Winter hicking around Lake Hallstatt
Fairytale in white
Glittering ice crystals. Snow-covered hills, mountains and forests. Bizarrely shaped icicles. This is winter hiking in the Salzkammergut. Add to that the unordinary wintry silence as the soft snow swallows almost every sound. Enjoy this magical winter paradise during a relaxing hike through the magical snowy landscape of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Perfect for time-out in white!
Winter hiking in Bad Goisern & Gosau
The Bachweg in Gosau and the Traunreiterweg in Bad Goisern provide some variation in winter. The winter hiking trail in Gosau follows the Gosaubach from the Vordertal to the Hintertal.
Winter hiking in Hallstatt
Snow-covered hills and pine trees along the Waldbach stream, in Hallstatt, transform the landscape in the wildly romantic Echerntal into a magical winter wonderland. The fresh, clear winter air is healthy and puts colour into your cheeks.
Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Do you love to experience unusual original nature? Then you should definitely give snowshoeing a try. Enjoy the silence of winter, experience the untouched nature and immerse yourself into the enchanted winter wonderland far from the crowds and hustle and bustle.
Enjoy a gentle tour
The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!
How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?
The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!
Informationen at a glance
- Please remember: The cross-country ski trails and ski slopes are specifically and exclusively prepared for winter sports participants. Foot prints not only damage the slopes or cross-country tracks, but can also be dangerous for the winter sports participants. If you observe this, nothing will stand in the way of your unforgettable winter holiday is in the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region!
- Timetable skibus
Our tip for all those traveling with the ski and thermal spa buses: Download the latest timetable of the free ski bus for Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraunand the neighbouring communities as a PDF onto your tablet or smartphone. This way you are always well informed - even if you have no network available. Standing in the cold is a thing of the past.
Download: Ski bus season 2015/16 PDF (700MB)....
Magical snow – Our winter program at a glance
Winter hiking trails
Powder snow, Skiing & Snowboarding
Tobogganing and sleigh rides
Winterhits for Kids
Snowshoeing in World Heritage
Horse drawn sleigh rides
Sights in the winter
Revitalisation & more