Sights and day trip destinations in Gosau
A holiday in Gosau in Inneres Salzkammergut
The winter and summer holiday resort of Gosau is situated in the middle of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region. Nestled into the vast Gosau valley, fantastic outdoor activities in relaxing nature are offered here at every time of year. Great day trip destinations like the Primeval Forest, the Löckermoos naturally idyllic moorlands or the stunning Gosau lakes are popular destinations for families but also for active mountain lovers.
Hotel Sommerhof offers you family-friendly and welcoming accommodation in a magical location with view of the Dachstein. Whatever you want to do, whether it's hiking, bike tours or day trips with the children, there are various opportunities open to you around our family hotel in Gosau.
The naturally idyllic Gosau lakes
The Gosau lakes can be found lined up like pearls on a string at the far end of the Gosau valley. Fed by the Dachstein glacier's springs, the Lower and Upper Lake Gosau result in a picturesque, beautiful recreational area. The Gosaulacke, whose water level fluctuates during the year and sometimes even completely dries up, is situated between the two lakes. Enjoy the idyllic nature at the Gosau lakes while hiking, diving into the water, on a boat trip or simply lying in the grass on the shore.
You can reach the Löckermoos after an approx. one and a half hour hike from Hotel Sommerhof. Anyone who prefers things a bit more leisurely can also reach the high moor by taking the Gosau scenic slow train. The nature area that is considered to be a place of happiness is one of the most beautiful high moorlands in Europe and takes its name from the word "Löckern", which means the protected mountain pines in Gosau dialect. With the striking Gosaukamm in the background of the moor lake, you witness an idyllic picture postcard scene up here that will not just imprint itself on your holiday memories but also in your photo album.
Schmiedbauer Outdoor Museum
Gosau's sights also include the Schmiedbauer Outdoor Museum in Gosau's Hintertal where you can find out lots of interesting knowledge about the holiday resort's history and farming life in Gosau. You can visit the museum during the summer season with advance notice.
The Primeval Forest adventure park
Families plan in a stop right next to the outdoor museum: life-size models of animals from many moons ago are gathered in the Primeval Forest adventure park and offer a whole load of fun and variety. The highlight is a ride on the back of a flying dinosaur.
Stone and fossil polishing
Gosau's creeks and slopes are the site of roughly 100 million old fossilised prehistoric creatures and rare stones. These are refined into artistic objects by the fourth generation of the Gapp family at the unique stone and marble turning shop in Austria. If you are looking for a unique souvenir from Gosau you will find it at the stone and fossil polishing shop right next to the evangelical parish church, which you can visit with advance notice, and at the shop opposite the Raiffeisenbank on Gosauseestraße.
Your hotel in Gosau: the 4-star Hotel Sommerhof
Spend your holiday in a cosy and friendly ambience with the Wallner family at Hotel Sommerhof, who run their 4-star business with great dedication and a soft spot for families. Book your holiday in Gosau really conveniently online or opt for a no-obligation enquiry!