Places of happiness: Gosau Lacke - © Kraft

Places of happiness: Gosau Lacke

Relax and enjoy

There are many “Glücksplätze” (places of happiness) in the Salzkammergut region, but the little body of water situated between the front and rear Gosau lakes, called “Gosaulacke” is certainly one of the most beautiful energetic places in Gosau – especially in autumn. The small pool of water is shallow, and only experiences a very small permanent inflow from the Launigg karst spring and the small Brandsee. But when the snow melts or after heavy rains the Gosaulacke can be filled by the overflowing Hinterer Gosausee and then runs itself into the nearby Vorderen Lake Gosau. In dry periods however, the small lake whose water quality varies between excellent clear and turbid, disappears. Here you can just sit back and unwind.

Our tip: A hike to “Glücksplatz” Gosaulacke can be combined perfectly with a tour to the Hinterer Lake Gosau.

“Glücksplätze” - Places of happiness

Heavenly Perspective

Lace up your hiking boots, load up your backpack and hit the trail! Enjoy gorgeous natural surroundings, charming architecture and friendly people as you wander down idyllic lanes and paths. The daily grind gets left behind and your head becomes as clear as the air in the high alpine landscape of the UNESCO World Heritage Region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Along the well-marked paths, you will find the ideal conditions for escaping the monotony of everyday life. Whether you’re a passionate mountain hiker or a nature enthusiast, traveling alone or with the entire family, you’ll enjoy scaling our regional peaks. In our comprehensive route planner, you’ll discover a variety of suggestions for creating your ideal hike. You can pick up a detailed hiking map at one of the four tourist offices of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Each map describes favourite routes for exploring Hallstatt, Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau and Obertraun. We hope you’ll have a wonderful time discovering the wonders between our mountains and lakes!

Informationen at a glance

  • • Hiking time from the car park at the Vorderen Lake about 1 hour
    • Further hiking possibilities: to the Hinteren (rear) Lake Gosau (about 45 minutes) and the Alpine tours to the Adamekhütte (4 hours) and through the Radltal to Hallstatt (8 hours).
    • Road surface: gravel road
  • Note for bikers:
    The trip around the Vorderen Lake Gosau, to the "lucky place Gosaulacke" and the Hinteren Lake Gosau, is not allowed by bicycle. There is a traffic ban! The ride to Ebenalm in Gosau on a mountain bike, a few meters along the left bank of the Vorderen Lake Gosau is permitted! Thank you for your understanding!

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