Dive today, fly tomorrow...

Fresh air activities around the Sommerhof

Leave your rucksack behind and your bike in the cellar. That is easy to do with us, because Gosau has so much more to offer than hiking and biking fun. Fancy a climb on the jagged Dachstein? Curious to see who wins in a family round of archery? Or looking for that adrenaline kick on your first paragliding flight? A family holiday in Austria in summer is everything but boring.   

Mountaineering & Climbing

Who wants to reach for the sky?

Higher, further, reaching for the sky. Mountaineers are greeted by a chain of peaks in the Salzkammergut, some even measuring over 3,000 m. Those who prefer to keep their feet somewhat closer to the ground can try their hand on the natural cliff with a view of the Dachstein. Beginners Paradise Hallstatt, Niedere Schreiberwand, Ewige Wand: The names of the via ferratas are as diverse as their degrees of difficulty. For children and young ones there is a separate "Max & Moritz" via ferrata in Gosau. 


This water sport has become one of the most popular, and rightly so. In Bad Goisern tours are offered for all skill levels and equally for families. Enjoy the beauty of the gorges and streams from a whole new perspective as you jump off rocks, rappel from heights, whiz down slides or swim a short distance. Your safety is taken care of with a professionally guided tour.

Archery & Golf

Always a hit!

Even if you don't hit the mark right away, archery is always a fun idea. Less than 30 minutes from the hotel you will find a 3D and field course on the Halleralm where the whole family can have fun together. Golfers can let off steam on 10 golf courses within a radius of 90 km. Around 30 minutes' drive away are the Ausseerland Golf Club with all-round panoramic views and the Salzkammergut Golf Club on historic grounds.


The greatest happiness on Earth

For many, there is nothing more beautiful than trotting across the meadows on horseback, roaming through the forests and admiring the landscape. You can reach the Reitgut Lammertal in Abtenau within a fifteen minute car ride. They offer independent rides as well as lessons in the riding hall, on the riding arena and the gallop track. Wonderful fun for young and old horse fans!   

Water fun

In the land of mountain lakes...

There are over 70 crystal-clear lakes in the Salzkammergut. Not only do they have drinking water quality, but they are also leisure oases for the whole family. Swimming and diving in Lake Gosau with its natural bathing beaches. Splashing around in Hallstätter See with mountain water that can reach up to 23°. Fishing at the trout pond in Gosau. Or take a spin in a rowing, sailing, electric or swan pedal boat. You can do it all! 



I believe I can fly

Who doesn't want to take off and see the world from above? On holiday in Gosau you have the opportunity to do so. The Zwieselalm or the mountain station of the Krippenstein cable car are popular starting points for gliding newbies. With an experienced tandem partner you dare to take to the skies and circle above the wide Gosau valley, over deep blue lakes and the World Heritage site of Hallstatt. Make your dream of flying come true! 

Jogging & Nordic Walking

Lakeside and forest path

Feel like a jog or a walk? The walking and hiking trails around Gosau also make wonderful running tracks. Many of them run along rivers and streams without any troublesome gradients. The Gosaubachweg or the Panoramaweg along Lake Hallstatt are ideal for relaxed runs. It gets a bit more hilly around the Koppenwinkel and more demanding, part of the route runs through the forest. Have a good run!  

Nature express

Open the door and head off up the mountain, into the bathing lake or cycle to your destination!

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