Gosau in Salzkammergut

The picturesque village of Gosau is located on the Upper Austrian side of the Dachstein West hiking region, in the heart of the Salzkammergut.

Here, the green lush alpine meadows and unique views of the Dachstein glacier and the Gosaukamm massif invite you to relax. Hiking enthusiasts, families and mountain fans all get their money's worth here.

Hiking region Gosau

Starting from Gosausee, the Gosaukamm cable car takes you up to the Zwieselalm hiking region, which is the starting point for numerous hiking options and climbing tours. On the Zwieselalm, well-marked paths suitable for pushchairs lead across lush alpine meadows and through green mountain forests to the inviting alpine huts.

Experienced mountain experts can enjoy the via ferrata and will be just as happy here as leisurely hikers and people who like to take a break in the huts. On marked hiking trails you can't get lost and enjoy the silence of the mountain.


Gondola comfortably to the Zwieselalm
Use the cable car as the ideal entry point to the Dachstein West hiking region and enjoy the fantastic view of the Dachstein Glacier, Gosausee and Gosaukamm during the comfortable ascent. In just 4 minutes, the Gosaukamm cable car takes you from the Gosausee to Zwieselalm, the perfect starting point for leisurely walks, hikes or extended mountain tours.

Tip: There is a large free car park right next to the valley station of the Gosaukammbahn and the bus stop is right in front of the main entrance to the valley station.

Rent hiking equipment

You want to go hiking but don't have the right equipment? At the Best of Hiking-Test Centre in Gosau at Dachstein you can rent and test hiking equipment free of charge. From hiking backpacks to rain jackets and hiking boots, everything is available!
Simply drop by the Gosau Tourist Office and try it out!

Hiking with a pushchair

Tip: For families with small children, free off-road rental pushchairs are available for a hike on the Zwieselalm. So you can also explore the wonderful alpine pasture area on the Zwieselalm with your little ones.

Simply pick up a pushchairs at the mountain station of the Gosaukamm cable car, explore the Zwieselalm and return it after use.

Donnerkogel via ferrata

Ready for an adventure? On the Intersport via ferrata Donnerkogel in the Dachstein West hiking region, enthusiastic mountain adventurers experience climbing fun at the highest level.

You climb up the airy ridge on the Donnerkogel in four stages on the Via Ferrata using steel ropes and stepping pins. The ultimate adrenaline kick awaits you on the 40-metre-long sky ladder, the highlight of every climbing tour.

Accommodation in Gosau

For family-friendly accommodation, affordable package deals, numerous leisure activities and holiday activities, please contact the Gosau Tourist Office. Or you can book your hiking holiday online right here:

Contact Gosaukammbahn

Are you planning a trip to the Zwieselalm in Gosau and still have questions? Our Customer Service Team of the Gosaukamm cable car will be happy to provide you with information at any time.

Gosaukamm cable car:
Dachstein Tourismus AG
Gosauer Bergbahnen
Gosauseestraße 148
4824 Gosau
Phone +43 50 140
E-mail: gosau@dachstein.at

PS: In winter, Dachstein West invites you to ski, snowshoe or shred in Upper Austria's largest ski region.