosau: Kalvarienbergkirche

Löckernmoos & Wildfrauenloch in Gosau

Gosau | Löckernmoos & Wildfrauenloch: This name originated from a legend – for it is said that on “Vorderen Grubalm” there once lived wild (‘wild’ is here to be understood as ‘shy’) virgins in a crevice - the so-called " Wildfrauenloch " (wild woman hole).

» Glücksplätze: Löckernmoos & Wildfrauenloch in Gosau

© Kraft | Glücksplätze in Gosau: Löckermoos & Wildfrauenloch

Koppenwinkel lake in Obertraun

Obertraun on Lake Hallstatt | Koppen lake: powerful, inspiring and at times breath-taking ‘Glücksplatz’ (place of happiness) in the Koppenwinkel nature reserve. Ideal for re-energizing!

» Place of happiness: Koppenwinkel lake in Obertraun

© Kraft | Glücksplätze in Obertraun: Koppenwinkelsee / Koppenlacke im Naturschutzgebiet Koppenwinkel

"'s Goiserer Seeplatzl" on Lake Hallstatt

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt |“ s'Goiserer Seeplatzl”: In the middle of the romantic ‘Ostuferwanderweg’ (East shore hiking trail) between Bad Goisern and Obertraun with a culinary connection! Perfect for a holiday afternoon in the World Heritage region!

» Place of happiness: "'s Goiserer Seeplatzl" on Lake Hallstatt

Catholic church of St. Agatha

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Catholic church of St. Agatha: Draw strength at one of the most beautiful places in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region.

» Places of happiness: Catholic church of St. Agatha

© Kraft | Glücksplätze im Salzkammergut: Katholische Kirche von Sankt Agatha in Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee.

Waldbachstrub Waterfall

Hallstatt | Waldbachstrub: Impressive waterfall in the romantic Hallstatt Echerntal. ‘Glücksplatz’ with cult status!

» Place of happiness: Waldbachstrub Waterfall

© Kraft Waldbachstrub Wasserfall in Hallstatt

Places of happiness: Hoher Sarstein - The peak of emotions!

Bad Goisern | Incomparable mountain panorama combined with boundless freedom. A Front row seat in the World Heritage for the experienced mountain hiker! 

» Places of happiness: Hoher Sarstein

© Kraft | Entdecken Sie die Glücksplätze bei Ihrem Urlaub im Salzkammergut: Hoher Sarstein in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.

Places of happiness: Gosau Lacke

Gosau | Small mountain lake between the two larger Gosau lakes. Especially recommended during the play of colours of autumn leaves. Here you can really let your spirit roam free!

» Places of happiness: Gosau Lacke

© Kraft | “Glücksplatz“ Gosaulacke bei einem Urlaub in Gosau in der UNESCO Welterberegion Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut

Stay up to date!

Do you have questions about other places of happiness places around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau? Your hosts and the friendly staff of the tourist information offices will be happy to provide you with help and advice. We wish you a relaxing time at the places of happiness in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!

Information at a glance

  • Tourist Office Bad Goisern
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut
    Kirchengasse 4
    A- 4822 Bad Goisern, Österreich
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 10
    E-Mail: info@dachstein-salzkammergut.at
    Bus stop: Bad Goisern Mitte/B145

    Opening times Tourist Office Bad Goisern:
    December to May: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9:00 - 13:00 hrs.
    June to October: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 18:00 hrs / Sat, Sun & Holidays 9:00 - 15:00 hrs.
    November: Mon – Fri 8:30 - 17:00 hrs. / Sat, Sun & Holiday closed