Gosauer Berg-Weihnacht 2017

Date: Sat, Dec. 2, 2017
Time: 13:00 — 18:00
Location:  Heimatmuseum Gosau, 4824 Gosau
Info: Simple, lively, colourful and traditional: Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market

Simple, lively, colourful and traditional:
Gosau "Bergweihnacht" - A Christmas Market

The Gosau "Bergweihnacht" is based on time-honoured traditions and customs, and local handicrafts which have long since been forgotten. The atmospheric surroundings of Gosau's Museum of Local Life with its full programme of lovingly planned events make this Christmas Market truly stand out from the rest.

There is no more idyllic an occasion than when the Gosau Brass Bands begin to play their Christmas music. Local folk groups and farmers' wives serve traditional home-cooked food, typical of Gosau. In addition, there will be Christmas cakes and biscuits on sale, hearty soups and wholesome bread, and many more culinary treats for you to enjoy. The many exhibitors will be selling quality handcrafted goods, Christmas tre decorations, hand-tied Advent wreaths and much more. There will be an impressive selection of creative yet traditional hand-crafted goods for sale.

Family is extremely important to us. One exciting, fun event is always a horse-drawn sledge ride to one of the Gosau farms. Once you get back to the museum, the children can play and enjoy handicrafts or warm up in the "Christmas Cinema". Various children's groups from Gosau's School of Music will add to the festive atmosphere by performing Christmas carols and songs. The "Family Lantern Walk" through the "Primeval Forest", with little surprises around every corner, will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the event. A Christmas Market straight out of a picture book!

Enjoy a gentle tour

The winter in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut has many facets - also a very tranquil one. As a nature lover, you can enjoy the snowy winter landscape around Lake Hallstatt and Gosau Valley at its most romantic. Many prepared winter hiking trails invite you to relax, marvel and enjoy the snow-covered landscape. The smooth, soft crunching of the snow, the wintry silence and the magnificent winter scenery all have magical power. Numerous winter trails are even located right on the doorstep of your hosts and together with the thermal spa offerings they make a perfect combination for a great winter vacation around Lake Hallstatt. See you in Austria!

World Heritage Advent at a glance

World Heritage Advent in Austria

Around Lake Hallstatt: Be enchanted by the numerous events of the World Heritage Advent. Some of those events have attracted way beyond the region since many years. So just be enthralled by those highlights of the advent.

» World Heritage Advent in Austria

How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?

The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!

Information at a glance

  • Opening hours
    Sat 2nd December 2017: 13:00 to 19:00 hrs.
    Sun 3th December 2017: 11:00 to 19:00 hrs.
    Fri 8th December 2017: 13:00 to 19:00 hrs.
    Sat 9th December 2017: 13:00 to 19:00 hrs.
    Sun 10th December 2017: 11:00 to 19:00 hrs.
  • Your program for the “Gosauer Bergweihnacht” – Christmas in the mountains
    Each day there will be romantic sounds from various brass bands
    Fantastic daily children's program at the "Krabblern". The children get to make and paint their Christmas gifts, while Mum and Dad calmly stroll through the market! 
    Children’s lantern and sing-along walks through the “Urzeitwald” (prehistoric forest) 
    Visit from St Nicholas and his Krampuses 
    Children’s candle making 
    Pony riding 
    Sleigh rides to "Onare Farm" 
    Living nativity scene in the stables of the “Heimathaus” 
    Each day a special home-cooked dish from the "black kitchen" 
    Catering in the “Heimathaus” with countless homemade cakes and gateaux 
    Homemade bread 
    Handmade Christmas wreaths and bouquets

  • Tourist Office Gosau
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut Geschäftsstelle Gosau
    Nr. 547
    4824 Gosau, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Fax: +43 (0) 6136 / 8255
    E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at 
    More Information on www.gosautal.net

    Opening times
    Until 17th of April: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs,  Sat/Sun/public holiday  9.00 to 15.00 hrs
    18th of April - June: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs, Sat.- Son. and public holiday closed
    July - October: Mo-Fr 8.00-18.00 hrs, Sat/Sun/public holiday 8.00-13.00 hrs
    November - December: Mo-Fr 8.00-17.00 hrs