Family trip in the Salzkammergut

The cable car leads up from the Gosausee lake up to the green meadows of the Zwieselalm offering spectacular views of the imposing craggy Gosaukamm ridge, the crystal clear Gosausee lake and the Gosau glacier. The Zwieselalm provides well signposted footpaths, suitable for pushchairs, across gently rolling Alpine meadows and through green mountain forests to some inviting Alpine huts.

Experienced mountain enthusiasts will be just as happy here as leisure walkers and those with a passion for the mountain hut cuisine! There is no chance of getting lost with the well signposted trails – the perfect way to enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains.

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Comfortable with the Gosaukamm cable car on the Zwieselalm

Use the Panorama Gosaukamm cable car which provides ideal access to the Dachstein West hiking area and enjoy the fantastic view on the Dachstein glacier, lake Gosausee and Gosaukamm at your comfortable ride.

Just 4 minutes takes the journey by Gosaukamm cable car from Gosau to the Zwieselalm, the perfect starting point for easy walks or extended hiking tours. 

Tip: Next to the Gosaukamm cable car valley station there is a generous free parking and the bus stop is also located in front of the valley station.


The mountain world is often too big for little feet: suitable pushchairs for the terrain are available from the Gosaukamm cable car mountain station for you and your little ones! 

On the family-friendly hiking trails you can quite comfortably - of course no speed limit! ;-) - explore the mountains on the Zwieselalm with the free offroad pushchairs!

Or you simply make a short walk to one of the huts and enjoy on the sun terrace the wonderful mountain panorama!

Gosaunetplatz on the viewing mountain

It is just a 20 minute walk from the mountain station for the Gosaukammbahn cable car to the Gosaunetplatzl, which provides you with fantastic panoramic views to the impressive Dachstein glacier, the Gosaukamm and the surrounding mountain summits – panoramic notice boards make it easier for you to get your bearings.

Gosaunetplatzl is named after the regional internet platform for the district of Dachstein, initiated by ‘Frauentreff Gosau’ and implemented by Gosau district council and ‘Dachstein Tourismus AG’

Tip! 'Best of Wandern' test centre. FREE hiking equipment for hire and to test

In the 'Best of Wandern' test centre in the tourist office in Gosau you are able to hire hiking equipment, for instance hiking shoes, rucksacks, child carriers, softshell jackets and the like from leading outdoor manufacturers, free of charge and try them out on a tour in the Dachstein West hiking region.  

  • Hire is free.
  • A deposit of 50 Euros is required for loan of equipment.
  • Valid I.D. must be provided.

Since there is a limited amount of equipment available, please reserve in advance by telephoning Gosau tourist office. 

Contact & reservierung:
Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
TEST CENTRE in the tourist office Gosau
Gosauseestraße 5
4824 Gosau
phone: +43 595095-20
mailto: gosau(at)dachstein-salzkammergut.at 

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Cable car operator Gosau

The wide range of accommodation on offer is also ideal for families. Along with elegant sport hotels there are also lots of good-value, cosy, hospitable private lodgings in Gosau. Find more information about accommodation and holidays at

Your contact to the cable car operator in Gosau:

Dachstein Tourismus AG
Gosauer Bergbahnen
Gosauseestraße 52
4824 Gosau
Phone: +43 50 140
Fax: +43 50 14011300