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Resting on a lush green alpine pasture: The Dachstein-Salzkammergut-region can offer unrivalled views: rugged mountain tops, clear mountain lakes, glaciers, green alpine pastures combined with numerous walks and trips. Whereas during the hot summer somewhere else the wild waters become feeble brooks, in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun you can ride the wild waves on a kayak, a rafting boat till late autumn or other active sports.

Hiking Holidays around Lake Hallstatt

You will be spellbound by the magic world of the Dachstein and the other landmarks in the Inner Salzkammergut. Explore the most beautiful spots of this region on numerous small romantic paths and trails or on comfortable and well developed hiking trails.

» Hiking

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing has become very popular in region Dachstein-Salzkammergut over the last number of years. And no wonder – there thousands of cliffs, bluffs and crags for climbers to test their skills.

» Rock Climbing

Mountain Bike Tours

You want to bike at the most beautiful places? Well, then you have no other alternative than the Salzkammergut – no matter in what shape you are, how fast you want to go, how old you are! The tracks around the fascinating Dachstein promise no stress, breathless fun, healthy exhaustion and a mental incitation.

» Mountain Bike Tours

Rafting in pure nature

Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt | Rafting: Whether you never been in a boat before, or are a weathered rafter used to all types of waters: High waves, imposing rollers and six weirs. Here is what you have been looking for!

» Rafting in pure nature

© Sport Zopf Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee

Captain for the day

Boat rental | Experience the lakes around Hallstatt at their best – during a boat trip with friends or the whole family. Enjoy the absolute peace on Lake Gosau and the fantastic panorama of Lake Hallstatt.

» Boat rental around Lake Hallstatt

© Kraft | Bootsverleih in der Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut

Bathing at Lake Hallstatt

Dachstein Salzkammergut | Swimming/Bathing: Whether it is after a wonderful hike in the mountains, a day trip or simply a swimming day with the whole family - we offer bathing fun to suit every taste.

» Bathing in the Salzkammergut

© Knoll | Parkbad in Bad Goisern- Badeurlaub im Salzkammergut

I want to dive

Diving | Salzkammergut: The crystal clear mountain lakes of Gosau and Hallstatt are amongst the most attractive diving areas in Europe. That is what makes diving in the Salzkammergut so appealing.

» I want to dive

Paragliding at Krippenstein mountain

Flight vacation | Paragliding from Krippenstein/Obertraun - 2100 meters above sea level. This is a wonderful flying area with a fantastic panorama

» Paragliding at Krippenstein mountain

The 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!

» Outdoor Fun

Nordic walking in World Heritage

Nordic Walking - walking at a rapid pace with sticks - the gentle whole body workout for endurance, strength and fitness. Here you will find the most beautiful trails at a glance!

» Nordic walking around Lake Hallstatt

"Tight lines!“ 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.

» Fishing


There are three well maintained tennis courts at your disposal a guaranteed sport fun.

» Tennis

Golf in the Salzkammergut

Salzkammergut | Golf: Golfers will find seven dream golf courses within the Salzkammergut. Whether on the shores of Lake Fuschl, Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee or in Ausseer Land, diverse fairways, manicured greens and stunning surroundings will inspire any golfer.

» Golf in the Salzkammergut

Outdoor providers

Around Lake Hallstatt you will find a selection of outdoor providers who offer you the possibility to experience an exciting and eventful adventure.

» Outdoor providers

Magical Spots between Mountains and Lakes

From the Kalverienberg in Gosau, which offers visitors fantastic panoramas of the Gosau Valley, the romantic Koppenwinkel Lake in Obertraun with its absolute tranquillity, to the incomparable charm of the “Goiserer Seeplatzl”, the numerous enchanting locations of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut wait to be discovered. We’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful natural settings between mountains and lakes just for you—and new ideas are continually added!


Date: Sat, Jun. 23, 2018 , 14:00
Ort:  Gemeindeamt Obertraun, Obertraun 180 4831 Obertraun



Date: Fri, Jul. 13, 2018
Ort:  Bad Goisern, 4822 Bad Goisern
Austria’s biggest and toughest Mountain Bike event from July 13 until 15, 2018: A ride to hell and back!?


Date: Sat, Aug. 4, 2018 , 09:00 — 16:00
Ort:  Hallstätter See, 4830 Hallstatt
The third “Lake Hallstatt swimming marathon” takes place in the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut.


© Bernhard Höll

Hiking begins with the first step

Fancy a holiday with a difference? Backpacking and at one with unique landscape? Footloose and fancy free? Timeless and carefree? Then why not take one of the many long distance trails that lead through the holiday region around Lake Hallstatt in Austria. One of the most beautiful long distance trails is the “SalzAlpenSteig” between the romantic Lake Hallstatt and the ‘Bavarian Sea’ - Lake Chiemsee. The long distance hiking trail takes you through the most beautiful corners of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut: Over scenic hiking trails, rustic mountain huts, with unforgettable panoramic views. And who knows? Maybe we'll bump into each other? On the “SalzAlpenSteig” between Hallstatt and Lake Chiemsee in Germany.

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Quickly and securely to the most beautiful apartments, the best hotels, the most cozy guest houses (B & B's) and the most spacious holiday homes around Lake Hallstatt and the Gosau Valley. Don't look around - book now! Just a click away!

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Active Vacations around Lake Hallstatt

With its world of breathtaking mountains around Lake Hallstatt, the area around also offers everything for a unique and unforgettable active vacation in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Whether families, children or young adults, singles, groups or active vacationers – here everyone finds just what they've been looking for. The breadth of opportunities for your sports holiday in Hallstatt in Austria, combined with famous spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Ischl, makes designing an active and regenerating vacation child's play.