...has a silver lining! Our bad weather programme.
Bad weather, bad mood? Not at the Sommerhof! Even if the summer in Gosau doesn't play along and storm clouds appear on the horizon: There is no shortage of adventure ideas. There is plenty to see, hear and taste for the whole family close by. A day at the thermal baths? A visit to the salt mines? A museums visit in the Mozart-City Salzburg? Or perhaps some coffee and cake in the Imperial City Bad Ischl? Let our tips inspire you.
Water meets warmth
What could be nicer in rainy weather than retreating into the warmth? The Salzkammergut has lots of mineral-rich water and therefore many thermal baths. Whether Grimming Therme, Narzissenbad or Eurotherme Bad Ischl, there are many oases of well-being close to the Sommerhof. If you prefer to look for a fun pool for families, then head to Therme Amadé.
Enormous dinosaurs. Dazzling underwater worlds. Mysterious lunar landscapes. The Haus der Natur in Salzburg is full of wonders. The adventure world with aquarium, reptile zoo, science centre for physics and technology and various exhibitions is always worth a visit. And if you are already in the city of Mozart, you can also follow in the footsteps of the child prodigy...
Deep in the mountain...
The Dachstein normally sees visitors climbing to the summit, but in the Salzkammergut, adventures also await deep down beneath the mountains. In the Hallstatt and Altaussee salt worlds you can speed towards the centre of the Earth on the exciting wooden slide, sail across the salt lake and listen carefully to the mining legends. A bad-weather day can be so exciting!
A world of roaring water!
You can't see it at the Krippenstein, but you can hear it. After a short walk along the Koppentraun river you reach the youngest of the three Dachstein caves with its underground waterways. The river roars through the canyon like a roaring animal after heavy rain or when the snow melts. There are also ancient stalactites to marvel at in the cave.
The World Heritage Site
When does a place deserve the title of "UNESCO World Heritage Site"? For example, when it is called Hallstatt and is bursting with cultural treats. Stroll along the houses close to the rock, float across the turquoise-blue Hallstatt Lake in a boat, stop at the market square or visit the legendary ossuary. Hallstatt is only 15 minutes by car from our hotel!
Culture can be delicious!
Would you like a single-origin coffee, or would you prefer a large brown one? Austria's coffee house culture can be experienced at its best in the Hallstatt Dachstein World Heritage region, for example in the famous Konditorei Zauner in Bad Ischl. Sitting in stucco-decorated historic cafés, sipping cocoa or coffee and standing wide-eyed at the cake counter: A family coffee party like this is enough to make anyone forget the rain!
Culture at your fingertips
The Hand.Werk.Haus in Bad Goisern is a hands-on kind of place. Quite literally, because handicrafts, art and culture combine there to form a unique overall concept. In addition to a permanent exhibition by the member businesses, the house also hosts changing events. Lovingly designed handicrafts can be purchased at the Hand.Werk.Haus shop to be taken home as holiday souvenirs.