Hiking Tips Gosau

Amazingly diverse – just like the endless views of the panoramic Alps – there are plenty of opportunities for enjoying leisure and freedom here on the Zwieselalm in Gosau.

There is something for everyone here – with long walks or climbing tours or casual strolls. Even if you just want to spend a few hours escaping from everyday life, soaking up the sun in the meadows and enjoying a hearty local snack!

You are sure to find everything your heart desires in the Gosau–Zwieselalm walking region and with the Gosaukamm cable car you get comfortably to the mountain in just 4 minutes with fantastic views of the Dachstein & Gosaukamm!

The best walking tips & tour suggestions:

Note: This is of course only a small variety of hiking possibilities in Dachsten West!

Pärchen wandert in Gosau

Zwieselalm circular route

Route No. 49/611
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Difficulty: blue/red

A well signposted trail leads from the mountain station with slight inclines to the Gablonzerhütte and Breiningalm huts (10 minutes), to the Sonnenalm hut (20 minutes), to the Zwieselalmhöhe peak (30 minutes) and the Zwieselalmhütte hut (40 minutes).

From the Zwieselalmhütte, follow the Herrenweg trail (route no. 611) back to the cable car. The circular route takes around 2 hours, including a short break.

Sonnenalm in Gosau

Gratis Offroad-Leihkinderwagen

Walking with a hire pushchair

Rout No. 49
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Difficulty: blue

There are off-road pushchairs readily available for you to hire directly from the mountain station for free, so you and your whole family can embark on leisurely outings in the hiking region of Dachstein West. Walking trail no. 49 is well waymarked and will take you from the mountain station with gentle inclines up to the Gablonzer and Breining Huts! Once past the two huts, after a short while you’ll come to the Sonnenalmhütte, an alpine lodge from which you can continue on up the Zwieselalm mountain pastures to the vantage peak (1587m).

The entire walk, including a short break up at one of the cosy huts, takes approx. 1½ to 2 hours and will wow you with a fantastic panoramic view out over the Dachstein, the Gosaukamm Ridge and the Tennen Mountains

Big Donnerkogel

Route No. 611/628
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Difficulty: red

Setting off from the mountain station of the Gosaukamm cable car, you begin your hike on the wide footpath until you come to the huts Gablonzerhütte and the Breininghütte, where you turn left onto walking trail no. 611 (Austria Trail). From there you walk on past lush alpine meadows up to the upper Törleck at the foot of the little Donnerkogel.

Fom there you hike a bit downhill and after reaching the lower Törlecksattel you turn left at the fork in the path (right path is the Austria Trail to the Stuhlalm lodge) up onto the steep summit path no. 628, in places quite exposed. In the direct vicinity you can also see where the popular Intersport Via Ferrata starts up the Donnerkogel.

First you will pass green alders and mountain pines, and then you’ll hike across rocky ledges, gravel, steep rocky steps and through a short canyon, heading towards the peak. After about 1.5 hours you’ll have reached the summit, where you’ll be rewarded with a 360° panorama view to Dachstein glacier, the Gosaukamm, and Bischofsmütze, with the gorgeous view down to the lake Gosausee The descent is along the same route!

Großer-Donnerkogel in Gosau

well marked hiking trails

Hiking to Rottenhofhütte

Route No. 46, from crossing path No. 611 in direction Annaberg
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Difficulty: blue/red

A well signposted footpath No. 46 runs from the mountain station of the Gosaukammbahn cable car along gentle inclines via the Gablonzerhütte and Breiningalm huts (10 minutes) to the Sonnenalm hut (20 minutes), to the Zwieselalmhöhe peak (30 minutes). From the Zwieselalmhöhe you walk relaxed downhill to the Zwieselalmhütte hut (40 minutes) and from here to the crossing road Herrenweg – Russbach – Annaberg (route No. 611). From here, turn left towards Riedlkar/Rottenhofhütte.

Hint: Into the valley to Annaberg you arrive sporty on foot or you ride comfortable with the new 8-seater Donnerkogelbahn cable car. More info on Donnerkogelbahn operating times